Cool Free Stuff: Locke-How My Love Is (Garage)

According to Locke’s very short bio, he (or she) “sometimes DJ’s or makes music”. Locke’s Soundcloud page may be just as abbreviated as the bio, but there’s little to fear as the two tracks and one mix on there are solid as hell. In fact, “How My Love Is” was picked up by T&A and is now a free download. Best way to describe that one is pure garage bliss; it’s laden with R&B strings and rhythmic vocal edits. Hopefully this will be just the beginning of what we’re going to hear from Locke.


On the Boogiedownload: Mix 084 by MO7S (Tech House)

For this week’s installment of the BBD podcast series I’m proud to bring on a highly-esteemed veteran from New England who made his local mark long before most people, myself included, ever stepped foot inside a rave for the first time. Enter Stephen Manders, aka MO7S

Click here to read more and grab the mix!


Make it New United Hearts Fundraiser With Sepalcure & Jubilee, 9.25.14

In the eve of their tenth anniversary next month, the guys from Make it New have organized a little fundraiser that is going down this Thursday at the Middlesex (315 Mass Ave, Cambridge). Your $20 donation at the door gives you a few different things:

1. The ability for the United Hearts Foundation in Ghana to build a school bus for children to get to school, safely and reliably, every day. Every penny of your twenty bucks will go towards this.

2. The privilege of seeing two fixtures in the New York City bass scene: Sepalcure (a Hotflush Recordings alumni) and JUBILEE (who just released a FACT Mag mix, embedded below), in your backyard.

3. The chance to win a vinyl copy of the TOGETHER 2014 Compilation via a raffle ticket you will get at the door. Drawing at the end of the night.

4. The opportunity to see Coralcola be happy (not guaranteed).


So why not support a good cause and come down to Cambridge this Thursday? And if you can’t attend, you can donate easily and securely online as well.

Facebook event page

See you there!


Ticket Giveaway! iExperia Boston at Royale, 9.25.14

One of the things many partygoers look forward to here in Boston around this time of the year is iExperia. Dubbed as “America’s Largest White Party”, this hotly-anticipated show is a tri-fecta of talented local DJ’s, cirque-style dancers and performers, and many of the same theatrical lighting effects commonly used at nationally-renown festivals. It’s essentially legal steroids for the eyes and the ears, and even the pictures on their site don’t do the real thing justice.

iExperia “America’s Largest White Party” - Fall 2014 Promo [Full HD] from iExperia on Vimeo.



Since the party was first established several years ago, iExperia has become a national franchise, extending their reach to Dallas, Austin, and Philly. Two of the performers, Glowkids, have been involved with playing and promoting from the beginning. One of BBD’s podcast mixes was actually the set they played at iExperia back in 2012! Joining them this year will be Commerce, another podcast series alumni, as well as local favorite Bamboora and special guests NU.F.O. and Andrew Garcia.

Beantown Boogiedown Podcast 030: Glowkids & Fuse (Big Room Anthems) by Beantownboogiedown on Mixcloud


Beantown Boogiedown Podcast 037: DJ Commerce (Tech House) by Beantownboogiedown on Mixcloud



It all goes down this Thursday at Royale in Boston. Try wearing white or black if possible…but no Uggs please. More details on dress code here.

If you missed the ticket giveaways they had going on, don’t fret, we’re doing one more right here, right now. All you need to do is “like” iExperia and Beantown Boogiedown on Facebook, and leave your name and email in the comments section below. Winner gets a pair, and drawing is at noon tomorrow, 9/24. Good luck!

