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<<01-21-04>>

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Ultra Music Festival - Miami, Florida

Barcardi - Mojitos

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LadyTron -Sofcore Jukebox

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Hot Wheels - at SOHO LOUNGE - Miami, Florida

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White Party 2003- Tracy Young

The background track you are listening to,  "Alma Matris" (Rapido) can be found on the new Tracy Young CD.

THE CALM B4 THE STORM


MMMMMMMMMMMhhhhhmmmm. yes in deed !

ha ha ha!!!!!!

This is the freestyle Music dot com...........anything goes.
I said..........ANYTHING.

First I want to thank everyone on behalf of myself JONPITO, JORGE OJEDA and the rest of the Freestyle Music dot.com staff for the over whelming letters of support from the labels, DJ's, artist,websites, radio personel, record stores, other writers from so many magazines and free lance writers, the people at the media outlets and TV shows. Most of all the fans and dance music purist. The loyal followers and members of  Freestyle Music dot Com.
Over eight years ago we started a mission. If you were all there at that period, you know that mission. Since then we all been separated and gone our own ways. Some of us grew in this industry, and also as people. Others had baby's and raised families. Others aren’t with us today. But now we are back, and that Mission continues. In the name of True Freestyle and of the Latin hiphop/POP dance movement, may it live forever! Freestyle Music dot Com (Original Logo)

You all know how we do this, KEEPING IT REAL and doing what we are known to do, tell it as it is, the truth. If you find it controversial, or a lil' too much for you, I advise you the same as I advised everyone eight years ago............ THE SAME WAY YOU CAME IN HERE, IS THE SAME WAY YOU CAN LOG OUT.

This is one of the leading and most controversial voices for the Freestyle and underground dance music industry world. I, nor anyone at Freestyle Music dot com gets paid to write, nor gets paid to shut up. And as past people learned, we got legal and non-legal people to deal with  those who threaten in any way. We are one of the few sites with a long list of  informants through out the music and club industry. Watch what you say or what you do. We have them everywhere. Trust no one, not even your friends.   SIDEWALK TALK!!!

Just stop talking! KEEP ON WALKING!

This here is the home of str8 up American dance music. Speaking of what is the Black, Latin and Gay underground cultural influence and contribution ,along side innovation, to the global underground sound of dance music.

In other words (lol)
If you live by the word that Dance music Started in Europe. If you live in the world of castles floating on clouds, images of skinny lil' girls singing (or trying to, if it wasn’t for protools) meaningless sappy songs and becoming poster faces for the image of dance music. If you live in a world where labels pay their way up the radio ladder and other parts of the industry ,legally, or believe in a "controlled" recording dance music industry...........................do your self a favor and get out while you can. This place isn’t for you. This is the home of THE RED THE WHITE AND THE BLUE! (and that can include the Boriqua and Cuban flag also).

In this WORLD is the REAL ways of the world. The ugly REALITY. The true reflection. The world that commercialism doesn’t want society to see. They don’t consider you beautiful. They consider you a problem that needs to be controlled, until they realize they can make money with your market. And still they fail to represent or understand.

But you know, this is a world, a world where I think your beautiful and dance music knows you are beautiful, no matter what you are, or where you are. This is a world where the most fit and athletic men, doctors, plane pilots, teachers etc., walk around shirtless in big venue circuit parties with a THOUSAND others. A world where the UN-COOL high school rejects come back as cool in a underground alternative night scene. Where kids and professionals during the day become, lollipop sucking,glow stick/light twirling fantasies during the late hours of the nights and early morning twilight's.

This is a world where the biggest DJs of the world and highest ranking members of the music, film and fine art industry are gay (mostly). Where the second largest population in the U.S.A is Latin and has the rest of the world music community singing in Spanglish, let alone the largest population to inhabiting the realm of dance music. This is a world where gospel singers become pop artist and boys n girls get together  around the WORLD in the name of Electro love. This is also a world where Freestyle is culturally embroiled into the dance  Community/industry and regions of the most important cities in the U.S.A. A world rooted to early 80's electrohiphop/freestyle and spans all the way to present day electroclash and underground Electrobreaks cultures. A world where Nu-freestyle/electrodance is the rebirth of the new generation of the Freestyle rising out of the present day underground.

