MMMMaven Alumni Mix: DJ Ericcc

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We present to you DJ Ericcc!

Erlon Araujo (AKA DJ Ericcc) is a Mmmmaven graduate with published mixes on soundcloud and a good ear for Tech House music. Before Mmmmaven, Erlon, was Djing a few gigs and decided to expand his horizon with our DJ class. Since then, he has performed at some birthday parties, and wishes play more gigs and host more parties.

I learned a lot and also i met some nice people. – DJ Ericcc

Below is his latest set called “Carioca’s Bday Set – 03/07/15” It features cool, new beats and smooth transitions.

To learn how to transition, mix, and/or create you own DJ set, contact Sarah at (617) 849-9321 and learn how Mmmmaven can be the perfect DJ & Audio Production School for you!

Free DJ Lesson Form HERE
DJ Ericcc’s Soundcloud

Mmmmaven Graduate: DJ Flow Trigger

“Very few people get the opportunity to learn how to beat match on turntables when starting out. Even more important is the community at Mmmmaven. Between the free workshops, strong alumni network both in person and online, and weekly shows like Make It New, this is a powerful community to be a part of.” – DJ Flow Trigger

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Introducing Manny A.K.A Flow Trigger!

Since graduating Mmmmaven earlier this month he has been working on a series of hour long mixes Called “Alpha Waves”, Volume 1 & 2 is featured below, with more to come!

Tracklist:
1. “Beat Organ (Original Mix)” -16 Bit Lolitas
2. “Wayfaring Stranger Ft. Florence Bird (AKA AKA & Thalstroem Remix)” –Joachim Pastor
3. “I’ll Be Missing You (TACHES Remix)” -Puff Daddy Ft. Faith Evans
4. “Fuck Dat (Original Mix)” -Shiba San
5. “Want To Know (Original Mix)” -Sonny Fodera, Bontan
6. “Like You” -Hot Since 82
7. “Just Escape (Justin Martin Remix”) -Escape
8. “Love Taking Over (Original Mix)” -Dusky
9. “Soledad” -Chus & Ceballos
10. “Crossfade” -Gusgus
11. “Sex Appeal (Original Mix)” -Maceo Plex
12. “Kneadin’ (Original Mix)” –Hannah Wants, Chris Lorenzo
13. “Lucky Star (Solomun Remix)” -Ron Carroll, Superfunk

Tracklist:
1. “Not The Only One (Original Mix)” –16 Bit Lolitas
2. “Stay Glued feat. Kevin Knapp (ZDS Remix)” -Audiojack
3. “Time To Get Physical (Sonny Fodera Remix)” -NiCe7
4. “Cherry Hill feat. Max Marshall” -Woz
5. “Chemistry (Original Mix)” -Get Abril
6. “Throwing Stones (Original Mix)” -Clint Stewart
7. “Bloom (Lane 8 Remix)” -ODESZA
8. “Always You (Shiba San Remix)” -Sonny Fodera, Bontan
9. “Stay (Justin Martin Remix)” –Henry Krinkle
10. “Sleep Walking (Original Mix)” -Francesco Parla
11. “Sights (Dennis Ferrer Remix)” -London Grammar
12. “Come On Now (Set It Off)” -Juliet Sikora, Tube & Berger
13. “Sugar & Cinnamon feat. Barry Drift” -Claude Von Stroke
14. “Everything feat. Meggy (Sonny Foder Remix)” -Rampa

Sometimes when you ask a DJ about their name they have one of three approaches to answering the question. First, its a secret. Two, the name was derived from a deeper meaning in which they connect with. Three, “idk I thought it sounded cool”. The name “Flow Trigger” came form Manny’s inspiration form novels which he explained to me…

The name Flow Trigger is inspired by the work of author Stephen Kotler in his 2014 bestseller- “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance”. The book explores a state of consciousness called flow- an optimal state in which humans perform and feel their best. Kotler identified 17 specific psychological, environmental, social and creative situations- which he coined “flow triggers”- that inspire people to enter this powerful state of consciousness.

Since his graduation he has been working on improving his abilities as a digital DJ using Traktor software and Native Instruments controllers. he currently has a S2 and recently added a F1 into his set-up. In the mean time he has been looking for some gigs, networking, and expanding the DJ community.

Stay tuned with his Alpha Waves series: DJ Flow Trigger

To learn and have the same experience, speak with Sarah by calling 617.849.9321 or drop an email to sarah@mmmmaven.com

Group Humanizer Max download by James Holden

“The British producer has created a free plug-in for Live users to add human timing to their tracks.” –XLR8R

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More often than not, the answer lies in the fine art of groove and swing. It’s the errors and inconsistencies that give a beat its vibrancy, and a new patch from James Holden, the Group Humanizer, can shoot that much-needed human feel into your productions.

Ableton has now been blessed with a plug-in that will mimic the human timing element when infusing tracks together. This research, done at Harvard, by scientist Holger Hennig is a genius creation that is now free to download. The timing between MIDI channels and song transition takes on a organic human element with this new plug in. Recently in an Ableton post, they dug deep into the levels of complexity involved in programming a computer to make human errors.

Call Sarah at 617.849.9321 to learn how to use Ableton and experience the difference between computer precision and human error with James’ new plug-in!