Ten Minute Beats: Racing “Against the Clock” with Braille


FACT Magazine put the production skills of Praveen Sharma, vcialis 40mg better known as Braille to his listeners, erectile  to the test earlier this month when they challenged him to crank out a beat in ten short minutes.

The result is a sleepy, buy synth-driven tune complete with lots of reverb, melodic keys, and sound samples courtesy of drumsticks banging on glass.

Watch his valiant attempt below and decide for yourself if the resulting track is a success worthy of more time spent on it.

Like what you hear? You can catch Braille playing under the pseudonym Sepalcure, his project with fellow producer Machinedrum, at Make It New on December 3rd.

Kraftwerk: Pop Art- A BBC4 Documentary


Legendary German quartet Kraftwerk have been a going concern in music for over four decades now. In celebration of the group’s storied history, BBC4 recently debuted a one-hour documentary entitled “Pop Art.” The doc takes an inside look at the electronic godfathers’ immense musical progression while featuring plenty of new interviews and archived footage of the foursome as well as some of their krautrock contemporaries. You can read more over at Fact Magazine. You can also watch the hour-long doc below.

Kraftwerk got you inspired to produce music on your own? Come to Mmmmmaven’s Ableton Live Meet-up this Friday!


Mmmmaven Instructor MODULOKTOPUS in FACT Magazine

Mmmaven’s friends and instructors are no strangers to FACT Magazine. In fact (ha), just a few days ago, our friend John Barera was named as one of FACT Mag’s 10 artists to know about this year. And last week, Durkin was mentioned yet again in this FACT article.

So it wasn’t much of a surprise when our own Ableton instructor, Wiggz (Moduloktopus), popped up in a chart by the Osaka-based label, Booty Tune. The article is here.

The chart aims to draw connections between hundreds of DJs and producers around the world, connecting many famous names to the new genre, like Spinn, Rashad, Addison Groove and Ikonika.

Click to expand and explore:

Booty Tune Chart

Find Wigz in the lower left corner, alongside the rest of the US Footwork/Juke contingent, alongside names like Ben Aqua and Daedelus.

Moduloktopus on Booty Tune Chart

See? He’s reppin’ Boston hard. A musical chameleon and all around terribly talented producer, here’s his latest mix. Dive in:

Interested in learning how to DJ or produce electronic music? What is Footwork anyway? Click over to the courses we offer! Contact us for more information, a tour of the studios, and a free DJ lesson!

3 Reasons Not to Miss #MakeItNew Residents Night

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1. John Barera is fresh off a rave review from Fact Magazine

It’s the free Residents Night at Make It New, which means time to shine a spotlight on Mmmmaven’s finest. This week, John Barera has already found himself in the spotlight for an enthusiastic review of his new Yen EP with Will Martin in Fact Magazine‘s monthly house and techno column. Kristan Caryl says “Awake” is “like mainlining sunshine straight into your veins.” Quite the endorsement.

2. Coracola has a new track out

Mikey Lee, aka Coracola, just dropped a new Balearic-flavored track, fittingly titled “Balearic Raver Summer Dreamz 2K14.” With the weather still freezing, some summer-y vibes (at an extremely free show) will certainly lift your spirits.

3. It’s free!

Have we mentioned that? Residents Night offers three killer DJs (Alan Manzi joins John Barera and Coracola) at Middlesex Lounge with no cover charge. As in completely free.

with residents Alan Manzi John Barera, Coralcola
Thursday -3.27.14
Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA