Dubspot NY EDU Sessions: Sound Design and Music Production For Video Games w/ George Vala

On Friday January 30th, the Dubspot NY EDU Sessions continue with NYC-based techno DJ/producer, sound designer and video game audio director George Vala, who will lead a workshop and discussion on creating sounds and music for video games.

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Dubspot NY EDU Sessions:
Sound Design and Music Production For Video Games
w/ George Vala

Friday, January 30th, 2015, Dubspot NY Room 6
3:30pm – 5:30pm EDT

Join video game audio director, sound designer, and DJ/producer George Vala for a discussion on creating sounds and music for video games. George will pull from his vast experience to explore music production and sound design techniques for games while drawing parallels to EDM production and live performance.

RSVP on Facebook. This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, please arrive early to sign in.


Open House in NYC: Sundays 11am | Guided Tour of LA

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Visit our New York and Los Angeles locations! Ask our Admissions Counselors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy. Watch live music production and DJ demos, and test drive our student workstations. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, stop by one of our Open Houses in NYC or schedule a tour in LA to find out more about the learning process at Dubspot. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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Dub Champions Festival + Dubspot ‘Dub and Bass’ Workshop w/ Adrian Sherwood + Mad Professor – Video Recap

In 2014, Dubspot partnered with Dub Champions Festival to debut the first annual west coast edition of the festival with a series of music performances and educational workshops. In this video recap, we present highlights from the ‘Dub and Bass’ workshop with veteran music producers and heavyweight dub luminaries, Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor. Hosted by Emch of Subatomic Sound System.

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The first annual West Coast appearance of the Dub Champions Festival featured a Dubspot ‘Dub and Bass’ workshop with Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor in conjunction with the opening of the Dubspot LA school. The festival presents music performances and educational workshops spanning from the reggae roots of dub to the future of electronic bass music. Based out of the UK, both Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor have played a crucial part in the expansion of dub-style production beyond the scope of reggae. They have worked with artists including Massive Attack, Mala, Nine Inch Nails, Sinead O’Connor, Perry Farrell, Damian Marley, and many more.

This workshop focuses on the analog mixing gear used in dub production and features demonstrations on how to perform a live dub mix from both Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor. Adrian debuts several tracks featuring the recently deceased Jamaican drummer Style Scott, who is famous for playing in The Roots Radics and Dub Syndicate. His recordings appear on some of the all-time greatest dub albums from Scientist, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Adrian Sherwood. Arguably, his drum patterns are the blueprint for the beat that would become the foundation of dubstep.

The Dub Champions Festival was founded by Dubspot instructor, Emch of Subatomic Sound System. For the past four years, Emch has been working as a band leader in the USA for renowned Jamaican reggae producer and dub originator Lee “Scratch” Perry. Perry has collaborated with both Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor extensively over the years. Together they have appeared at nearly every Dub Champions Festival and will perform with Subatomic Sound System at the upcoming Dub Champions Festival Europe in Vienna, Feb 5, and Amsterdam February 13, 2015.

Earlier in 2014, Scratch Perry stopped by Dubspot NYC to bless the school and meet the students before heading to a studio session with Adrian Sherwood and Subatomic Sound System. Check out the video here.

The festival has been running in NYC over the past four years and in Europe for the past three years. Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor have both performed and held workshops at previous festival events over the years, both in the US and Europe. You can check out past workshops they have done for the festival in association with Dubspot below.

Mad Professor Video Interview + Workshop Recap – London’s Mad Professor, the dub icon who founded Ariwa Sounds, visited Dubspot NYC to present a live, streaming workshop covering his signature sound.

Adrian Sherwood Interview + Workshop Recap – Esteemed producer Adrian Sherwood, the founder of On-U Sound, came to Dubspot NYC to present a live, streaming workshop.

Dubspot ‘Dub & Bass Master Class’ w/ Pinch and Adrian Sherwood @ Dub Champions – In this video recap we bring you some highlights from last year’s Dub & Bass Master Class with Pinch and Adrian Sherwood at Cielo nightclub.

Subatomic Sound presents: Dub Champions Festival | Europe 2015

The third annual Dub Champions Festival Europe kicks off February 5th featuring more than 30 artists and free educational dub workshops.

