It was hard not to marvel at what Together has created in the last nine years.
As Boston’s Together festival closed last month, we were again put into the spotlight by the arbiter of the world dance music community: Resident Advisor.
In the article, Drum and Bass legend Lenore is respectfully named “one of Boston’s most important DJs,” Houseboi is now an “opening-night tradition,” recent SF transplant Aaron Jen is lauded for his “masterclass” of an opening set, and the mighty DJ Kon is (obviously) the “edit master.”
►Last week, I sat down with David Day, who is the co-founder of Mmmmaven, an electronic music school and Together Boston, an annual festival that combines music, technology, and art for an interview at Mass Apparel.
►During our convo, we discuss MMMMaven, Boston’s electronic music scene, the re-emergence of disco, how Together Boston has evolved over the years, the music business, his life long mission of “keeping music as relevant as possible,” and more.
Irish techno maven Gary Curran, aka Confute, has a new EP out! And to celebrate, he’s engaged us with an 2-hour DJ mix. Using 27 tracks in all, Curran (formerly of the Japanese Popstars), masterfully weaves in originals from his brand-new Aperture EP.
Confute comes showcasing his mastery of balancing dark against light on his second release, Aperture, for Four One Records.
Opening track “Aperture” is tense, teasing techno, pieced together perfectly to pound any soundsystem. Once the bass opens, you are undoubtedly hooked in for the ride.
The heartbeat like hypnotism of “Hummer” is almost an anxious affair, laced with twisting arpeggiators that wander effortlessly in and through the haunting atmospherics and whispers.
“Frugal” is filled with little layers of bells dancing along to the summer warmth. Simple and yet beautiful.
Closing off the EP is “Syzygy”, a dark pursuit into the unknown, creating a memorable spacious feel.
There is more than enough variation in the Aperture EP for everyone to enjoy.
Having previously released 3 Albums, with Gung Ho, EMI and Bedrock, and an ever increasing remix catalogue for artists such as Beyonce, Groove Armada, Pete Tong, Daft Punk, 30 Seconds To Mars, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Benny Benassi and Kylie Minogue and more, Gary has decided to bring his individual flare for writing electronic music to the forefront as Confute.