Purchase tickets here | Facebook event page


Let's Boogie! Upcoming Boston Events For September 2014

Upcoming Events  

Bonobo @ Paradise :: Brighton MA :: 9.23.14
Bonoby Afterparty (NuMind, Wigzen & CSE Productions) @ Innder Sanctum :: Boston MA :: 9.23.14
Project Mixx (J.Zamora & KosKos) @ 6B Lounge :: Boston MA :: 9.24.14
Fluxion & Ricardo Donoso @ Middlesex Lounge :: Cambridge MA :: 9.24.14
Re:Set (D-LUX Birthday Bash) @ Phoenix Landing :: Cambridge MA :: 9.24.14
Table Manners (Lay Z Boy, Menace, ESQ, JSB, Treeman, Bobby Bangers & more) @ Wonderbar :: Allston MA :: 9.24.14
Crush Boston (Dub Fx, Brownnoize, Twist of Fate, Daze Inn, Honeycomb & Butcher Brotherz) @ Middle East Downstairs :: Cambridge MA :: 9.24.14
iExperia Boston @ Royale :: Boston MA :: 9.25.14
Elements (Ant TC1) @ Phoenix Landing :: Cambridge MA :: 9.25.14
Lespecial, Strange Changes & Eelko @ Great Scott :: Allston MA :: 9.25.14
Blasterjaxx, Exodus & Black Boots @ Whisky Saigon :: Boston MA :: 9.25.14
Socialize (Skytree, Esseks, Lightt Blue Lab & Brightside) @ 49 Social :: Boston MA :: 9.25.14
Make it New United Hearts Fundraiser (Sepalcure) @ Middlesex Lounge :: Cambridge MA :: 9.25.14
Fehrplay & Wil Trahan @ Bijou :: Boston MA :: 9.26.14
Casual Friday With Leah V @ Wonderbar :: Allston MA :: 9.26.14
Felix Kubin & Bromp Treb @ Goethe-Institut :: Boston MA :: 9.26.14
Sweet Shop (Jonas Rathsman) @ Goodlife :: Boston MA :: 9.26.14
Infected Mushroom & Voltran @ Prime :: Boston MA :: 9.26.14
Freshhh Fridays (J.Zamora, KosKos & Sudo) @ O Sushi :: Cambridge MA :: 9.26.14
Rise Afterhours (Bamboora, Kerry Leva, Charles Mazzola, Don Fochi, BRRIO, R0b0kid & Rufus Gibson) @ Rise :: Boston MA :: 9.26.14
Voltran & Barrington Beats @ Prime :: Boston MA :: 9.27.14
Laidback Luke @ Whiskey Saigon @ Boston MA :: 9.27.14
DJ Lotusound @ Middle East Corner :: Cambridge MA :: 9.27.14
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (Bianca Oblivion) @ Great Scott :: Allston MA :: 9.27.14
Fresh Produce (DJ Trayze & Joshua Carl) @ Goodlife :: Boston MA :: 9.27.14
Rise Afterhours (Drumcell, Cabarete Groove & more) @ Rise :: Boston MA :: 9.27.14
Some Like it Hott (Caseroc, Will Martin, Ali Berger & Alan Manzi) @ Lilypad :: Somerville MA :: 9.27.14
Table Manners VI @ 101 Paris St :: Everett MA :: 9.28.14
H.O.M.E. (Keith Kene) @ Machine :: Boston MA :: 9.28.14
House of Pela (Mike Steva, Max Pela, Jorge Serra & Jay Medina) @ Naga :: Cambridge MA :: 9.28.14 
Jumpshot (Nick Minieri, Kristiano Rouskov & Sterling Golden) @ Phoenix Landing :: Cambridge MA :: 9.28.14
GingerLo Bday (DJ Stylyze, Counter Culture, Dyligence) @ An Tain :: Boston MA :: 9.30.14 

Past Events

Drop It Open Decks (CPU & SOUL) @ Machine :: Boston MA :: 9.2.14
Project Mixx @ The Playground :: 6B Lounge :: 9.3.14
Wobble Wednesdays (Moon Hooch) @ Wonderbar :: Allston MA :: 9.3.14
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist @ House of Blues :: Boston MA :: 9.3.14
Legacy (Frank White, Breeazy & Mei Ohara) @ Zuzu :: Cambridge MA :: 9.3.14
Re:Set (Caseroc, Alan Manzi & Randy Deshaies) @ Phoenix Landing :: Cambridge MA :: 9.3.14
Make it New (Residents) @ Middlesex Lounge :: Cambridge MA :: 9.4.14
High Life (Ballast, 2K2 & Timmy Trax) @ Goodlife :: Boston MA :: 9.4.14
Elements (High Contrast) @ Phoenix Landing :: Cambridge MA :: 9.4.14

