Fresh from Dubspot

Music As Physical Objects Pt 1: Matthew Dear, Nicolas Jaar, The xx, Hype Williams +

Artists & Labels

The attachment to vinyl in a world where it’s not needed in order to listen to music is about a lot more than arguments over their superior sound quality. They’re also beautiful objects – pieces of art in themselves.

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Bok Bok (Night Slugs / London) Dubspot Interview: Talks DJing, Production, Grime, Tom Trago +

Artists & Labels

Dubspot interviews London DJ, producer and Night Slugs label head Bok Bok about running his label, his start as a grime DJ, and a recent collaborative EP with Amsterdam’s Tom Trago.

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Alpha Pup NYC Showcase w/ Free The Robots, Jonwayne, Shad[]wb[]x @ Knitting Factory BK

Events

On Saturday, October 29th Alpha Pup Records (Los Angeles) is having an exciting showcase in New York at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. This weekend, the lineup will feature Free The Robots (Alpha Pup) Jonwayne (Friends Of Friends), and Shad[]b[]x making for a great night 0f music.

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Dubspot @ Decibel 2011 in Seattle: Martyn, Machine Drum, Mike Huckaby, Night Slugs, Green Velvet

Events

In October the Dubspot team descended on Seattle, WA’s Decibel Festival for a weekend of creative mind-meld as we presented two workshops and then caught some groundbreaking performances at this annual event of sound + vision.

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Sarah White Releases New Album ‘Space Madness’: Produced by Dubspot’s Rico Mendez

Artists & Labels

The future arrives in the form of Sarah White’s utterly exquisite new album Space Madness. The album is tightly reinforced with stylistically inventive and deep-leaning, future soul-funk productions from Dubspot staff member, multi-talented musician and producer Rico Simon Mendez

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Video Tutorial: Using Traktor + Ableton to Beat Grid Disco, Live Drums (Unquantized Tracks)

Ableton Live

As a Traktor specialist, one of the most popular questions I’ve been getting lately is “How can I beat grid tracks that are recorded with a live drummer?” and “How can I beat grid my classic disco records or vinyl rips in Traktor?” I’ve found a way to get these tracks perfectly quantized to a click track using Ableton Live’s warping engine.

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Moogfest 2011 – In Honor of Bob Moog: Brian Eno, Richard Devine, Kode9, Moby, Matthew Dear, Zomby +

Events

In honor of Bob Moog’s sonic innovations, the 3-day festival Moogfest brings together today’s futurist music producers for a weekend of forward-thinking musical explorations.

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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE): Conference Overview + Festival Highlights

Events

One of electronic music’s largest international events is currently taking place in Amsterdam. Now in its 16th year, Amsterdam Dance Event, a jam-packed schedule of daytime workshops, round-tables, and technical demonstrations with a world-class line-up of DJs and producers taking you into the night.

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DJ KIVA Releases ’1000 Sunrises’ – Preview New Album & Video

Artists & Labels

Brooklyn-based producer, multi-instrumentalist and Dubspot instructor, DJ KIVA returns with a superb new solo album 1000 Sunrises on his Adios Babylon imprint. Preview the new album and check out KIVA’s video for the song “Tayyib” that he created using Modul8 VJ software along with the Akai APC 40.

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Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro Pt. 1-3: The Routine w/ DJ Shiftee

DJ Tips & Tricks

Dubspot Instructor and DMC World Champ, Shiftee brings his turntablism skills to share some fundamental techniques for Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro.

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Dubspot Interview: MOBY @ 2011 Decibel Festival

Artists & Labels

The Dubspot rogue squadron caught up with legendary music creator Moby at Decibel 2011 to talk about music production, DJing, vegans, punk rock, productivity, creative resistance, and making mistakes for success.

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Dutty Artz / Trouble & Bass CMJ Showcase: Shadetek, Mex w/ Guns, Drop the Lime, Deathface

Events

Tonight! Trouble & Bass and Dutty Artz will hold this CMJ showcase at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. It’s been a few years since there were only a couple bass music parties in New York, each of which repped a different

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Chrissy Murderbot (Planet Mu, Sleazetone) @ Dubspot: Talks DJing, Influences, Chicago House +

Artists & Labels

Dubspot profiles Chicago-based, Planet Mu recording artist Chrissy Murderbot. Self-described producer of “booty-rave-jungle-house-bass-bashment-ghetto-garage-core,” Murderbot combines a dizzying array of styles to create tracks of pure party fun, while maintaining an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music’s history.

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Creators Project Brings Future Audiovisual to NYC: Four Tet, Justice, Nosaj, Ikonika, Girl Unit

Events

In the future, the performer isn’t center stage – instead, center stage is the performer. And that future is now, scaling high above the crowd in a moving architectural light sculpture that interacts with the music. This traveling audio visual sculpture was created by United Visual Artists and originally premiered at Coachella earlier in the year.

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Creating Music on the iPad: iOS 5, Genome MIDI, Mixr, iMaschine, Meta DJ, Rhythm Studio

iOS

With this week’s launch of iOS 5, which brings more enhancements to audio routing and processing possibilities. We take a look at the latest sonic possibilities for music creation on the go with your iOS device.

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Logic Pro Tutorial: Sidechain Compression Techniques

Logic Pro

Expert sound designer Evan Sutton aka Astrolith demonstrates several sidechain compression techniques in Logic Pro.

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Percussivo Mundo Novo (Brazil) @ Dubspot: iPad / Guitar Hero + Afro-Bahia Percussion

Artists & Labels

In July Dubspot hosted a live streaming workshops with Brazil’s Percussivo Mundo Novo (which translates into “New World Percussion” in English). Lead by the band’s songwriter and video game controller wiz Mikael Mutti, PMN truly embodies the vision their band name suggests.

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Propellerheads Reason 6 Video Tutorial: Pulveriser x 3 – Bass Compression, Filter Effects +

Featured

In this tutorial Dubspot instructor and electronic musician Chris Petti takes you through three very powerful uses and applications for the versatile new Pulveriser effect processor in Propellerhead’s Reason 6.

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Film Screening: PressPausePlay (Moby, Shocklee, Robyn +) @ Dubspot

Events

Friday, October 21st at 4PM, we’ll have the great pleasure of offering a free screening of the award-winning documentary PressPausePlay, right here at Dubspot NYC.

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Audio / Visual DJ Experiences Pt 1: Amon Tobin (ISAM), Plastikman, Daedelus, Sub Swara +

Featured

The most notable audio/visual performances in recent years have come from two legendary pioneers of underground music: Amon Tobin and Richie Hawtin. Both artists have created all-encompassing structures that put the artists in the middle of the visuals and both artists are using the revolutionary Touch Designer

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