Summer-Friendly Schedules!

Believe it or not, it’s already April. School projects are coming to a close, essays and papers are piling up, finals are moving closer to the front of your mind, and you can’t wait for the long summer months. Vacationing with family, laying on the beach, barbecuing in the backyard… learning how to DJ and produce?

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This summer, Mmmmaven is offering new schedules for those with a little too much time in the day, but not enough days in the summer. We’ve taken our 50-hour DJ Program and our 60-hour Production Certification Program and transformed them into two week intensives, Monday through Friday, in July and August.

Each program will run July 6th-10th and 20th-24th, or August 3rd-7th and 17th-21st from 10am until 4pm for DJs or 5pm for producers. Contact Sarah for any questions and to get signed up!

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Wednesday Beats Vol. 1

Here is the first “Wednesday Beats” where we will post new mixtapes, songs, whatever is coming to surface and worthy of a good listen or two or 20!

1. Spinnin’ Records Miami 2015- Day Mix
This first Mix is by Spinnin Records. Very chill, relaxed and tropical with some Deep House sprinkled in there. Miami is a crazy and hectic place, so do not let the title confuse you with this cool chilled out mix.

2. What So Not- Flying To Europe Mix
The second mix is from a DJ Group called “What So Not“. It is a duo straight from the island of Australia who share a passion for surfing and EDM. They have gained attention from people like Flosstradamus, Major Lazer, Tiga and many more. Listen to the awesome mix all the way through, I have about 30+ times already!

3. Too Future. Guest Mix 014: SNBRN
The third mix is something I stumbled upon from my research into Tropical House. To be completely honest, if I had a baby, I would call it “Tropical House”! That is how much I love this new Thomas Jack inspired genre. SNBRN dabbles with the Tropical House and Deep House scene, which makes he a pretty cool dude from my opinion, especially because you can download this mix FOR FREE!

4. Deep In The Tropics Chap. 3 X Deep Chills
Let me tell you something about Deep Chills.. when I first heard of this 18 year old DJ/Producer from Milano, Italy he or she only had 2K follower on Soundcloud, now its risen to 11K. So, back to my love for Tropical House, “Deep Chills” has nailed this genre with amazing remixes and certainly has an ear for the tropics. You also can download this mix by clicking “Free Pizza”, which cracked me up when I saw it! Listen to this Mix and get sent straight to a Beach in the Bahamas, or ITALY!

5. Oliver Heldens Heldeep Mixtape 5 (Summer Edition)
Oliver Heldens, from the Netherlands, has been killin’ the DJ/Producing scene by creating his own works and remixing all the time. He has performed all over the world and is great friends with Tiesto and Zeds Dead. His Heldeep Mixtape (Summer edition) is one for the books. A great mixtape with a Deep House/Summer vibe. Enjoy!

If you enjoyed these mixes or want to just share your thoughts then please comment below! If you’re interest in learning how to produce and DJ please contact Sarah Hoffman at 617.849.9321.

It’s Graduation Day for The Beat Academy

After a long week of rigorous scratching and mixing, it’s finally time for the young DJs of the Beat Academy to show everyone what they’ve got. Join us tonight for Beat Academy’s Final Performance at the Mmmmaven Project here in Central Square! Campers ages 10 – 14 will show us what they’ve got before graduating from Mmmmaven’s inaugural summer camp.

Beat Academy Graduation

Over the course of the week, campers learned the ins and outs of industry standard equipment, got their hands dirty in some new technology, and produced their first six-song mini-mix. They learned how to organize their favorite tracks and get in the mix with different styles, and now is their opportunity to see if they have what it takes to play in front of a crowd of screaming fans!

Come out and support the new generation of DJs at 5PM, you’ll be blown away.

Beat Academy Starts Next Week!

That’s right, Mmmmaven’s inaugural Beat Academy starts next Monday. All aspiring DJs or Producers from the ages of 10 to 14 are invited to sign up for the week long DJ bootcamp. This week is your last chance to register, and you can still get the 15% discount if you hurry!

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Over the course of the week, campers will learn the ins and outs of industry standard equipment, get their hands dirty in some new technology, and produce their first six-song mini-mix. They will learn to organize their favorite tracks and get in the mix with different styles, then see if they have what it takes to play in front of a crowd of screaming fans.

DJ WORKSHOPS

  • Intro to Beat-Matching
  • Basic Mixing
  • Recording
  • Effects
  • Industry standard equipment & software

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Music Business
  • Scratching
  • Music Production: Edits & Mashups
  • VJing

Indoor & Outdoor Activities

  • Music Trivia
  • Sports (kickball, soccer)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Outdoor Games

What’s included?

  • Swag Bag
  • Lunch & afternoon refreshments
  • CD with recorded Mix
  • Promo/Branding materials

FINAL PERFORMANCE! SATURDAY, JULY 26th

Students will have an opportunity to showcase their skills taught in camp. Parents & friends are welcome to attend.