Fresh from Dubspot

Wax Poetics :: Joe Cuba Party :: Chico Mann, Bobbito +

Events

Great event this Wednesday, Feb. 24th – The Joe Cuba NY Release Party, @ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker). Our friends from Wax Poetics and Fania Records will be celebrating the release of Joe Cuba’s El Alcalde Del Barrio –

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Dutty Artz in XLR8R TV :: Jahdan & Shadetek

Video Tutorials

What is Dutty Artz?  Its creative freedom… Here is a great new video that’s definitely worth checking out.  Produced by XLR8R, and brought to you by their Labels We Love compilation project, it features Dutty Artz honcho, and Dubspot instructor,

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Ableton NYC User Groups :: Torn / Moldover / Thavius / Willits

Workshops

#1 – Elijah B. Torn will be presenting on Feb 21. #2 – Matt Moldover is now here Feburary 28th. #3 Thavius Beck (Big Dada), a top-flight producer, composer, and Ableton master, will be joining us for a two hour

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Dubspot @ SXSW :: Avid/M-Audio Partnership & Giveaway

Giveaways & Contests

Some of the many, and best, treats we have to offer at SXSW this year will come from our new partnership with Avid/M-Audio, who have joined on as our partners, supporting both our booth at the music trade show, and

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Dubspot Student DJ Graduation Parties :: 02.25 & 04.08

Events

Dubspot DJ graduates are back by popular demand at Bar 13, ready to show off their new skills.  Come show some love for the next generation – they have all worked hard to get where they are – support! Two

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New SonicScoop Contest :: Get Your Tracks On Vinyl – For Free

Giveaways & Contests

Our friends over at SonicScoop have a great new giveaway contest going on, especially perfect for a Dubspot student who wants to immortalize their compositions in style — on vinyl. Their partner in the contest, Trutone Mastering Labs, will create

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DJ Vadim Hits The U.S. w/ Bassnectar & Major Lazer

Events

Such a fresh tour, we had to post it. The masterful DJ/ Producer and Dubspot favorite,  DJ Vadim, is coming back to the U.S. – this time Bassnectar and Major Lazer will be along for the ride – and on

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Dubspot Austin :: Ableton Workshop Tour Video

Video Tutorials

The Dubspot crew had a great time on our maiden voyage to Austin a couple months ago.  A successful edition of our production and performance workshop tour, with presentations from Francis Preve, Jim Rivers, Christopher Willits, Jon Margulies, Barry Cole,

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DJ OBaH drops a new mix for Time Out New York

Featured

Mr. Old School Beats and Harmony, Dubspot Instructor DJ OBaH, has released a new mix for Time Out New York. The mix boasts some classic tracks from the soul, funk, afrobeat, and hip-hop, as is OBaH’s modus operandi. You can

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Austin Ableton User Group :: Francis Preve / Justin Williams

Workshops

Dubspot presents the next meeting of the Austin Ableton User Group, ready to roll for Sunday, February 21st. Our first presenter, Francis Preve (Different Pieces, Toolroom, Armada), has been a sound designer for Ableton since 2004, a DJ since 2006,

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Free Workshop :: Pioneer CDJ-900 & DJM-800 & Traktor

Workshops

Dubspot DJ instructors Lars & Endo present a workshop focused on the new Pioneer CDJ-900 and the rock-steady DJM-800, the compatibility of the two (pieces of equipment, not instructors) with Traktor, and the various functional options available for DJs when

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Cntrlrs // Moldover v Elijah B Torn :: Ableton User Group NYC @ Dubspot

Artists & Labels

**Update:  The February User Group will now happen on 2 seperate days.  Sunday, February 21st, will be Elijah B. Torn.  Then on February 28th, Moldover will be presenting. The February meeting of the NYC Ableton User Group will feature two

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Instructor Spotlight :: Neil Armstrong :: Adidas / Star Wars / New Mixtape

Video Tutorials

Congrats Neil! An integral part of Dubspot’s early days, 5th Platoon founder Neil Armstrong has had a long break from teaching at Dubspot and for good reasons (we miss you Neil).  In 2008 he was tapped to become Jay-Z’s tour

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Dubspot @ SXSW & WMC :: “Beats Build Hope!”

Events

Dubspot will be hitting South By Southwest (SXSW) and the Winter Music Conference (WMC) this March, bringing along a taste of the Dubspot Experience. At SXSW, we are posting up in the Gear Alley of the Music Trade Show, March

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Apple In-Store Demo :: Traktor, Maschine & Twitter DJ

Workshops

Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, will be taking over the Apple Store down in SOHO this Thursday, February 4th, to break out some top-notch digital DJing knowledge. His workshop will feature two of Native Instruments’ most widely used and respected

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NI’s Traktor Kontrol X1 :: Videos & DJ Endo Breaks it down

DJ Tips & Tricks

Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, is the newest addition to Dubspot’s world-class DJ instructor lineup.  He has been a DJ for a decade, Native Instruments’ DJ product specialist for 3 years, toured with Richie Hawtin, and is the tour manager for Dubfire and Nic Fanciulli…

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Booka Shade on Native Instruments’ Maschine

Artists & Labels

Booka Shade has some love for Native Instruments’ Maschine.  In a new video released this month by our friends @ NI, you can catch Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger talk about their integration of the controller into their live set. 

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NAMM 2010 :: The Bridge Announcement :: Videos & Pictures

DJ Tips & Tricks

The following was written by Dubspot instructor Chris Petti, who was out in LA during the show.  He also provided the photos and videos. Some of you may already know this, but Ableton and Serato have been leaking info over

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DJ Shiftee’s New Mix for URB

Artists & Labels

DJ Shiftee is everywhere right now.  As this blog is posted, he’s nursing some jet lag after a jaunt of gigging in Asia, celebrating his immortalization on the cover of January’s DJ Times (the emotion of which he so eloquently

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DJ Kiva’s New Album :: Created on PSP w/ Beaterator?!

Artists & Labels

DJ Kiva has dropped a new mix, with all new, originally composed tracks.  Its ripe for the picking off his SoundCloud page. Its fresh, sounds dope, and produced on a platform you would never expect: a Playstation Portable, and the

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