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Switching it up at freethinking

Switching it up at freethinking

the freethinking movement is about innovation. It’s about doing things differently – and not just catering to the lowest common denominator. It’s about pushing forward, and celebrating the good stuff. And so, as we enter 2011, we will also be doing things differently… First of all, DJ Prestige now lives in Brooklyn, baby. He’s showing […]

Why Do You Come Here, When You Know It Makes Things Hard For Me?

Why Do You Come Here, When You Know It Makes Things Hard For Me?

I was probably 18. Every week after I got paid, I’d go to this record store called The Red Rocker in my hometown. The guy that owned it was this giant dude named Bruce. He drove the Dial-A-Ride (or Dial-A-Dude as we used to call it), where you would call a number and a short […]

While We're Admitting Things...How About Fleetwood Mac?

While We’re Admitting Things…How About Fleetwood Mac?

Both James and I have admitted a bunch of musical stuff here from our past. I’ve told of my almost trading the Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique away, James has admitted his love for Prince and Motown, among other things. I’ve had this discussion with a few people on several of my DJ nights, even playing […]

I love Motown. There. I said it.

I love Motown. There. I said it.

I was raised in a house filled with Motown. Rarely was there a Saturday morning where the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Smoky Robinson were not ringing out. The ‘Motown Chartbusters’ albums became some of the first LPs that I was truly familiar with. Right down to the detail of their […]

Keepin' it Movin' Keepin' it Sexy

Keepin’ it Movin’ Keepin’ it Sexy

“One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain” crooned Bob Marley, but what if you want to keep it sexy? We could throw in some D’Angelo, maybe some Prince, or even some Eryka Badu. What if we want to keep it movin’ and keep it sexy at the same time? One […]

and now something from one of our freethinkers: NL Hip Hop!

and now something from one of our freethinkers: NL Hip Hop!

We over here at the freethinking movement LOVE when people suggest music to us. That’s what this movement is all about, opening your mind (or how about freeing your mind and your ass will follow?). Lower East side staple and historian Peter Pabon had this posted on his Facebook page after a night of freethinking […]

A Band That Slipped Through the Cracks

A Band That Slipped Through the Cracks

I’d like to think I am pretty keen on music. Whether it be Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Rock, 80’s, etc., I’d like to think that I’m pretty well versed. I got a text message from one of my mates over the weekend. It was a band’s name, and the words: “How the hell did […]

Gaslight Anthem: Smashing Jersey Shore Sterotypes

Gaslight Anthem: Smashing Jersey Shore Sterotypes

Last night I had an evening off of DJing, as our freethinking nyc party took a break. (we will be back on Thursday Oct. 7th, so don’t panic!). Instead of laying about the house, I went up to NYC with my better half to see a band I had heard a lot of noise about, […]

Rudeboy via Drugstore Cowboy

Rudeboy via Drugstore Cowboy

In 1989 I was listening to a large chunk of Public Enemy, bands like the Smiths and Bad Brains, and whatever Alternative rock that was being fed to the masses over at 106.3 WHTG (R.I.P. sadly) and underground stuff the Princeton University radio station was playing (when I could get it on my CD boom […]