#DJFreedomLives with another artist spotlight!
JANELL MONAE is my longtime favorite R&B singer. She was signed by Bad Boy Records and at that time I thought, "what is Puffy gonna do with her? She's fly with it...but, how does she fit into the world of Black Rob, Craig Mack and...and...Biggie?!"
But she has been building and growing and going. Born Dec 1 1985, Ms. Monae is officially a triple threat: singer, dancer, actress. She has also been a superstar model who has been a featurette of InStyle Magazine's "Style 100." Speaking of style, Janell Monae has from the beginning been a style maven. Original in every way-for her time, she is ahead of it and a throwback mixed together right on point. They have called it #dandyism (dandyism).
She is expected to release new music this year but her budding acting career has her putting music to the side-for a minute. Janell DID manage to release "Hum Along And Dance (Gotta Get Down)" For the #Netflix (Netflix) series "The Get Down" (saw it, great series...you should too) and if that song is any indication of what is coming we should all be #amplified (amplified).
#ArtistSpotlight and #ArtistOfTheDay#JanellMonae #RNB #soulful #funky#goodmusic #actress #supportingrole#academyaward #nominee #Atlanta#electriclady #soul #artrock
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Artist Spotlight is on my dude Anderson.Paak today!
Born Feb 8 (happy belated born day!) this multifaceted recording and performing artist sings, raps, plays drums and music producer...and innovator.
His song "Am I Wrong" is everything. A smooth nu-disco vibe is featured in a current Google/Verizon commercial. It is of course a breakout hit for me and many of my DJ peers. Get ready for loads of remixes.
He performed on this year's Grammy Award ceremony with A Tribe Called Quest ("Come Down"...his song, and "We The People" their song). It was a great look.
Last year he was named as one of the XXL Freshman...in my opinion the most talented artist to come out of that list.
He came into the business of music through Sa-Ra (Shafiq Husayn), and has since worked behind the scenes and out front with The Game, American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart, Dr. Dre's "Compton" (2015), ScHoolboy Q and one of my favorite hip-hop producers 9th Wonder.
Keep your eyes open as AP begins to surface more and more...but never loses sight of staying musically credible.
#goodmusic #soulful #hip-hop #hiphopsoul #funky #atcq#ArtistSpotlight #drdre #losangeles#California #grammys #andersonpaak#music #recordingartist#performingartist #StayInTune
#DJFreedomLives with breaking news...
The (re?) launch of
Mix To Go Monthly!
Formerly known as "Mix To Go Magazine," the return of this monthly publication will be both online and in print.
If you have been following my posts you already have some idea of what this non traditional magazine will be about.
Each issue launches the first Wednesday of the month, and there will be launch parties in various destinations; mainly Brooklyn, Manhattan, Atlantic City and South Beach.
If you would like to partner with Mix To Go (we do not accept advertising; we accept partnerships) send an email to Freedom@MixToGo.info or call/text 305.707.4730.
#FridayMotivation #magazine#MixToGoMonthly #businessasusual#Newmusic #specialevents #insights#local #listings #meetandgreet #meetup#socialmixer #party #concerts#musicfestivals all the while celebrating #sobriety
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This wasn't meant to be published but after looking at what it represents...and what I am planning to do-I decided to share this with you, the people, my peers, my music, spiritual and universal family.
7 days ago today a conversation began about a nightclub in Brooklyn. It expanded on Monday and this weekend it will reach a peak.
Based on what I post-that is what you can expect to see. Parties, live shows, special events and community benefits that benefit our quality of life.
In a few days I hope to be posting about this again with good news. If so, prepare to be part of something that will grow way beyond dark rooms with loud music.
Although I happen to like those places. 🎵😄🔥🎶
#nightclub #hotspot #nightlife#loudmusic #theasylum #Brooklyn#partytime #liveshows #goodmusic #fun#bushwick #NYC #ThursdayMotivation#housemusic #techno #EDM#underground #fashionshows #artshows#DJ #djbooth #fullstage #1000people (all of your closest fans and followers can fit in here)
Being a DJ requires the mindset of a scientist. One must know deeply the groove-its beginning, middle parts and ending. Then to know the crowd they play for...or to know what they play for them will be received with open arms.
A DJ knows the reason they are there: to perform, to entertain, to uplift and/or inspire, to make people dance and/or sing along. To testify. To realize. To come together for one common cause. Are you getting the REAL point I am making here??
I have been a DJ all of my life-even before I picked up my friend Brian's headphones that first time to play his records on his equipment. I would soon get my own and obsess over the mechanics...for many long months.
I wrecked hundreds of records in the process and am among the reason some artists did so well...because I kept buying doubles of all the records I played.
