After 5+ years of the hottest mixes, parties, special events, artist coverage and community announcements I am excited to announce the last official post and closing of Mix To Go Magazine.
Why would I be excited about this? Because my reason for launching the magazine was to bring awareness to everything I am involved in-all of which includes the above.
It has been an exciting journey, but I am less and less able to focus on original music, artists I work with, shows and parties I want to produce and of course community efforts that have always been close to my heart.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed over the years...I hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did!
Support my ongoing ventures that have been advertised in most issues of Mix To Go Mag from the beginning: DJ FREEDOM will continue to be a DJ; RHYTHM & SOUL RECORDS-the label that sponsored all of the promotional mixes featured in Mix To Go Magazine is now releasing completely original mixes and independent artists; AMPLIFIED VENUES continues to represent the finest venues for promoters and everyday people wanting to celebrate life in a nightlife environment and finally COMMUNITY SQUARE will soon return...
Check out our still-active Facebook (www.facebook.com/mixtogo), Mix Cloud (www.mixcloud.com/mixtogo), Reverb Nation (www.reverbnation.com/mixtogo) and Sound Cloud pages (www.soundcloud.com/mixtogo and www.soundcloud.com/rhythm-soulrecords).
Love and Peace,
Founder and Resident DJ
Mix To Go Magazine
This issue of MIX TO GO MAGAZINE is a change from what we normally do. We reversed the order of the sections ("In The Mix" is in the back and "Amplified" is in the front). We've also deleted "Community Sq" indefinitely and will return with "On The Go" (party and event listings) next issue.
This issue's focus is on the hottest venues in New York City. We selected a number of lounges and nightclubs that are in various neighborhoods and showed you the interior. Part of the reason for this is a new endeavor to present venues available for bookings. Notice how we left the names of the venus out; we don't want people calling and going to them without notice.
Why the addition of so much venue focus? Mix To Go Magazine is a promotional tool for Freedom & Martina to promote their businesses...and the businesses of their associates, period. If you go back to all of the issues you will notice the thread between us has always been there-and that of the promoters, DJs, event producers and community organizations we promote...all based on our own connections and relationships. Why not promote ourselves?? Wouldn't you?
You'll notice this issue is a double-month issue-first time in many months we've done this. It is time-consuming to construct each issue, and we don't promote Mix To Go Mag as a traditional magazine we sell. When we print it we give it away. Online subscriptions are just that-the issue is bundled into a PDF and we give it away to anyone who asks for it. Our "Mix To Go Massive" group on Facebook is filled with music people who get the benefit of the magazine in the day to day posts of not only Martina and I but also of our entire team-spread all over the world.
This is why you don't see a "staff" listing. We don't have one! When we did the turnover was too much to deal with because people see us as a stopover during their rise to stardom and/or success. We are good with that.
The schedule for the next series of issues is as follows (subject to change of course!)
#66 - September 2013
#67 - October/November 2013
#68 - December 2013 (Best of 2013/Mix To Go Awards Issue)
#69 - January/February 2014 (Rhythm & Soul Records Issue)
#70 - March/April 2014 (Miami Music Week Issue)
#71 - May 2014 (Dance Parade Issue)
#72 - June 2014 (Black Music Month Issue)
#73 - July/August 2014 (Summer Issue)
#74 - September 2014 (6th Anniversary Issue)
See you next month where-as you'll notice above-we feature the best of 2013 in our annual "Mix To Go Awards" focus. Thanks to the DJs, artists and music supporters who weighed in and for our film friends at Rotten Tomatoes for the #filmstogo winners...as well as the community activists who told us who the best charities and causes of the year are.
Freedom J. Harris, Editor-In-Chief/Resident DJ
Mix To Go Magazine
Get THE FULL issue by subscribing to Mix to go Magazine: MixtogoMag@gmail.com or (305) 707-4730 to process your order by phone!
Mix To Go Magazine's 64th issue was released nearly three (3) weeks ago (July 3, always the first Wednesday of the month). Subscribers always get it when it is released; members of "Mix To Go Massive" can get half the magazine FREE (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about free and paid membership), and if you are reading this for the first time then you are likely here as a new member, a friend of a member or possibly...search results!
This issue features four (4) new mixes from various categories of music ((#inthemixtogo)). There are many other mixes available (again you need to be a subscriber to get them!) but only these make the cut as our very best of the month.
#mixtogomassive is how you will get the latest info on us each day...primarily focused on our NYC activities but also beyond. #mixtogomiami-our 2nd team in Miami which launched late May of this year-features info about our activities there. Each issue we will feature a mix from a Miami style musically (see ppages but age 7 for the first example).
Other hash tags are focused on various other areas. Our print magazine is 16 pages and features info about Amplified Talent Bookings, as well as monthly music playlists (#amplified), travel-oriented events (#socialtravelers, see the back page/page 16) and of course DJ FREEDOM (#djfreedomlives).
You will occasionally see charity, fund raising and philanthropic efforts via Community Square (#communitysq) as well as words of wisdom from various members of Mix To Go Massive that always end with #stayintune. We may just say that because at the end of the day, that applies to all that we do!
A new area of the magazine is about films/movies #filmstogo...we have the online page up of course but haven't had time to maintain the content! We need writers so if you love movies as much as we do, please send us an email or post to our FACEBOOK page for more info.
While we have your attention, please do become a subscriber. There are lots of perks (see previous posts on our home page) and we are always upgrading, thanks to readers who give us feedback (you know the whole world has an opinion, like it or not). Stay in touch, and of course, #stayintune. ;D
Freedom & Martina Justice
Editors, Mix To Go Magazine