Dubspot is joining Boston’s Together Festival for the first time, hosting a wide range of events, from production and performance workshops, to panel discussions, to live performances, parties, and benefits.

Dubspot kicks off on Wednesday, April 20 at Good Life with Ramadanman and Zed Bias. Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 there will be a series of free Dubspot Hi-Fidelity Sessions at Boston’s Bristol Studios with Richard Devine, Goth Trad, Steve Nalepa and other Dubspot instructors, plus a special performance from Richard Devine on Friday night. On Saturday, April 23, from 12noon - 6pm, Dubspot will host a series of demo sessions at the Together Festival “Get Together” Trade Show & Expo. Wrapping things up properly on Sunday, April 24 will be the Dubspot-sponsored Road Warrior Tour featuring Mary Anne Hobbs, Lorn, Gonjasufi, Take, and Strangeloop at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club. See a full listing of Dubspot activities events at Together Festival 2011 below.

Thursday, April 21 – Friday, April 22
The Dubspot Hi-Fi Sessions at Together Festival, Boston 2011
Artist Workshops Featuring: Richard Devine, Goth Trad, XI, Matt Shadetek, Steve Nalepa, Duncan Laurie, Robotkid, DJ Endo, and some very special guests
1:00pm – 8:00pm @ Bristol Studios (169 Massachusetts Ave)
Free to the public

The Dubspot Hi-Fidelity Sessions represent what Dubspot aspires to bring the public: unique and exciting ways for uniting the electronic music scene and educating the people within it. At each stop, a select group of world-class DJs, producers, sound designers, and musicians join top-notch Dubspot instructors to present production and performance strategies in an intimate workshop environment.

Thursday, April 21:
1:00 – 2:00pm: Dubspot Online: Special Workshop TBA
2:30 – 3:30pm: Native Instruments: Maschine 1.6 w/ Aaron Bastinelli
4:00 – 5:00pm: Native Instruments: Traktor Pro 2 w/ DJ Endo
5:30 – 6:30pm: Ableton Presents B/Vision (Ableton User Group Boston)
7:00 – 8:00pm: Ableton Live Tips & Tricks w/ Professor Nalepa

Friday, April 22:
1:00 – 2:00pm: Ableton Live Tips w/ Dubspot Online’s Pat Cupo + Professor Nalepa
2:15 – 3:15pm: Logic Pro: Remixing Techniques & New Features w/ Matt Shadetek
3:30 – 4:30pm: Playing With Light and Sound: Music Games & Audio/Visualism with Robotkid
5:00 – 6:30pm: Richard Devine, Duncan Laurie, and Steve Nalepa – ‘Sounds of Unseen Worlds’
6:45 – 7:30pm: Ableton Live Workshop with Professor Nalepa & XI
7:45 – 8:30pm: Goth Trad (Deep Medi)


Friday, April 22
Dubspot & Bassic present Together Japan with Goth Trad, XI, Dev/Null, and Richard Devine
9:00pm - 2:00am @ Good Life (28 Kingston St.)
$7 before 11pm / $10 after

A unique producer with a unique style, Goth-Trad (of Rebel Familia) has emerged from the Japanese electronic scene in the last few years as one of the most arresting artists from his generation. Freely playing samplers, keyboards and even self-made instruments, ‘The Sound Originator’ Goth-Trad creates remarkable dance music with an abstract approach. Toronto’s XI has quickly become a rising star in the city’s electronic music scene. His eclectic taste and approach to bass-driven beats has landed him on the bill with Prodigy LIVE and Pendulum LIVE, as well as headlining slots across Canada & the USA. In terms of production, XI already has a number of releases under his belt on both the solo and collaborative tip including work with Dub War’s Juakali, fellow Canadian producer DZ and tracks under the Loetech moniker alongside friend and Toronto producer Bombaman, to name a few.


Wednesday, April 20
Dubspot presents Ramadanman and Zed Bias – Surefire Sound North American Tour
9:00pm - 2:00am @ Good Life (28 Kingston St.)

London producers Ramadanman (Hessle Audio) and Zed Bias (Tru Thoughts) bring their unique interpretations of UK broken beats to the Good Life bar, with Distal, DJG, Moldy, Salva, and XI supporting.

Dubspot presents Surefire Sound North American Tour Dates:
April 20 Boston, MA @ Good Life
April 21 San Juan, PR @ Red Shield
April 22 Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly
April 23 Miami, FL @ Eve
April 24 Austin, TX @ Barcelona
April 26 Portland, OR @ The Crown Room
April 27 Seattle, WA @ Baltic Room
April 28 Vancouver, BC @ FiveSixty
April 29 Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
April 30 San Francisco, CA @ Public Works
May 1 Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya


Saturday, April 23
Together Festival “Get Together” Trade Show & Expo
12:00pm - 6:00pm @ Pozen Center at MassArt (621 Huntington Ave.)
Free to the public

Come visit Dubspot at the Together Festival’s “Get Together” at Mass Art. Get a demo from our top instructors, learn about Dubspot Online and enter into our raffle for a chance to win a free Ableton Live Level 1 Online Course.


Sunday, April 24
Dubspot & Eleven Eleven Agency present Mary Anne’s Road Warrior Tour w/ Mary Anne Hobbs & Lorn
7:00pm – 2:00am @ Paradise Rock Club (967 Commonwealth Ave.)
$18 Advance

Sponsored by Dubspot, Mary Anne’s Road Warrior Tour features a mixed series of solo performances and curated showcases with Gonjasufi, Lorn, Take, Strangeloop, and other special guests.

Mary Anne Hobbs Road Warrior Tour Dates presented by Dubspot:
April 20 Los Angeles, CA @ Airliner
April 21 New Orleans, LA @ Hookah
April 22 Miami, FL @ Vagabond
April 24 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rocky Club | Together Festival 2011
April 25 New York, NY @ Cielo
April 26 Philadelphia, CA @ Silk City
April 27 Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
April 29 Montreal, QB @ Club Lambi

Check out Mary Anne Hobbs URB.com Tour Diary here...