11 07, 2019

Future Musical Instruments – Say ‘Hi’ to Blinky A year ago, I had the pleasure of working with the great jazz pianist Rachel Z in my studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  I showed her my live set-up, which at the time looked like this, and complained that, as a bass player, I really didn’t like to perform electronic music while standing up behind [...]

10 06, 2019

Stonewall, Gay Liberation and the Rise of the DJ/Producer

This is an article I wrote for the DJLAB (Costa Rica) Blog.  For the Spanish version on the DJLAB blog, click here This month, June 28, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of the events at the Stonewall Inn in New York City that launched a movement that would change the world.  Today, when dance clubs [...]

30 01, 2019

First Brooklyn Digital Conservatory Video to 100K

Exactly two years ago, the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory and DJLAB released the first of a series of Spanish-language tutorials which were perhaps the first shot and produced in Central America.  We're happy to announce that the first has just passed 100,000 views and hopefully will continue to serve as a resource for producers in the [...]

18 01, 2018

How To Produce A Record In 5 Steps

  How To Produce A Record In 5 Steps: A lot of beginning artists and producers, including myself when I started out, have a burning desire to make a record but are unclear of the path between the musical ideas they have and the final finished song that can be shown to the world. Making [...]

29 09, 2017

The 5 Qualities of A Master Producer – Lessons from a Sushi Chef

This was originally published in 2013 in the Dubspot blog... Just over a year ago, I saw the film Jiro Dreams Of Sushi. It’s a documentary about Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. The movie is a beautiful piece, and is really a study of what it takes to [...]

2 08, 2017


Una de las partes más aburridas de la producción, pero una de las más importantes para terminar correctamente una cancion, es prepararla para la mezcla. Cuando las personas creen que la producción musical es un trabajo sexy y glamoroso, ciertamente no están pensando en el tiempo que se pasó preparando una pista para la mezcla. [...]

19 07, 2017

Los Instrumentos de la V Collection 5 de Arturia (En Español)

En Agosto 21 de este año, DJLAB y Brooklyn Digital Conservatory ofrecerán el Taller Certificado de Producción Musical con Ableton en DJLAB San José Costa Rica, el cual representa, así mismo, el inicio de una nueva colaboración con Arturia. Durante un año, todos los Estudiantes del Taller tendrán acceso libre a la V Collection 5, [...]