Keeping up with the Jones never had more meaning than it does when you are talking about the internet!
We have added a new page to our site just for photos of events we attend and cover. Only 20 per event will be featured; any others will be featured on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mixtogo) as our upload there is much faster than doing it one by one on our site. Let us know what you think and if you have an event you'd like covered let us know and we'll consider it!
Freedom Justice | Publisher
Mix To Go Magazine
Issue 23 in stores now!
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Top DJ/Producers Dennis Ferrer and Todd Terry both get the "Journey Into" treatment.
Both part of the "Dance After Dark" series (these are 14a and 14b respectively), these two giants of global dance music have contributed a LOT of influence on dancefloors everywhere. Todd Terry especially-his career in production alone is worthy of a dance hall of fame award (we'll be giving him one at OUR ceremony this summer!!!).
More important than just another tribute, these mixes feature most of their very best work in remixing, production and/or both. You'll find familiar dance favorites among these, such as the all time champ "I'll House You" by The Jungle Brothers and Barbara Tucker's "Stay Together" on the Todd Terry mix (bet you forgot he was part of THAT song's success mix-wise!).
Dennis is newer to the game but exudes verteran moves with extraordinary productions like "Church Lady" and "Hey Hey," both featured here.
These two mixes are not meant to be the end all/be all but they do capture some of the best moments of their careers-songs, tracks and remixes that are known worldwide from the first second they are heard.
Enjoy these exclusive downloads by DJ Freedom, featured in the current issue of Mix To Go #23 (available NOW!!!)
Dance After Dark 14a "Journey Into Dennis Ferrer
Dance After Dark 14b "Journey Into Todd Terry
Here it is...at long last!
"A Journey Into Sade" (Dance After Dark Volume 11)
Here is the link to the mix:
It is downloadable as a podcast only-you won't have access to each song separately; for that you will need to subscribe to "Mix To Go" to get all of the tracks separately on a special CD version of the mix (it is also a lot shorter at 77 minutes; this podcast is over 2 hours but you won't be able to listen to each song separately!)
It was of course produced by DJ Freedom. :)
If you'd like to subscribe to Mix To Go go to the magazine page on our site by clicking here.
Mix To Go Magazine recently celebrated the release of its 22nd issue. We are excited about having made it to this milestone of 1 year and growing stronger with each issue.
In a climate where most magazines don't make past the first few issues or even half a year, we are here and healthy due to a non-conventional approach to publishing we KNOW is the reason for our success.
The current issue is double its size in pages-from 8 to 16-and features TWO new mixes (although we slipped FOUR in for our loyal subscribers; 2 are podcasts!). Included are several new events recently added to the event calendar, and new advertisers and partnerships are also featured.
Our focus will continue to primarily be on events and music with little interest in traditional articles; much of what goes on in the world can be gotten from the internet and it really IS one of the main reasons so many people told us (and STILL tell us) we shouldn't be printing anything!
Over 1 year in the business of publishing (a few more "off the books" but we want to be technical here), 22 exclusive mixes all by DJ Freedom and a few others by comrades Steve Nieves, Nino Torre and soon others...and nearly 2 dozen events under our belt in terms of coverage and it is safe to say we are not going anywhere.
To celebrate this 1 year landmark, we are now going to make the current issue available on our website AFTER it has run its course in a downloadable PDF (see the new "magazine" page link), as well as a new mix sample of the current issue for you to listen to (you'll have to subscribe to get the "directors' cut").
For more about the magazine, go to the magazine's page for info about it and download a sample for the very first time.
If you are a first time visitor you really need to pick up a subscription! It includes the magazine IN PRINT or online (your preference), three podcasts (1 a week) for your MP3 player, our weekly e-blast and soon, subscriber access to an exclusive online community. We won't say more about that last one except you read it first!
Look for issue #23 tomorrow (Sunday, May 23, 2010) into the week and we hope you'll join the Mix To Go movement!
Mix To Go Magazine issue update!
The excitement is always high when a new issue of MTGM goes to press.
