Reclaiming the Remix w/ Maschine Ep 2: M.O.P “Ante Up” w/ D/R Period (ROCKBOY Records)

Dubspot is proud to present the second installment of Reclaiming the Remix w/ Maschine, our new video series in which music producer and Dubspot instructor Shareef Islam invites noted hip hop producers and remixers to revisit some of their classic productions using Native Instruments’ Maschine and create custom setups for performance in a live setting.

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In episode two of Reclaiming the Remix, Brooklyn-based hip hop producer, DJ, and rapper D/R Period stops by Dubspot for a lesson on Native Instruments’ Maschine with instructor Shareef Islam. D/R has produced tracks for some of hip hop’s brightest stars including Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Queen Latifah, DMX and Cam’ron  as well as the late greats Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac, but to most he is known as the man responsible for hardcore rap duo M.O.P.’s radio hit “Ante Up” and the “Money” song from TV’s Breaking Bad series.

D/R talks to Shareef about his creative process and using his trusted MPC 60 II, and they explore the creative possibilities of Maschine by not only recreating “Ante Up” but then also remixing and recomposing the track with impressive results. In the process, they highlight some of the features and functions Maschine provides for chopping and sculpting samples, building and modifying drum sounds, applying effects and more.

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M.O.P – “Ante Up” (Loud Records, 2000)



Native Instruments’ Maschine redefines the intersection of hardware and software, performance and production. With Dubspot’s Maschine program for performers and producers, you will go from shaking hands with this cutting-edge music platform to making full tracks and performing your music live over the course of three levels. The future of performance and production is here, and there is no time for the future like today.

UPCOMING Maschine Courses Starting In New York City:
April 3, 2013 in NYC – Wednesdays, 3:15-6pm
June 3, 2013 in NYC – Mondays, 6:15-9pm

What’s Included:

  • Maschine Level 1: Programming and Beat Making Basics
  • Maschine Level 2: Sampling, Slicing and Composing
  • Maschine Level 3: Advanced Production and Performance Techniques

More start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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