Fresh from Dubspot

What is Dub? Pt 1: Scientist, Badawi, Ticklah & DJ /rupture @ Dubspot

Artists & Labels

Renowned dub pioneer and innovator Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist talks about the origins of dub and the role dub engineer as a conductor, who essentially takes existing music and rearranges them. At last year’s Dub Summit, in a panel which also featured an array of electronic music producers, musicians, and professionals including DJ /rupture, Raz Mesinai, Ticklah, and Barry Cole.

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Jamie XX Remixes Nosaj Thing + Shortstuff + Balkansky

Artists & Labels

This weekend’s selections include the melodic 2 step of Shortstuff, the armor encased dubstep of Balkansky, and Jamie XX’s time experiments with Nosaj Thing.

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Top iPad Music Apps: Reactable, Korg iMS-20, MIDI Touch, Rebirth + More

iOS

The iPad is clearly the gadget to get this holiday season. With an impressive selection of music applications from companies such as Propellerhead, Moog, and Korg it’s become the must-have device for musicians too. As an early-adopter of the device

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Dirtybird Records – Claude VonStroke’s San Francisco Tech-Funk

Artists & Labels

A comedic theme has most definitely been present since the beginning, like the monkey samples in “Chimps” or the vocal samples that blurt “boobies” throughout “Big and Round”. But fun for the Dirtybirders is also about keeping the floor dancing, and their particular brand of tech-funk does this by incorporating a wider range of influences and ideas than simply being goofy.

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How To Make A Mixtape / Podcast: 6 Basic Steps by DJ Shiftee + New Mix

DJ Tips & Tricks

Words by DJ Shiftee Much like a cat to be skinned or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup to be eaten, there are many ways to make a mixtape. There are different strokes for different folks, different eggs with different yolks,

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Dubstep Talking Wobble Bass: Ableton Live Video Tutorial ~ Operator

Featured

Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Michael Hatsis aka !banginclude explains how to make ‘dubstep talking wobble bass‘ in Ableton Live using Operator (if you don’t already own Operator, check out the tutorial video Dubstep Wobble Bass Part 1 in

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NextAid World AIDS Day Events NYC & LA + Bouncing Cats Trailer

Events

Wednesday, December 1st, marks yet another commemoration of World AIDS Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic. One of the organizations dedicated to raising awareness and building hope for people affected by the disease, NextAid

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10 Tips to Fight Writer’s Block and Increase Studio Productivity

Production

In this article, Dubspot’s Michael Walsh shares his knowledge and offers a variety of tips to help you overcome writer’s block and increase studio productivity.

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Deadboy’s Scuba Remix + Pacheko & Max Romeo + Zed Bias = Weekend Music Choices

Artists & Labels

[Maddslinky - "Lost On Tenori St."] “Lost On Tenori St.” by Maddslinky, otherwise known as Zed Bias, feels like summer in city streets also prepared for winter extremes. This calypso infused parade of drums features bright but deep steel drum

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Is Maschine becoming a DAW? 1.6 Update – VST/AU Plug-in Support!

DJ Tips & Tricks

The next version of Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 will allow to host VST/AU instruments and Effects along with samples. This will be a game changer and increase the serious production potential of this already very powerful programming tool many fold.

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Marley Marl @ Dubspot meets Ableton Live + APC40 | Class in Session

Artists & Labels

Class in session One of the greatest producers in hip hop, Mr. Marlon Williams better known as Marley Marl stopped by Dubspot on Wednesday afternoon for a brief session on Ableton Live and Akai APC40 with producer, Dubspot instructor and

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Propellerhead Reason 5 Video Tutorial Series Pt 2: Kong, Thor + More

Production

Following up on last month’s post we have more useful video tutorials on Reason and Record from James Bernard. These are some very handy tips and tricks that Bernard has learned as product specialist for Propellerheads over the years. He

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Destroy All Concepts presents Muvlikamor: DJ Kiva + Sunru

Artists & Labels

Under the curation of founder Dub Gabriel, Destroy All Concepts label draws on an eclectic, transnational collection of producers and artists (from Brooklyn to Berlin to San Francisco and beyond) united by dub and bass-centric experimental and electronic dance music.

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Traktor S4 Video Tutorials Pt 3/3: Advanced Features – Loop Recorder +

DJ Tips & Tricks

Traktor Kontrol S4 Tutorial Pt 3/3: Advanced Features – Snap, Quantize, & Loop Recorder Native Instruments product specialist and Dubspot Instructor DJ Endo concludes this three-part series of video tutorials looking at the various features and performance possibilities of Native

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Terror Danjah + Munchi + La Ola Criminal = Weekend Music Choices

Artists & Labels

[Munchi -- "Shottas feat Mr. Lexx"] Considering the level of excitement Munchi‘s caused, and the overwhelming amount of free music he’s put out, it’s about time he has a release available for purchase. This Rotterdam-based producer came to the public’s

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Shackleton Unveils ‘Fabric 55′ + Label ‘Woe to the Septic Heart’

Artists & Labels

After what felt like a long break from the spotlight, UK dubstep producer Shackleton returns to form this month with a new label and a mix on the horizon for Fabric After Sam Shackleton and Laurie “Appleblim” Osborne closed down the

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‘Dubstep Whomp Bass’ Propellerhead Reason Video Tutorial

Production

Dubspot instructor and Dubstep producer Chris Petti shows you how to make the infamous ‘dubstep whomp bass’ in Propellerhead Reason & Record. The sound which has been described by many as a processed voice or croaking sound, can be created

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Overcome Stage Fright: Successful Performance Tips by DJ Shiftee

DJ Tips & Tricks

Fighting Nerves: Words by DJ Shiftee There you are, gearing up for your super important performance/presentation/dentist’s appointment/criminal court date.  Despite the magnitude of the situation, you’re feeling calm, cool, and collected.  You got this.  You rule.  You da bomb.  But

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Brainfeeder Label & Collective: The LA Beat Scene’s Next Generation

Artists & Labels

[The Brainfeeder family, illustration by Dr. Strangeloop.] The current incarnation of Los Angeles’s constantly evolving beat scene started with a couple of sparsely attended events at a small club named Little Temple in 2003. The nights were mainly frequented by

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Traktor S4 Video Tutorial Pt 2/3: Sample Decks & Effects

Video Tutorials

Native Instruments product specialist and Dubspot Instructor DJ Endo delves further into Native Instruments new Traktor Kontrol S4, the world’s first software and hardware DJ system, in this part 2 of our S4 tutorial series. In part one, Endo introduced

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