Night Watch

MMMMaven Project Graduation Dance Party


Sunday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. No cover., 617-868-6739.

The deal: For four weeks, the MMMMaven Project’s inaugural class learned the ropes of DJing, from beat-mixing to branding. This Sunday at Middlesex Lounge, the graduates will get to show off what they’ve learned. There’s a lot to pack into one night, so each of the 10 DJs will be spinning a 25-minute set. “We wanted to give them all a chance to use those skills,” says lead instructor Gareth Middlebrook. “It’s kind of like the last lesson in a sense. I can teach everything in the class, but it’s not real until you’re in a club with loudspeakers and people and drinks.”

The DJs: The students who completed the MMMMaven Project’s 101 and 102 courses. Despite their coming from the same classes, Middlebrook says to expect variety from the DJs. “You teach everyone one thing, and then you go around the classroom and see what their take on that skill is. It’s always different.” He says the night will span electro-house, hard techno, and Top 40 remixes.

Who will be there: “There’s going to be a lot of people who don’t necessarily go to the Middlesex usually,” says Middlebrook. “It’s going to be a very diverse crowd. With 10 DJs, you’re going to get 10 different crowds.”


The drink: “Well, I’m going to be drinking champagne,” says Middlebrook. It’s a celebration, after all.

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