Fresh from Dubspot

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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DJ Shiftee’s reflection on his DJ Times cover

Featured

When I was young whippersnapper, snapping whips and whipping snaps, the DJ version of the New York Times would arrive monthly in my mailbox.  More than just a magazine, DJ Times was a symbol of my newfound passion.  I was

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Help Haiti :: Benefit @ Cielo w/ Francois K, Krivit, Vega +

Events

As we are all now well aware, the people of Haiti experienced a disastrous earthquake of epic proportions last week.  And now, more and more benefits keep appearing…  This one being right in Dubspot’s backyard, and a perfect fit for

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Ableton Live 8 Workshop Tour :: Los Angeles Recap Video

Video Tutorials

Dubspot’s Ableton Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour hit L.A. in November 09′. The tour saw one-of-a-kind production and performance workshops hosted by Daedelus, Justin Boreta (Glitch Mob), Scientist, Kid Beyond, Thavius Beck, Peter Kirn, Daniel Wyatt, Barry Cole, DJ Kiva,

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Help Haiti :: Benefit show with DJ /Rupture, Matt Shadetek, Lamin Fofana & Feliz Cumbe

Events

Our friends over at Dutty Artz are putting together a benefit tomorrow, Saturday, January 15th, at the Bowery Poetry Club, to help raise money for the Haitian people after the horrible earthquake their country experienced this week. The Shadetek, Rupture

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NAMM 2010 :: Akai’s new APC-20

DJ Tips & Tricks

Akai unveiled the APC-40′s baby brother, the APC-20, at NAMM this week, adding to the growing selection of Ableton specific controllers now on the market. Half of the APC-20 is a mirror image of its sibling, what it doesnt have,

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NAMM 2010 :: Ableton & Serato release – ‘The Bridge’

DJ Tips & Tricks

NAMM 2010‘s most anticipated DJ-related announcement is out.  Ableton and Serato have revealed the results of their collaboration, finally releasing “The Bridge,” which establishes a direct link between the two programs. First, from Ableton to Serato, you can easily incorporate

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Free Sample/Refresher for Past Students + Refer-a-Friend = $

Workshops

Any of our past students who have taken a DJ or Production Package, finished their classes, and are wondering about the future: you now have the perfect excuse to come back – choose a refresher course or check out the

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Shiftee’s Salsa School of Scratch- Before the Spice (Hand Position)

Video Tutorials

This final Salsa School of Scratch video is actually a prequel.  Below is an introduction from our friend, and resident Dubspot turntablism maestro, DJ Shiftee: Sometimes people ask me, “Shiftee, have you always been so spicy?”  To which I reply,

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Dubspot DJ Graduation Party! :: Jan 20th @ Bar 13

Events

Another year, another flock of new DJs heading out of the classroom, into the streets, and up to the decks.  Come join the Dubspot crew and our newest alumni for their first post-study performances at a fantastic venue befitting the

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Video :: The Martinez Brothers :: DJing w/ Traktor @ Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Our friends at Native Instruments helped us produce a special event at the school recently; the house music phenoms, The Martinez Brothers, came through and talked DJing with our students and friends. The workshops saw them share their musical background,

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Jon Margulies :: 365 Ableton Live Tips in 2010

Production

Dubspot instructor and curriculum developer (and DJ, and producer, and writer) Jon Margulies is embarking on a massive project to start off this new decade: a new Ableton tip for everyday of the year 2010. Drawing on his expansive knowledge

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Music Foundations Preview

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Dubspot DJs @ 675 Bar :: Every Wednesday

Events

Back by popular demand, the Dubspot crew will be taking over the decks every Wednesday night at our favorite spot in the Meatpacking District, 675 Bar. Our veteran DJ instructors, including JP Solis, DJ OBaH, DJ Smasherelly, DJ Shiftee and DJ Reborn, will be joined by

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Using Native Instruments Traktor w/ Maschine :: Part 3

DJ Tips & Tricks

The third installment of Mike Henderson’s digital DJing lesson on Traktor and Maschine is out. This time he is covering effects… including chain mode, signal flow, how to assigning the effect processors to different decks as either groups or individually,

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DUBSPOT IN LA :: WHAMM BAM THANK YOU NAMM

Events

Inspired by the conference for which it is named, the Wham Bam Thank You NAMM after hours event on Friday, January 15th will provide a multifaceted musical experience, including a music technology discussion, a panel talk, and some performances by

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Deep Space w/ Francois K & Gilles Peterson @ Cielo

Events

Francois K’s Deep Space, held at Cielo every Monday night, has been one of our favorites for a long time.  We went from Body & Soul to an eclectic musical experience rooted in Dub.  Himself a longtime mainstay in the

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Video :: DJ Rafik :: Traktor & X1 :: Native Instruments

Artists & Labels

Germany’s DJ Rafik enlightens us with some pretty wicked examples of incorporating midi controllers into a live DJ setup with Traktor Pro, Native Instruments’ powerful digital DJing platform and their soon to be released controller, the X1.

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Free Ableton Demo @ the Apple Store

Workshops

This Thursday, January 7th, Dubspot instructor Chris Petti, who is also certified by Ableton, will be giving a free Live 8 demo at the Apple Store in SOHO. This demonstration will give a basic overview of producing electronic music with

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Using Native Instruments Traktor w/ Maschine :: Part 2

DJ Tips & Tricks

Mike Henderson, aka DJ Endo, aka Traktor Master,  stopped by Dubspot to give an introductory digital DJing lesson on Traktor and Maschine.  This second installment covers the basics of looping and cueing control, including loop length adjustment to create a

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