XYAN / Trace Meadors
Ableton, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Recording
Trace Meadors, also known by his stage name XYAN, has been in the music industry for a decade. His journey began with audio experimentation, which eventually led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Production.
During his college years, Trace launched the Xyan project, where he began producing and releasing rocky electronic music across various genres. He has shared the stage with notable artists such as Said The Sky, Dabin, Slander, Crystal Skies, Mitis, ARMNHMR, and more.
WHOiSEE / Brett Hopkin
Ableton, Serato, Rekordbox, CDJ’s, Music Theory
WHOiSEE is an electronic music producer from Austin, TX, with over 10 years of music industry experience. Brett Hopkin, originally from San Antonio, started playing saxophone and guitar at a young age, and by the time he entered college, he was already set on pursuing music. He discovered Skrillex in 2012, which sparked his interest in dance music which ultimately led him switching from a music major to the Sound Recording program at Texas State University. Brett is now starting fresh and using his accumulated knowledge and experience to build something new as WHOiSEE.
Serato, Traktor, CDJs, Controllers
Originating from Houston, DJ Grip is well known in the Texas and Southern region of the US . He is well known for his mixtapes and club/concert performances.
DJ Grip has over 15 years in experience specializing in Rap/Hip Hop. He has performed at clubs & festivals including SXSW, Free Fest, Mala Luna, & JMBLYA throughout the duration of his career. DJ Grip has been a staple in the Austin DJ scene for years, and a great mentor/instructor to work with!
Mr. Kristopher / Kris Gray
Ableton, FL Studio, Guitar, Sample Packs
From punk to hip-hop, and now electronic music, Kris has over 10 years in the music industry. Performing alongside Machine Gun Kelly and Tech N9ne for multi-city tours, to headlining internationally as a solo performer with all original dark heavy bass music.
Kris has a featured sample pack on Splice that has been used on Mau5trap, Subsidia and shared by Timbaland. He has also produced custom music for Dell, Alienware, & Thrillist, as well as been featured on Complex.
MALWARE / Matt Smith
Ableton, Bass Sound Design, Project Branding
Malware aka Matt Smith is a bass music producer from Dallas, TX with 6 years experience in the music industry. Performing with major artist like Excision, Space Laces, Sullivan King, PhaseOne, and more.
His focus is all forms of dubstep and bass music alike, malware specializes in mixing a glitch heavy style while incorporating grounded and heavy sound design.
Orreon / DJ O.G. Sprocket
Serato, CDJs, Controllers
Is an original Austin native whom has been DJing full time for about 8 years. He’s always had a knack for entertaining the masses with music. He eventually picked up DJing and never looked back.
He plays in multiple entertainment districts across Austin including: Rainey Street, South Lamar, West 6th, East 6th, as well as Historic 6th. Some of his DJ influences are Buck Rodgers, DJ Blitz, Skratch Bastid, Chris Villa, Rapid Ric, & Q-Holic.
false_prophet / Darryl Russell
Specialization: Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Recording, Mixing/Mastering, Guitar
Over 4 years experience in Live sound engineering in the red river district of Austin, TX. Assistant studio engineer at 5th Street Studios (2012-2014), studied Audio Engineering & Music Production @ The Recording Connection (graduated 2014)
Main focus: Recording/ Mixing. Guitar & Vocal production. Multi genre production.
JIGGA / Shawn Anderson
Specialization: Rekordbox, CDJs
Hailing from AUSTIN, TX by way of baltimore, MD; Jigga has solidified his place in the texas circuit with high energy live performances and classic dubstep production reminiscent of acts such as caspa, cookie monsta, gentlemen’s club, and FUNTCASE.
With plenty of tunes and club plays on the way, Jigga is prepped for a breakout year.
REUE / Ethan Berdofe
Specialization: Ableton, Rekordbox, CDJs
Ethan Reue Berdofe also know by his stage name Reue, is known for his underground electronic sound. He has worked in many fields,
including composition, audio engineering, video game sound design, and
has played various festivals, such as Lights All Night,
Ubbie Dubbie, and Illfest.
He's also had six songs featured on
Mau5trap's podcast "For Lack of a Better Radio" and released an EP
titled "Acid Patch Kids" which reached #7 on Beatport's techno charts.
In addition to his solo work, and his artist collective Oats & Honey.
Owner and CEO
Xyan / Trace Meadors
WHOiSEE / Brett Hopkin
MALWARE / Matt Smith
Head of Creative Development
To provide instructors & students an environment dedicated to the promotion of the electronic arts and to inspire pursuit of a musical dream..
Welcome to the premier music production and DJ’ing school of Austin, TX. Located slightly east of Downtown, Dub Academy offers a variety of services that cater to your DJ’ing and producing needs.