A different kind of music festival is coming to Boston February 8-14: the first ever Together: The New England Electronic Music Festival. From the official Facebook page:
Recently, the dance music community in Boston and New England has formed a more cohesive group. Now more than ever, club-goers are embracing new sounds and finding increased common ground in this ever-expanding medium. The sheer volume of talent and dedication that can be found in area’s DJs, artists and music lovers is reaching critical mass.
Now is the time to take it to a much larger stage.
In preparation for the festival, the promoters are hosting a DJ Mix Competition. I’m a little late on writing about this, and the deadline is tomorrow, January 22 at 6 pm, but I know those of you who would be interested probably already have something ready to submit. Unfortunately, the deadline for the producers has already passed.
Here are the details from the official festival site:
Together: The New England Electronic Music Festival, set for February 8th through 14th in Boston, MA, is proud to present the first annual Together DJ and Producer Competition.
We’re looking to all corners to find the superstar DJ within our midst. Are you a bedroom DJ who is ready to break out and start playing to your peers? Are you making amazing music and want it to be heard? Do you have an irregular gig and feel like you could be reaching more people?
The Together Festival is encouraging you to send in your mix or track for a chance to win a chance to open up for one of the Together events and be on the Together promotional compilation that will accompany the festival attendees.
Guidelines for entry:
DJs who already have regular (monthly or weekly) residency cannot qualify.
All mixes should be between 30- 70 minutes
Uploaded mixes should be in MP3 format with a bitrate between 128 and 320kbps
DJs, please submit your mixes by January 22nd to be eligible for consideration.
Work can be submitted to the Soundcloud dropbox to the right.
Entries can also be mailed to:
Together Mix Competition
242 E Berkeley St 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Submissions should be postmarked no later than January 20th
The winner of the DJ mix competition will be eligible to play a slot at one of the Together Showcase events. In addition, your mix will be hosted on the Together website and promoted by Boston’s Weekly Dig
The winner of the track competition will be placed on the Together promo CD and announced on the Together website.
Other prizes are being gathered right now, including software, hardware and more. More announcements to come, but for now it’s time to start producing and get to mixing!
Good luck and check back for more information on Together: The New England Electronic Music Festival.