#LoopBerlin on the Web

We had serious #FOMO this weekend as Loop Berlin, fast becoming the most cutting-edge music festival in the entire world, took place at the Funkhaus Berlin. Without our superstar intern Katharine to write about it, we’ve selected some of our favorite posts from the weekend.

Honored guest and new music pioneer Goldie had some interesting quips about the democratization of electronic music:

Ethan Hein, music educator at NYU’s @musedlab pointed out how useful computer music is in education:

With the recent Ableton purchase of Max for Live developers Cycling74, of course they made an appearance:

And BOTH original Together Boston (#tgthr1) guests, Machine Drum and DJ/Rupture (h/t @BeatReasearch), had interesting talks on the power of process:

While JLin was the first to admit trusting yourself is the first step:

Then, of course, came the real stars of the show, the astonishing now of Loop’s incredible installations and performances:

🕸#loopberlin #loopberlin2017 #abletonlive

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#loopberlin #loopberlin2017 #amazing #loopcolors in #berlin #musicmakers #meeting

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Found the dancefloor. #loopberlin

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3Destruction #antivj #installation #ableton #loopberlin

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Another (purely electronic) Jam Session @ #LoopBerlin

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It seems the closing performance of Nosaj Thing stole the show in the end, perfectly capturing one of the catchphrases born at #LoopBerlin:

The Screen is Your Stage

I have seen no such thing like this before. @nosajthing #loopberlin

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BONUS GRAM! We caught former Together New Business Developer and long-time friend of all of ours, Coleman (@onelikecodiac), on the job:

Artist relations, late stage. #loopberlin

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Want to learn more? You’re in luck. This Friday we have a free seminar with an Ableton super-user! RSVP:

Video Games Are Influencing A Generation of Music Innovators

A lot of my drums are just people picking up new ammo and weapons in games. — Burial

Mixmag goes underground with our friends Ikonika, Tokimonsta, and–well, maybe someday–Burial in a grand expose on video game music’s influence on the latest sounds.

Rustie is another artist who flipped perceptions of dance music on their head and ushered in a new generation of producers with his 2011 record ‘Glass Swords’ arriving stylistically similar to, and packed full of hyperactive noises from games such as Zelda.

Of course, Mmmmaven’s five-year mission is to support the unification of music and technology, and articles like this make every sense in the world.

Just take this quote from Make It New alum Ikonika: “My life feels more like a game than a movie. Music is the biggest game I’m playing.”

Much, much, MUCH more at Mixmag.

Make It New with Antal [3/16]

Antal isn’t just a DJ’s DJ. He’s a guru’s guru.

Or, if you will: A maven’s maven.

At the beating heart of the Rush Hour empire, a Dutch institution that includes a distribution network and a record label but, first and most importantly, as a record store.

Rush Hour Records was founded with an incontrovertible love of new music, of all genres, and of all types. And now, after booking artist after artist that was inspired by, or signed to, or distributed by, the Rush Hour network we finally get to celebrate with its co-founder and leader. (See his recent feature at Resident Advisor, called “The Art of the DJ“)

We’ve said this before but this time we mean it: Expect the unexpected.

One look at his SoundCloud will show you why: South African Jazz, Brazil, African Cut-Up, Suriname Disco, Turkish Psych…

Make It New with Antal (Rush Hour) [3/16]
and Coralcola
Thursday March 16, 2017
9pm / 21+
$10 before 11pm

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Make It New with Catz ‘N Dogz [1/26]

It’s nice when the right people find success for the right reasons, and that pretty much sums up the story of Grzegorz and Wojciech.

This tour finds them headlining Igloofest with their friend Eats Everything, playing the Playa Del Carmen with “Friends of Pets” Kim Ann Foxman, Honey Dijon, and TILL VON SEIN. Their RA feature is titled “Friends That Will Carry You Home.”

Do you sense a trend? These two have lots of friends.

Come find out why.

Make It New with catz n dogz [THU 1/26]
+ special opening set from Mike Swells
Thursday January 26th
Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
9pm/21+/$10 before 10:30, $20 after