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Top 5 Moments of Decibel Festival

Seattle’s Decibel Festival is an impressive five-night dance music marathon, run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers and fueled by a genuine love for electronic music (and a whole lot of Red Bull). In its 11-year history, Decibel has earned a reputation as one of the best electronic music festivals in the United States and is therefore a respected authority […]

Highlights from BEMF 2013

Fresh out of the car from Boston, I jumped in line at Output in Brooklyn and waited impatiently to start my weekend at the sixth annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival with the Skreamizm kick-off party. With three nights plus the Thursday pre-party featuring an intriguing lineup of underground artists at six of Williamsburg’s favorite music venues, you […]

Mount Kimbie Delivers Poignant, Multi-Sensory Live Show

London duo Mount Kimbie has spent much of 2013 touring in support of their latest album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, which was released on Warp Records this May. Often classified as post-dubstep alongside their close friend and collaborator James Blake, Mount Kimbie have expanded upon the strictly electronic sound present in their first release, Crooks & Lovers, to include a more […]

Recap: 5/18 Gold Panda at Brighton Music Hall and Mathew Jonson at Good Life

Gold Panda brought his exotic beats to Brighton Music Hall Saturday night, playing to a sold out crowd of head bobbers, hip swayers, and a handful of less inhibited dancers, indicating his ability to cross over the indie and electronic music scenes. His set was reminiscent of Four Tet’s at the Middle East on Tuesday, but higher energy, […]

Recap: 5/17 Turbo Recordings Showcase with Duke Dumont at Together Central Stage

This Friday, the Together Central Stage hosted one of the highlights of this year’s festival: a Turbo Recordings showcase featuring Duke Dumont, Nautiluss, and Bordello, plus local artists Doctor Jeep and General Motor. This show was the final segment of Together’s partnership with Turbo Recordings, which also included a remix competition and a performance by label founder Tiga at the kick-off party on Sunday. The Turbo talent […]

Panel Wrap-Up: May 17

On Friday, the Together Center featured two free panel discussions open to the public. Find a recap of each panel below. Polar Seltzer Presents: Does Genre Matter? Moderator: Peter O’Karma, Good Karma DJs and The Law Offices of Peter A. O’Karma; Speakers: Shawn Conte; Eartha Harris, Psylab; DJ Leah V; Wiggz, Moduloktopus; Peter Colombo, Rewrote and M|O|D This discussion featured a panel of local musicians who examined the idea […]

Panel Wrap-Up: May 16

On Thursday, the Together Center featured a series of free panel discussions open to the public. Find a recap of each panel below. Copyrights and Copywrongs Moderator: Andrew Sellars, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; Speakers: Chris Bavitz, Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Eve Brown, Suffolk University Law School International Property Clinic; and Jessica Silbey, Suffolk […]

Recap: 5/16 Andrés at Middlesex Lounge

This Thursday, weekly Middlesex Lounge party Make it New hosted Detroit house guru Andrés. After residents Coralcola and John Barera opened up the night, Andrés took to the decks with his impressive vinyl collection. He blended elements of house, hip hop, funk, and R&B, dropping classics from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest. Local producers and music fans alike gathered around the DJ booth […]

Recap: 5/14 Fred Falke & Lifelike at Naga and Chez Damier at Phoenix Landing

This past Wednesday, Cambridge saw one of the busiest Wednesday nights in recent memory thanks to Together, which brought several events to Central Square within walking distance of each other. Naga hosted French nu-disco label Kitsuné for a club night featuring Fred Falke and Lifelike. After Together’s own Charles Mazzola kicked off the night, Lifelike delivered positive vibes with an energetic set and bass […]

Recap: 5/14 Four Tet, Anthony Naples, and Ricardo Donoso at Together Main Stage

On Tuesday evening, Four Tet graced the Together Main Stage at the Middle East Downstairs with a captivating life performance. Easing into his set with slow and cerebral tracks with ribcage rattling bass, Four Tet gradually picked up the pace until the entire sold-out audience was enthralled and zero flat feet remained in the packed venue. To warm up […]

Recap: 5/12 Tiga, Mistaker and Left Fold at The Sinclair

This Sunday marked the beginning of Together 2013 with the VIP kickoff party hosted at The Sinclair, the latest new local venue in Harvard Square. As part of Together’s partnership with Turbo Recordings, the event featured a heavily anticipated headlining set from label founder Tiga. Openers Mistaker and DJ competition winner Left Fold warmed up the crowd, and photographer Nicky Digital snapped shots of […]

Venue Spotlight: The Sinclair

Together is excited to partner with Cambridge’s newest music venue, The Sinclair. Located in Harvard Square, The Sinclair has an eye for booking up-and-comers from a variety of genres. It has already hosted an impressive roster of artists since opening in December, including Jessie Ware, Shlohmo, and Sasha. It’s safe to say this new venue is heating up the […]