In his latest exploration of electronic music theory, Dubspot contributor Michael Emenau a.k.a. MNO investigates the concept of musical Modes. Learn more about music theory and the music you love from the inside out in our upcoming Music Foundations course in NY, LA, and ...
September 23rd, 2015
Industry heavyweights in their respective fields have recently been harnessing the power of the pen. President Barack Obama submitted a letter to the editor of the New York Times, for instance, and superstar DJ Laidback Luke published an op-ed in Billboardaddressing payola’s
August 20th, 2015
I have always been a huge fan of Garage music and believe that it has been critical in the development of the modern club sound. I came across this fantastic history of the genre on the Music Is My Sanctuary blog by Lexis & Dr. Love that I thought would be great to ...
July 27th, 2015
I don’t care that I supposedly understand how vinyl records work because I still totally think they’re the work of at least some low level sorcery. Trapping sound and music and voices? Come on! Anyways, my disbelief aside of analog technology aside, here’s a cool microscope ...
July 14th, 2015
In general, the Apple Music unveiling received a ho-hum reception from the music biz rank and file. But those who have had a chance to drill down on the guts of this intricate but elegant creation are more optimistic. Indeed, some feel that it could be an epic sea change in ...
June 22nd, 2015
Over the last week, we’ve seen Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Mat Zo begin highlighting what he feels like is one of the biggest issues in the electronic dance music scene right now: the use of ghost producers. With the help of a few other Twitter sleuths, the Fake ...
June 8th, 2015
I came across this helpful article from Phil Morse over at Digital DJ Tips on organizing your digital music. I hope you find it helpful. Here it is presented in its entirety: Today’s post is inspired by Digital DJ Tips member Jason Nappier, who writes: “I’d
May 18th, 2015
Shazam has been an integral part of the music discovery landscape over the last 15 years, with the smartphone revolution fueling the adoption of the service as the ubiquitous solution to the question “What is the song playing right now?” In the DJ world we’ve watched as the ...
May 11th, 2015
In the world of dance music, few have amassed as stellar a resume — or rocked as many clubs and festivals around the globe — as Dutch superstar and trance pioneer Armin van Buuren. The globetrotting producer and DJ has been crowned with the coveted number-one ranking by DJ ...
April 24th, 2015
“It’s just music that I’ve always loved and I wanted it to be out in the world.” The following article by Andrew Spada has been reposted from Dancing Astronaut: The hold music clicks off and a soft-spoken “Hello” rings through the receiver. On the other end of the line is ...
March 23rd, 2015