What do the Pointer Sisters, the music of Zimbabwe, and the Zombie Flesh Eaters theme music have in common? Nothing at all except they’ve all found their way in Hunee’s record bag.

At the same time, Anthony Naples picks the deep techno of Echoplex, Japanese folk artist Kasa Odori and the historic funk of Members Only as some of his prize tracks.

As musicians, Hunee was awarded album of the year by 3VOOR12 for his Hunch Music LP, while Naples’ music was picked up none other than Four Tet for release on his Text imprint.

Buy Hunee's "Hunch Music" LP at Rush Hour Record's Online Store
Buy Hunee’s “Hunch Music” LP at Rush Hour Record’s Online Store

The two producers will unite for one party in January, putting these almighty selectors in a special place for you.

Where they’ll make it new.

Thursday, January 21st
Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
$10 before 10pm / $20

To get a taste before this Thursday, check out Hunee’s amazing Boiler Room set, and Anthony Naples FACT Magazine Mix!

Make sure to also keep up to date with Mmmmaven’s other events, and DJ & Production classes. You can even swing by for a free introductory lesson. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

.@SiBonobo on @BBCR1’s @EssentialMix

One of our favorite producers and DJs, Bonobo (Ninja Tune) was in the Essential Mix last night. And, as per usual, the industrious types over at EBWTBTDJ have it posted to their Soundcloud:

We had Simon a few years back with a DJ set at the Paradise Rock Club and he did not disappoint. Click around the tracklist below, which includes in-house favorite like Four Tet, Kelis, Mano Le Tough, #MakeItNew alumni KiNK, Maya Jane Coles and Illum Sphere plus up and comers like Ten Walls, Throwing Snow and Caribou State.

01 Vangelis – Abraham’s Theme [POLYDOR]
02 Bonobo – Don’t Wait [NINJA]
03 Letherette – D&t (Dorian Concept Remix) [NINJA]
04 Dark Sky – Clear
05 Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air (Bonobo Remix) [HYPERCOLOUR]
06 Catching Flies – Mama’s Wisdom
07 Mano Le Tough – Primative People (Tale Of Us Remix) [PERMANENT VACATION]
08 Dauwd – Lydia [KOMPAKT]
09 Cuthead – Maputo Jam [UNCANNY VALLEY]
10 Maribou State – Moon Circles [SOUTHERN FRIED]
11 Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine (Tourist Remix)
12 Jimpster & Porchlight – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix) [FREERANGE]
13 Lorca – Naoko [NAKED NAKED]
14 Bonobo feat. Grey Reverend – First Fires (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [NINJA]
15 Jungle – Drops (Pedestrian Edit)
16 Werkha – Lapwing [TRU THOUGHTS]
17 Ten Walls – Requiem [LIFE & DEATH]
18 Francis Bebey – Bissao (Pilooski Edit) [BORN BAD]
19 General Ludd – Woo Ha [MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT]
20 Romare – Jimmy
21 William Arcane – Reflected [PICTURES]
22 London Grammar – Hey Now (Bonobo Remix) [MINISTRY OF SOUND]
23 Taylor Mcferrin feat. Emily King – Decisions [BRAINFEEDER]
24 Throwing Snow feat. Adda Kaleh – The Tempest [HOUNDSTOOTH]
25 Kelis – Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix) [NINJA TUNE]
26 Illum Sphere – Embryonic (Lone Remix) [NINJA TUNE]
27 Martyn – Glassbeadgames (Four Tet Dub) [NINJA TUNE]

Be like Bonobo and get started on your new digital music career inside our lab.

EDM producers who are changing the distribution game


Deadmau5 recently launched “Live,” a subscription-based online service that offers exclusive access to music, live streams and other content. For $4.99 per month, fans get access to broadcasts, unreleased music, photos and “personal text messages” from Deadmau5 himself, among other things. It’s an unconventional distribution model to say the least, but it’s far from the first example of an electronic musician taking a different approach to releasing music than the standard album or single drop.


Skream, pictured above, has a storied history of releasing free music on various platforms across the net. He’s done this so often that a fan-run website called Freeizm exists to collect all of it in one place. The site points to a number of EP and album length free releases, as well as other random tracks.

flying lotus

Twitter has also become an increasingly popular platform for digital distribution. This past December, Flying Lotus (above) tweeted a .zip of 25 unreleased “ideas, drafts and loops” in celebration of reaching 300,000 followers. Just a week later, Together Boston alum Four Tet hit 100,000 followers and released his own compilation of new tracks and remixes. Whether it’s private webcasts with Deadmau5 or these unreleased embryonic FlyLo tracks, the internet is forever opening new avenues such as these for artist-to-fan interaction.

Looking to become the sort of artist that generates headlines with a single tweet? Look no further than a Mmmmaven course.

3 Reasons We Want Anthony Naples to Come Back as Soon as Possible

anthony naples
Photo by Will Bankhead

That was a memorable after-hours. In light of it, here’s three reasons we’d like Anthony Naples to come back as soon as possible.

1. Anthony Naples is on a rapid ascent

Naples’ very first release, the Mad Disrespect EP, hasn’t even reached its second birthday, but he’s already earned notoriety and profile features from Pitchfork, Resident Advisor and others. The 23-year-old New York-based producer has also already embarked on tours of the U.S. and Europe.

2. He’s in-demand

Together alumnus Four Tet has enlisted Naples for not only an official remix of Pink track “128 Harps,” but also a slew of tour dates across the world (including a show during Together 2013). Naples has also been on the road with Huerco S, and performed at major festivals including British Columbia’s Rifflandia and Poland’s Unsound.

3. His sound is out of the ordinary

Naples’ releases thus far have garnered him praise for versatility and inventiveness across the board. Mad Disrespect has been described as “brimming with ideas…adventurous and innovative” and “rawness paired with warmth, familiarity paired with undeniable uniqueness,” a testament to Naples’ distinctive approach to house music. The “blistered grooves” of his mixes and DJ sets similarly reflect his unconventional perspective.

To stay in touch with Anthony, follow him on Twitter and add him to your favorites on Resident Advisor. And here’s hoping he comes back just as soon as he can.

Wish to follow your own unconventional muse? Check out a Mmmmaven course and get your electronic music education started.