It is our birth place and our sanctuary. It always has been and is
why we still thrive and once again it modes to rise once again.
In the beginning there was sound , the drum, and what that drum signified
for a generation searching for the beat of their identification.A voice for the
underground club and street children. It rose from the culture of Americas streets and its
disco floors. It merged and crossed back from the alternative gothic sides of synth pop
and new wave. It was part of Americas Rhythm and Blues and help define another style
of a people's rhythms and their blues. It linked the street to the club, the disco of the
previous decade to the new decade . It linked black to Latin to white. It linked gay to
Just A little bit of jazz, a little bit of soul.SALSA, disco, calypso,bosa
nova.FUNK and ROCK fusion.
It merged and in its own freeform adapted to the changing times and
changing trends,utilizing and improvising within itself. The freeform Electro hiphop
genre and sound uniting the world.
Jellybean, Arthur baker, Latin Rascals, Lewis Martinee, Mantronix, Eve
Electro, Dominatrix, Debbie Harry, ........................to Avenue D, Blondie, jay jay
johanson, D'Luna, Oba, Plummet, Dynimix II,
That was Freestyle/electrodance then and that is Freestyle/electrodance
To begin this "community Report"..many thanks go to all who
attended this years Tai shan ball 3".............Mickey Garcia, sandee,D'Luna, Dave
the one Mendez, MADELINE RED, RAY GUELL, Victor Jinete, CHARLIE ROCK and so many
others.......even Miami's number one fan, some dude that goes by the name "freestyle
flaco" whose attended EVERY Freestyle event ever dating back to the early 80's.
Thank you to Jay and Jessica and the SoHo Lounge staff. So ho lounge
continues to have every Saturday night Vice and Hot Wheels who play Freestyle and bass and
in the back room is The Kitchen Club, playing Dark Electro,synth pop, goth, EBM with DJ
Sin...Miami's godfather of the dark realm.
This issue is a pre-issue leading to number 29......where we have LOTS TO
A lot of Developments in the Freestyle and dance music world.
In the meantime here is some info of some new things coming your way.
Mickey Garcia will be hosting his "Banging Beats Then and Now"
CD release party and the NEW micmac/BMG reintroduction party at the cutting edge XL.
XL ,known for John Blaires style parties, is one of New York's elite
club/Lounge spaces catering to a crowd who knows their sh*t. John Blair has been hosting
his parties at Roxy Saturday nights bringing the club world biggest names and elite in the
gay Circuit club world.When John Blair and Beto Suter aren't at Roxy, they bring the magic
to XL,even with some crazy nights like club kid Richie Rich's Thursday party
As Micmac is now distributed by BMG, Mickey felt it was time to raise the
bar a little in all aspects of Micmac. "We want to bring quality back. Mic Mac will
bring New York back to the front lines in electronic driven commercial music, back to
something "cool",something the city and kids from allover could relate to, which
freestyle always was" says Mickey Garcia. Banging beats is a collection of classic
micmac collectibles meets some of the newest sounding singles and a view of the direction
Mickey Garcia is taking the label.......Nu-freestyle/electrodance sides. Included are the
new "try yaz" and "radio" by Daniella Simeone. The event is at
XL,Chelsea, 357 west 16th street, New York NY on Tuesday April 27th. No admission
charge.Music provided by baron Lopez and Dave "the one" Mendez (who will be
featured in banging beats II).
For more info go to www.micmacrecords.com
"The CD is available at Best Buy, Barnes and Nobles, Tower records,amazon.com
and many other retail chains...you can even buy it at the micmac website on line."
"Micmac is BACK"-Mickey Garcia
||And that is definitely no joke as the world continues to make way for the
Electro invasion From Nu-freestyle to Electro clash to Electro house to Electro pop
The transition can be seen and felt in many fronts. As of this
spring..........one of New York's largest promotion teams targeting gay underground youth
in cities like new York, L.A. Dallas, and other cities has just opened their new
night called ELECTROPOP.
KURFEW, known for their nights of House music geared for teen twinks (18+), Now has a
night on Thursdays at HEAVEN.
This night is geared to cater to the Electro generation with all kinds of
Electro driven genres. the party is every Thursday at Heaven and it is called ELECTRO POP.
This Thursday April 22 DJ KEOKI will be spinning and there will be a
performance by SOIGNE DeLUXE with the new release "I'm tickled Pink".on April
29, the winner of the 1st DJ competition will be spinning. electropop is at heaven on
Thursday nights. 579 sixth avenue (between 16th and 17th) NYC. Enter by the left
most VIP entrance door.18 and over to party, 21 and over to REALLY PARTY!!!! Doors
open at 10pm. Kurfew will be one of many other event and promotion companies that will
have involvement with Freestyle Music.com as the electrodance movement works its way up
from Florida to New York and meets our Electro clash brothers and sisters in the new York
Other new York news, May 30th is the official industry party at
the new Latin quarter. Angel Cosme and Alex Lugo have come back to the Freestyle
scene and in a big way. the new Latin Quarter will host one of the biggest Freestyle
events of the year with performances by Angel Clivilles( the original lead of the Cover
Girls), Lydia Lee Love, Fascination, Nyasia debuting her new release,DJ Paradise,
Coro, and so many more. Anyone who is anyone will be there. "The club is part owned
by Ralph Mercado, one of the forces along with Sergio George responsible for the careers
and crossover of Mark Anthony, India and many others.It is VERY IMPORTANT when people like
this come and invest in FREESTYLE events. This is not just another party......its the
party. SO MANY CELEBRITIES and INVITES will be present. SAFIRE WILL BE HOSTING and many
rare pioneers will be present." says Alex Lugo.
