Lee J the DJ Oct'09
New Studio Purchase
I've had a busy month with moving house, but that lead to a new room for my studio, and so to a new pair of monitor speakers to be purchased. After some research, some friendly suggestions and some budget planning, I had a shortlist of the KRK Rokit 6s, the Mackie MR5s and the Alesis M1 mkIIs. I had used the Alesis before back in the UK, have always loved the sound of Mackies, and the Rokit series came very highly recommended. My local Guitar Centre had all 3 in stock and ready to demo, and off I went. Unfortunately, whilst I was preferring the sound of the Mackie MR5s, I didn't know if the 5" cone could recreate the necessary bass frequencies I worked with within electronic music....
And so, with my new toys installed, I got to work on some production work, completing several remix projects. I have a remix of Chemars' Funky Thang out on Deep East Records on November 25th, and also a remix of Rob Davy's Bout Dis due out next year. Stay tuned for samples and links.
I've just had another remix released on UK label Lost My Dog. Listen here:-
Danny Stott - Bunker (Lee Jarvis' Secret Kelvedon Hideout Remix) (320promo) by Lee Jarvis
OUT NOW! Buy at Beatport / Stompy / Traxsource / DJ Download / Juno Download / Primal
New York DJ and Production School
Finally, I went to New York this month and met with a leading DJ and Production school called Dubspot. Dubspot is an innovative electronic music production & DJ institute. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, DubSpot has become the premier music school for both experienced & aspiring artists alike. Most importantly, Dubspot is a growing community of musicians, visual artists, DJs, audio technology professionals, industry veteran producers, & enthusiasts of all genres who all have one thing in common - a passion for music.
Dubspot have an incredible selection of top class equipment, truly talented tutors and a work team with an amazing attitude - to the school, their students and music as a whole. I'll be reporting more on them in coming weeks as they are involved in some exciting projects and I see them as one of the best in their field in the US.
That's it for October, see you next month!