Obviously, it is with great pride that we report to the world that the Speaking in Code DVD is officially available for pre-order at the official website: speakingincode.com. For those of you that have been following this saga for nearly 5 years, this is welcome news indeed!
We have finalized the list of appropriate DVD extras and they are as follows:
Modeselektor Live at Sonar 2006 Uncut
Each specifically selected extra is not only related to the film itself, but they are also quite hilarious and interesting. We have other extras that will be populating the web in the weeks ahead. Watch for them!
If you have seen the film, the extras are worth the price and you know what all was gone through to make the film in the first place! The more pre-orders we can manage, the more DVDs we can make. Your pre-order means a lot.
If you have yet to see the film, well, I can’t offer you a guarantee, but here’s what other people have said: “The personal edge really makes it stand out as something different,” (press kit) “I was very impressed with the unexpected layers,” “Brave rather than exploitative,” “Had an amazing look,” “I loved it, truly!” “Electronic Music’s Most Important Documentary?” (beatportal.com)
There is no end to the news in Boston, either. Not only is Basstown chugging along (Facebook site) but these last few months Boston stepped up and hosted it’s first electronic music festival, called, Together.
(Click for a .pdf of the huge guide to the Together Festival).
As the Creative Director I worked ceaselessly alongside Managing Director Mike McKay (who literally worked without sleep for days) to make it happen. Coordinating a music festival is a LOT of work. Fortunately, we had a huge team of supporters that saw it through.
It got press coverage in both the Sunday Boston Globe and Sunday Boston Herald (combined circulation over 600,000) prior to launch and some nice coverage from the biggest daily newpaper: Boston Metro on Thursday and a sweet wrap-up on the following Tuesday. There was even a letter from the Mayor of Boston himself.
I cannot write enough about the experience and what it meant to me. To say it was a dream come true is an understatement.
There was tons of music that got me through what amounted to the hardest I’ve worked in my life.
One was this track by Reagenz called, appropriately enough, “Keep Building”:
Kompakt still holds considerable sway in these parts, and their Pop Ambient 2010 was always a soothing relief from all the pounding music of the day. Especially the mammoth closing track from Brock Van Wey:
Then there were crowd favorites that became something more:
Together organizer and friend DJ Die Young continues to be one of Boston’s more unsung new producers. His dub seemed to always pop up on random at the right times:
And the Together Steering Committee, especially Alexander Maniatis of Dopamine Records, coordinated the Together 2010 sampler of regional producers, a stand out being, once again, Christopher Wade of Providence, RI crew Lovelife: