Make It New w/ Anthony Parasole [Thu 7/28]

Anthony Parasole MMMMaven DJ

Anthony Parasole should need no introduction to newer or longer-standing denizens of the New York Deep House and Techno scenes. A longtime employee of Halcyon, friend of Levon Vincent and partner in Deconstruct Music, and a prominent figure with the underground House and Techno resurgence of NYC, Anthony’s acute selections won our ears right away, and he hasn’t let go since.

In fact, just yesterday he spun a day party with our one-time resident DJ Volvox (Discwoman NYC):

 

Make it New with Anthony Parasole + residents Baltimoroder and CoralcolaJuly 28, 20169pm / 21+

Known for the deepest sounds of Techno and House, for gracing multiple dance floors from Shelter to Berghain; and for Djing regularly across North America & Europe, Anthony has had a breakout year in 2012. His track “TYSON” was featured on the highly acclaimed Fabric 63, mixed by Levon Vincent. Also, the launch of his new label The Corner, which held worldwide-seller, COR-01 “Tri-State” by Dj Qu & Nor’Easter and just recently released “Atlantic Ave” by Anthony Parasole & Phil Moffa to critically acclaimed reviews on multiple online magazines.

Evlv Tech x Make It New w/ Volvox, Antenes, Umi [7/21]

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E-Volv TECH FEST x Make It New
with
Volvox, Antenes (LIVE), Umi
Thursday July 21, 2016

21+/9pm/$15
Free with E-VOLV Tech Festival Pass before 11pm

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Pre-sale passes available: raveamong.us

Evlv Tech is a Boston-based community for self identified female, trans and non binary djs, producers, live performers, and event curators/promoters in music technology.

Evlv Tech Festival will provide a platform to showcase the abundance of talent emanating from female and non-binary artists in music technology.

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Over four days, together for the first time in one space, this assembly of pioneers will augment the norm shifting momentum, focusing on intersectionality, cultivating stronger support systems, skill sharing, musing and experiencing music and dance.

Music is for every body!

DJ Volvox was an instrumental part of Make It New for years as a resident DJ, co-promoter, and graphic designer. We would not be here without her and we’re psyched that she’s back again. She was recently given a endorsement by XLR8R as a “Winner” of Movement Detroit 2016.

Watch her churning and burning set for Boiler Room here:

Best Low Budget Headphones

MMMMAVEN instructors share their recommendations.

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Looking for affordable DJ or production headphones that won’t break the bank?

Last year, ultra-music producer, Quincy Jones, revealed that he was hopping on-board with the likes of Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and DJ Khaled to enter an ever-so-expected world that seems to attracts some of the most polarizing faces in music: the headphone industry. The retail price on Mr. Jones’ luxurious set of phones? $1500. Now if you’re the average consumer who isn’t even willing to pay more than $20 on a first date to Olive Garden, what would possess someone to spend that much on a pair of headphones? Whatever happened to those nostalgic 2004 iPod commercials that made the idea of jumping around with white ear buds seem so satisfying? In 2016, listeners want more; correction, need more. With all of the intricate detailing and heart-throbbing bass frequencies that lie behind today’s production, people rightfully should be able to hear them without having to sacrifice next month’s rent.     Quincy Jones

When it comes to musicians, producers or anyone that deals with the manipulation of audio, headphones become a necessity. Whether it is mixing down an 80 layer instrumental or transitioning from the club banger to a world-famous dancing anthem, headphones will always be a necessity. The question then becomes: Which are the best? How much are you willing to pay? What are the main differences between them? We asked Mmmmaven’s DJ and Ableton Live instructors these questions. Here is how they responded:

DJ Rugged One – DJ Program Instructor

Favorite Headphones: Technics RPDJ 1200 and Sony MDR7506

Price: Both are within $100-150 range

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“They are both frequency flat-response headphones. I can hear the bass, treble and the mid section without it hurting my ears at all. The only thing is that they don’t really make the technics anymore, but the Sonys are really good too. If you’re doing production, you need a model where everything is sound. The Technics are for DJing, the Sonys are for more of a studio aspect.”

 

Subalias (Mitchell Owens) – Music Production Instructor

Favorite Headphones: Sennheiser HD280

Price: $100.00/ “Worth every dollar and more”

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”To me, headphones are temporary and will break eventually if you use them enough (2-4 years). So I’ll never spend a ton of money on a pair of headphones, especially if they are my everyday studio/listening headphones. But for $100 you get great sound quality, build quality, and they offer a fair amount of noise cancellation, which I love for when I travel. So for me, they stand out in the crowd for their superior quality-to-price ratio. So when I inevitably break the pair I have now, I wont be stressing over another $100 for a great pair of headphones.”

 

Fens (Matt Rohr) – DJ Program Instructor

Favorite Headphones: Sennheiser HD 25s

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Price: $199 for the “Plus” model

“There is a reason this platform of headphone is so universally loved and used not only in DJing, but in any professional audio application where isolation is needed, such as sports commentary, or field referencing. You’ll notice these headphones, with a microphone added on, worn by many sports presenters, as they need to isolate audio from the loud crowds around them. And equally, look at photos from DJs from the last 10 years, and a very significant portion will be wearing these headphones.

Not only do they sound amazing, but their design is such that any piece can be changed out, making them easily repairable. A snapped headband or broken ear cup on a pair of AIAIAI TMA’s for example, means tossing away the whole set and buying a new pair. By comparison, any broken piece of a pair of Sennheiser HD 25s can easily be found online and replaced easily, due to their ubiquitous use.

There is no other alternative in my mind. I have been using my pair, flawlessly, for 6 years. I hope to use them for another 6.”

After having gathered all of the info, I noticed that the most popular headphones with the most expensive marketing campaigns barely made it into our instructors’ rotation. Around the year 2008, you couldn’t walk down the street without seeing a sporty hipster rocking a pair of Beats By Dr. Dre headphones. Dr. Dre’s own note to consumers stated, “With Beats, people are going to hear what the artists hear..” yet today’s professionals seem to find other headphones to get their musical needs fulfilled.

Main Takeaway: You don’t need to spend a lot to hear a lot.

By: Lawrence Greenidge

 

If you are interested in taking classes at MMMMAVEN, please drop s a line below. We offer group and private lessons for kids and adults on DJing, Music Production, and Hardware Synthesis.

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As You Are w/ Honey Soundsystem and Mike Swells [THIS SATURDAY!]

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LoveStruck and MMMMaven are proud to present a new party
‘As You Are’

Honey Soundsystem 4:00PM-7:00PM
Mike Swells
Follow this link for tickets.

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Event runs from 2pm-10pm
21+ w/ ID
CASH bar! CASH bar! CASH bar!CASH bar! CASH bar!

Come hungry and support your local food truck. Beantown Taqueria will be there from 4:30Pm-8:30PM

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This is an outdoor Day Party on the Charles River to celebrate YOU, US and the music!
This event is private and has limited capacity; get your pre-sale ticket to assure entry.

***Actual address 5 Greenough Blvd. Free parking across street on Memorial Blvd/Greenough Blvd., on right, when heading towards Watertown.

There is NO parking in front of the Post, we have to save room for our food truck!

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No large backpacks or bags allowed. RSVP.