I gave it all up for the disco.
After recent weeks with the newly minted students flooding the streets, I’ve become acutely aware of the misrepresentation of electronic music in the mainstream. With every neon tank that reads “Sex, Drugs and Dubstep” or “Faded” and each abrasive cookie cutter track, I become more concerned for this rich culture I have come to live and love. Luckily, there are crews and nights all over this town that are dedicated to infiltrating this city with only the highest standard of art, one of them being Make It New, every Thursday night at Middlesex.
Basstown Productions‘s infamous party is celebrating its eighth year as one of the most respected and anticipated house/techno nights in the area. Tonight, they welcome to the community acclaimed London producer, George Fitzgerald. In a time of muddled morals and askew ideas, Make It New continually sheds light on the beauty and innovation residing at the core of this world by bringing artists such as Fitzgerald in to drive the local movement.
Fitzgerald may be a relatively new name in the community, but he has quickly carved a place out for himself amongst the big whigs. His deliberate blurring of the line dividing UK dubstep and house garnered him attention with his initial releases on Hotflush and Aus, with subsequent additions out on his own imprint, ManMakeMusic. His summer mix for XLR8R reaffirms his depth as an artist as he layers smooth melodies over marching drum sequences that silence your mind while seducing your body to get free. His sounds are artfully crafted with an undeniable sex appeal rippling through the soundwaves. It’s going to be a good night at Middlesex, that’s for sure. Finally, it’s safe to breathe again.
315 MASS AVE.
9PM/21+/$5 Before 11pm/$10 After