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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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DJ Shiftee Salsa School of Scratch – Medium (Crab Scratch)

Video Tutorials

DJ Shiftee, recently crowned the 2009 DMC USA Champ, is celebrating his win by releasing the second video in his Shiftee Salsa School of Scratch series.  He will be in London, September 11th & 12th, to battle it out for

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Dubspot & Electric Zoo Festival Contest

Events

This will be one for the books.  Anyone who misses out will be left as the joker for weeks to come.  2 days, 4 stages, 50+ world-class DJs… Its the Electric Zoo Festival, happening on Randall Island September 5th &

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Dubspot Tour NYC Recap Video & L.A./Austin Dates Announced

Events

After great success on the first two tour stops in San Francisco and New York City, and a well deserved rest, the Dubspot Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour will continue in Los Angeles the weekend of November 7th & 8th,

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Dubspot Kids & UCreate Music – Free Classes

Production

Dubspot & Radica (a subdivision of Mattel) have teamed up to introduce a new product which we feel is a valuable tool for exposing young people to the basics of beat construction and rhythm-making. UCreate Music is a wonderful new

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Metrosonics @ Nublu

Events

Paul “Metrosonics” Josephs is a multi-talented musician who Dubspot is proud to call a friend.  As the leader and MC of the band Metrosonics, he brings to the stage a host of influences and an epic imagination and creativity, molded

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Ableton Video Tutorial on Dynamic Dubstep Drums & Beats

Production

Given the popularity of the first Dubstep wobble video, Dubspot instructor Mike Hatsis has created another installation in what is becoming a series.  This time covering drum programming and beat creation, Mike continues to bring his usual high level of

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New Essential Music Foundation Course

News

Dubspot instructor DJ Kiva has long been a mainstay at the school, not only teaching Reason and Ableton courses, but designing the curriculum and content as well. The new ‘Essential Music Foundation’ course is the result of a collaborative effort

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Richie Hawtin & Ambivalent Talk 21st Century Music/Performance @ Dubspots Tour NYC

Artists & Labels

Dubspot’s Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour stop in NYC played host to a variety of talented high-profile musicians and talent, all focused on creating a world-class educational experience.  Thats what the tour does, bring in established artists, and combine them

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Dubspot introduces its Certification Program in Ableton Live 8

DJ Tips & Tricks

After hundreds of hours spent developing and expanding it’s Ableton Live 8 curriculum, DubSpot will begin offering its advanced Ableton Modules, and it’s NEW Certificate Program, starting this fall. DubSpot Producers Certificate: Ableton Live The brand new certificate program will

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Free DJ workshops for kids @ the 2009 Sound Liberation Festival

Events

DubSpot’s friends at the Sound Liberation Front, a Brooklyn based non-profit dedicated to encouraging community awareness and positive social change through music, are presenting the Sound Liberation Festival, this Saturday August 15th @ Littlefield in Brooklyn. SLF prides themselves on

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