Together Recordings Going Live This Week

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In case you missed it, ed Together 2016 went off like a firecracker last month and we were happy to host you and your friends here inside our lab for all sorts of adventures!

RBMA Radio was there and captures two outstanding sets of music for you. First up is Optimo, sickness which will be live tomorrow at 4pm EDT! The two Scottish selectors played everything from Prince to a weird Indonesian (?) cover of Donna Summer:

Then there was DJ Minx (pictured above), rx who opened for The Black Madonna with a blazing set of techno, much of which was from her hometown of Detroit. She will go live Thursday at 4pm:

Together tweets year round related events and links to the music we know and love. Follow them for the latest:

And in the event you visited the school during May, your special #tgthr7 discount still applies! Email me right now to schedule a tour.

Red Bull Music Academy Lecture with Astrolith – Boston

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Heads up! Red Bull Music Academy alumni, Astrolith, is headed to Boston this February to talk all things RBMA.

Swing by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 on February 17 (1-3pm) to get an inside look at applications, the Academy, and how the program helped shape his path as an artist.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 1:00-3:00pm // The Red Room @ Cafe 939

Astrolith, a Berklee grad and NYC-based producer and engineer, participated in Red Bull Music Academy, Paris in 2015. Since then, he’s worked with top artists like Erasure, Imagine Dragons, and X Ambassadors, and had his signature hip hop/techno blends released on labels like Mute, Boysnoize, Interscope, and more.

The conversation-style info session will be moderated by DJ Star Eyes, and includes a special performance from Berklee’s own DJ-WILL.

Get more information and RSVP for the event on Red Bull Music Academy’s Facebook. And, you can find applications for RBMA, Montreal: here.

If you’re looking to learn closer to home, see what Mmmmaven is offering for DJ and Production courses right here in Central Square.

Sets From Together 2014 Now Streaming On @RBMA

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Together 2014 has come and gone, but you can still relive your favorite moments because Red Bull Music Academy is now streaming select sets from the festival. In addition to sets from previous years headliners, you can now hear Robert Hood, Curses!, and Jerome LOL live from Boston.

Robert Hood delivers a classic minimal techno set that sounds like it emanates from the very heart of Detroit. If you haven’t heard his name before, he is no newcomer to the scene, instead he has been shaping the literal underground of techno since the early nineties. More on Robert Hood from Michael C Walsh here.

In dance culture, the city of Detroit is mythologized to no end and rightfully so. It’s birthed impactful founders, rightful torchbearers, and a recent class of upstarts worthy of upholding the burdensome tradition. But few have managed it with such impeccable longevity and class as Hood.

Curses! is the darker alter ego of Drop The Lime, playing and producing what he refers to as ‘Gotham House,’ a dark, ghoulish take on modern 4×4 club music:

“I am forever drawn to the mystery of black. Darkness. Night. Curses brings that sexiness, incorporating the New York/Gotham-inspired touch to house and techno. Gritty baselines, but slow and deep rhythms.”

As always, Jerome LOL delivers an eclectic mix of R&B influenced beats and futuristic house for his huge set at Together 5.

For more LOL, head to XLR8R:

“There’s absolutely a method to his madness, as the mix reveals a real talent for identifying and blending sounds, irrespective of whatever cultural baggage their source material may carry.”

Even if you didn’t get to see these excellent sets in person, have a listen and get excited for next year’s festivities by following the festival on Twitter, where they promote shows all year long.

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