Fresh from Dubspot

Ableton & Minus Offers Ten Free Ableton Live Sets :: Ambivalent, Click Box + More

Giveaways & Contests

Ableton has teamed up with Minus (Richie Hawtin’s label inspired by “theories of subtraction, advancement and experimentation”) to offer 10 FREE Live Sets created exclusively for Ableton. Each Set comes with a companion Lesson that reveals insights into the artist’s

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Make Music New York Festival @ Dubspot + WARPER Party (6.21) + Free Downloads

Events

Come check us out this afternoon, beginning 2:00 PM — Make Music New York Festival @Dubspot kicks off with exclusive DJ sets and performances from Dubspot instructors and friends including DJ Kiva, Matt Shadetek, Michael Hatsis/!bangInclude, Marchthirtyseventh, In The Loop,

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Dubspot Radio Show + Podcast Series Launch (Mon 6.21 8PM) :: Badawi + Dave Q

Podcast

Monday, June 21st starting at 8pm, Dubspot will launch a radio show and podcast series, with live-streaming on Ustream and later released episodically as a weekly podcast. We already have some incredible guests lined-up for the next few weeks. To

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Matt Shadetek’s New Album ‘Flowers’ :: Free MP3 + Album Streaming on YouTube

Artists & Labels

The first solo instrumental album from Dubspot instructor and Dutty Artz co-founder Matt Shadetek, Flowers was released June 8th. Flowers is surprisingly effervescent, defiant, and propulsive — and folks who really know Matt can tell you this album wasn’t composed/created

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Laura Escudé’s New Album ‘Pororoca’ (Listen & Watch) + LA Release Party @ Zanzibar

Artists & Labels

Tuesday, June 29th – Dubspot LA instructor, noted technologist, composer and Certified Ableton Trainer Laura Escudé is celebrating the release of a new album titled Pororoca with a performance, accompanied by a live ensemble. The event will take place at

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Mala / Digital Mystikz in America :: Dub War / NYC (6/18) Return II Space Launch Party

Events

photo by Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir This Friday night, Club Love will be pulsing with the beats and bass of one of Dubstep’s pioneering producers Mala, thanks to the good folks at Dub War -  Dave Q, Joe Nice, and co. are

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Backspinning Video Tutorial w/ Dubspot’s DJ Shiftee :: Turntablist Party Routine

Video Tutorials

In this video, Dubspot instructor and 2009 DMC World Champion (also currently nominated for America’s Best DJ 2010) DJ Shiftee breaks down the turntablist technique of back-spinning as shown in his Turntablist Party Routine using Traktor and Maschine (see part

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DJ Kiva Drops New Mix :: Beauty & Ruin :: Live @ 3rd Ward and The Danger Haiti Benefit

Artists & Labels

Here’s a brand new mix from Dubspot EMP instructor DJ Kiva, who recorded the mix live in a packed warehouse in Brooklyn (with over 700 party people in attendance!) last Saturday. The event was put together by 3rd Ward and

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New Max For Live & Max/MSP/Jitter Courses & New Instructor – Dave Linnenbank

News

For music heads looking for the next level of production control, who want to not only design and customize sounds, but their software as well, Dubspot has the answer. We are rolling out new courses on Max/MSP and Max For

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Reason 5 & Record 1.5 Review :: Live Sampling, Kong Drum Designer & Neptune Pitch Adjuster

Production

Propellerheads Software from Sweden pioneered the concept and vision of the self contained virtual music production studio just about 10 years ago. They have now recently leaked some of the new features, functions, and devices that will be included in

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Lolla Remix Throwdown :: Winner Plays @ Lollapalooza!

Giveaways & Contests

Lollapalooza announced their annual official remix contest dubbed Lolla Remix Throwdown late last week. Musicians, producers, students submit your best original production in the opening round, between now and June 25th. The contest will narrow down to fifty semi-finalists, who

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Maschine Workshops LA & Dubspot NYC (6.17) + Low End Theory Podcast

Events

If you’re in Los Angeles, Southern California, Wednesday night just got a little more ill. Tomorrow night, like every Wednesday night, wicked sound-men like Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, Nobody, D-Styles, Nocando descend upon the City of Angels –for something called

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Vote DJ Shiftee – America’s Best DJ 2010 + Video: Turntablist Party Routine

DJ Tips & Tricks

The staff of DJ Times has chosen the 100 DJ/NOMINEES, using their career accomplishments & current drawing power as basic criteria for inclusion. In the past year, DJ Shiftee won the 2009 DMC World Championship (his 2nd DMC World title),

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Ableton User Group @ Dubspot :: Puremagnetik’s Micah Frank :: New Retro Synths (6.30)

Workshops

June’s New York City Ableton User Group will be a delight for synthesizer fans, and anyone looking to incorporate some fresh new sounds from old into their productions. Hosting will be Micah Frank, the founder and lead sound designer over

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Novation DICER :: New Serato / Digital DJ Controller Announced :: Video & Review…

DJ Tips & Tricks

Novation’s new DJ controller, the Dicer, is set to fill the looping and cueing needs of many Serato users. One of the key things that differentiates DJing with a digital DJ system as opposed to vinyl is the option to

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Brainfeeder artist LORN drops by Dubspot for Maschine 1.5 Workshop

Artists & Labels

Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 PM, right here at Dubspot, Brainfeeder artist/producer LORN, whose debut album Nothing Else drops next week (June 8th) will bless us with a special performance/demonstration on Maschine 1.5. LORN, the only artist/member of Flying Lotus’

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DJ Graduation Party :: Students’ 1st Performance :: June 10th @ Bar 13

Events

Dubspot student DJ graduates are back at Bar 13 to celebrate another groups emergence into the music world. Taking to the decks will be DJ Killmoves, DJ Moana, Ollie Snelling, Lenny Lightning, Juan Rodriguez, DJ Euphoric, and Perez Massimo. Come

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Massive Attack “Psyche” – A Film By John Downer

Artists & Labels

Check out this incredible new video from Massive Attack directed by wildlife filmmaker John Downer — “In my interpretation of Psyche I have taken the idea of metamorphosis as the theme – a literal metamorphosis as insects change into their

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The Bunker presents Dub Techno Pioneers – The Moritz von Oswald Trio

Events

Knitting Factory and The Bunker present Moritz Von Oswald Trio at Warsaw The Moritz von Oswald Trio performs in Brooklyn this Thursday, June 3rd. The trio which is consisted of three electronic music pioneers, Moritz von Oswald (Basic Channel, Rhythm

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Dubspot LA :: Ableton Workshops :: Thavius Beck & Jon Margulies

Workshops

Dubspot instructors ,Thavius Beck (LA) Jon Margulies (NYC) are hosting workshop sessions out in LA soon.  Thavius has a free one on July 14th (part of his ongoing series), and Jon is hosting a comprehensive weekend event the weekend of

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