Alummmmni: Cakewalk

Boston-based website Happps recently profiled one of our most-recent success stories from inside the Mmmmaven Project lab: Cakewalk.

In the interview, James calls out Soul Clap for their tremendous influence in Boston, Wonder Bar in Allston and its Binary crew, and… McDonald’s (??!).

Flip on over to Happps to see the full interview, and thanks to Ruth Jiang for making the time!

Be like James! Right now, incoming college students get a 10% discount with a valid college ID. Email tak@mmmmaven.com for the details. Or…

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Catch Some Waves at FreakquenSea

It’s pretty hard to top a sunset cruise around Boston harbor, but FreakquenSea is bound to blow your average cruise out of the water. In order to properly release their new EP entitled Freakquency, The Zebbler Encanti Experience has organized a music-filled cruise alongside LostInSound and Mmmmaven. The Zebbler Encanti Experience will be bringing song their brand new live setup, as well as a giant A/V screen setup that can be seen from the shore. Get your tickets here.

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Don’t get any ideas, because the lineup aboard the ship is not one to miss. Jeff Mission, Schlang, and Camp Lamp will all be holding down their respective decks until the party heads ashore to Wonder Bar in Allston. A free bus will take you right to the after party featuring The Human Experience. Tickets are on Eventbrite here.

This isn’t the first time Mmmmaven’s crossed paths with The Zebbler Encanti Experience, in fact our Ableton class curriculum was created by the Berklee alum Encanti.

He also taught several of our first Ableton classes, and Mmmmaven would not be the same without him.

As long as you’ve got $25 and a 21+ ID, there’s nothing holding you back from a beautiful summer night filled with stunning electronic sights and sounds. Get your tickets at Eventbrite and get ready to set sail!

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3 Reasons Not to Miss Lost in Boston with Distal tonight

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1. Distal is proud to leave genre behind

The 28-year-old Distal has developed a signature style that traverses genres, moods and styles. His sets touch on everything from techno to jungle and break-core, and beyond. A scientific background in the research of Synesthesia adds yet another unique angle to his work.

2. It’s May 6th, but you can still celebrate Star Wars Day

Proud to embrace a bit of geeky heritage, Distal dropped a new Star Wars-themed track on Tuesday that references both Baltimore club music and Episode IV. Give it a listen and be on the lookout for it tonight, as Distal calls it “a fun interlude between the more serious club tracks” in his DJ set.

3. It’s a Music Ecology revival

Music Ecology has long held down the Tuesday night slot at Allston’s Wonder Bar, and its resident DJs Alex Russo and Dabu will keep the tradition alive with opening sets tonight.

All this for an $8 cover? It’s true. Check the Facebook event for more details, and get to Wonderbar at 9pm tonight.

.@PrismDub comes home to @WonderBarBoston tonight

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Boston’s own Prism has been out and about on his Biodigital Jazz tour for the past 4 months, but tonight he’s finally back in town for what’s sure to be a killer show at Allston’s Wonder Bar. Eddy M and M Rivera will round out the bill.

Dave Hanson, better known as Prism, is quickly becoming one of Boston’s most notable and unique producers, focused on an unusual nexus of dubstep and jazz. Hanson is an avowed fan of heady jazz fusion, and that background works its way into his work as a DJ and producer. Tonight, for instance, he’ll be accompanied by saxophonist Dennison Blackett at Wonder Bar.

Hanson discussed his background in jazz (and the myriad details of his extensive recent touring activities) with Dubs Alive last month:

I grew up at that perfect age, 12-13 and 16, those ages always stick in musicians heads for some reason. The music we listen to at that time just has more weight to it and can catch you. And that’s when Napster came out. I’d go to my dad’s house on the weekends, and I didn’t know what he was doing at the time, but I told him about the program and about how you can search, listen and download, and he’d have me look up, like, Alan Holdsworth and I’d find some songs and he’d pick out “Metal Fatigue” or whatever, and he was schooling me. I had no idea, and this went on for years. So eventually all the Jazz Fusion and weird stuff he was into, I got into.

Cover is just $5 at Wonder Bar tonight, so be sure not to miss Prism’s triumphant return from tour.

Want to become like Prism? Start learning with a Mmmmaven course.