Shiftee – Shift Happens! Dubspot’s DJ Program Director Leaves for Tour – Spring 2014 Dates Announced

Catch Dubspot’s DJ Program Director and turntablism champ Shiftee on his ‘Shift Happens’ tour this Spring!


Shiftee – Shift Happens Tour 2014

Kicking off this Friday, February 14th, our in-house turntablist guru Shiftee will embark on a huge Spring US tour in partnership with Dubspot. The Shift Happens tour will also include turntablism clinics from the man himself in select cities. Be on the lookout for additional show announcements coming soon, including appearances at SXSW in Austin and WMC in Miami.

“I’m so hyped for this tour!” says Shiftee. “It will be my first time: officially incorporating visuals into my set, driving across the whole country, touring for so long, and also playing a bunch of the cities on the routing.  The clinics will delve into the different technological tools in my arsenal and how I conceptualize & approach DJ sets & performance. Life coaching and sandwich consultation also available.”

Calling Shiftee an overachiever is an understatement. He’s Dubspot’s DJ curriculum director, a Turntablism instructor at Dubspot, a Harvard math grad, a 2-time DMC world champion, a Beatport top 10 producer, a label owner and an international DJ. He’s also always on the forefront of DJ technology, a Native Instruments endorsed artist and a common figure in many of their product videos. He’s the hardest working DJ out there.


Shift Happens Spring 2014 Tour Dates

Feb. 14, 1Up, Reno*
Feb. 19, Hopmonk, Sebastopol (CA)
Feb. 21, Santa Clara, CA – Da Silva’s Bronco*
Feb. 26, three20south, Breckenridge (CO)
Feb. 28, Agave, Avon (CO)
March 1, Rawkus, Colorado Springs*
March 4, Cervantes, Denver
March 6, Mesa, Grand Junction (CO)
March 7, Nob Hill B&G, Albuquerque
March 9, Krave – SXSW
March 10 – Lanai Rooftop Lounge – SXSW
March 11 – Kingdom – SXSW w/ Q-Bert
March 12 – Chupacabra – SXSW
March 13 – Ibiza After Dark – SXSW
March 14 – Barcelona – SXSW w/ Joker
March 15 – TBA ;) – SXSW
March 19, Higher Ground, Burlington (VT)
March 21, Tempt, Murfreesboro (TN)
March 26 – WMC – Miami, FL – Soho Beach House Miami*
March 27 – WMC – Miami, FL – Stacked Pool Party – Finnigan’s River
March 29 – Atlanta, GA – Union EAV
March 31 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor*
April 9, Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
April 16 – Middle East Downstairs – Boston
April 18, Providence, RI – Coliseum*
April 26 – Diamond Pub – Louisville (KY)
May 2 – Horizon at Harry’s, St. Louis
May 3 – College Street Bar & Arcade, Springfield (MO)
May 24 – 8×10, Baltimore

*Show & Clinic

Stay tuned to and follow Dubspot on Twitter and Facebook for more show announcements!

Attend the workshops for a chance to win our Digital DJing w/ Traktor course via Dubspot Online!

In this video, DJ Shiftee breaks down his incredible Traktor Kontrol Z2 routine for Native Instruments with assistance from his microscopic homie, Lil’ Shiftee. Together they get up close and personal for an analysis of the performance and the hardware. Check out the associated blog post for an interview with Shiftee and a link to his custom Traktor mapping for Maschine MKII.

Dubspot instructors and Harvard alumni Sam Zornow (a.k.a. 2X DMC Champion DJ Shiftee) and bassist/singer Dan Freeman of C0 headed up to Cambridge, MA to present a workshop on DJing and production at their old alma mater in April of 2013. Check out the blog post for more info.