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Listen to Point Blank on Pioneer DJ Radio: Guest Mix from Pre Silent

One of the many reasons to learn the craft of DJing at Point Blank is that you get the chance to have your mixes played exclusively on Pioneer DJ Radio alongside the likes of top artists like Slam, Sante and Eats Everything. We get a real kick out of showcasing our students’ talent and seeing it reach an audience of thousands each week. What’s more, because PDJR also features shows from some of the biggest and best labels out there including Cadenza, Get Physical and Defected, you never know who might be listening.

Point Blank on Pioneer DJ Radio – 068 Pre-Silent

Pre Silent is a live performer, sound designer and producer based in London via Gaeta and Milan in Italy. He cut his teeth playing house parties and clubs in Milan while studying sound engineering and mastering tracks for other producers and bands. He later moved to London to be closer to his favoured clubbing scene, and of course, to join the ranks here at Point Blank Music School. He studied the Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma among other courses, and has continued to build on his love of synths and develop his uniquely inquisitive live show. The set ebbs and flows, riding a playful sense of groove throughout before unleashing a thunderous closing section of pure nosebleed Techno.

weekend-djPoint Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is sponsored by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller

Feeling inspired?. Find out more about our DJ courses, or our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, which includes modules covering live performance. If you want to see the state-of-the-art facilities yourself, please book a tour by contacting a course advisor or give us a call on 0044207 729 4884. And remember, If you’re studying with us and want your DJ mix played on Point Blank’s slot on Pioneer DJ Radio, get in touch with Louis at Point Blank.

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PB Recommends #45: Finn, Giant Swan And More

Point Blank Recommends is your handy digest of our essential new music recommendations, whether it’s box-fresh material or tracks that may have slipped under the radar. If you’re seeking fresh inspiration from unusual places, PBR#45 has got you covered. As always, this one covers a broad spectrum of music, so open your mind, your ears and a fresh tab on your browser and get refreshing those listening habits with our handy Soundcloud playlist.

As the nights begin to close in, leaves fade to brown and inevitably cover the ground in a wet, brown mulch, its tempting to let your musical tastes fixate on darker hues. Saying that, sometimes you just need to surround yourself in sonic sunshine and drag your mind back to the summer. For the 45th edition of PB Reccommends, we’ve got both tendancies covered. Releases from Jasss, Sun Yufka and Giant Swan (on the outstanding Timedance imprint) pander to the darkness, while Nilüfer Yanya, Miles From Kinshasa and Finn exist on the sunny side (the latter has the office divided but we’ll let you make up your own mind).

For more music including the recent live set and masterclass we were blessed with from Octave One, head to the Point Blank Music YouTube channel, where you can also check out what’s going down on our label. As always we hope this inspires you to want to make your own music. If that’s the case why not take a look at our Online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. Or if playlisting is your thing, why not have a look at our Radio Courses? As it happens we’re currently offering £1000 off our Radio Broadcasting Diploma until 31st October!

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Watch Octave One Give A Masterclass In Live Performance

Here at Point Blank, we’re always looking for ways we can link up with special artists and industry professionals to show you how the very best operate. We’ve recently sat down with the likes of Fred P and MJ Cole who gave the kind of insight that only their vast experience can glean. In keeping with that theme, our latest masterclass is with Octave One, who demonstrate the kind of slick intuition with a live set up that a quarter of a century in the game will bring. Take a look a below at their incredible live performance at our London studios and listen out as they talk us through their set-up, “The Mothership”.

Lenny and Lawrence Burden recently dropped into our London Studio and treated us to a live performance of their gorgeously soulful techno. The video gives the perfect vantage point to watch what the brothers get up to behind the controls of their incredible array of hardware. They also give us the inside scoop on what their live set is about, telling us why they eschew computers, what the art of performing is to them and how to make the most out of the interaction between person and machine. The pair get technical about their gear and we learn why they call their Akai MPC 1000 “The Brain”, as well as how their set up is designed to allow as much lossless experimentation on the fly as possible. Finally, the veteran duo share their thoughts on the possibilities available today vs when they started out, and why the most important thing to learn is how to fail.

