, New York City’s home for dynamic electronic music production and DJ education, celebrated its 2 year anniversary
with a long weekend June 25th-28th. In addition to hosting three individual birthday parties, DubSpot also brought its Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour
in for its home stop, with Ableton Live 8
production and performance workshops. An abundance of high profile artists were involved throughout the events, and the weekend has received enthusiastic praise from all participants not only for its ingenuity, but also its originality and high standard of quality. Full workshop videos with techno auteurs Richie Hawtin
, Dub pioneer Scientist
’s Peter Kirn
and much more to be made available online soon. Check out the DubSpot blog here
The first of DubSpot’s 2yr Anniversary parties was the Funk Aid for Africa
NYC release party. The album, and the fundraising effort in general, had been riding high already from a 4 out of 5 stars review
from Time Out New York
, and DJ sets from OBaH
carried the party late into the night. The second of DubSpot’s 2yr Anniversary Parties was held at Love, and saw Minus’ Richie Hawtin
take to the decks for a special 4-hour set. Hawtin set the place ablaze in an all too rare club appearance in New York. Working with our partners from Blk|Market Membership
, DubSpot packed the house with instructors, students and friends, and danced until dawn to the banging beats of world-class techno. Sunday night’s Hi-Fidelity DubSpot Sessions
kept the momentum going late, as Scientist
mixed Dub Is A Weapon
live, plus sets from Badawi
, DJ Kiva
, Matt Shadetek
, and DJ Rupture
. The show was widely enjoyed and appreciated as a world-class night of music and community.
DubSpot Upcoming Class Start Dates : Summer 2009
Registration is now open for DubSpot's summer sessions. Get started on bringing your musical ambitions to life.
July 9 Mixing & Mastering
with Daniel Wyatt. Class meets once a week at 7:30pm at a variety of locations throughout the city.
July 10 Intensive Music Production Course
that will cover Reason, Ableton and Logic. Class will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:15am and be taught by DJ Kiva
July 10 Ableton Module 3
with Jon Margulies. Class will meet Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:15pm.
July 11 Ableton Live
with DJ Kiva – Saturdays at 4pm.
July 11 DJ Extensive
packages meeting on Saturday will begin with DJ Reborn – Saturdays at 2pm.
July 12 Sunday Ableton Live
with DJ Kiva – Sundays at 1pm.
July 15 Sound Design & Synthesis
with Heinrich Zwahlen, a first hour Swiss/German synthesist and Certified Ableton Instructor, teaches his specialty – Wednesday at 9:15pm.
July 21 DJ Extensive
packages meeting on Tuesday will begin with DJ OBaH at 7:15pm.
July 21 Turntablism
classes meeting on Tuesday will begin with 2007 DMC World Supremacy champ DJ Shiftee at 5:15pm.
July 23 Music Production package B
encompassing Reason Ableton & Logic Thurs 6:15 taught by Chris Petti of the Reason Users group
July 27 Ableton Live
with DJ Kiva – Mondays Wednesdays Fridays 10:15am
August 2 Ableton Live
with Jon Margulies. Sundays at 4:00pm Can be taken separately or as part of our year long Ableton certificate program
August 7 Ableton Live
with Jon Margulies. Class will meet Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:15pm. Can be taken separately or as part of our year long Ableton certificate program
August 14 Logic Intensive
with Matt Shadetek of Dutty Artz – Mondays Wednesdays Fridays 10:15am
August 18Ableton Live
Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15pm. Can be taken separately or as part of our year long Ableton certificate program
with Video class with Lars of DVJ Vision begins Tuesdays at 5:15
See what students are saying here
In just two short years, DubSpot has fully emerged as a force in the electronic music world. The Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour
will continue this Fall in Los Angeles in October, then move on to 5 other cities including Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin and Washington D.C. And that’s just this first round. The tour will continue to grow, and continue to be the ambassador of DubSpot’s devotion to excellence in electronic music. By providing unique opportunities for established and aspiring artists alike to develop their knowledge, careers, and production and performance abilities, DubSpot will secure and advance its position on the cutting edge of the electronic music world. Stay tuned for the future of electronic music education!
For more information on the Live 8 Sessions Tour click here
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