Fresh from Dubspot

Funk Aid For Africa’s L.A. Release Party

Events

Funk Aid, Dubspot Records first release, and the beginning of charitable mix series by Dubspot to benefit children in need, will be having its L.A. release party on Friday, October 16th at the Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica. DJ OBaH, the mixing mastermind of the

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Novation’s new Ableton Controller: The Launchpad

Music Technology

Novation has teamed up with Ableton to bring you the Launchpad, a dedicated Live controller with a level of portability (weighs 1 1/2 pounds), flexibility (4 different modes of control), and affordability (coming in at 200 bucks), that it would

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R.I.P. Grandmaster Roc Raida: A Reflection from DJ Shiftee

Artists & Labels

There are masters, and then there are grand masters.  There are DJs, and then there are grand DJs.  There are champions, and then there are grand champions.  Roc Raida, Grandmaster Roc Raida, falls emphatically into the latter of these categories. 

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DJ Kiva drops two new remixes

Artists & Labels

DJ, producer, and Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva has two brand-spankin new remixes now available for the general public’s listening pleasure.  The two songs have a decidedly different sound, yet both clearly demonstrate this multi-talented musician’s studio skill-set. “Dub Lives On,”

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Richie Hawtin on ‘That Twitter Thing’ & Twitter DJ for Traktor Pro

DJ Tips & Tricks

Richie Hawtin has recieved a wide-variety of praise & criticism for his use of Twitter to instantly feed his play lists to fans worldwide during his live performances. We dig it – and you should too.  Hawtin released Twitter DJ

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Dubspot @ The Anderson School

Events

The Anderson School is hosting its Fall Welcome Back Festival on Saturday October 3rd (Columbus Ave bt 76 & 77), and Dubspot will be there to provide an interactive opportunity for the school’s students to learn about electronic music and

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New Mixing & Mastering Services w/ Daniel Wyatt

Mixing and Mastering

Dubspot announces the launch of it’s online Mastering and Mixing Services: People familiar with the full production process of a song know that the composer often does not complete the entire process on their own.  Most songs, no matter how

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Pioneer’s New CDJ 2000 & 900

Music Technology

Sure is pretty, isnt it?As the talk has been, and the market has demanded, Pioneer recently released their first piece of hardware attuned with the steady proliferation of digital DJing software such as Serato, Traktor and Ableton.  This is quite

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Traktor 1.2 Review – Whats New…

DJ Tips & Tricks

By: Mike Henderson For those of you who don’t know me I am the East Coast DJ Product Specialist for Native Instruments and my job is to train artists how to use Traktor Pro – to take their artform to

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Shakey’s Record Fair

Events

Saturdays and Sundays are not DJ friendly times for record shopping.  Fully aware of this fact given her years of experience in the electronic music scene, DJ Shakey has planned hers for a Tuesday night, to accommodate the actual hours

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Dubspot is looking for interns

News

**We are now accepting applications for intership positions at the school. We are seeking applicants who can assist our growing organization with variety of tasks, including, but not limited to, research, online marketing, writing, organizing special events, data entry, information

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DJ AM – A story and perspective

Artists & Labels

By: JP SOLIS I was 23.  Up until that point, I’d been a straight up house dude.  Sasha and Digweed, Mark Farina, Sander Kleinenberg, and Deep Dish meant more to me than a Mark Ronson, DJ Cassidy, Stretch Armstrong, DJ

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Baaba Maal Remix Contest

Giveaways & Contests

Baaba Maal is a widely admired mainstay of the world music scene, whose compositions are roundly respected by a vast array of musicians due to his ingenuity, creativity and pure musical ability.  Dubspot is proud to announce our support of

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DJ Shiftee Wins the DMC World DJ Championship!

News

Scratching, teaching, turntablism, advanced mathematics, sweet Salsa success and tragedy, 2007 DMC World Supremacy Champion, Dubspot’s DJ Shiftee has seen many things in his young career, but nothing can quite compare to his latest achievement: DMC World DJ Champion. Over

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MMIX Festival in NYC Oct. 8 – 11

Events

The MMiX festival of Interactive Music Technology, produced by Theaterlab and curated by Patrick Grant, and is “dedicated to the interplay of creativity and technology in the development of live performance.”  Basically, these guys are going to collect a bunch

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DJ Shiftee Salsa School of Scratch – Hot (The Orbit)

DJ Tips & Tricks

DJ Shiftee, Dubspot’s turntablist/mathematical genius/Salsa senior extraordinaire, has just won the DMC World DJ Finals.  This is the big one.  In 2007 he was the first ever American World Supremacy Battle Champion, and now he is the head hancho-muchacho of

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Richie Hawtin & Ambivalent Talk Production @ Dubspot’s Ableton Tour NYC

Artists & Labels

The next video release from the NYC stop of the Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour is now available.  This time, Richie Hawtin and Kevin McHugh (aka Ambivalent) are discussing studio set ups and production strategy.  Enjoy, and remember to keep

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Dubspot at The Electric Zoo Festival

Events

Dubspot was at the Electric Zoo Festival over Labor Day weekend on Randall Island.  They certainly came out of the woodwork for this one, and we had a great time meeting a wide variety of people, characters all.  The whole

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Halcyon 10 Year Anniversary Party

Events

Halcyon Records has long been more than a record store; it is an institution for New York DJs and electronic musicians in general.  They will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this Saturday at Water Taxi Beach and DubSpot encourages any

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Ableton User Group 09.09.09 w/ Michael Hatsis

Workshops

Dubspot will be hosting an Ableton User Group meeting on Wednesday, September 9th from 7 to 9pm.  Presenting will be Michael Hatsis, DubSpot instructor and Track Team Audio founder. Michael is a longtime producer, programmer and Ableton user who was

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