Octave One have been a part of the techno landscape since 1990 when they first started releasing on Derrick May’s legendary Transmat label in Detroit, and soon after their own 430 West imprint. Initially, they were focused almost completely on recording, with Lawrence taking care of the DJing and travelling, but when a tour demanded they play live, Lenny devised the show in just two weeks. When on-stage he found he was struggling to get around all of their gear, Lawrence stepped in to help with the mixing and effects so Lenny could focus on sound-creation: an arrangement that still exists to this day. In the years since, Octave One have become synonymous with live, analogue techno. Their set has evolved with technology but they still play with hardware only and every set is defined by feel and the injection of the human element to sequenced music – an approach that has seen them play every big stage in techno, and forge longstanding links with institutions like Tresor and Berghain. In 2008, after the release of ‘Summers On Jupiter’, they stopped releasing, saying they had nothing left to say through music. A smattering of old tracks and one-offs would follow, before their touring schedule inspired their real return with ‘Burn It Down’ in 2015. Between the record’s riotous reception and their seminal Boiler Room performance from Moscow, the band’s legendary live set has never been so in-demand.

Want to up learn how to built sets like these? On our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree you can learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business, and in our Electronic Music Performance you’ll be taught how to tailor your set-up and play live like the best of them. The module is developed by Saytek, a hardware aficionado and celebrated live artist in his own right. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660. Check our contact page for more options.

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Top 3 Ableton Tutorials of 2016 – Techno & House Style Guides + Multiwarping

Our top 3 Ableton Live tutorials of the year are packed full of solid tips and techniques on how to harness the power of this remarkable DAW. We’ve also taken a good look at how two of dance music’s most important genres came into existence. Make sure you don’t miss any of our future Ableton tutorials by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Style Guide: House

In the first part of our new Style Guide series James Wiltshire (Freemasons, F9 Audio, Beyoncé) invited us into his Brighton studio to look at how House music was born. With a clear love for a genre now experiencing its second coming, Wiltshire showed us how to reconstruct some classic original House beats using Ableton Live.

Style Guide: Techno 1 & 2

In at number two is another Style Guide from James Wiltshire who this time delved into the ‘man meets machine’ origins of techno. Wiltshire then showed us how to create unique and original sounds in Ableton using everyday studio kit and some smart sound design techniques. Learn more about how to make Techno on one of our Online Master Diploma courses.

Ableton Live Tutorial: Multiwarping

Most of us know about warping but did you know that you can warp more than one stem at a time? In this tutorial Ableton expert Freddy Frogs showed us how. Watch it and you will learn how to tighten up your tracks and speed up your workflow significantly. Frogs also revealed the best mode in which to warp vocals.

Keep that new year’s resolution to develop your musical know-how and enrol on one of our online courses. Our Online Music Production Master Diploma can be taken from anywhere in the world. Creative, practical and accredited, the Master Diploma’s syllabus covers all aspects of electronic music creation. Indeed, it’s one of the most comprehensive courses that you can find on the internet. For more information, contact a course advisor or, if you’re in the USA, give us a call on 323 282 7660. If you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884.

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Style Guide: Techno Part 2 – Building a Techno Track in Ableton Live

Our Style Guide videos have proven to be one of our most popular series ever! Hosted by James Wiltshire, we explore the stories, the gear and the techniques that go into electronic music’s most popular genres. We started off with one of the founding pillars of dance music: house, and now it’s the turn of techno. Part one say James explain how techno found its feet in Detroit as well as embarking on a sound design exercise.

In part two, James puts those ideas into practice, building up a techno track in Ableton Live as well as recording some bespoke samples in some urban Brighton locations. You can watch it above and as always, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tutorials and live events.

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Ableton Live

Understanding the sounds, sonics and stories behind genres can be hugely inspirational in finding your own sound and developing your own style. Of course, it’s just a small part of the music making process and our online Music Production Master Diploma covers everything you need to know. Taken from anywhere in the world for up to 64 weeks, you’ll learn directly from our expert instructors, with one-on-one feedback on your projects and tracks. If you want to learn more about the modules involved and how you can book your place, visit our course page here.

