Student Profile: Jose, Juliana, and Mike

We had a check in this week from Jose this week! It is such a cool thing when old students check in with us and let us know how they are doing!
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“I just wanted to send you a brief note about the lastest developments of our group of Mmmmaven alumni from the DJ 101+102 classes. After our graduation in June 2015, Juliana Chalsen (Jayana), Mike David (MFD) and myself (Brian Drey) have kept tightly in touch and worked our ways to the Boston musical scene.

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Juliana has kept working on her classical music teaching, while at the same time DJing and maintaining a monthly podcast of mixes called Miles per Hour. Mike on his end has made strong ties with several DJ collectives from the Boston and Providence areas, and has played in several underground events all over the interstate area.

And for myself, as a still in school student, have managed to make a solid reputation in on-campus college and grad parties, as well as individual gigs at the Liberty Hotel, Berlin clubs and most recently Burning Man.

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But above all, I wanted to let you know that we have been working together a lot as well as a DJ group, as a result of the friendship we started at Mmmmaven. This has resulted in the establishment of Flight617, a monthly night at Good Life, with the help and reference of Damien, which next January will celebrate its first anniversary. The three of us have consistently played as residents at these nights, covering for a guest DJ every week. The latest iteration of this night is here

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And on top of that, we are very happy to have achieved as well one of our DJ dreams: playing together at the House of Blues Boston! It was in the framework of a Harvard Halloween Party, and let me tell you… it was a blast, we had the time of our lives!

All of this to say that Mmmmaven has meant a lot for us, that we wouldn’t have reached these goals without the mentorship of the school, and that we hope you help many more students achieve higher musical goals, the way we are starting to do

 

Cheers!

JL

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Mmmmaven Alumni Rubix DJs at FORM Arcosanti

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Right before our week long festival, Together, kicked off on Sunday May 15th, FORM Arcosanti was in full swing over in Central Arizona, complete with a Mmmmaven alumnus behind the decks. Yep, one of our former students, the fantastic DJ Rubix, got a chance to show off his stuff to festival attendees and performers at a pool party event Sunday afternoon, and even got a mention in the THUMP review of the festival.

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As THUMP explains in their feature, the festival aims to change festival culture by creating a more intimate and fulfilling experience for attendees and artists alike. The idea was inspired by Hundred Waters’ experiences with touring the world playing at festivals, and is achieved in part by careful curation of both the talent and the attendees.

Hundred Waters’ focus on careful curation even extends to the festival’s audience. Attendance at the festival is free, but would-be festival-goers have to fill out an application for admission

For the attendees, that means they must fill out an application and be accepted, in order to tailor crowds to people of the right mindset. While it may sound restrictive, this is the first year that this policy has resulted in any major culling of applicants, and on top of that those selected get completely free admission. A small number of “patron” status tickets were sold, with an array of VIP perks for those willing to shell out the cash.

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On the talent side, the festival boasts a pretty diverse lineup of artists. As THUMP reports:

Drawing on the band’s network of musician and label-owner friends, the festival’s lineup, while diverse, seemed to nonetheless prioritize artists who fit a specific tone, favoring combined electronic and acoustic elements, strong melodies, and moderate experimentation.

While DJ Rubix wasn’t featured on the main lineup, he got a chance to perform at one of several surprise events and art installations. He also got an up close and personal look at some of the performances, getting to dap up headliner Skrillex a couple times during his Friday night set.

A great opportunity for a young DJ to show off his stuff and get noticed! You can find DJ Rubix on Facebook, Soundcloud, and Twitter, make sure to show some love for a young Boston artist!

Want to follow in Rubix’s footsteps? Make sure to check out our DJ program! Contact us to sign up for a free lesson!

Join Ferris Lists Us as 42 Places to Learn Something New

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Thanks to Join Ferris, a start-up looking to turn people onto things to do in Boston, we’ve been listed as one of 42 places to “learn something new in Boston.”

Boston might be known as a college town that draws some of the brightest students in the country, but there’s also plenty of incredible classes offered by small businesses.

We’re building a complete guide to the best places to learn something new in Boston, that aren’t major universities. From cultivating your culinary creativity to learning to work with clay, metal, and 3D printers, this list is sure to have something for everyone.

Alongside cool places like Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and Artisan’s Asylum, and our pals at Brooklyn Boulders, JoinFerris has your options for learning something FUN in your spare time.

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But PS: We’re the most fun!

Mmmmaven Graduation Parties Put The Emphasis on PARTY

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As 2015 winds down, so too does Mmmmaven’s last DJ class of the year. The new year has become synonymous with partying and Mmmmaven definitely knows how to throw a good one, so it’s only logical that we celebrate our eight new grads and welcome 2016 with our best In The Mmmmix night yet.

If you’re looking for something fun to do tonight, don’t hesitate to swing by Good Life Boston as these newly minted alumni throw down their best sets and show off everything they’ve learned over the past two months. And in true Mmmmaven fashion, you can expect eight unique sets over the course of the night, all on turntables.

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With Mmmmaven grads playing all over the city these days, from Middlesex to Zuzu’s, Monday’s graduation party is your chance to get ahead of the curve with the local music scene. Come on out and see these new DJs before anyone else has.

Excited to be on the cutting edge of Boston’s perpetually growing music scene? Wish you could be the one behind the decks at Good Life this Monday?

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Or are you looking for a New Year’s resolution that you’ll actually be excited to follow through with? Swing by Mmmmaven in Cambridge to take a tour of the school, get a complimentary DJ lesson, and learn about our upcoming classes in 2016.