Dubspot presents the next exciting artist in its workshop series - experimental music producer and laptop musician Ernest Gonzales, better known as Mexicans With Guns. On Friday, June 10th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT, the Ableton Live workshop at Dubspot NYC will focus on his production process, developing musical concepts and ideas, and how he put together his debut album Ceremony, live performance and stage presence. Ernest will also collaborate with Dubspot students, listen to their original productions and give feedback.
The workshop is free to attend but physical space is limited. RSVP here: Facebook event. For those of you that can't attend in person, tune in at the Dubspot blog here at 5:30pm EDT to Ustream the workshop live.
Mexicans with Guns recently unleashed his brilliant debut album Ceremony on Innovative Leisure / Friends of Friends (FoF) with guest appearances from Jahcoozi front-woman, singer-songwriter Sasha Perera, time-travelling multi-instrumentalist-producer and vocalist Chico Mann, and veteran Southern rapper Bun B, mid-west gangsta rapper FrEddie Gibbs, west coast battle rapper Nocando, among others!
Those familiar with the masked man's previous efforts won't be surprised by his gritty, sleep-with-one-eye-open basslines and atmospheric swelter, but they may find themselves entranced as they diffuse over the space of 14 original tracks. Gonzales crafted the distinct sound of Mexicans With Guns as an outlet for exploring traditional Hispanic folk music as an electronic artist in the present; on his debut album Ceremony he effortlessly transposes the spiritual tradition of the past onto the rattling dance halls of the present.
Check out this live set recorded for Bonafide Magazine last month! Don't miss Mexicans With Guns summer tour dates!
June 9 Miami, FL @ Vagabond
June 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly
June 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 12 New York City @ Tammany Hall
June 13 Philadelphia @ Mad Decent Mondays
June 16 Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress
June 17 Tempe, AZ @ Bar Smith
June 18 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
June 24 Chicago, IL @ Dark Room
June 25 Austin, TX @ The Volstead
July 1 Missoula, MT @ Lolo Hot Springs
July 2 New Orleans, LA @ Yuki
July 16 St Louis, MO @ The Red 7
July 22 San Francisco, CA @ TBD w/Salva
July 23 Sacramento, CA @ TBD
July 30 Springfield, MO @ Remingtons
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