By: Luke O’Niel
Photo: Jonathan Wiggs
These days, in order to stand out in the music media world you’ve got to be a jack of all trades. One such well-rounded Boston music media player is Nick Minieri, the 33-year-old East Boston resident behind Beantown Boogiedown, a blog that features everything from party photos to show listings to curated selections of electronic music. As of this week, he can now add label head to his lengthening resume, with the launch of Zakim Records, and its inaugural release from Boston’s Doctor Jeep.
Minieri, who moved to Boston from Syracuse in 2004, and works as a graphic designer at the Mullen advertising agency, never really intended to get into online media, he explained over the course of a night in Central Square, bouncing from Phoenix Landing (where he’d gone for the long running drum and bass party Elements), to Cafe 1369, and on to the Middle East. It was the drum and bass fare at Elements that was his introduction to the world of electronic music in Boston, he said.
Full story at The Boston Globe