Beats By Girlz Open House & Fundraiser

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Beats by Girlz & Mmmmaven present an open house to learn more about the music production program this January for girls, non-gender binary, and/or trans youth ages 8-13.

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You’ll have an opportunity to play around with equipment and ask instructors questions. We’ll also be raising money for schorlarships.

Beats By Girlz is a non-traditional, creative and educational music technology curriculum and initative designed by Erin Barra that was initially developed at The Lower Eastside Girls Club in NYC. Beats By Girlz is designed to empower young women in music technology by providing them with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest in music production, composition, engineering, etc.

3 Reasons Not to Miss Wrecked NYC at Make It New Tonight

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1. It’s “A party for gentlemen who like the boom”

You can gather from that what you will but this sudden staple of NYC nightlife has taken the underground by storm. With a well-groomed email list and whisper campaign, Wrecked rapidly became the go-to spot for the discerning gentleman (and their friends, of course).

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2. Residents Ryan Smith and Ron Like Hell know what they are doing.

It’s been described as a “serious-dance-music party” by Time Out New York because the resident selector take the job very serious-ly. DJ Ryan Smith and DJ Ron Like Hell both have experience in the biz and know what it takes to be respected. So expect deep disco dives, powerful house vibes and for sure plenty of Italo like this:

Hold onto something.

3. It’s going to be hot

And that’s a good thing.

Summertime at Make It New has a couple of advantages. The students are mostly gone and it leads to a grown and sexy crowd. The Middlesex has a decent A/C system but hey, dancing makes you sweat so just get into it. Work tends to be a little lax in the dog days of Summer so hey, why not stay a little later?

Don’t worry, like any good dance music party, we’ll have plenty of free water. As they themselves say: “Dress to Sweat.”

It’s finally time.

MAKE IT NEW w/
WRECKEDnyc

Ryan Smith & Ron Like Hell
w/ residents Mike Swells + John Barera
21+/9pm/$5 before 11pm / $10

Bust a Move with KC

Make an appearance at ZuZu‘s tonight for a killer performance by Mmmmaven grad KC! KC has been attending the Zuesday Queer Dance Party on-and-off every week for the past year and is finally ready to take the stage herself. KC took a break from her busy beat-spinning schedule to discuss her DJ career, musical education, and upcoming performance with me.

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Can you briefly explain the progression of your musical career—how did you end up where you are now?

I guess a lot of it happened kind of by chance and by being open to trying new things. I don’t know what I want to do with my life but I know what I enjoy and what makes me happy, and I want to align these two things.

Dance music makes me happy, and I have always been curious about how DJing worked and I wanted to try it.

Now that I know that I like it and I know what I’m doing, I want to keep trying to book gigs at nights and events that are special to me.

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How did Mmmmaven help guide you on your path to musical expression?

The class was like learning 10 years of experience in two months. It was really awesome to have a space where you can be with other people who are just starting out so you can all learn together and learn from each other. Being in a class with other beginners really fostered community support. Teachers were patient and knowledgeable, and the staff is really encouraging.

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Please tell me a little more about tonight’s performance. Are you excited/nervous? What do you have in store for us? 

I am both excited and nervous. I think a lot of co-workers and friends are going to come that love to dance, so you can expect a great crowd that appreciates music. My set consists of songs that are really special to me, as well as some of my friend’s favorite songs. Expect a vibrant and energetic dancefloor, with amazing sets to follow mine by Bianca Oblivion and Justin.

There you have it folks. Lace up your dancing shoes and come see KC perform tonight at Zuesday! … we can’t wait to see what tricks she has up her sleeve.

Want to be like KC? Learn more about our DJing, production, and master classes here.