It comes in several forms:
a newsletter/e-blast (distributed every Tuesday and Friday),
bi-weekly podcast mixes of "Dance After Dark" (our house show) or "Rhythm & Soul Lounge" (our R&B/soul show) out every Tuesday and Friday, respectively;
a print version of the magazine in limited quantity every 3 weeks available ONLY by subscription or "by the issue" via an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org AND
a special seasonal edition every July (the 4th to be exact this year), October (just in time for Miami Carnival), January (just in time for our Super Bowl Weekend in Dallas 2011!) and April (when we return to New Orleans for the annual jazz festival).
There are also our random blogs via www.twitter.com/mixtogo, which focus on micro-blasting our "followers," THIS page on our primary site or Facebook (www.facebook.com/mixtogo) where you'll find event postings, magazine updates and other stuff we may forget to put on our main site here.
Be sure to get a subscription from us:
$20/3 months (4 issues)
$40/6 months (8 issues)
$75/1 year (17 issues)
Each subscription includes the newsletters online, travel and event discounts, the magazine of course, our exclusive podcast mixes, AND a CD version of our very best mix for that particular issue.
Send your payments (U.S. postal money orders only; we'll have our credit card acceptance up on the newly launched version of our site by Tuesday, May 18, 2010) to:
Mixcraft Media, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2141
NY NY 10001
Attention: Mix To Go Magazine Subscription Department
Your order will be processed immediately and you should get your first issue within a week!
Look for us to celebrate our one year anniversary in:
Brooklyn (Wednesday, May 19 at Crystals Bar & Lounge),
Atlanta (Wednesday, May 26 at the Cosmopolitan Lounge),
Miami and Houston (dates and venues coming shortly).
We give out FREE copies of the magazine at all of our anniversary events and a 1/2 price subscription OR full price with a free t shirt or cap when you sign up!
Stay in tune,
DJ Freedom | Publisher/Co-Founder/Resident DJ
Martina | Managing Editor/Co-Founder/The Real Boss
Mix To Go Magazine + Social Travelers
are excited to present you with the all-new
11th Annual Hustle And Salsa Cruise!
For January 2011 we'll cruise from Florida to several Caribbean islands with exclusive inclusions you won't find on any other theme cruise!
No details here...the site is getting a major makeover and will relaunch Tuesday May 18, 2010 so KEEP THIS ADDRESS and use it to see what our new site will look like!
Freedom | Mix To Go + Soc
That's the link to our most currently added event "OLD SCHOOL PARTY CRUISE."
Mix To Go Magazine
in association with BP chapters in Brooklyn, Houston, Atlanta and Miami
"Old School Party Cruise 2010"
We are hosting our FOURTH old school cruise, but this is our first with this theme in three years!
Our exclusive production of this event will feature nearly 500 travelers from around the country in attendance for 7 days of the best parties, live shows, social networking, business to business gatherings, relationship workshops and community discussions plus a whole lot more.
"Old School" is as common as the references of "back in the day" to just about everything. But when WE say "old school" we mean it the way it was meant to be understood: the best music of the 70's and 80's with sprinkles of the 60's at our Motown themed night, the 90's and even new music in our "Rhythm & Soul Lounge."
PORTS OF CALL
We LOVE the destinations of this exclusive cruise!!
Our journey begins in the beautiful port city of Galveston-less than an hour drive from the city of Houston. Our host group, Black Professionals of Houston, will be overseeing this event in association with groups of a similar nature in Dallas, New Orleans, Oaklahoma City, San Antonio and Austin.
Members located in other cities will fly into the city of Houston (we'll assist anyone with the cheapest round trip air-just ask!) and a chartered bus shuttle will carry our groups to Galveston, as group leaders welcome each traveler, explain the inner workings of our trip and give each participant an exclusive gift basket sponsored by Mix To Go Magazine and a number of companies affiliated with the magazine and our various chapters nationwide.
Okay...back to the destinations:
Sunday, December 5: Galveston is our port-of-call to start the journey at 5pm.
That night our launch party will feature the best mix of classic dance, old school R&B/soul/funk from the 70's and 80's and more.
Monday, December 6: A full day at sea allows you to explore Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas, while taking in the beauty of the beautiful waters of the Caribbean.
