Fresh from Dubspot

FaltyDL (Planet Mu, Ramp) @ Dubspot – ‘Wireless’ Video Interview

Artists & Labels

For this episode of Dubspot’s Wireless interview series, Dubspot instructor Raz Mesinai (a.k.a. Badawi) talks with New York producer FaltyDL (a.k.a. Drew Lustman) about his history as a flutist and upright bass player, as well as his use of Propellerhead’s Reason.

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Shlohmo + Salva (Friends of Friends) @ Dubspot – Live Streaming Workshop

Artists & Labels

Dubspot is proud to present Friends of Friends artists Salva and Shlohmo on Sunday, September 18th @ 2:00PM, for a live streaming workshop.

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ILLUMINATE – Benefit for Girls’ and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

Events

NextAid and Solar Sister are two innovative organizations focusing on elevating opportunity for girls and women in East Africa. They’ve come together to present ILLUMINATE, an energetic dance party and fundraiser that will bring together renowned New York DJs, musicians, and poets

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Goth-Trad (Deep Medi / Japan) Video Interview + New EP ‘Babylon Fall’ w/ Max Romeo

Artists & Labels

Dubstep may still be somewhat underground in Japan, but the country’s primary bass export Goth-Trad is a monster on the international scene. As a kid he was tuned onto the sounds of electronic music bands and labels like Kraftwerk and

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NI’s Komplete 8 Video Tutorial: Studio Drummer – New Drum Kits, Effects, EQ

Sound Design

In the third installment of our video tutorial series highlighting the exciting updates to Native Instruments’ comprehensive producer bundles, Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate; Dubspot instructor and NI’s product specialist Matt Cellitti explains and demonstrates why Studio Drummer from Native Instruments truly makes Komplete more “kompleterer”.

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NI’s Komplete 8 Video Tutorial: Sound Design w/ Guitar Rig 5 + Maschine

Sound Design

In the second installment of our tutorial series highlighting the exciting updates and additions to Native Instruments’ comprehensive producer bundle Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate. Dubspot instructor and NI’s product specialist Matt Cellitti showcases Guitar Rig 5 as a dedicated effects unit

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Video Interview: King Britt & Rucyl (Saturn Never Sleeps) @ Dubspot + Ableton Live Workshop Recap

Workshops

On Friday, July 29 legendary Philadelphia-based producer, DJ, and remixer King Britt and singer and collaborator Rucyl. The duo performs live with Ableton and release music under the name Saturn Never Sleeps, and in our interview, they share insights into the recording process for their debut album Yesterday’s Machine.

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Maschine 1.7 Released, iMaschine iOS App + Mikro Controller Announced!

Featured

Native Instruments hits us with a trifecta of Maschine goodies today with the 1.7 update, the new Maschine Mikro controller and the iMaschine iOS application.

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Dubspot Hi-Fidelity Workshops NYC – Sat 9/10 @ Dub Invasion Festival!

Events

On Saturday, September 10th, from 1-6pm, Dubspot will host The High Fidelity EDU Sessions: a series of demonstrations, workshops, photo exhibitions, film screenings, and presentations with Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Ableton, iZotope, Native Instruments, Propellerhead and more!

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Electric Zoo Festival 2011 NYC: Plastikman, Rusko, Diplo, Guetta, Tiesto, BT, Skrillex, Moby, Boys Noize, MSTRKRFT, Tiga, Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Dubfire +

Events

Now in its 3rd year, New York’s electronic music festival Electric Zoo will come to Randall’s Island Labor Day weekend for 3 days of enormous line-ups of world-renowned DJs. Beginning Friday, September 2nd and lasting through Sunday, some…

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NI’s Komplete 8: Kontakt 5 + Maschine Video Tutorial – Filters, Effects, Timestretching

Video Tutorials

In this new tutorial, Dubspot instructor and Native Instruments product specialist Matt Cellitti shows off some of the incredible features in NI’s brand-new Kontakt 5, which is of course included in the upcoming Komplete 8. Cellitti explains hat many of these features have remained unchanged since version 2, which came out several years ago

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Dub Invasion Festival NYC: Dubspot Presents Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Clive Chin

Events

Starting Thursday, September 8 in New York, Dubspot is excited to be a part of Sound Liberation Front and New York label Subatomic Soundsystem’s Dub Invasion Festival. Spanning 10 days in both Boston and New York, the festival will feature

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Friends of Friends (LA): Label Spotlight & Interview w/ Leeor Brown

Artists & Labels

In our final installment of the Friends of Friends video recap series, we present the tie that binds all these artists together—FoF label owner and PR wiz Leeor Brown. In this Dubspot-produced interview, Brown chats about the origins of the label, his business philosophy, and why he doesn’t like CDs.

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5 Ableton Live Tips from Dubspot Instructors – Pt 2: Nalepa, John Selway, DJ Excess, Pat Cupo

Ableton Live

No matter how experienced you are, there’s always room to improve. Here at Dubspot, we’re surrounded by talented, creative, and generous individuals who are always willing to share production tips, tricks, and techniques to anyone looking to improve their production skills or performance abilities.

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Appleblim (Apple Pips, Skull Disco) Dubspot Interview: Production, DJing, Bristol +

Artists & Labels

Although tropical storm clouds threatened to let loose outside of the Sub:Stance party here in New York last weekend, Appleblim was happy to risk the downpours for this interview. The following exchange took place mostly under an awning sheltered from the heavy rain, which the DJ and producer seemed to find pretty entertaining.

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Mexicans with Guns (Innovative Leisure, FoF Music) @ Dubspot: Ableton Live Workshop Video Recap

Workshops

Experimental electronic musician and producer Ernest Gonzales, better known as the man behind the moniker Mexicans With Guns stopped by Dubspot NYC in for an Ableton Live workshop. This video is a recap of that workshop which was broadcasted live

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5 Ableton Live Tips from Dubspot Instructors – Pt 1: Thavius, DJ Kiva, Hatsis, Cellitti, DJ Ceiba

Ableton Live

Here at Dubspot, we’re surrounded by talented, creative, and generous individuals who are always willing to share production tips, tricks, and techniques to anyone looking to improve their production skills or performance abilities. We believe that no matter how experienced

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Silkie (Deep Medi, Soul Jazz) @ Dubspot: Live Streaming Workshop 8/23 + Percussion Lab

Artists & Labels

On Tuesday, August 23rd, at 6:00PM (EST), London-based, Deep Medi Musik artist Silkie will come to Dubspot NYC for a live, streaming workshop showing his use of FL Studio (formerly Fruity Loops).

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Video Tutorial: How to Create Smart Playlists + Organize Your Music in iTunes

DJ Tips & Tricks

One of the main issues plaguing DJs in the world today is the overwhelming amount of music out there. In the digital world, it’s way too easy to “acquire” too much music and with tracks only costing $1-2 a track, you might find yourself buying a lot more music than when you had to spend $12 a record in the vinyl era.

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Jam City (Night Slugs / London) – 5 Sound Selections

Artists & Labels

In this edition of Dubspot Sound Selections, we have Night Slugs artist Jam City (a.k.a. Jack Latham), whose latest EP Waterworx was released earlier this month to highlight 5 tracks that are influential on his unique sound, and describe why those tracks stood out.

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