A WORLD WHERE NEW GENERATION OF FREESTYLE KIDS HAVE BLUE HAIR, BODY PIERCING AND DRESS RETRO TRASH-GLAM.

You can Pound on your drum and they wont understand. You can hymn and they wont understand. YOU CAN ARCH YOURSELF BACK AS FAR AS YOU CAN, THROW THEM ARMS UP IN THE AIR AND YELL OUT TILL YOU SURRENDE AND THEY STILL WONT UNDERSTAND!

YOU CAN CRY,YOU CAN LAUGH YOU CAN EVEN LIVE IN THE PAST IN COMFORT, BUT THE TRUTH IS YOU NEED TO STAND and be HEARD. Though ThEY WON'T UNDERSTAND, THEY CAN AND WILL LISTEN!!!

THEY WILL HEAR THE CRY OF THE NEGRO SPIRITUALS THAT ROSE OUT OF THE FIELD AND INTO THE CHURCH, ROCK N ROLL, RHYTHM N BLUES, DISCO,FREESTYLE AND CIRCUIT HOUSE MUSIC. THEY WILL DANCE TO THE AFRO-LATIN DRUM AND PERCUSSION THAT KEPT PLAYING FOR OVER THE PAST 500 YEARS, WHEN THE SPANIARDS BROUGHT OUR ANCESTORS OVER FROM AFRICA.

THEY WILL FEEL THE PAIN AND JOY THAT OUR NATIVE INDIGEONIST CIVILIZATIONS FELT. THE SAME AS THE CRIES AND JOYS OF GYPSIES BROUGHT OVER FROM OUR SPANIARD ANCESTORS.

THE SOUND OF SUGARCANE FIELDS RESURRECTED AND DOMINATING THE BIGGEST ROOMS OF MODERN DAY CLUB LAND. They will hear and feel the pain, joy and pride of Freestyle rooted people and the gay tribal underground. THIS IS A WORLD, A UNDERGROUND WORLD!

OUR WORLD!

Now, I want to thank everyone who has sent material. I also want to thank everyone for being patient. As you all know, Freestyle music dot com is also part of the recording industry and we all have busy schedules, working on many projects that will be taking place in March. Originally the January issue of the "COMMUNITY REPORT" HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO FEBRUARY.

Downtown Miami By March YOU WILL SEE WHY. YOU WILL DANCE! YOU WILL SEE, YOU WILL HEAR FREESTYLE/ELECTRO DANCE MUSIC IN MIAMI AS THE COMMUNITY MAKES THAT PILGRIMAGE SOUTH TO THE LATIN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
You will see the third annual Tai Shan ball party, the TAI SHAN BALL 3. More info will be given on the next issue. In the past, Tai Shan Ball parties included participation by artist like Sandee, Tera Sky, D'Luna the China Doll, DJ Gemini, Connie, DJ Jorge Ojeda, DJ Vidal, Circuit Boy, Brice and so many others.

This years tai shan Ball will occur again during Conference week in Miami. THIS IS THE ANNUAL FREESTYLE INDUSTRY PARTY. THE CREAM OF THE CROP. THE ELITE AND CROWN JEWEL OF FREESTYLE PARTIES DURING WINTER WEEK.

D'Luna (Queen of NU Freestyle/Electro Dance

This year’s ball includes performances by Jennifer Glass of Orlando, referred by friends at Orlando's Party 95.3. also performing the chairwoman of every Tai shan ball, D'luna the China doll. Many more artist to be announced. Also DJ sets by Jorge Ojeda of the original Rhythm 98, JONPITO and ONNIE, the return  and 17 hour set of the legendary MICKEY GARCIA. No he wont really spin for 17 hours, but has deejayed before in other pre-tai shan ball parties during conference week in the past years.This isnt your old uncles party...this is NU-Freestyle's  Electrodance EXTRAVAGANZA.

