Headz Up @ naga
Saturday, 10 p.m., Naga, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 21+. Tickets: $20. 617-661-4900, www.nagacambridge.com
The deal: Fresh Headz and MASS EDMC will collaborate for the third month, hosting the new night, Headz Up. Hosted at Naga, the event will showcase the best of underground DJ talent and introduce partygoers to a different side of electronic sounds, says artists and event manager Greg Nickerson. “Our goal is to essentially give people a heads-up and education on new music in the electronic industry that they might not know about or might enjoy.”
The DJs: Italian producer and DJ Manuel De La Mare is special guest; Boston-based DJ, producer, and promoter Mike Swells; and rising EDM talent BamBooRa.
What you’ll hear: Nickerson says attendees can expect to hear a myriad of house sub-genres from progressive, deep, and tech-house beats.“The artists we book don’t usually play around here. We’re trying to keep it fresh and [teach] people at the same time.”
What to wear: They require “proper dress” but only strictly prohibit hats and sneakers, and Nickerson says they encourage people to dress up.
The tip: Welcoming new fans and diehards, Nickerson suggests, “If you haven’t heard the artists before, research them and listen to their mixes and songs beforehand. Once you get there, you can enjoy the music to the fullest.”
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