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freethinking bklyn 140201

freethinking bklyn 140201

There have been a few phases for freethinking nights. I think it’s fair to say that freethinking bklyn is finding a groove. It’s a place where the classic soul of Aretha Franklin sits alongside Chaka Khan’s disco anthems. Where the Northern Soul of Dobie Gray is matched with an entirely different type of northern soul […]

freethinking bklyn 130927

freethinking bklyn 130927

Williamsburg may be a ‘hood with a reputation for the ‘quirky’. People don’t appear to bat an eyelid when a besuited bloke walks down the street playing a ukelele and singing to himself, or when a guy uses the bike lane for his unicycle. And so, in this ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ time of […]

freethinking bklyn 130712

freethinking bklyn 130712

I recently came across someone saying that they only played mainstream music when they DJ. Their rationale was insightful: popular music is popular because it’s good. It’s useless looking for unearthed music, as the reason that songs became popular is because they’re ‘the best ones’. I say that this is ‘insightful’ because it really does […]

freethinking bklyn 130531

freethinking bklyn 130531

seek out the new celebrate the innovators It’s a pretty crisp mission statement. It’s not about playing obscure tracks one after another, for the sake of ‘appearing cool’. It’s not about analogue versus digital. It’s not your typical Williamsburg night. No – this is where Sheffield’s own ABC will be played next to The Breeders. […]

freethinking bklyn 130419

freethinking bklyn 130419

Let’s be honest – the best night to get out, grab a beer, and kick back with some good music is Friday. Always has been, always will be. Forget the notion of anything being the new Friday. There’s only one night with a claim on the title. Are you ready for some freethinking to kick […]

freethinking bklyn 130314

freethinking bklyn 130314

Picture the scene: I’ve only recently moved to a new neighbourhood. There’s been a huge change in my family life – all for the better. My knowledge of the area is really only that of an infrequent interloper, ‘trekking’ from Manhattan to a Brooklyn ‘hood. Discovering new places requires legwork – and I’m not shy […]

freethinking nyc, volume 26

freethinking nyc, volume 26

It’s back. What can I say? Real life kind of gets in the way, sometimes. But, on Thursday February 23rd, freethinking nyc is back, back, back. It’s hard to imagine that it’s been nearly a year since the last outing… It’s time to get back behind the decks, and to unleash nearly a year’s worth […]

freethinking nyc, volume 25

freethinking nyc, volume 25

Bringing it back. freethinking nyc, volume 25 hits New York City on March 17th. Coming to you from the new home for freethinking nyc – the vig bar – volume 25 will be a special night. It’s St. Patrick’s Day – so expect a big night in NYC. For freethinking nyc, volume 25 – expect […]

freethinking nyc, volume 24

freethinking nyc, volume 24

‘Can you play something more up to date, like from the 2000s?’ Can you be more specific? ‘Something from the 90’s’ Well, this is brand new. ‘Something like Salt-N-Pepa’ I think it’s fair to say that some people really don’t know what they’re after when they go to ask a DJ for ‘some music’. Another […]

freethinking berlin: Manchester style

freethinking berlin: Manchester style

Earl Zinger? Check. Johnny Pate? Check. Japan? Check. Some of the normal favourites managed to sneak through and into the set for freethinking berlin this weekend. It’s fair to say, however, that the night was a slightly different proposition to the regular freethinking nyc idea. A very good mate of mine turned 40 this weekend. […]