Normally when I post this blog I'll include a look at an upcoming issue of Mix To Go Magazine.
It IS ready but you'll have to wait until Wednesday to see it.
JUNE is a trifecta for us: Black Music Month, Caribbean Heritage Month and HBO'S American Black Film Festival happening in Miami. This new issue will feature coverage of all three-via new mixes, events on our calendar and more.
Speaking of films my Wife and I were looking at all time film lists and decided to craft one of our own...that will be featured in the next issue as well. If you have a top 10/20/100 list send it to us...if you can make notes about them as well (although we consider ourselves very knowledgeable) that would help.
If you are interested in helping with articles (travel enthusiasts and party goers take note!), ad sales people and reps who live in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Atlantic City send us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy your weekend!
Freedom J. || Editor In Chief, Mix To Go Magazine
Each year, Memorial Day Weekend is the "unofficial" launch of summer. This was first begun by a number of club promoters in the late 80's and early 90's who left NYC and traveled to Miami to produce some of the hottest parties at hotels, pool parties and of course nightclubs. What set these events apart was the vastness of the turnout. Thousands flocked to Miami Beach and the most incredible DJ lineups, celebrities and tourists all came together for a great time.
Hollywood jumped on the bandwagon with the release of big summer movies and the music industry was also in, launching major singles that were "leaks" during the spring and breakout hits by Memorial Day Weekend. I famously remember how every year there was a major house release and a major hip-hop release during the Winter Music Conference...or a cross between the two in other formats.
In recent years I have heard the rumblings of party promoters complain that "Miami is done," "Miami is old news," "I'm doing my weekend getaway in the Caribbean now," etc. Is this to say the once-favorite place in the southeast region has lost its power?? Of course not! Not if you travel to SoBe during that weekend each year. Anyone who thinks "The Beach" has lost its allure has lost their ability to see what is going on. I also know that is a selling point for what they are doing elsewhere so let's look beneath the surface of such comments and conversations. If you ever hear them then ask "have you been to Miami Beach lately?" Forget "well my friend said" as a response because that just doesn't cut it. Have YOU been there lately?!?!
"MIX TO GO MIAMI" is my concept for people who remember the way it used to be, know how it is right now and how it will be in the future. Miami is constantly reinventing itself, and nightlife and other industries are always flourishing because of this constant elevation for self-improvement of the economy.
This party weekend features local DJs and DJs like myself who travel there to partake in one of a few select events that are the memories that insiders carry with them long after Memorial Day Weekend is over. We have selected certain nightclubs and ultra lounges in and around the South Beach, Miami area in hopes that we can satisfy the various tastes and needs of party goers this particular weekend.
The flyer pictured above is one of the main nights we are producing. Mix To Go Magazine will cover it, Mix To Go Massive will be producing it in association with a couple of promotion teams from Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Be sure to RSVP by either emailing email@example.com or send a text to me directly: (305) 707-4730 (DO NOT CALL). See you on the beach!
DJ Freedom || Architect
Mix To Go Magazine
Mix To Go Massive
P.S. - and watch for the debut of the Mix To Go Models hosting our parties launching Memorial Day Weekend in Miami AND in NYC!
IN case you haven't noticed, we like music, we especially like it when a DJ is playing it and we also like it when a DJ is mixing the music of artists we like for a good cause.
That multi-faceted view of things is what Mix To Go Magazine is all about.
We celebrate life every day. Why be miserable? We LOVE what we do so it is never a job. :)
Now to the business at hand...why you haven't seen any posts on this website for just over 2 weeks.
We have been busy living. Actually we have kept our Twitter and Facebook up to date (click on those words to see for yourself) and have acquired quite a following in the last several months. Persistence has truly been paying off.
As of right now our movement has gained quite a bit of traction: we are official in NYC/Brooklyn of course but partnerships in Miami, D.C., Atlanta, Vegas and L.A. have caused what started as a get together for music lovers with a passion for life and the good that comes from it to this new level of appreciation for a good time in various places at once.
"Mix To Go Massive" took over our Twitter page and we have seen great results immediately after it happened. At least 3-4 posts in clusters every few hours nearly every day you will find "builds" (discussions) about our music favorites ("In The Mix" or #inthemixtogo), parties/gatherings/hangouts/shows you should know about ("On The Go" or #inthemixtogo as well), artist support-particularly independent (#amplified) and finally good causes, thoughts about every day life and the unpolitical "conscious" views of #communitysq.
You'll also find views from #djfreedomlives, our co-founder and resident DJ of both Mix To Go Magazine and Mix To Go Massive. #queenmartina (the other founder) gets a mention as well because without her input much of what you see happening-the growth of our movement and the credibility of our moves are accented by her loving touch.
Speaking of DJ Freedom you can go to his page by clicking HERE and following him. He mainly posts through our primary Twitter but makes it a point of posting parties, music he is spinning, mixes and remixes there.
So now, you are all caught up. If anything was left out that is because new things are happening every day, all throughout the day. This article is already old news and you just read it. But you don't have to be too far behind our steps: support independent press by subscribing to either our email newsletter (firstname.lastname@example.org) for either a FREE email subscription or a paid one (which helps us to print our books, pay for events that can help local causes and of course keep our lights on) by calling (305) 707-4730 (or text, we happen to be a big supporter of texting-just not while driving).
If you are going out #partyresponsibility, if you are on the road share your #socialtravelers experience with us and as always with everything you do, #stayintune. ((All of the tags are our creations so when you see them...you can thank us later).
- The Mix To Go Magazine Editorial Team