Tai Shan Ball 2001 Flyer

This time we celebrate his return to the freestyle industry and the re-opening of the legendary MICMAC records, one of the largest freestyle labels of all time which was also responsible for taking the Latin house/tribal sound to commercial radio levels during the late 80’s and early 90’s. (DALE WEBO!!!)

In addition we will have the mix set and return of the Miami legendary organization responsible for the rise and success of the techno-rave, trance /breaks scene during the early 90’s....the return of THE ALIEN SIGNAL. This to celebrate the opening of Miami’s new underground  LICENSED AM DANCE radio station. With a frequency strong enough to cover all of Miami Dade county. More info coming up real soon!!!!
 

  

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Other news................MIAMI is the place to be!

While many in the industry are headed this month to France for the MIDEM being held in Cannes from January 25-29 , others are packing their bags and getting ready for their pilgrimage to Miami. Basically to do the same: Market, meet contacts, shop projects and meet people that they talk to all year long over the phone and yet never met in person. (YES, that chick or guy you talked on the phone and thought was young and hot...IS NOT!!! lol.) (And that person you were rude to...is so your type.)

The Midem summit in France is one of the most important and recognized summits at a respected global level. The summit deals with many markets such as Rock, Classical, Jazz, and Dance music (they still call it Electronica (laugh). If you have the time and the money, you can still go to Midem in Cannes, France. At this point you are better off to just go to the website www.midem.com and figure how to get there. The Summit starts in a week. Midem is also known to have chosen Miami as the important city for its Miami Dance Event functions, usually held before summer. More info on that event in future issues.

The WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE is being held this year on Saturday March 6-  Wednesday, thru March 10. If you register before January 28,2004, you will pay the fee of $275. Before Feb 18 that fee rises to $325.Walk up registration is “only” $395 beginning Feb 19. This years WMC is said to be one of the biggest and is said to make up for last years absence from many who did not fly to Miami due to the terrorist/911 scare. (I was on a plane the week after 911…all was cool and remained cool, except being stopped for profiling,lol!) For more info you can go to the website  www.wintermusicconference.com and register now. Everyone and their mother will be there.

miamibeach3.TIF (119776 bytes) However, they will also be here for another convention of the same type, or can I say one that portrays themselves as "a real" summit where people can sit and do business and not use that "business" image just to throw parties. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! (wonder what Bill Kelly thinks)

Competing this year against the WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE is the MIAMI MUSIC MULTIMEDIA SUMMIT held March 5-9 at the Nash Hotel and Surfcomber hotel on South Beach. Passes are at $285 at this moment. More info and feedback on these events coming next issue in February (only a couple of weeks from now).

The party doesn’t stop for Miami, the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is being held this March 6 at Bayfront park. The largest all day electronic music festival of the year. Word has it that this year Ultra will move to New York in the fall for the first ever ULTRA NEW YORK. More details and line up info will be given in the coming issue. Buy your Ultra Tickets now and go to www.ultramusicfestival.com Ultra Music Festival - Miami, Florida

Miami  basically becomes the center of the universe for dance music at all its levels. At the Ultra fest alone,over 50 thousand people from around the globe flood downtown Miami.This year the Chemical Brothers,Paul Oakenfold,Erick Morillo and many others will take center stage.After party will most likely take place at BONGO's at the American Airline Arena.This making the event a official WMC opening party.Bongo's owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, also known as the New President of Sony (replacing MR. Matola).   More info about the specifics of the ultra fest will be added next issue.

DanceStar USA, will be held this year on Tuesday March 9,2004 on south beach. Join us next issue as Ben Turner, sits and tells us all about this years award show.This year's Dancestar is said to bigger than last years.

MIAMI DOESN'T STOP!!!!!

As if it wasn't enough with the masses of people flowing to Miami for Ultra,winter Music Conference, Miami Music multimedia conference, dancestar awards show, MTV, and SPRING BREAK....................but the gay circuit world invades Miami for an additional week of big room and out door fund raiser parties.