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Style Guide: Techno Part 1 – History & Sound Design

Techno is more than a genre – it’s an institution. Combining the avant-garde electronica coming out of Europe with the underground radio station’s electric funk and post-disco influence, Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson began to create what is now known as early Detroit Techno.

Now, Techno’s countless sub genres and variants can all be traced back to the Belleville Three and in our latest Style Guide, James Wiltshire (Freemasons, Beyoncé) breaks down the history, the impact and the sound of one of electronic music’s most defining genres. You can watch part one above, and make sure you subscribe to our channel for more tutorials and live events.

MTMzMDU3NDAyMDUxMjgyOTU0Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins and Derrick May – The Belleville Three – are known as the
godfathers of techno 

Learning to craft your own tones and sounds is just a very small part of what you can learn on our online Music Production Master Diploma. Taken for up to 64 weeks and from anywhere in the world, it’s one of our most comprehensive courses and covers everything from music business, composition, sound design, mixing and mastering. You can even take the course part time and make it work around your schedule. Find out more about the Music Production Master Diploma here.

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: Space Toast

This episode of Dubspot Radio bridges the divide between the warmth of house music and the structural precision of techno to bring a driving tech-house selection mixed up by Dubspot alumni, Space Toast.

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“Dubspot is the sole reason I’m at where I am. Coming from more of a tech background than an instrumental one, I knew I could figure out Ableton Live but as every producer knows it can be very daunting when you first open the DAW. Dubspot gave me that push I needed to get my production career started. Being involved in the music scene for 10+ years prior I couldn’t wait to finally get my own productions going. I started with the Ableton Live Masterclass and learned the in’s and out’s of everything Live had to offer. All of my teachers were absolutely amazing, and I really learned everything I needed to give me that jump start. During my Ableton Live class, I also took a DJ class on the side just to brush up on my techniques and really to enjoy learning with like minded people. After I finished up my six-month music production class I was hungry to learn more and decided to take the Sound Design Program. In only the year and a half I have been producing, I have accomplished more than what some producers do in 10+ years. None of this could have been done without Dubspot, and I appreciate everything they did for myself and my music career.” – Mike Mattia

Tracklist

1. Pearce – In The Club (Original Mix)
2. Paul C, Paolo Martini – Rotation (Riva Starr Raw Edit)
3. DoRush – Power (Original Mix)
4. Latmun – Steez (Original Mix)
5. Mr. Jefferson – Shuffle Anthem (Original Mix)
6. Michael Bibi – Be Mine (Original Mix)
7. Sidney Charles – Galactic Underground (Original Mix)
8. Space Toast – Do It Right (Original Mix)
9. Max Chapman – Body Jack (Original Mix)
10. Paul C, Paolo Martini – Gran Guardia (Original Mix)
11. Space Toast – Body (Original Mix)
12. 86Deep – Hot Night (Original Mix)
13. Art Of Tones – The Rainbow Song (Original Mix)

 


About Space Toast

Mike Mattia started off growing his passion of djing and producing at Dubspot in March of 2015 and Space Toast was born. Mike has always been an active member of the dance music community, but with no formal music training, was grateful to find Dubspot and take his first classes in Ableton Live, DJing, and Sound Design. House music and techno are his genres of choice, and he’s invested in expanding his knowledge base by continually creating and collecting music, but also traveling around the world to various music festivals to spark his creative inspiration. Now he’s taking that inspiration to the studio, working hard to cultivate his unique sound full of groovy tech house beats. Since his career began only a short year and a bit ago, he’s played at renowned venues such as Space Miami, Output, Slake, Le Poisson Rouge, The Black Rose, Terra Firma, as well as many rooftops and after hours spots. His original tracks have been picked up by well-known music collectives such as Bodhi and OKNF. His latest unreleased track is in the works with a notable record label. All in all, things are on a constant upward climb with Space Toast and his musical journey.

Connect with Space Toast on Facebook | Instagram | SoundCloud

 


DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

About This Program

At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.

Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!

What’s Included

  • 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

Additional Information

Visit the DJ course page for detailed information on this program here.

