Fresh from Dubspot

Dubspot Podcast #9: Jubilee Exclusive Mix + Interview

Podcast

This week’s episode features another Dubspot graduate, the wonderful Jessica Gentile, AKA Jubilee. She dropped by the Dubspot basement on Monday to deliver some exclusive, fresh Summer heat, thick new and unreleased tracks and refixes from Ikonika, Untold, Roska and

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S4 : Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Video w/ DJ Shiftee

Video Tutorials

In the video above, Current DMC World Champ, Dubspot Instructor, and America’s Best DJ nominee DJ Shiftee shows what the upcoming Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ system is capable of. Shiftee demonstrates the powerful new Sample Decks and Loop Recorder in

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial ‘Chopping Samples’ w/ Thavius Beck

Video Tutorials

In this video Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Thavius Beck shares an interesting technique on how to make beats in Ableton Live. He shows us how he chops his samples while keeping them as warped audio and not using

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DJ School 101: p r a c t i c e > practice > PRACTICE

DJ Tips & Tricks

Written by DJ Shiftee PRACTICE TIP #1 – Plan Your Practice As a DJ, a turntablist, and a champion sandwich artist, I’m a big believer in the power of practice. However, not all practices of practice are practically equal. Someone

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Dubspot LA: Free Ableton Workshop w/ Free the Robots & Jeremy Ellis

Events

Dubspot & Thavius Beck bring you Production 101 @ the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles! The Production 101 workshop event returns in full form on August 17th at the Downtown Independent theatre. For those of you who attended last months

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DJ Shiftee Tutorial Video: Mixing 101 – Pushing and Pulling

DJ Tips & Tricks

Reigning DMC World Champion, Dubspot Instructor, and America’s Best DJ nominee DJ Shiftee offers more invaluable tips and fundamental tricks for DJing. In this tutorial video, Shiftee demonstrates and explains the “Pushing and Pulling” technique, which is manually correcting the

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Back to School Special: Save up to 20% Off Programs & Courses

News

Maybe the NYC heatwave is making us nutty.   But we’re announcing a batch of great savings and back-to-school discount specials on all of Dubspot’s Production and DJ Courses, Programs, and Workshops coming up (signed up for) in August… *

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Harmonic Mixing w/ DJ Endo Pt. 2: Mixing Without Key Lock

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this harmonic mixing guide, Dubspot instructor and contributor to the ‘Mixed in Key,’ DJ Endo shares his knowledge about mixing with Relative Key.

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Dubspot Podcast #8: Exclusive Mix by Dubspot Graduate Indigo Rex

Podcast

This week’s episode of Dubspot Podcast comes from a former student, now producing and DJing under the moniker Indigo Rex. A London native with roots in classical and electronic genres, Indigo Rex grew up in a sea of music exploration,

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Dubspot Podcast #7: Ancient Astronauts Exclusive Mix + Interview

Artists & Labels

Late last week, Ancient Astronauts took a break from traveling the “cosmos of music” to drop by the Dubspot basement for an exclusive, live DJ set for our Dubspot Podcast series and an interview.  The retro-futurist duo from Cologne, Germany

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Dubspot DJ Graduation: Back to Back Parties: Tue Aug 10

Events

Tuesday, August 10th, a bactch of fresh, talented DJs are heading out of our classrooms and into the nightclubs, where they’ll be scorching dancefloors with tunes and skills! Come join the Dubspot crew and our newest alumni for a back

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Dubspot @ DJ Expo 20-Year Anniversary – Free Ableton Clinics

DJ Tips & Tricks

Come visit Dubspot at our interactive technology booth Tuesday, 17th & Wednesday, August 18th at this year’s DJ Expo (celebrating 20 years strong!) at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We’ll have two live demonstrations from Ableton

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Native Instruments Traktor Pro Videos + Performance by DJ Shiftee

Video Tutorials

Current DMC World Champion and Dubspot Instructor DJ Shiftee demonstrates his incredible skills behind the decks in this performance video featuring an “heavy-weight” Native Instruments setup. Shiftee uses TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, the X1 and MASCHINE for an exclusive routine dubbed

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DJ Mix Competition for Students: Win a FREE Class and more!

Giveaways & Contests

We at Dubspot are pleased to announce our new Dubspot Student Spotlight DJ competition for current and former students. Entrants are asked to submit a 30 to 45 minute DJ mix and follow the steps below in order to get

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Ableton Live Demo @ Apple Store Soho – Free: 7pm, Mon, Aug 9

Workshops

Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Chris Petti will be at the Apple Store in SoHo, Manhattan this Monday, demonstrating production and performing techniques with Ableton Live 8. Come take an in-depth view into the creation of electronic dance music

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Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation Tour: Dates + Info

Events

Two renowned music production duos: Bristol’s trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack and Washington DC’s own musical visionaries Thievery Corporation are combining forces for what will be an incredible co-headlining US tour this fall!  The two acts have a lot in common,

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Native Instruments Maschine :: Performance by Mr Invisible

Video Tutorials

Mr. Invisible solo live jam on Maschine Mr. Invisible group performance on Maschine Mr. Invisible is a hiphop group based Charlotte, North Carolina. Just last month, they were among the group of artists and performers on the Native Instruments Maschine

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Propellerheads Reason and Record Tutorials :: Video Compilation

Production

Experimental electronic musician James Bernard has made some pretty awesome music in his career, and most recently he has been traveling around the country doing demos and workshops for Propellerheads – offering invaluable tips, advice, and preview into Record and

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SoundCloud :: Free Original Sample Packs Drums, Synths, Vocals

Production

SoundCloud recently launched a new initiative which encourages sound designers, field recordists, vocalists, beat creators, and producers to contribute, share, and in certain cases, sell their original or exclusive samples. The samples are available for download and free use under

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Zen Calligraphy and The Art of Music Production

Production

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones on my MIDI Controller, photo by the author. The goal of learning anything well is to be able to do it easily and without constant thought and struggle. In sports they call this ‘muscle memory’. You

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