Tuesday, December 7: At 7am, we arrive into COZUMEL, MEXICO for a day of exploration, shopping and whatever your imagination desires. This is a short stay and we will meet back on the cruise by 3pm to leave for our next destination by 4pm.
Wednesday, December 8: At 10am, we arrive into GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN for another day of exciting island exploration. A little later that evening we gather 5pm to leave by 6pm.
Thursday, December 9: We arrive 8am to MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA for a full day of this rich Caribbean paradise known the world over for good food, music, sightseeing and culture. We'll gather at 4:30pm to leave the port 5pm.
Friday, December 10 and Saturday December 11: 2 full days of sailing allow you to relax and rest...or you can party on as we close with our "Mixdown to Motown" old school party.
Sunday, December 12, 7am: We arrive to Galveston bright and early where shuttle buses will return you to Houston downtown to Greyhound or the airport.
ABOUT THE SHIP: VOYAGER OF THE SEAS
This ship is a revolutionary marvel of naval engineering. Enjoy one-of-a-kind features like an ice-skating rink, the Royal Promenade and a rock-climbing wall, just for starters.
The 138,000-ton, 3,114-guest Voyager of the Seas became the world's largest cruise ship when it entered service in November 1999. Innovations on this and other Voyager-class ships add up to more space for every guest, and include enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and exceptional recreational facilities.
Royal Promenade (open 24 hours)
Johnny Rockets® '50s-style restaurant
Portofino Italian Restaurant
Themed bars and lounges
9-hole miniature golf course
Adventure Ocean® youth facilities
Day Spa and Fitness Center
Full-size basketball court
*Prices shown BELOW are representative. Dates, times and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Shore & Land Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
* Cabins prices generally do not change much but cruise ships are like airlines-if the demand should change, they may decide to change their rates. We have locked in enough cabins to secure 1/6 of the ship (500 people in approximately 300 cabins) but that is based on deposits and payments anticipated. Some of our affiliate agents have picked up some of these cabins and are selling them as this event is presented to you. We advise you to at least put a deposit down ($150 is the minimum) to get started!
$150 by Wednesday, June 9, 2010
$100 by Wednesday, July 7, 2010
$100 by Wednesday, August 4, 2010
BALANCE by Wednesday, September 1, 2010
You may make your full payment at any time. If you miss the first payment date you will ONE opportunity to "catch up" by making the first and second payments by July 7. Please do NOT do this oas we will only make allowances under circumstances of our choosing; we have the right to REFUSE such payments...and the event may already be sold out!!!
Food is included in the price of every cruise package, as are juice and soda. Alcoholic drinks are additional as is wine.
We are going to be adding more detail to this cruise. There will be a full pullout section in our summer season issue (it is published 4x annually) of Mix To Go Magazine that focuses exclusively on all of our wonderful travel-oriented events, but you can always check our site here, check out the Mix To Go Facebook page or the magazine's website: www.socialtravelers.info. You can also contact FREEDOM anytime by emailing through this site or calling the office.
We love when potential travelers book early. We love when potential travelers bring friends, ask us to do presentations to their church, social groups they are part of or even their families. We'll gladly do any and all of the above because we want every person who attends our events to be completely satisfied with what we present BEFORE they make a decision to go. Our business is small and our attention to the details of comfort, satisfaction, quality and affordability are at the top of our list. We want no less for ourselves as our OWN standards for travel are high, so you can be sure when we say we are going somewhere, it's a NO-BRAINER this trip is going to be a good time had by all!!!
You can contact FREEDOM at any time by sending an email, calling the office (212) 252-2528 or coming back to our site for updated information about this event. As talent and other details are given, this information will be updated.
Freedom & Martina Justice
Mix To Go Travel & Tours
Mix To Go Magazine
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This year's Super Cruise IV is now being carried by Mix To Go Magazine. We'll post details to our event calendar but the basic rundown is it's the world's greatest jazz event (with respect to the New Orleans Jazz Festival)...now taking place in the Caribbean!
ABOUT SUPER CRUISE IV
What started as a one-time celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Capital Jazz Fest in 2007 has remained an annual entertainment extravaganza at sea!
