Discotheque Music and Technology

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Building 14, 14E-109 (Lewis Music Library)
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

The disk jockey - selector, crate digger, musical host, turntablist. This seminar looks at the evolution of music, technologies, and practices of the modern discotheque. Join us every Thursday afternoon for hip-shaking vibes and music in the Lewis Music Library!

You are welcome to join us for any part of the seminar. Dancing is recommended but not required. Tracklists will be posted publicly at the end of the month.


  • 1/10/19: From vinyl to digital audio / Soul
  • 1/17/19: Speakers and sound systems / Disco
  • 1/24/19: Turntables and mixers / Hip-Hop
  • 1/31/19: Computers and sampling / House & Techno

About the speaker: Philip Tan is a research scientist in CMS/W who started the MIT Dance Mix Coalition in 1998. He organizes Local Beats, a quarterly all-ages inclusive community party, and brings a balearic blend of garage house, disco, electro, trance, and dub to parties around Cambridge and Somerville.

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