In our latest episode of Reclaiming the Remix w/ Maschine, Dubspot instructor Shareef Islam invites acclaimed hip hop producer Yogi (The Hitmen, Bad Boy Records) to revisit his 2001 hit single – G. Dep’s “Let’s Get It.”
In this episode of Reclaiming the Remix, acclaimed hip hop producer Yogi (a member of The Hitmen production collective formed by Bad Boy Records) stops by Dubspot for a lesson on Native Instruments’ Maschine with instructor Shareef Islam. Yogi and Shareef discuss the production tools and ingredients that went into the creation of G. Dep’s 2001 hit single “Let’s Get It” — the track widely credited for popularizing the “Harlem Shake” dance which originated in Harlem in the early 1980s.
Yogi got his start in the music industry as a member of Bronx hip hop group Cru, an affiliate of the Native Tongues collective which also includes hip hop figures like Kool DJ Red Alert and groups such as A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. Cru had a hit song in 1997 with “Just Another Case”, but the group disbanded at the end of the decade, and Yogi joining Diddy’s Bad Boy Records production team. Yogi went on to produce tracks for artists such as G. Dep, Black Rob, and Shyne. Yogi’s most popular track is G. Dep’s 2001 hit “Let’s Get It”. The track features additional verses from P. Diddy and Black Rob and what may or may not be a sample of Al Green’s “Love and Happiness.” Shareef shares tips and tricks for chopping loops and samples, pitch-shifting, automation, and other production and live performance techniques with Maschine.
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.
- Maschine Level 1: Programming and Beat Making Basics
- Maschine Level 2: Sampling, Slicing and Composing
- Maschine Level 3: Advanced Production and Performance Techniques
Upcoming Maschine start dates
Evening Classes: September 9, 2013; Mondays, 6:15pm-9pm
Afternoon Classes: October 9, 2013; Wednesdays, 3:15pm-6pm
The week of October 20th, 2013
The week of January 19th, 2014
More start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.
Open House: Sundays 11:00am and 12:00pm
Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.
Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.
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