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A year of new music

A year of new music

There’s a scene in Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry, looking perplexed, walks into a coffee shop. He’s struggling with what to order… the choice is so vast. After some reflection, he settles on a ‘vanilla bullshit’. Too much choice can be a bad thing. Access to a wide range of options limits your scope – […]

movement 4: James Poole, May 2011

movement 4: James Poole, May 2011

For the first movement of 2011, I thought I’d throw together a proper freethinking mix. As ever, it’s raw, with no edits, and as a result you’re getting an idea as to what freethinking nyc is all about. It’s not perfect, it’s not polished – it’s a celebration of some top new music, as well […]

the council movement

the council movement

I’ve argued that Weller’s creative peak was with The Style Council. It was a period characterised by an explosion in the influences in his music. Mick Talbot was clearly a huge factor in this evolution. He’s rarely celebrated. He should be. This is a mix which I did for the King Truman project – ‘a […]

movement 3: James Poole, October 2010

movement 3: James Poole, October 2010

Our intention with the movements is to share an authentic taste for freethinking nyc. This is the music we play, mixed live, with no edits applied after the fact. The first couple of mixes showed that this is really about good music. It’s eclectic. It’s not governed by ‘what’s cool’, or what genre ‘works’. It’s […]

movement 2: DJ Prestige, September 2010

movement 2: DJ Prestige, September 2010

Here is the second installment of the Movement Series we will be doing here at the freethinking movement. We’ve got a lot of requests for mixes, so for the people who aren’t close to New York City and can’t come down to check the night out live, here’s your opportunity to see what our night […]

movement 1: James Poole, September 2010

movement 1: James Poole, September 2010

A few people have been asking for mixes, so here we go… A lot of this music you’ll know. Some of it you won’t. Our goal is simple. Good music rules. It’s not just about playing music which you won’t have heard before – it’s about bringing it all together, and hopefully giving you a […]