3 Reasons to Make It New Tonight

1. It’s free of charge before 11pm

Typically, when we bring in one or another world-renowned artists, costs can approach $20 (still relatively low!), but tonight is a great example of a time to invite your friends, your family, or, well, anyone to listen to the future sounds Baltimoroder and Coralcola can provide.

2. The sound system will be primed.

If you’ve not been to Make It New in a while, original resident, (and original Mmmmaven instructor) and audio engineer Baltimoroder has funneled his 13 years of experience at Middlesex Lounge and put it into the sounds system. Our advice? Stand at the back in the middle for the best audio experience.

3. The music will be fantastic

There’s a reason why Mikey and Erik have played Make It New for so long? Listen:



Are you going? Let us know how you like it with the hashtag #MakeItNew

Who is Robert Hood?

For those unfamiliar with the techno icon who is playing the 13th Anniversary of Make It New this week, it quite impossible to sum up his career, but this Resident Advisor interview from 2014 (by one-time Boston resident, and Make It New guest DJ, Will Lynch), does a pretty good job.

It’s my goal and my life’s ambition and my vision to give, to bring water and bring food to all who want to listen.

The icon speaks very highly of the music of his parents, the sounds of Pac Man, and the famous Detroit radio DJ, the Electrifying Mojo, who, as Lynch says: “may have had more influence on techno than anyone who ever lived.”

You were designed to do great things. But a lot of people go to the grave not knowing that, not realizing their dreams and their visions, having them manifested and come to pass.

Read the full interview here (one which, according to one comment, might bring you to tears), or just experience the music for yourself this Thursday.

New Music from Subalias

Subalias- Mitchell Owens
If you have taken our Music Production Program or been to a free workshop, (or to, you know, our 8 year-old annual music festival), you’ve interacted with Mitchell, a/k/a Subalias.

He has new music out!

“Be Back” is classic Subalias, taking a snippet of a sample, and, using nothing more than imagination, turning it into a deep, meditative jaunt through the tempered window of the soul.

Why not go and buy it at Bandcamp?

Want to learn from Mitchell? In his class, you’ll explore your inner musician, diving in and out of Ableton, the workstation of choice for today’s modern producer. Email me today!

Gilles Peterson Interviews The Black Madonna

What happens when one of our favorite DJs interviews one of our favorite DJs?

“Something happens, the room snaps and it’s almost a supernatural experience.”

Gilles Peterson interviews The Black Madonna, aka American DJ and producer Marea Vierge-Noire. She discusses falling out love with her craft, then rediscovering her passion and restarting her career at some of the most famous clubs in the world. They also talk about overcoming nerves, dealing with awful gigs and the parallels between religion and house music. Presented by WeTransfer Studios.