FRESHH Fridays @ O Sushi :: Cambridge MA :: 9.5.14
Casual Friday (Frank White) @ Wonderbar :: Allston MA :: 9.5.14
Vocal Tracking Workshop (feat. Andre Obin) @ MMMMAVEN HQ :: Cambridge MA :: 9.5.14 (7-8pm)
Heroes (Chris Ewen) @ TT the Bears :: Cambridge MA :: 9.6.14
Triple Platinum (Evaredy, Frank White & Durkin) @ Goodlife :: Boston MA :: 9.6.14
Rise Afterhours (Mike Swells, D-Lux, Edward’s Here & Galen) @ Rise :: Boston MA :: 9.6.14
Dancing on the Charles Finale (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, Bruno, Navbox & Randy Deshaies) @ Marsh Post :: Cambridge MA :: 9.6.14
Blend (Mr. V, Lenore, Bamboo, Leo Alarcon, Kranz, Nick Minieri, Cross Chatter, Wil Trahan & Sketch Rokk) @ Machine :: Boston MA :: 9.6.14
H.O.M.E. (Deejay Daz-One) @ Machine :: Boston MA :: 9.7.14
Reggae Boat Cruise (Soul Rebel Project & Jaminic) @ Salem MA :: 9.7.14
Jump Shot (Lady Spindrift & Sterling Golden) @ Phoenix Landing :: Cambridge MA :: 9.7.14
Rudimental @ Naga :: Cambridge MA :: 9.9.14
Drop it Open Decks (Erik B Brown) @ Machine :: Boston MA :: 9.9.14
Drunken Doja Monkey, NuMind & DJ Homewrecker @ Wonderbar :: Allston MA :: 9.9.14

Gallery (Brenden Wesley, Will Martin & Matty Gavris) @ Middlesex Lounge :: Cambridge MA :: 9.9.14
Andre Obin, Miss Geo & Kodacrome @ Great Scott :: Allston MA :: 9.10.14
Re:Set (Will Saul & Patrick Barry) @ Phoenix Landing :: Cambridge MA :: 9.10.14
Wobble Wednesdays (Kraddy, VibeSquad, Uncle Bob & JSB) @ Wonderbar :: Allston MA :: 9.10.14
Scanners (Profligate, Outmode, Via App & DJ Won’t) @ Club Bohemia :: Cambridge MA :: 9.11.14
Dada Life @ House of Blues :: Boston MA :: 9.12.14
PVRPLE (Voltran, DJ Knife & Amadeezy) @ Goodlife :: Boston MA :: 9.12.14
Radioskotvoid Presents a Night of Skwee @ Gulu-Gulu Cafe :: Salem MA :: 9.12.14

Acoustica Electronics (Terrence Parker & The Wig) @ Oberon :: Cambridge MA :: 9.12.14
Lucky Date @ Prime :: Boston MA :: 9.13.14
Sweet Shop (Eddie Fowlkes) @ Goodlife :: Boston MA :: 9.13.14
Daniel Dubb, Lux Groove & Ser Clave @ 49 Social :: Boston MA :: 9.13.14
Dusk Til Done (La Freur, SITH & Ryan Royce) @ TBD :: Boston MA :: 9.13.14
Fresh Headz BBQ on the River (Sergio Santos, Sal Lograsso, Smeed & Sus Til Don, Waldo, Jacob Kranz,
Bogey Bambatta & TC Eureka) @ Marsh Post :: 9.13.14
MMMMAVEN Presents Today (Omar S, Jacques Greene, Francois K, John Barera, Leah V & Bianca Oblivion) @ Lawn on D/420 D Street :: South Boston MA :: 9.13.14 (3-9pm)
Savoy @ House of Blues :: Boston MA :: 9.14.14
H.O.M.E. (DJ Safire) @ Machine :: Boston MA :: 9.14.14
Wobble Wednesday Great North Pre-Party (Ill-Esha, D.V.S., Psymbionic & CloZee) @ Wonderbar :: Boston MA :: 9.17.14
Make it New (Martyn) @ Middlesex Lounge :: Cambridge MA :: 9.18.14
Lee Burridge & Scot Cox @ Bijou :: Boston MA :: 9.19.14
Beandream & Happps Presents Binary (Darko, Stylyze, Spacecase & Ghast) @ Wonderbar :: Allston MA :: 9.19.14
Simian Mobile Disco @ the Sinclair :: Cambridge MA :: 9.20.14
Social Studies (Moodymann) @ Goodlife :: Boston MA :: 9.20.14
HarborArts Fest 2014 (Soul Clap & friends) @ 256 Marginal St :: Boston MA :: 9.20.14
H.O.M.E. (Househead Pete) @ Machine :: Boston MA :: 9.21.14


Backyard: TWISM & B3RAO Put the Spin on Two Disco Classics

If you like both disco and house, chances are high you’re also going to like the recent output of dj/producers TWISM & B3RAO. This duo have been cranking out a slew of floor fillers over the summer, which are now getting released properly starting with their “Do It” EP.

Up for release in mid-October on their own Disco Legends imprint (as well as exclusively on Traxsource right now), both tracks on the “Do It” EP hat-tip two disco-funk cuts from the mid-70s: BT Express’s “Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) for the tile track, and Bar-Kay’s “Spellbound” for “You Are My Love”. 