I mentioned a childhood friend Brian. He formed a crew; we had two DJs and two emcees. The emcees were good too. We all practiced a lot, took it seriously. We stayed tight, we tested what we learned on our community and expanded past that.
It never dawned on me we were part of a change in how music would impact lives worldwide.
The DJ is the most important musician on the planet. He (and now she) break records, introduce artists, sounds, styles and anything else in a way people would otherwise not accept.
If I weren't a DJ I would be Boring for a living. Not that Boring is so bad. But that would be me. Boring makes a great living, has a beautiful family, pays his bills on time and has a routine that rarely changes.
I am easy going but music and being a DJ kept Boring at bay. I wouldn't change anything.
Would you? Well you can't. I am glad of that. Because we would never have met like this.
Tell Boring to make sure he listens to my mixes, comes to my parties and live shows.
#story #godisadj #godmc #whoareyou#purge #motivation #djfreedomlives#elevation #musicmatters #lifeisbetter#PeacefulJourney #happytobehere
Looking forward to the outdoor events in Brooklyn!! It turns out Chicago (Chosen Few DJs), Ft. Lauderdale (Jellybean, Victor Rosado), Atlanta and of course Miami and Vegas all have their share of outdoor parties.
But there's nothing like the energy and vibe of rocking out in Coney Island, Fort Greene... Of course you have the roller skaters in Central Park...the Lower East Side parties with DJ Curly and my beloved BX with jams in St. Mary's Park...
Truthfully all of the above are to be relished but I am partial to the wonder and community energy of Brooklyn.
See you there...soon!
#Brooklyn#soulsummit #Housemusic #outdoors#party #dance or #socialize#coneyislandboardwalk#doingitinthepark #chosenfew #Chicago#miamibeach #dayparty and yes I celebrate #soberlife
ARTIST OF THE DAY:
This brother has been a favorite of mine for many years. He is consistent in style and musical grace. Songs about love in a very sensual way are his specialty.
Soulful rnb is how I "met" him; deep and soulful house is how he continues to progress.
He was featured on DJ Louie Vega's Grammy nominated 2016 release "Louie Vega Starring." But it has been a while since I have seen his namevon a NYC marquee. Maybe I will change that later this year.
In the meanwhile you can hear his Soul Heaven release
"I Can See" on my website:
#goodmusic #LouieVega #Grammy#nominated #housemusic #deephouse#remix #SoulHeaven #underground#soundsgood #MixToGo#ArtistOfTheDay #soulful #dance #top10#2017
Something WONDERFUL is about to happen...you can almost feel it!! If not...watch closely. Listen carefully. Then feel it intensely!
#lifegroove #vibes #GoodMusic#dancehere #dayandnight #feelit#djfreedomlives #dailyupdates#thefinishline with #30plusstyle days of #positiveenergy through #sobriety and #selflove #now
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Sitting in what could be a future broadcast location, it becomes apparent people who listen would also like to see who is behind the music.
Nothing is new under the sun but in the nearly 2 years with @urbanmovementoz I didn't stream live. This would then be a new way to listen...and look.
In the heart of Bed Stuy Brooklyn, it is the new mix of hipsters and sports enthusiasts drinking and nibbling. I like the vibe...and it is easy to get here.
Until it comes together you can get all the music insight you can handle by going to my website which has been updated deeply:
Thanks a always to those who follow, listen, like, share, comment, repost, DM and send music (and radio drops!). You give my vision power!
Love and peace, DJ Freedom
P.S....even though I am in the bar I am still #32days #cleanandsober cause #sobriety is my friend! I will drink Chai tea with my home fries, thanks 👍🍟🍵🍴
#newmusic #specialevents #remixes#DJ #podcasts #live #stopby#saturdaymotivation #lounge #bar#brooklyn #GoodMusic #comingsoon#meetandgreet #meetup coming #march #niceweather
#eattolive #behealthy#foodie #goodforyou #healthyself#youcandoit #letsdoittogether
My current situation. ...we all eat like this, that's why we wake up like this *united*
Eat junk, become what you eat.
Drink too much, become the person you 👀 at 🐦
What you put in is what you get out. I put goodness in so that is what I expect to come out. Doesn't make me perfect but I am a better me today than I was yesterday. When my time is up that is how I want you to look at this dude...he put the work in, fell down but now when he does it, it is with style. 😇
Are you waiting for the fall or are you building on your rise?
I will leave you with this: if you need help ask. For a long time I thought I knew everything only to find out I know nothing. That is clarity, a slice of humble pie and a healthy dose of reality.
#ThursdayMotivation #30days of #sobriety #clearpicture #cleaneating#focused