FEB 5 | VIENNA OPENING PARTY @ FLUC WANNE

FEB 6 | LINZ @ STWST – Stadtwerkstatt Linz

FEB 7 | VIENNA @ WUK

FEB 12-14 | AMSTERDAM @ OT301

 

 

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Check the Dub Champions website and the Facebook page for details. You can attend any of these workshops for free by RSVP’ing by email to the festival. The festival will feature artists such as, dub originator Lee “Scratch” Perry performing with Subatomic Sound System and Dubblestandart, along with dubstep and bass music innovators Mala and RSD. – Emch


Open House in NYC: Sundays 11am | Guided Tour of LA

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Visit our New York and Los Angeles locations! Ask our Admissions Counselors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy. Watch live music production and DJ demos, and test drive our student workstations. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, stop by one of our Open Houses in NYC or schedule a tour in LA to find out more about the learning process at Dubspot. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: Ben Gold (Gold Rush / Armada / High Contrast) – Exclusive Mix and Interview

On this edition of Dubspot Radio Podcast, prolific London-based trance DJ/producer Ben Gold stops by Dubspot NYC for an exclusive interview and DJ mix showcasing some of his recent original productions and edits along with some recent favorites.

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About Ben Gold:

Ben Gold’s fierce, club-facing melodies are undeniable; gaining him support from industry heavyweights Armin Van Buuren,Gareth Emery and Markus Schulz, an army of fans, and continuing chart success: But that is just the beginning… 2015 is going to be the biggest and most explosive of his career.Whether he’s sharing a stage with the likes of Hardwell and W&W, or headlining his own shows globally, Ben has an innate ability to read and rock any crowd, and has set alight the stages of EDC, Creamfields and A State of Trance to name a few.Ben is equally impressive in the studio as he is behind the decks:Since breaking into the trance elite with ‘Fall With Me’, Ben has scored numerous Beatport #1′s, and with an upcoming anthem featuring dance music’s in demand vocalist Christina Novelli, his reign at the top of the charts is set to continue. Coupled with the launch of his own night, Ben Gold’s infectious energy both behind the decks and in the studio are coming for you. Are you ready for the #goldrush?

Catch Ben Gold on his Asia and Australia Tour later this month and keep up with him on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and his site.

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Open House in NYC: Sundays 11am | Guided Tour of LA

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Visit our New York and Los Angeles locations! Ask our Admissions Counselors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy. Watch live music production and DJ demos, and test drive our student workstations. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, stop by one of our Open Houses in NYC or schedule a tour in LA to find out more about the learning process at Dubspot. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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Dubspot Student Spotlight January 2015! Joey Zander, Kristin Lush, iMC, DJ SPINK, and Highlanderz

In the January 2015 edition of our Dubspot Student Spotlight, we highlight five excellent artists, DJs, and producers who have recently taken courses at Dubspot NYC, LA and Online. Get to know Joey Zander, Kristin Lush, iMC, DJ SPINK, and Highlanderz.

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Dubspot Student Spotlight January 2015

Joey Zander // Los Angeles, CA, US

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Joey Zander has been writing and performing music since his early years as a teenager. Now he’s a local DJ playing at various venues across town such as Exchange LA, which is currently ranked as the 3rd best nightclub in the United States by Magnetic Magazine. He has been known to keep his sets dark and intimate while his focus remains on keeping the dance floor moving. Although his career has just barely blossomed, there seems to be a bright future in store for Joey Zander.

Listen to a recent live DJ mix from Joey Zander below:

“Dubspot is the perfect learning environment for anyone who wants to be a successful DJ or producer. Besides all of the useful knowledge I attained through my courses, I have to say my favorite part about going to Dubspot was the strong friendships I built there. I now have a great network of instructors and classmates who continue to give me great advice on my career, and that is something I will never lose.” – Joey Zander

Kristin Lush // LA/NYC, US

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Kristin Lush, or Lush, as her friends refer to as has having charisma that is potent, and unceasingly yields party-goers to her luscious harmonies. Lush’s sentiment is creating melodies that endure beyond the ordinary. Her sound can be described as unrelenting; delivering vitality and vigor to her sets while deviating between dark, dirty, and sexy House and Techno music.

She first heard electronic music back in 1996 after running into some older partiers at Disney Land. She later joined them to take part in a party called Techno State in California. The scene has captivated her ever since that day. Lush then decided to begin her professional DJ career playing hardcore Techno in Los Angeles back in 1998, taking on the name DJ Cyanide. In 2002 Lush discovered House Music and developed an infatuation for the style, gradually advancing her sound into what it has become today. She has run street teams alongside some of the top promoters in the industry, including Insomniac and Go Ventures. She has performed at massive events such as Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles and also takes part in large warehouse parties in Los Angeles several times a year. Lush has created an international name for herself, having toured in Montreal and featured at the 30th Anniversary of house music tour in Miami.