 

The WINTER party rolls into MIAMI right after the Winter Music conference, SO… you might as well just stay another week. MARCH 11-15 another Circuit style fund raiser invades Miami, bringing the top lords of the gay circuit and "real" tribal house scene.

This years WINTER PARTY DJ will feature our very own TONY MORAN, spinning the main beach party on Sunday March 14.  Tony Moran will also be the featured DJ on the Winter Party vol. 4 CD. Mickey Garcia & Tony Moran exclusive FMC photo.

Susane Marabito will take on Crobar Saturday March 13 for the Revelation party. $30-40 on Saturday March 13… Many Lehman controls the floor at Maze (formerly the Salvation building).

And one of the most awaited parties, Alyson Calagna and the legendary DJ ABEL bring back the legendary club Paragon at Large (the location of Space 34).Tickets for that party range from $65-85. More info on the Winter party will be given on next months issue. You can purchase tickets on line now at  www.winterparty.com

More info with these events will be available in a couple of weeks, also more info on Tracy Young's label FEROSH, The Return of Mickey Garcia and Micmac, The Tai Shan ball line up and locations (yes LOCATIONS,as in 2 parties this year).that and so much more.This basically raps up this months issue of the “Community Report”. Once again thanking everyone for the love given and also for your patience and understanding (especially in these busy months of our season as a music industry).

This is not a Latin site, this is not a gay site,this is not a Electro clash,breaks or dance site, This is not a “specific” type of site. Its all in one. This is not only a Freestyle music site, but a diverse site where everyone has and is represented one way or another. One day we might lean towards one genre, other time to another, but always representing and educating how we all are related to one another and how our past keeps us all linked. How we learn from one another and how to learn and keep alive this industry. Underground or commercial, always keeping it real. ALWAYS KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE!.

Next month as we get into the mode for Miami’s largest block party, Calle Ocho, we go to the streets of 8th streets lil' Havana on a journey with Debbie and Daphne of AVENUE D, as they bless with JOY their presence to the older Cuban male generation at lil' Havana's DOMINO PARK. Also the reviews, new music more news etc…and the revealing of MIAMI'S next GODDESS DJ… the legendary POWER INFINITY!!!!

Sooooo, Party 95.3 in Orlando switched to hiphop, and other dance stations in California and across the nation also switched formats. Truth is, over half of the dance music community didn’t need them strictly to survive. We always have and always will strive from the underground and always get back on radio one way or another. (Hmmm…could it be that people are actually tired of hearing played out Euro commercial trance records? Over and over and over again. Could it be that people want a change to more freestyle break sides and 80’s influenced records, like the ones that labels use to get on commercial radio, but never include those mixes on CD’s. But still have the nerve to bitch that people go out and download those versions????????? ( OH NO…..your killing the industry!!! Wine and cheese!)But according to some companies…they say people still want to hear “castles in the sky”. 4 years later.

Hmmm…well…WHOSE KILLING THE MUSIC?

It lives here at Freestyle Music dot Com!!!!!!!

Freestyle fact of the month:

Paul Oakenfold used to work for Profile records during the late 80’s. A label very known to deal with American dance Music of the 80’s.At that time the label had albums from artist like Judy Torres with hits like “No Reason To Cry” and “Come Into My Arms”, produced by Mickey Garcia. FREESTYLE!!! Later oakenfold relocated to the U.k.Today Oakenfold is one of the most influential DJ/producers…. lately also known for his updated versions of modern Electro dance/r&b records and remixes, even opening a BREAKS division for his Perfecto imprint.From remixes for Madonna or Justine Timberlake to remakes of Africa Bambata's "Planet Rock"...........it is clear to see that Oakenfold's influences are also rooted to American forms of early 80's electrofunk and freestyle/r&b dance. A sound very pop and globally sought after other producers, such as Richard X or the Neptune's for future projects

Kraftwerk was important in the world of Electro……………but our line began as resurrected disco, when the FUNK restructured it and gave birth to the early 80’s American disco boom. Early 80’s Electro funk and freestyle/Latin hiphop dance.
But you wouldn’t hear about that anywhere, would you.

Of course not.

JONPITO

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