Afropolis: Sunday September 9th

You’re invited to join graduates Slick Vick and DJ KNSZWRTH to Afropolis

Afropolis: The name of the African Art Renaissance movement; a celebration of culture, particularly of the experiences, contributions and influences of Black culture in the city of Boston.

Not Your Average Boston and the Boston Red Sox invite you to: Afropolis at Fenway Park.

Join us on Sunday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m., for an exclusive ‘not your average Sox pre-game’, on the newly renovated Sam Adams Deck inside Fenway Park. DJs Ryu, KNSZWRTH & Slick Vick will be on set, curating the energy before a hot matchup between the 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros and the 2017 A.L East champions, the Boston Red Sox.

Tickets can be purchased right here

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B Mo the DJ Gives Our Classes a S/O

Boston Voyager was kind enough to profile one of our most recent graduates: B Mo the DJ.

From his adopted dad playing with Bob Marley to NBC Sports Boston, from AMP 103.3 to FUN 107, Brian was a fantastic radio personality and music enthusiast… and then he heard about us.

In February I didn’t know the first thing about how to DJ. Now, after taking classes at MMMMAVEN in Cambridge, I’ve been doing my DJ thang from Boston to the South Shore and back.

Find his full backstory and much more at Boston Voyager.

It’s all about knowing your audience. Knowing what makes them tick. It’s a relationship. We all want to have a great relationship right? What I do when I DJ is I don’t just want you to come dance. I want to connect with you and feel like we just had a great time together. It’s about setting a vibe and energy with creative mixing and the music you use and when!

Be like Brian! August classes are starting soon. Mon & Wed courses for DJing and Production start on August 6th. Sat & Sun courses start on August 4th. Email me polina@mmmmaven.com

RA Chimes in on Ableton 10

Our favorite music website of record, Resident Advisor, routinely reviews tech of all stripes.

After clicking around for the last few weeks, they’ve come to the conclusion that the landmark Ableton 10 deserves a 4.4 / 5. As they say:

Ableton’s stated goal with Live 10 is to remove barriers between the musician and the music. So while the headlines surrounding the update announcement centred on a range of new devices, the decidedly less sexy truth is that removing barriers to creativity requires a ream of small workflow improvements.

Read their take on the rest of the new features in the program, including Capture, Chase MIDI Notes, Pedal, and much more, here.

Here’s our Ableton instructor Subalias talking about Ableton Live 10.

George Fitzgerald LIVE at Great Scott 5/18


After a hit album, a BBCR1 Residency, and massive global club hits (plus multiple appearances at Make It New!), George FitzGerald is coming back to the world in a big, big way. Including a live band appearance at Boston’s Great Scott on May 18th. Tickets of which are on sale now.

“’Roll Back’ is a sad song but there was a lot of joy in making it with Lil Silva. Late night sessions in London and Bedford. Empty trains and night buses home. Things just clicked perfectly in the studio.”

Double Six and Domino Records are very proud to present All That Must Be, the second full length LP from George FitzGerald, due for release on 9th March 2018.

All That Must Be is a record with its psychological roots in two cities – Berlin and London. It documents a period of time when FitzGerald’s decade-long stint in the German capital came to an abrupt end, seeing him back in his hometown of London and becoming a father for the first time. It was against this backdrop that All That Must Be started to form and the result is a record that deals with the processes of upheaval, change, acceptance and renewal that affect us all.

Get tickets for George FitzGerald LIVE at Great Scott on 5/18 here.

A mesmeric, transportive set of electronic songs, All That Must Be is a collection that is moving in both senses of the word. Featuring collaborations with Lil Silva, Bonobo and Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl), All That Must Be plots a route through the landscape, both mental and physical, of its creator over the course of 18 tumultuous months. “I wanted to mirror the uncanniness you feel when a massive event happens in your life”, explains FitzGerald, “Everything looks and sounds the same but it’s somehow different. Your surroundings are less intelligible.”

See George FitzGerald LIVE at Great Scott on May 18th

All That Must Be (DS114) will be released on deluxe 2xLP, standard 2xLP, CD and digitally. You can also pre-save the album on Spotify here.

Pre-order All That Must Be now:
Deluxe LP / Deluxe CD / LP / CD / Digitally

George FitzGerald Tour Dates

19 March – Munich, DE – Ampere
20 March – Berlin, DE – Schwuz
21 March – Cologne, DE – Yuca
22 March – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino
23 March – Brussels, BE – AB Club
24 March – Utrecht, NL – Catch Festival
26 March – Brighton, GB – The Haunt
27 March – London, GB – Islington Assembly Hall
28 March – Glasgow, GB – The Art School
29 March – Manchester, GB – Gorilla
09 May – San Francisco, US – The Independent
10 May – Echo Park, US – The Echo
12 May – Salt Lake City, US – Kilby Court Gallery
13 May – Denver, US – Larimer Lounge
15 May – Chicago, US – Subterranean
16 May – Toronto, CA – Drake Hotel
17 May – Montreal, CA – Bar le Ritz PDB
18 May – Boston, US – Great Scott
19 May – New York, US – Rough Trade

George FitzGerald online:
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