Lush continuously flourishes throughout the underground house and rave scene. In 2012, after leaving her resident spot on one of LA’s original online radio shows, Future Bound Radio, Lush made her transition into the New York community. Frequently finding herself all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, she has organized and been a resident DJ at several weekly events that quickly became favorites among NYC house music lovers. She plays at world-renown venues, such as Sankeys NYC, Governors Island, and Cielo. Lush also frequently plays events in unannounced locations and after-hours that stays true to her underground persona.

Recently becoming involved in the production element, Lush has learned her production skills from some of the best in the industry, including Jesse Saunders and many other industry veterans at Dubspot. She has several original tracks in store, set to release in 2015. With such a solid background in the electronic music scene and with such fervor of the culture, Lush is sure to quickly rise to eminence.

Listen to some recent sounds from Kristin Lush below:

“I first tried learning how to produce back in 2000 and then again in 2002, both times signing up for music production classes that they had at the city college and both times not lasting very long. There was a big disconnect between what I was being taught and what I wanted to know. At this time house and techno was still very underground and this music and culture was no where represented in these classes. In the past 14 years that have passed I picked up some things from tutorial and friends but never enough to be independent in producing music. Dubspot has given me the place to learn that I have been looking for all these years, a place where I could finally get the solid foundation that I needed to grow independently as an artist. By just my second month at Dubspot I was finally making music on my own the way I wanted it to sound. Its been remarkable to be in a learning environment and with instructors that actually support and understand the underground culture and music that I grew up around.” - Kristin Lush

iMC // NYC (via India and Netherlands)

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Born in New Delhi, India and raised in the UK and Netherlands, iMC has developed a truly unique sound that fuses contemporary EDM style with a timeless international flare. His mixture of Bollywood samples and heavy 808 bass-driven sounds has garnered the attention of fans across the world from Asia and Europe, to all the way to his current home of New York City.

iMC is the former drummer for the Dutch rock outlet, “Rude Awakening.” He has extensive sound engineering experience, and his multi-instrumental electronic compositions have gained international attention. His musical background has helped mesh his eclectic, internationally-themed sonic landscapes into unique, yet familiar beats that have universal appeal. iMC landed a guest mix on BBC Asia Network August 1st, 2014 shortly after his internationally buzz landed song “Ramta Jogi” aired for 9 weeks straight on the same broadcast.

Listen/download iMC’s “Ramta Jogi” featuring Awon, Tiff The Gift, and Dephlow below:

“There is an incredible energy in air and people are so passionate and happy. Beyond the education, I’ve made some amazing relationships and worked with some incredibly talented musicians. Dubspot is one of the dopest places I’ve ever been and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves music.” - iMC

Highlanderz // Nova Scotia and Montreal, Canada

Francis Cormier Highlanderz

Highlanderz is an electro/progressive house production duo from Nova Scotia and Montreal Canada. The group was formed in January 2013 and consists of Somsay and Francis. They had first met in Montreal 10 years earlier, and reconnected through Somsay responding to some of Francis’s early demo’s he sent out through Facebook. Somsay and Francis started a record company, ‘High Land Records’ and had their first release, ‘Pushing’, come out on iTunes and Beatport in November of 2014. At the moment they are busy working on tracks for future releases, and building a fan base for the Highlanderz.

Listen to some recent sounds from Highlanderz below:

“I think those who are willing to put the time in will reach their production goals through Dubspot online. Dubspot has been tremendous at developing my, Francis’, productions skills. The instructors are world class, and their constructive feedback is invaluable. The programs at Dubspot do a great job at filtering the information for their students.” – Francis Cormier

DJ SPINK // NYC, NY, US

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Paul Garavellos, aka Paul G or DJ SPINK was born in NYC and bred in Toronto Canada. Paul has been collecting, producing, and playing music for the last 22 years. His early roots are embedded in Techno, Minimal, Garage, Deep and Soulful HOUSE. As a DJ, he took those genres to new heights. His latest musical projects have solidified his evolution in music, allowing him to showcase his talents on his terms with a new label in the works set to launch late 2014. Labeled a futurist by colleagues, Paul approaches new projects with creative vigor and innovation.

Listen to some recent sounds from DJ SPINK below:

“Dubspot gave me the tools i need to elevate my Mixing and Mastering in a very detailed way. My instructor Richie Beretta gave more than what i expected to get out of this course, a must for anyone taking there musical visions to the next level!” - DJ SPINK

 


Open House in NYC: Sundays 11am | Guided Tour of LA

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Visit our New York and Los Angeles locations! Ask our Admissions Counselors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy. Watch live music production and DJ demos, and test drive our student workstations. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, stop by one of our Open Houses in NYC or schedule a tour in LA to find out more about the learning process at Dubspot. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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