Our beloved DJ instructor DJ Knife is certainly a Boston hero. For one, his Fresh Produce clubnight has brought countless of legends to town and for two, his “Strange Brew” mix CD series has lit up eardrums for thousands.
And now DigBoston, the city’s long-standing alternative weekly, has chosen to shine the light on Fresh Produce 6… his newest mix which was released in collaboration with Down the Road Brewing. (Ironically, using a recipe from the now-sober Knife).
It’s like playing a video game over and over again until you beat it and get it perfect. That’s the only way I can describe it. I’ll probably practice that full hour 30 times.
Read about his Down The Road Brewing IPA at DigBoston.
LISTEN to this astonishing mix that includes everything from LCD Soundsystem to A Tribe Called Quest to Fleetwood Mac to Flying Lotus (!!!)
Ali Berger is a favorite of Boston’s premier party planners. Since his first show at a Together Boston after party in 2010, see Berger has been catching the ears of local production crews such as Mmmmaven, The Brain Trust, and Music Ecology. And at 22, while many acts his age are busy trying to decide whether they should stop spinning trap, he has rapidly developed a reputation as a smart and educated artist.
As a producer, his focus has shifted from composing glitch-hop to a short stint obsessing over acid house, with his most recent step taking him into the more party-centric realm of house and techno. While perpetually keeping Ableton Live open, Berger is both learned and skilled in the art of hardware production, utilizing a Korg Volca Beats, Korg Electribe, Mackie outboard mixer, Akai sampler and a vintage Roland TR-707 drum machine. You can check out his most recent release, 707 Trax 2013, at Beantown Boogiedown.
Read more with Ali and checkout the mix over at our friends DigBoston.
Ali plays Make It New this week and hosts a free Ableton seminar the day after. Be like Ali.