The folks at Capital Jazz Productions have taken over the Carnival Liberty Fun Ship for their 4th annual full-ship music and entertainment charter cruise. It includes seven days and nights of concerts, parties, jam sessions, comedy, fun, games and much more with non-stop entertainment and activities day AND night...more than you can possibly do on a single cruise!
EXCLUSIVES YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE
NEW SHIP with larger cabins, more dining choices, more entertainment venues and more.
NIGHTLY CONCERTS with top-name jazz and soul artists, hosted by special guest hostess ANGELA STRIBLING (see the video on our page).
LATE NIGHT JAM SESSIONS hosted by GERALD VEASLEY
PARTIES. Nightly theme parties, including our popular 70s party...
COMEDY NIGHT starring Las Vegas' own, the legendary GEORGE WALLACE
THE UNDERGROUND LOUNGE (we'll call it the "RHYTHM & SOUL LOUNGE") featuring performances by some of our favorite R&B/soul singers CONYA DOSS, CALVIN RICHARDSON, SY SMITH and more.
THE NEO-SOUL CAFE featuring DJ FRANCES JAYE
CHUCK BROWN'S BLOCK PARTY & BARBECUE featuring a live performance by the "Godfather of Go-Go"
TENNIS TOURNAMENT & SOCIAL, under the stars in San Juan. Bring your racquet!
3RD ANNUAL SuperCruise GOLF CLASSIC, tournament and clinic at Mahogany Run golf course in St. Thomas
3-on-3 BASKETBALL COMPETITION
DANCING. Learn the latest line dances, plus enjoy free hand dancing, salsa dancing, Chicago stepping, Zumba dancing, African dance, exotic dancing, and belly dancing classes.
FOOTBALL PARTY. Our annual Sunday football party at sea.
SPADES and BID WHIST TOURNAMENTS
"BASS BOOT CAMP" led by Gerald Veasley. Aspiring musicians learn to play bass
"STRING TRAINING" GUITAR WORKSHOP. Learn to play guitar from Fourplay guitarist CHUCK LOEB
SAXOPHONE MASTER CLASS led by Walter Beasley
"JAZZIN' WITH JEFF" master class led by Jeff Lorber
PING PONG TOURNAMENT hosted by Brian Culbertson.
CZAR'S PALACE CASINO. The ship's casino like most others offers gaming options for all levels of players. Lessons are available and tournaments are offered for advanced players.
SPA CARNIVAL offering a variety of spa treatments, massages and beauty services
SMOKING POLICY. The SuperCruise is smoke-free but you CAN smoke on the port side outside decks.
There aren't many cabins left. This cruise is truly one of the best I've found in terms of lineup and offering and unlike events where you wait till the last minute, this one you MUST book in advance for the best choices. There are at the time of this posting only a half dozen type cabins available from $1895-2,4,95. Payment schedules are still available but you'll need to put down HALF to get on board (originally the payments were $250 a month). Don't wait any email@example.com or call (212) 252-2528 to book your cabin today.
Yes, we got it together and for TWO great cities!
First, Brooklyn. The negotiations have begun to get our favorite indie soul and R&B bands into Crystal Manor for a show 3 years in the making. Truly, a special thanks to the folks at Crystal for all the time they've given to get our concept for this one night show together.
The event will begin in the evening (about 6pm) and go until 12mid in the main ballroom. Smaller acoustic sets and track sets in the lounge next door from 6pm to 2 or 3am (maybe 4am?!) with DJs spinning the best R&B and soul with sprinkles of culture reggae and credible hip-hop. Yes you read right-credible!
This show will take place in JULY-mid month ideally. I'll post an update when the deal is finalized.
Next up is Atlanta. Getting venues before putting the lineup together seems to be happening more commonly! The date is set for the last weekend in September-Thursday to Sunday at the Life Theatre.
That show will be more expansive and feature a much larger setup-although the facility is much smaller. It is about 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta and we are excited to find out we can do our show here annually. The peach is going to get a healthy musical awakening!
Freedom | Mix To Go Magazine