Video Recap: Celebrating International Record Store Day 2015 w/ OP

In this video recap, Dubspot DJ Instructor OP! talks about Record Store Day, a nationwide event that celebrates the culture of independent record shops and the love of music.

In this video recap, Dubspot DJ Instructor OP! talks about Record Store Day, the most anticipated day for vinyl enthusiasts and independent record shops. Record Store Day is an annual event founded in 2007, held on the third Saturday of April each year to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record shop. It’s a day for music lovers to come together and express their appreciation for records and celebrate a day of music. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the globe to carry on the tradition of going out to the record store and discovering new music . The event is so significant that independent and major record labels press records specifically for Record Store Day and are only distributed to shops participating in the event.

Universal Music’s sales manager, Marc Fayd’Herbe, has described Record Store Day as “the single best thing that has ever happened” for independent record shops.

Record Store Day: The Documentary

This short film uses archival footage and current interviews with leaders of music explaining an audiophile’s holiday and some of their favorite records and what Record Store Day means to them.

Last Shop Standing

Last Shop Standing is a documentary celebrating UK record shops.


About OP!

DJ Instructor

Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! is a talented DJ and tastemaker who can hang on just about any dance floor. From Hip-Hop, House, and Classics to Future Soul, UK Funky and South African House, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and focusing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe. Through his work with I Love Vinyl, Suite903, Raw Fusion NYC, Haven Loft Party, OkayAfrica, and Party People South Africa, on the dj side; and Dubspot, Decon, Cornerstone Promotion/The Fader, and Studio Distribution/BBE, on the industry side; OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on underground and global soul, and continues to champion its relevance on the world stage.


DJ / Producer Ableton Program

About This Program

72 sessions in 3 to 18 months

This program comprises Dubspot’s entire DJ curriculum and the full, six-level Ableton Live program. Along the way, we’ll also talk about composition and orchestration while you learn to produce original music in Ableton. You will leave the program with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix, ideas for sharing your music, and the DJ skills to become a compelling and well-rounded artist.

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What’s Included

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

DJ Extensive Program

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn DJ skills from the beginning
  • Performance techniques and music planning
  • Playing live and establishing your style
  • Go deep with Ableton Live
  • Learn composition and arranging techniques
  • Complete a portfolio of original tracks
  • Enter a remix contest

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

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