Fresh from Dubspot

Ramadanman AKA Pearson Sound + Hessle Audio Label

Artists & Labels

Keep it moving, never rest, be gone before the fire is cold. This is Ramadanman’s personal goal, the force behind his creative output.

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Coachella 2011 Lineup: Mala, Kode9, Nosaj Thing, Mount Kimbie, Lorn +

Events

It’s about that time again. California’s Coachella Festival announced its 2011 lineup (kicking off the year’s Summer festival announcements) and the bill is quite massive! Of course the lineup is fraught with  indie rock bands, from Arcade Fire and Interpol

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Ableton Live Video Tutorials w/ Nalepa – Week 1: Add Life to Your Pads

Production

In the first installment of Live Production Tips with Steve Nalepa, Professor Nalepa shows you how to improve the quality of your production and avoid clutter from the get go. He demonstrates a simple technique

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Dubspot DJ Graduation: Back 2 Back Parties @ Bar 13 & Slate

DJ Tips & Tricks

We invite you to come check out Dubspot DJ Graduation – Back To Back DJ graduation parties/celebrations this week, Tuesday Bar 13 and Sunday at Slate. Taking to the decks on Tuesday, January 18th at Bar 13 are Adam Brown,

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New Movements in Portable Productions: Griid, Reactable Live, iRig Mic +

iOS

The world of iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod), Android and tablet music creation has been a hot topic this past year and many creators of music software and hardware are announcing new products for 2011. Liine (the company behind Plastikman’s iPad

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One Year Ago This Morning Millions of Haitians Rose…

Events

One year ago this morning millions of Haitians rose to greet the cool January sunshine. They walked the streets of Port au Prince, on their way to work, through the damp corridors of the capital.

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New DJ Technology @ NAMM: Rane SL4, Pioneer DDJs, Numark NS6 +

DJ Tips & Tricks

As the music industry gears up for NAMM this week we have a flury of news in the world of DJ equipment for you. The world of digital DJing has taken huge steps in 2010 and we are excited about some

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Native Instruments Massive Video Tutorial: Talking Bass Synthesis

Sound Design

In this two-part video tutorial, sound engineer Heinrich Zwahlen shows us how to create talking synth sounds using Native Instruments’ Massive synthesizer.

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Richard Devine + Jimmy Edgar @ WHAM BAM 2011! Fri 1/14 :: Dubspot LA

Events

On Friday, Jan 14th, Dubspot teams up with Electronic Creatives, Droid Behavior, and Friendly Integration to present a music lineup is kicking much ass with Jimmy Edgar, Richard Devine, WE ARE THE WORLD, Thavius Beck, Drumcell, Laura Escudé, DJ Kero, Derek Michael, Eezir, Professor Nalepa vs It’s Not Over Quebec performing.

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A Made Up Sound (2562) – Interview & Spotlight @ Dubspot

Artists & Labels

We caught up with Dave Huismans, otherwise known as 2562 and A Made Up Sound, after a series of recent performances in the U.S. (debut U.S. performance at The Bunker and another show in Philadelphia at SINErgy.) The producer talks to us about his A Made Up Sound moniker, production aesthetic, performance, and more.

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial: Flying Lotus’ ‘Camel’ – Beat Deconstruction

Featured

Have you ever wondered what your favorite producers are thinking when they’re making beats? Dubspot instructor, Ableton Live expert and award winning music educator, Pat Cupo, explains his concept of “Beat Deconstruction”. In this tutorial, Cupo takes a two measure loop of Flying Lotus’ “Camel” from Los Angles LP

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2010 Dubspot Artist Videos: Scientist, Marley Marl, Kruder, Gilles Peterson, Lorn +

DJ Tips & Tricks

In 2010 Dubspot not only offered a massive amount of free Video Tutorials, but also produced a series of interviews and workshops with legendary dub and hip hop producers such as Scientist, Steinski, Marley Marl, and Peter Kruder & Christian

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Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves are Visionquest

Artists & Labels

Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves aim to take hold of our attention with Visionquest – a new label that launches January 31, 2011. The first four Visionquest EPs have been announced and the inaugural release is by producers of the moment Benoit & Sergio, a duo from D.C. who made quite an impression with their recent Midnight People EP on Spectral Sound.

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Propellerhead Reason 5 Video Tutorials Pt 3: Production Tips + More

Production

Here’s the latest roundup of the extremely useful video tutorial series for Propellerhead Record 5 and Record 1.5 by Propellerhead Software expert James Bernard. These video series are essential, if you’re currently using Reason, or are interested in learning the software’s production possibilities.

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2010: Year In Music, Dubstep’s Evolution, New Genres, Movements +

Artists & Labels

2010, year of the tiger: Genre boundaries were weakened by artists like Nicolas Jaar. But moombahton and screwgaze were created, while juke was rejuvenated. The influence of global sounds rose and Ngunzungu is exemplary of that. Dubstep’s borders grew to welcome sounds…

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Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2: New ONLINE Courses by DJ Shiftee & DJ Endo!

DJ Tips & Tricks

The definition of DJing has changed dramatically in the last decade. Laptops, controllers, and software have emerged alongside more traditional turntables and CDJ’s, smashing the barrier to entry. In today’s digital age, anyone can become a DJ. To reflect this

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Sandwell District’s ‘Feed-Forward’ Debut LP Out Now

Artists & Labels

Tomorrow marks the release date of Sandwell District’s much-anticipated first album entitled Feed-Forward. The 9 track album and will be available on CD and also as a (limited) double vinyl package that will come with a 7” and a printed fanzine from Juan Mendez. The album was originally slated for November release but then got delayed until December 20.

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Portable Music Creation Tools | Nintendo DS: Korg M01 + GlitchDS

Production

Everyone loves a cool music gadget – especially small ones that make music on the subway or train. Most music producers looking for portable solutions are drinking the Apple Kool Aid for that fix. But long before Apple there has been another company making a viable, portable solution to music on the go – Nintendo.

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Modeselektor = Monkeytown Records + 50 Weapons Records

Artists & Labels

Monkeytown Records was spawned as a way for Modeselektor to form a cult like Jim Jones, they joke in their usual custom. “We’re the gurus!”

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Stacking Synths w/ BangInclude

Ableton Live

In this video tutorial, Dubspot Instructor Michael Hatsis, a.k.a. BangInclude demonstrates how stacking synths can thicken up flat sounding bass sounds.

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