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Our Tech School on SOONish Podcast

Excited to be sharing with you the latest SOONish Podcast: A tech-and-culture podcast from @hubspokeaudio and journalist Wade Roush. “The future is shaped by technology—but technology is shaped by us.”

“We can’t predict what kind of music people will want to make or hear in the future. But judging from the sounds coming out of today’s studios and clubs, it’s a good bet that the tunes of tomorrow will be heavily mediated by digital technology.

This week’s show asks how software has changed the way composers and performers make music, and how our tools for creating music will evolve in the near future.”

We were psyched to get them in touch with alummmni Biyeun who says:

I spent like 5 or 6 hours in [Tresor] and danced until I didn’t have the energy anymore, and it was therapeutic. The music is so powerful it can take you into a completely different state. My initial reaction was: Why haven’t I heard this before?

Listen to Biyeun wax even more philosophically about how she learned to DJ, her tips to success, Vault Boston, and much more…

Even our Co-Founder David Day gets in on the action:

That is your future of music right there: Everyone is a musician, we’re all making music any time, all the time, and all we hear is new music, and it’s from us.

Thank you SOONish!

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Three Reasons to Make It New Tonight

Tonight we have a special debut at our weekly party with Bradley Zero. The question you might ask is: Why go out on a Thursday night? Here are three…

1. Bradley Zero is known for his overwhelmingly positive and delightful sets of disco and house vibes.

In case you’re into that sort of thing…

2. You can say “I saw Bradley Zero back when…”

Just like Bob Moses or Flume (or, well, many, many others) …

Bradley helped shape Boiler Room into the world conquering institution that it is today, helping steer it in a multitude of musical directions to shine light on the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Mood Hut, Beautiful Swimmers, Jan Schulte, Nils Frahm, Jay Daniel and countless other underground heroes whose music had yet to reach a wider audience.

3. Thursday nights are for the professionals

Maybe the best feeling we have after 13 years of throwing one of the longest-running weekly parties in the world, is the ride home. Driving/cycling/riding through the almost empty Boston streets, listening to something like opening resident Coralcola, is special.

See you tonight!

Alummmmni: DJ Slick Vick


One of our favorite success stories, DJ Slick Vick, keeps climbing the ranks!

Meet Trailblazer Victoria Fernandes via Boston Voyager

It was during college when I realized I wanted to pursue DJing. I loved how music united people and wanted to have the power to set the vibes.

On Her Story:

“I discovered the Mmmmaven Project, a Cambridge-based DJ, and music production school and enrolled in DJ courses. I’ve now been DJing publicly for the last 6 years and I’m enjoying every moment. DJing is not only a passion of mine, it’s my artistic expression and connection to the world.”

On Business:

There’s a continuous learning and growing process with the art of DJing, and I’m still blossoming. It’s always great to reflect back to the beginning, and see how far I’ve come.

On Advice:

Try and surround yourself with like-minded, and inspiring people, who share the same interests/passions as you. Go out and support the events that you believe in and introduce yourself to the people.

Read more at Boston Voyager!

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Remix Winner: Preston Powers

We have a winner! Last month, we held our first-ever Ableton User Group Remix Challenge and invited the music production community to take a stab at Digital Den’s latest release from Subalias. Specifically, the song “Take Me Out”:

The winner is Preston Powers a/k/a $PIC¥ BØ¥$!

From a production standpoint it’s mixed well, and the sound design is on-point. Stylistically, I love the energy … this track slaps! — Subalias

Here’s a quick Q&A with Preston Powers

Subalias said this track slaps! How did you get it just right?
I know a really, really good ghost producer… Just kidding! The little things like compression, reverb, eq, filters, panning, saturation and automation really add up in the end. Don’t be afraid to slap some effects on a sound; if it sounds better, keep it! If it doesn’t, drop it and move on!

Which do you think is the best part of the jam?
The second drop unexpectedly switching up causes a small explosion in my head that gets me going! My favorite element is that rolling bass coming in at 54s and 2:26 – Takes Me Out … back to Europe.

What do you enjoy most about Ableton?
What’s nice about Ableton is there are so many resources out there to help you reach that mastery level. Shout-out to Mmmmmaven! (and YouTube, heh!)

Preston wins a dope prize pack which includes the *dope* Making Music (Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers) book, Ableton expansion packs, and more!

For more Preston Powers, click through:

This is a mix we did for MIX 24/7 EDM Radio! Most of the songs are $PIC¥ BØ¥$ originals with a dash of other spicy songs we enjoy! Thanks for listening!

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