While the original cuts by BT Express and the Bar-Keys clocked in on the slow side of the spectrum, TWISM & B3RAO bring them right up to dancefloor speed for this EP. While both of these tracks approach re-edit territory, where they lean quite heavily on the original riffs and vocals, each are modernized quite faithfully and respectably. Both “Do It” and “You Are My Love” swing quite heavily, with unrelenting four-on-the-floor kicks and energetic build-ups never imagined in the 70s working right alongside the crunchy guitar fills and endless supplies of strings. 

TWISM & B3RAO both spent a decent amount of time testing these and other originals on the road this summer, specifically in Ibiza, where they played a string of clubs including Bora Bora, KM5, Oceanbeat and TULP. If you like what you hear, be sure to follow them on Soundcloud!


Cool Free Stuff: Pennygiles-Fluid Motion (Drum & Bass)

Welch drum and bass producer Pennygiles just released a free download titled “Fluid Motion”. While the project files for this melodic and emotional piece were lost so it will never release on a proper label, it’s better to see it come out for free rather than not at all. Fitting in quite nice with his signature style, “Fluid Motion” is a squeaky-clean roller awash in tear-jerking pads and rumbling-yet-disciplined bass. The classic liquidfunk formula! 


Cool Free Stuff: Umek-Kuzla Prevarantska (RanchaTek Remix) (Tech House)

Tech house producer RanchaTek lays down an official remix to one of Umek’s best-known tunes of 2013: “Kuzla Prevarantska”. A track touting a lead vocal sample as whimsical as the title, Kuzla Prevarantska’s swinging groove, weighty bass, and endless supply of percussive fills kept dancers on their toes last winter. RanchaTek’s interpretation takes a bit of emphasis off the relentless bottom end while keeping the swing, making it an appropriate spin at 12am rather than 3am. The cheeky vocal has more room to breathe, which takes a life of its own in this remix’s extended breakdown. Get it below. 


Cool Free Stuff: Eric Copeland-Uncle Sam's Blues (Low Jack Remix) (Abstract)

Not known for playing things safe and following the rules, the L.I.E.S. camp recently celebrated their 50th release. While much of the output on this experimental label is exclusive to only vinyl, they just posted to their Soundcloud what is perhaps the first free download they’ve ever done. It’s a downtempo remix done by Low Jack of their most recent release, Eric Copeland’s “Uncle Sams Blues”. While the original was already pretty abstract, the remix makes the obscure disco riff even less recognizable by turning it into a sun-drenched Jamaican dub-fest. The lo-fi qualities heard on both versions is a L.I.E.S. signature, probably the only quirk you can guarantee on any track from their catalogue. 


Ticket Giveaway! Nightmare Fest feat. BT, Figure, Terravita & more!

It’s that time of year again where the days get shorter and the nights get a little bit colder. And the aroma of pumpkin spice everything starts to permeate store shelves and Facebook feeds alike. Yep folks, fall is here. Don’t fret though, because it’s not like these big EDM festivals are coming to an abrupt halt or anything. In fact, one of the biggest ones you’ll find on the east coast in this post-Electric Zoo season isn’t even happening for another month and a half. I’m obviously talking about the Nightmare Festival here!

A ghost-infested jam originally launched by the Steez Promo gang a couple years ago on their home turf in Baltimore, the lineup for Nightmare gets bigger and more badass every year. Hence why the baton has now been passed to the B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves collective. And while I don’t normally do extensive promo on a lot of parties outside the immediate Boston area, there’s several New England residents and alumni on the lineup this year, and I’ve got the go-ahead to launch a couple ticket giveaways for it. The first of which you can enter after reading below.

An outdoor festival deep in the woods outside Baltimore, Nightmare touts 3 stages in addition to a chill-out zone, art showcases, tons of vendor booths, and a haunted walk. The latter of which is is an 18-and-over walk, so you may wanna pack extra diapers. Catching up on Season 4 reruns of Walking Dead on Netflix probably won’t prepare you for this.

The full lineup was just announced this past weekend and consists of everyone from BT to Figure, Mayhem, Christian Martin, DJ Funk, and Liquid Stranger. Local legends Terravita and DJ Knowledge will also be in the mix too. You can check the full list here, along with additional info on the festival itself.

So about that contest: just “like” Beantown Boogiedown and B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves on Facebook, share this post on your newsfeed, and respond in the comments section below with your name and email. Winner will get a free pair of tix to the festival (a $200 value), drawing is on October 1st. There will also be a second drawing on October 20th, so stay tuned for the details on that one as well!

Nightmare Festival website