The Companies and artist involved are all artist that are
having new material coming out and in the front lines of the current Freestyle and radio
The websites sponsoring the event are Freestyle Music.com and
Freestylefile.com, both who are at the front lines in informing the world with the latest
and current Freestyle releases and politics, as they both united to represent the
freestyle industry during this years Winter music conference.
For more info, visit Freestylefile.com and keep it locked to Freestyle
D'luna, queen of the Nu-Freestyle/eelctrodance sound, will now be working
on projects with frank OBA Lords. Frank Lords who was known for Miami freestyle band
Secret Society, Latin Xpress and currently known as the tittle of the MURK smash
"DARK BEAT", will be gearing to produce and write projects with D'Luna as he
finishes a santero album with INDIA. D'luna will be working with many names in the
coming months as her new release "come with me" is slowly gaining across the
Out This month is Frank Lords new single "Personal Jesus"
(right on time for good Friday,lol).A dark Electro house gearing towards synthpop status,
with a Freestylish Electro pop bonus called "I Need You". More of OBA's new
release in next issue,as he will be next months cover artist.
Plummet has their new release out called "cherish the day"
already getting rotation on radio one LONDON, via Judge Jules and Dave Pierce. U.S.
release will be soon. The Electro/freestylish breaks hit "damaged" is still
making noise at all levels with its Breaks and Trance remixes. As soon as we have more
info on the new Plummet, you'll see it first here on Freestyle Music.com
Detour Records and Film will now relocate to executive offices in Orlando.
Miami offices will remain as International affairs and handle markets through out Europe
and Latin America. Although new numbers and addresses have not reached my deadline...we
will keep you posted with the events at detour records and film.For more info visit www.detourrecords.com. Detour has been one of
MIA's home labels for freestyle music and breaks and known for artist as Robyn Z,
Nasty boys later releases, onnie and many others.
MTV announced that it will be hosting its MTV awards this August 2004 in
Miami's American Airlines Arena. This follows after many other events such as the Winter
Music conference, the M3 Summit, Britney Spears concert tour kick off and television shows
such as Eve, CSI:MIAMI and several Hollywood movies have and will continue to flock the
new dance capital of the world. More of this next issue.
Other funky stuff:
||After the success of "never" feat Tina arena, The Roc Project is
back with another breaks scorcher feat Tina Novak. On Tommy Boy records, the Roc project
has taken the Freestyle driven Breaks sound beyond commercial levels and influencing
larger pop acts to take and experiment with other forms of Electro.
The new release called "deja vu" is in a similar form to
"trip hop/freestyle records" of the past five years, such as "how
long" by Becca, yet holds freestyleish vocals and a sound leaning to mid 80's
Freestyle/R&B driven tracks. We will continue to report and give more info on this new
scorcher ,as it will grow to be a summer scorcher.
|Blondie (Debbie Harry was born in Miami!), has their new single out called
"Good boys".The single comes from their album "Curse of Blondie" and
is in the lines of Electro clash house.Debbie Harry has always been in touch with the
times and has had several disco anthems though out the decades including two Freestyle
anthems in the early 80's with the freestyle/electrodance "feel the spin" and
"in Love with Love". With "Good boys" Debbie and the rest of Blondie
show they are still shattering glass.
More info about remixes will be in the next issue.
Larry Tee has out now his E2 compilation CD on his label mogul
Electro "Electro Clash Volume 2" featuring hits from W.I.T. , "studio hair
gel" by Barcelona, proper filthy naughty "Fascination", Tobell Von Cartier
"X-stream fashion and more. More will be featured about this compilation in next
issue, for now you can buy it direct at www.electrtoclash.com.
Also check out next issue as we look closely to the new Tiesto DVD
"Tiesto in Concert". A documented dvd of his may 10th 2003 gig with 25k
people in attendance.Dvd is now in stores everywhere.
||This wraps up the #28 "community Report". stay tuned for # 29,
when we will focus on ALL material ,new releases, and news.
Big shout out to Scott from
Takeout, Power Infinity, la duka, to all the fans and labels and to all the artist..your
time will come.
Big shout out to Tony Moran............(thanks Tony), who rocked this past Sunday the
4th of April at south beach's Crobar/ANTHEM. His Winter party vol. 7 CD is now available
on centour records and will be featured here as well. Tony not only being a Freestyle
legend, but now a Tribal circuit God.