George Fitzgerald and Martyn Announce #MakeItNew Residency

George Fitzgerald via Facebook — A while ago, the first promoters to ever book me in the US were the Make It New (Mmmmaven) guys. Flying into Boston for the first time and playing at a random bar on the other side of the river in Cambridge was all a bit of a leap in the dark for me at first. But there’s a reason why I’ve kept going back and so many other great artists do. From the crowd to the people behind the scenes, the vibe is special. Alex and I have been talking about doing a residency at the party for ages, so I’m happy to say we finally got our act together and made it happen! The first night will be on 27th April and every quarter after that. To say I’m excited would be an understatement.

Make It New Announces Two Int’l Residencies
George Fitzgerald and Martyn align with Boston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — [Cambridge, MA] — Throughout its now 13-year history, Make It New, the weekly party at Central Square’s Middlesex Lounge, has never announced an official partnership with international guests.

Until now.

George Fitzgerald and Martyn are two producers who are quite familiar with Make It New, having both slotted numerous appearances under their respective belts. But now, the musicians are proud to ally themselves officially with the Cambridge institution.

What this means is both will play the venue regularly throughout the year, as much as four times annually, along with curating the experience with their own distinct tastes and musical curation.

“We already have three accomplished regional resident DJs: Baltimoroder, Coralcola, and Mike Swells,” explains Mmmmaven Executive Director Alexander Maniatis, “but adding these two in an official capacity puts our weekly party on a whole new and international level.”

Both Fitzgerald and Martyn have released critically-acclaimed full-length albums, plus play routinely to excited fans around the world. These crowds gather at the world’s top clubs: Fabric, Berghain/Panorama Bar, De School, Nitsa, and The Warehouse Project. Naturally, they both own their own labels as well: Man Make Music and 3024, respectively. Each represents a different type of vibe with the same mission: To keep sound at the forefront, developing and recreating music, with an emphasis on fresh. Of course, this is the very essence of the night called Make It New.

“We’ve worked hard to officially partner with two of them–two very considerable crowd favorites, for sure–and are happy to welcome them with regularity,” says Maniatis. “With these two, most importantly, you never know what to expect.”

Except brilliance.

From BBC Radio 1 to acclaimed collaborations, from chart-topping singles to boundary-bashing LPs, Fitzgerald and Martyn officially add considerable weight to Make It New’s already regular heft.

As they say: Stay tuned.

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Make It New with George Fitzgerald and resident Mike Swells [4/14]


George Fitzgerald is back … again!

His recent residencies on BBC Radio 1 included guests like Erol Alkan, Midland, and Palms Trax. His recent appearances include going b2b with Joy Orbison and headlining the famous XOYO London superclub.

His debut album on Domino, Fading Love, has been called “beautifully textured” and “staggeringly good.”

So before he plays Coachella, he returns to Make It New.

Are we excited? Beyond so. As they put it in the UK, we’re “well-chuffed.” He will also be joined by our fabulous resident DJ Mike Swells.

Here are the fine details. RSVP HERE!

Make It New with George Fitzgerald
And Resident DJ Mike Swells
Thursday April 14th
Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave
Central Square Cultural District
Cambridge, MA

George FitzGerald’s debut album ‘Fading Love’ comes out 4/27

“For those of you that follow me, or have met or talked to me at shows along the way, you know this has been a good 2 years in the making and i can’t wait to finally share it with you.” – George FitzGerald

Today, George FitzGerald posted on facebook an announcement that his debut album,’Fading Love’, will be released on April 27th. Tonight, on of his tracks,’Full Circle’, was debuted on Zane Lowe’s radio 1 show. March 5th we have George FitzGerald + Leon Vynehall coming to Make It New! Check out our event facebook page!

Pre order digitally:

Pre order “Fading Love” on CD and LP via Double Six:

Here’s a preview:


#MakeItNew February-March

Get excited for our #MakeItNew parties coming up. We’ve got some heavy hitters rolling through the Middlesex Lounge.

  • Feb 12: Doctor Jeep w/ special guest Bordello


  • Feb 19: San Proper

  • Feb 26: Free Residents Night with John Barera and Baltimoroder all night long.

  • March 5: George Fitzgerald and Leon Vynehall


George Fitzgerald, Leon Vynehall – The Residency 2015 Week 3 Part 1 – 22-Jan-2015 by Edm/Trance Liv3 Sounds on Mixcloud


  • March 12: Frank and Tony




  • March 19: Ellen Allien



  • March 26: Ikonika + Avalon Emerson


See you there!

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