Together Recap: Day Seven!

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By Dillon Riley

Saturday night was it, the final night of programming at Together’s Central Stage and you could feel it in the crowd early on: the weird, but ultimately fitting mix of sleep-deprived delirium and wide-eyed anticipation of the music ahead. To then say that last night’s performances delivered would do a great disservice to what unfolded. The Middle East Downstairs was positively rumbling last night, from the pit to the photobooth not a soul was standing still. How could you with the likes of J.Phlip, Axel Bowman AND Matthew Dear pummeling you with next-level sounds? (Not to mention a lovely opening set from our own Dumka!) Anyways, before we said goodnight and good luck to the #tgthr7 mainstage there was the massive slate of daytime activities to attend to. Let’s delve into that.

First on the docket was the opening party for much beloved Cambridge outdoor party Dancing On The Charles. The lineup boasted a bevy of talented local acts and Together alumni like John Barera, Randy Deshaeis, Matt McNeill, and B3RAO!

Back at Together HQ we hosted two special daytime events, the first a tech talk with festival sponsor Novation.

And the second being the seventh annual Together Record Fair! While also selling a few pieces from his own collection, internationally renowned DJ Martyn also dropped in to the Recharge Lounge to play a set for the big record shopping crowd!

This year at Together we also hosted a Satellite event in partnership with Agents of Vibe: a boat cruise around Boston Harbor set to great tunes. Headlining the event was Brooklyn’s Bedouin.

As mentioned, last night’s Middle East Downstairs show was sweltering.

Meanwhile, upstairs at the Middle East we hosted our annual collaboration with longtime-running local party Soulelujah! This year’s featured artist was New York’s Natasha Diggs, who wowed with a funky all-45s set.

John Funke spinning #45s at #soulelujah. 🎶💃🎶 #tgthr7 #zuzu #dance #allnight #records #cambma #gold #sounds

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And finally, in Downtown Boston’s dance haven Good Life we co-presented Headhunter (aka Addison Groove) along with our friends BASSIC Boston.

Sadly tomorrow is the eight and final day of Together 2016, please help us go out in style at our closing party at Middlesex Lounge and/or take in some of the more family-friendly daytime events were hosting prior. It’s been a wild ride and we cannot wait to see on the dancefloor one last time!

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"Together Boston is rapidly positioning itself as one of the United States’ best events for forward-thinking music."

fact mag reviews together festival
2017-02-09T17:12:29+00:00
"Together Boston is rapidly positioning itself as one of the United States’ best events for forward-thinking music."
"The festival’s seventh year was its best yet… Every day of the week there was at least one—and often several—things to look forward to."

resident advisor together review
2017-02-09T16:32:31+00:00
"The festival’s seventh year was its best yet… Every day of the week there was at least one—and often several—things to look forward to."
"The core notion of the festival … isn’t just to provide a good time, but to illustrate the fertile mix of art and technology intrinsic to current-day Boston."

boston globe together review
2017-02-09T16:36:33+00:00
"The core notion of the festival … isn’t just to provide a good time, but to illustrate the fertile mix of art and technology intrinsic to current-day Boston."
"The sixth edition of Together ... was a reminder of how much Boston still has to offer for the tribes of dance music fans who live here ... Despite its size, Together pulled off an impressive range of sounds from across the electronic spectrum."

thump reviews together festival
2017-02-09T17:04:00+00:00
"The sixth edition of Together ... was a reminder of how much Boston still has to offer for the tribes of dance music fans who live here ... Despite its size, Together pulled off an impressive range of sounds from across the electronic spectrum."

#TGTHR8 May 14-21, 2017

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