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

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: Nihal Ramchandani (Innigkeit Mix) + Interview

Nihal Ramchandani (Hotflush, Halcyon) brings his impeccable taste to the Dubspot Podcast series with “Innigkeit,” a heady mix of ambiance and experimental sounds that he holds close to the heart.

Nihal Ramchandani

Nihal Ramchandani is one of those people who just seems to get it… someone with the right attitude and impeccable taste in music who everyone seems to love. He’s not one to promote himself but simultaneously he’s one of those DJs who gets credit constantly as a result of his unique style (and a sick collection of tunes.) Nihal made his way onto the scene as part of the Hotflush team and simultaneously worked for Halcyon records, sharing his love for vinyl with other record junkies. Over the past several years, he’s refined his sound and has become quite popular amongst the industry’s tastemakers with his live DJ sets and numerous mixes online. His podcasts for Table Tennis and Hotflush have yielded interesting combinations of deep mood, hints of techno, a dash of dub, and a critical ear for electronic music without regard to genre. We are very excited to bring Nihal into the Dubspot family with this podcast, a special blend of sounds that he holds close to the heart. Nihal explains the mix in his own words:

“The title of this mix is “Innigkeit,” a German word I came across in my studies. Its meaning harkens back to the Romantic composers of the early nineteenth century who started feeling secure in their expression. Social forces from the church and aristocracy became weaker, so composers felt less pressured to impress an audience. Essentially, they started making music for its own sake, looking inward, and reaching toward the ineffable. All of the records I’ve selected for this mix take me personally to that place beyond (you know the one), so the name “Innigkeit” seemed appropriate. Some of the transitions may sound a little awkward; only two of them are beat-matched, but hopefully you enjoy the music. Throw it on your headphones. Many thanks to Sougwen for creating the beautiful artwork.” – Nihal Ramchandani

 

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Nihal Ramchandani Interview

Nihal Ramchandani

I see your name on flyers all the time for events in NYC. What parties/clubs have you played?

I feel fortunate to have played at some amazing parties. There are a few that stand out in particular: the first edition of Dave Q’s party named Twisup; the first edition of a dubstep party named Reconstrvct; Juan Gaviria’s Den of Thieves; Opening for SBTRKT at Electric Zoo; Tagging with Nooka Jones at Percussion Lab.

What styles of music do you usually play?

It depends on the context. Some crowds are open to weirder, more psychedelic music. Other crowds just want to freak to some booty bass. Playing in different contexts always excites me. The challenge of figuring out what the crowd likes and then leading them into territory they usually don’t explore never gets old. My record collection extends well beyond what I play out in clubs. There is a wealth of fresh sounds developing in the different scenes around New York and beyond. I don’t see the point in genre discrimination. I go to and play at very different parties. A footwork tune made in 30 minutes with pirated software can work just as well as a finely-crafted heady techno record made with tons of analog equipment. Again, it just depends on the context.

What’s your DJ aesthetic?

Well like I said, the context doesn’t always allow certain styles of music to be played. In an ideal situation, though, meaning the crowd is open-minded and willing to dance interesting sounds and really listen to the DJ, I would just play my favorite tripped-out records. Music with psychedelic qualities really messes with your mind when everything is correct at the venue. I once saw Donato Dozzy and Nuel play an 8-hour back-to-back set at The Bunker. The sound system was fantastic, and the room was spare and dark. There wasn’t a single moment when I felt like leaving. Their aesthetic has had a massive influence on me. The transitions were smooth and simple – subtle work with the faders and EQs. Through careful, sensitive selection, they slowly and gently ease the crowd into a trance. At the risk of sounding cliché, It really was all about the musical journey, the trip. That set was probably the most inspiring night of music I’ve experienced. Way out in deep space is the place. Trippy music for losing yourself, a quality not specific to any one genre or mood. It can be dark and pounding, or deliver something groovy and floaty. “Innigkeit” goes through many different moods, but all of the music retains these psychedelic qualities (to me at least). Variety is important. I try to connect the dots among different styles into something sonically coherent.

How did you get involved with Hotflush and what do you do with them?

I had heard a few opening sets from Alex Incyde at Dub War that I really liked; he was a resident when the party was still around. We met at The Bunker one night and started chatting. He mentioned that Hotflush needed an intern. We have similar interests in music, so it just made sense. He lives in Maui now, but spending time with him while he lived in New York was always something I looked forward to. It’s made me happy to see how he has progressed with production as well. He introduced me to a lot of new stuff – music and beyond. I used to do different tasks for the label here and there: things related to licensing, fighting piracy, social networking, promoting new releases, etc. – basically whatever Alex asked me to do. He and Paul handle much of the work now. I did a podcast for Hotflush, which was a cool opportunity. Now I just rep them and don’t do as much.

How did you get involved with Halcyon and what did you do with them?

In my previous visits to New York, I had stopped at Halcyon to go record shopping. I met the owner Shawn at a DJ night and asked if they needed any help around the shop. I started interning there for a while and eventually became an employee helping out customers or doing data entry and the like.

How old were you when you started DJing?

My older brother got me into electronic music. I got my decks when I was 13 and played my first gig in Houston at 15. The local techno crew there let me open one of their warehouse parties.

How did you learn about so much music at a young age?

Ah well, I don’t think I know that much about music compared to some other young people I’ve met with some insane encyclopedic knowledge. I really struggle to keep up with new releases haha, but then again most people do now. I guess one thing I learned from early on is to be open to all music. Even if you think some particular musical sub-culture is stupid, try and make an effort to understand why others enjoy it. Learning about the qualities of a specific style may help you foster an appreciation for it. Like with anything I suppose.

Why did you decide to release this mix without a tracklist and if we freak out about a track on the mix will you tell us what it is?

I want people to listen to it without knowing what’s coming. After they listen to it, I have no problem identifying a record for them.

Who is inspiring you in the realms of electronic music these days?

Too many to mention! Surgeon, Peverelist, Donato Dozzy, Raz Mesinai, Adrian Sherwood… the list goes on. There is too much incredible music out there.

You mention juke music in one of your responses. Are you into the juke/footwork scene that is happening?

Yeah. I used to be dismissive of it because of how rudimentary many of the tracks sound, but if the criteria we use for judging art only focuses on the craft, then we would all be listening to Rachmaninoff or something, you know? The WALACAM videos on youtube are awesome. The music makes total sense in that context. What interests me in particular is that the stylistic qualities of footwork music are dictated to some extent by the dancers themselves. The main reason why it’s at 160 bpm is because people just got really good at dancing and needed faster music. Inventive use of polyrhythm also creates some really bizarre grooves that work so well with that style of dancing.

Do you make music? If so, what platform do you work with?

Yes, though I haven’t made anything I’m happy with yet. Three main tools: Ableton, Maschine, and my guitar.

 


DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

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About This Program

At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.

Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!

What’s Included

  • 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

Additional Information

Visit the DJ course page for detailed information on this program here.

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

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: NuCasa

This episode of Dubspot Radio brings a dark progressive vibe propelled by an ambitious tech-house selection mixed live by Dubspot alumni NuCasa.

 NuCasa

 

 

“Coming to Dubspot was a very tough decision for me. I just finished five years of university and suddenly decided to throw it all away, take all my life savings and come to New York to make music. Now, after finishing my Ableton Live production course, I can easily say that it was the best investment of my life. Dubspot showed me that if I work hard, I can achieve anything I want and that making my dream a reality only depends on me.” – NuCasa

Tracklist

1. Mijo ft. Mekanikos – Ahi Viene
2. Kris Davis – Petroleum (Original Mix)
3. D-Nox, Beckers – Serenade (Doctor Dru Remix)
4. Maceo Plex – Solar Detroit (Original Mix)
5. Locked Groove – Enigma
6. Joseph Zohlo – Pook (Original Mix)
7. Tyra, Nandu – Love You Till The End (Kris Davis Remix)
8. DJ Yellow, Flowers & Sea Creatures – No One Gets Left Behind (Konstantin Sibold Remix)
9. Fur Coat – Katarsis (Original Mix)
10. Miss Melera – Mint (Original Mix)
11. Adriatique – Rollox (Original Mix)
12. Paji – Venom (Original Mix)
13. Matador – Kenekt (Original Mix)
14. Justin Jay, Kill Frenzy – Momentum (Original Mix)
15. Plastikman – Exposed (Dubfire Mix)
16. KiNK – Cloud Generator (Original Mix)
17. Gabriel Moraes – Die Holle (Original Mix)

