Author: Damien Paul
Every year, our friends at Tight Crew organize one of my favorite beach parties of the season on the scenic Rhode Island coastline. With tropical drinks, sandy beaches, and lots of underground music, it's consistently one of my favorite events that they produce. So, when Brian contacted me with a booking offer I couldn't say no, but when he told me he wanted me to do something a little different, I was really excited.
Freestyle is a lesser-known genre of dance music that evolved from the NY club scene at the Devil's Nest around the same time that garage was emerging at the Paradise Garage. It holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first style of dance music that my late father exposed me to as a little kid. Growing up in NY, it was a rather prominent genre in the club community, but I was surprised to learn that it was lesser-known in New England. So, I'm very excited to have the opportunity to educate some people on a piece of dance music history, as well as paying tribute to my dad's influence on my musical palette. You can read a brief history of the genre after the fold.
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/412169105812337/