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Cosmin TRG Mixes It Up at #MakeItNew 11/14

Cosmin Nicolae is a fan of change, both in life and in the music he produces under the moniker Cosmin TRG. The Romanian born, Berlin based producer has moved swiftly through genres since the beginning of his career in 2007. Inspired by garage and drum & bass, Cosmin (then known simply as TRG) started off in […]

Martyn to Deliver Versatile Bass Music at #MakeitNew 10/24

Martyn is a man of many influences. Beginning his career as a drum ‘n’ bass DJ in his Dutch hometown twenty years ago, he became involved in the London dubstep scene in the mid-2000s. In 2008, he released a remix of TRG’s “Broken Heart” for Hessle Audio. The release was immensely successful – with dubstep maestro Kode9 […]

Fresh Beats and Bass with Lapalux at Make it New 10/3

UK meets LA; bass meets beats; analog meets digital… Lapalux has the special ability to blend distinct musical elements to create an intricate collage of sounds that is both vintage and fresh. His clattering beats twinkle across soulful R&B melodies like goosebumps gliding along your arm, layers of rough samples and oozing synths together forming a chaotic […]

Container Brings His Noise-Techno Hybrid to #MakeItNew

Noise is a genre defined by heavy distortion, fuzzy sounds, improvisation, a disregard for traditional harmony and rhythm, and the use of unconventional instruments. Techno, on the other hand, is typically crisp and clear, relying on repetitive 4/4 rhythms and industry standard drum machines and synths. What do you get when you combine the two? Container — […]

Lil Silva at Make It New 8/29

This Thursday, Make It New is hosting Bristol, UK producer Lil Silva. This one is big — and we have three reasons why you shouldn’t miss it, below: 1. Two words: Night Slugs. Headed by Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990, Night Slugs has earned a reputation for featuring a signature sound that blends grime, house, electro, R&B, techno, hip-hop, and dubstep into […]

FaltyDL at Make It New 8/15

Since his first releases nearly six years ago, Brooklyn producer FaltyDL has earned considerable respect among his musical peers and fans alike. Now, with the release of his third album Hardcourage on Ninja Tune and a US tour in support of James Blake earlier this year, the bubbling enthusiasm surrounding FaltyDL is reaching a boil. This Thursday, Mmmmaven is proud to host him […]

Turbo Recordings Night at Make It New with Bordello & Thomas Von Party 7/25

Turbo Recordings is a record label that requires little introduction. Founded in Montreal in 1998 by cheeky techno-meets-electropop icon Tiga, the label has achieved such notoriety over its productive fifteen year history that the name alone bestows its artists with instant credibility. Turbo boasts releases from artists including Azari & III, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Boys Noize, Proxy, and ZZT (Tiga’s collaboration with Zombie Nation), reflecting the […]