Spinning an LP to Pieces at 12,500fps

Gav and Dan (aka The SloMo Guys) take 1 piece of vinyl and spin it so fast it becomes about 50,000 pieces of vinyl. The results are obviously captured by a very high speed camera.

We can’t show you how to spin quite that fast(!!), but watch as instructor DJ Rugged One shows off the baby scratch.

DJing Can Help You Succeed as an Entrepreneur (Here’s How)

This just in from the MIT Sloan School of Management:

“It allows you to take those risks, whether it’s creatively, whether entrepreneurially, whether financially, that you wouldn’t normally take, because I have a belief that overall everything is going to work out,” Batyske said.

“The best opportunities for me have come from stuff that completely went the wrong way at the beginning or something that I missed out on.”

Learn more of Mick’s secrets over at the MIT Sloan Newsroom.

According to mick.co: Known for his social media influence, MICK is now collaborating with Absolut as a brand ambassador. His fashion clients include: Adidas, Audemars Piguet, Bally, Bergdorf Goodman, Coach, Esquire Magazine, GQ, IWC, Jeremy Scott, Kanye West, Master & Dynamic, Public School, Ralph Lauren and W Magazine.

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Sidechain Compression: Part 1

Sidechain! Everyone loves it…

Even if you don’t think you know it, you’ve heard it: it’s that pumping sound when the kick drum hits and everything else makes way.

In this Ableton blog series, David Abravanel takes us on a journey through the history and applications of sidechaining, with some tips to boot.

Want to get your hands dirty in this awesome technology? Weeknight music production courses beginning 4/7 are almost full. But, we still have some spots in the weekend courses beginning 4/1.

Call today to save yr spot for April! 617.849.9321 or drop a line: tours@mmmmaven.com

Make It New Announces 2018 International Residencies

Beautiful Swimmers from DC and British talent Palms Trax land in Boston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — [Cambridge, MA] — After hosting George Fitzgerald and Martyn for 2017, the Make It New party is announcing two new residencies for 2018: the London-born Berliner Palms Trax and dynamic DC duo Beautiful Swimmers.

The artists will make regular engagements at the Middlesex Lounge throughout the year, bringing their unique perspective on modern music regularly to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Since his beloved “Cooking with Palms Trax” show on Berlin Community Radio, Jay Donaldson a/k/a Palms Trax has played from South America to Australia. His announcement to settle in Boston for a spell comes with similar engagements in Glasgow and Bordeaux.

Beautiful Swimmers most recently spelled in Boston for Together, holding a record fair in partnership with Martyn and closing the 2017 festival down. Rated 2016’s “Best DJs in the World” by Vice (Thump) Magazine — they earned it by being completely obsessed with finding and releasing, and loving, music. They will be visiting Boston regularly from their home in Washington, DC.

“Make It New already has three great resident DJs,” says Mmmmaven CEO and Make It New booking agent Alexander Maniatis, “but these three really add something totally different.” Having just celebrated 13 years of weekly parties, Make It New is hosted by Polina Starobinets, Managing Director of Mmmmaven (simply pronounced “maven”), the DJ school based up the street in Central Square.

Ari and Andrew (Beautiful Swimmers) are selectors who always… always… play amazing music you’ve never heard before and Jay (Palms Trax) is booked at the world’s best events. We’re are so happy they’ve committed to us for 2018.

The DJs of Make It New, Baltimoroder (Erik Pearson), Coralcola (Mikey Lee), and Mike Swells have recently been highlighted themselves. From the Honey Soundsystem Podcast of DJ Mike Swells to Baltimoroder and Coralcola getting inside international music site Resident Advisor (and gathering 3,500 plays in the process).

It all amounts to a bevy of musical riches to the Greater Boston community.

Palms Trax will begin his sojourn on February 22nd, while the Beautiful Swimmers’ residency launches March 1st, 2018.

As they say: Stay tuned.