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

Make It New with Anja Schneider

Starting in 2000 with the Dance Under the Blue Moon, Berlin’s longest-running underground radio show, Anja Schneider has left an indelible and authentic mark on the music capital’s scene. Then with Mobilee, one of its most beloved labels, she made allies with Solomun, H.O.S.H., Pan-Pot and many more.

Labels she’s touched? PIAS, Crosstown Rebels, DIYNAMIC MUSIC,‎ Get Physical Music, etc. The creme de la creme. Need anymore convincing to make it out? Try her landmark Essential Mix of 2014, which crescendoed with the seminal “Computer Love.”

Once famously dubbed a “perpetual motion machine,” Ms. Schneider’s DJ sets, full of originals and remixes you might never get the chance to hear again, will leave you nothing short of

breathless.

Make It New with Anja Schneider
+ Coralcola & Baltimoroder
feat special opening set from Lost and Found
Thursday, January 12th
Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA
9pm/21+/$10 before 11pm/$20 after