 


About NuCasa

Michal, also known as NuCasa is a Dj and Producer coming from Warsaw, Poland. He has been interested in music since he remembers, listening to it anywhere he could get his ears on it. Growing up with Hip Hop, Funk, and Rock music has influenced his sets and musical creations. He believes that focusing on only one genre of music is very closed minded, as he tries to get inspiration and draw elements from many different ones.

His journey with DJing began three years ago in Warsaw, playing small parties of his friends and some private events to the main Warsaw club scene. He also played in clubs around Pigalle, Bastille, and the 1st arrondissement after moving to Paris to continue his education. As he describes it, the milestone in his musical journey happened after Paris, when he moved to Valencia for seven months. He met a group of people called ‘The Basement’ (an electronic music organization from Valencia), who showed him the culture, power, and the magic of electronic music, which he totally fell in love with.

Now he smoothly operates between Deep House, Tech-House, and Dark Progressive, treating the stage as his house where he invites you all to a beautiful journey.

Recently living in New York and soon moving to Berlin, he mainly focuses on production, with his first track ‘The Definition’ already out with many more coming soon.

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DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

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About This Program

At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.

Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!

What’s Included

  • 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

Additional Information

Visit the DJ course page for detailed information on this program here.

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

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Dubspot Radio Podcast: Alan Nieves

This episode of Dubspot Radio Podcast welcomes NYC tech-house DJ/Producer and Dubspot Instructor Alan Nieves with a deep and driving mix selection of underground vibes that combines the best qualities of house and techno.

Alan Nieves

 

Dubspot Radio Podcast

 

Tracklist

1. Saul Antolin – Cosas Paranormales (Alan Nieves Remix) [Kowloon Recordings]
2. Miguel Lobo – Vamos Willy [8bit]
3. Riva Starr – Dippin’ Side [Hot Creations]
4. Alan Nieves – With You [Witty Tunes]
5. Joeski – Babylon (Mihalis Safras Remix) [Maya Records]
6. Harry Romero – La Brava [Material]
7. Alan Nieves – 88 [Datagroove]
8. Dennis Cruz – New Life [Snatch!]
9. Miguel Bastida – Unlockers [Deeperfect]
10. Alan Nieves – Get Back [Elrow Music]

 


Submission EP Out Now on Datagroove

 

 


About Alan Nieves

Working in a genre that’s all about evolution, NYC tech-house DJ/producer Alan Nieves has been doing his share to keep his sound deep, funky and taut. Combining house grooves with a techno drive, his sound is the result of a powerful synergy glued together with meticulous percussive elements. Over the span of top releases for Miguel Bastida’s Be One Records and Barcelona’s world-famous Elrow Music, he’s used new technological twists to ensure his music offers maximum dance floor enjoyment.

His tracks are charted and played in festivals and clubs all over the world regularly by the biggest DJs in the US, UK, South America, Europe, Asia, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, and Australia. His music has been supported by artists such as Paco Osuna, Cristian Varela, Roger Sanchez, Joe T Vannelli, Fran Arés, Siminia Grigoriu, Sergio Fernandez, Dennis Cruz, Darkrow, Franz Costa, Kenny Ground, Luca Lento, Dani Masi, Outway, Tini Garcia, De La Swing, Hollen, and many more.

His live sets feature cutting edge elements from shades of tech-house to house to techno and a combination of booming bass lines and modern organic grooves with an electronic pulse of refreshingly forward energy. As a mainstay of the underground music scene, he delivers his distinctive sound to many delighted partygoers on a consistent basis, rocking dance floors with infectious beats from coast to coast.

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DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

Click here to view the embedded video.

About This Program

At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.

Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!

What’s Included

  • 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

Additional Information

Visit the DJ course page for detailed information on this program here.

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

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