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Michael Cohen

‘Free Thinking’

13 May 2010, 06.19 | Posted in Music | No comments »

“Everyone’s a critic & most people are DJ’s!” The Hold Steady nailed it with those lyrics. In the modern techno age, being a DJ has never been easier. All it takes is a couple ipods, a mixer and some speakers and you’re ready to rock the party. For most occasions, and for most casual listeners/elbow bending belly up-ers, this is ample entertainment. Mindless, but ample. Lucky for the rest of us there are still crate diggers, soul searchers and purveyors of pure energy that can only be transfered properly off vinyl records. Asbury Park’s DJ Prestige has been at it long before you lost your last ’system’ in a glass of rum & coke as you were packing up after your set.
You can check out his featured playlist over at Mixcloud. There you’ll find cuts by ‘The Fabulous Counts’, Lee Charles, J.J. Jackson and more. You probably have never heard of theses artists before but once you get your first listen you’ll never forget them.
James Poole is in self-imposed exile in New York City. Originating from Stoke-on-Trent in the industrial north of England, he was shaped by the music emerging from Manchester through the 80s and 90s, and the relentless sound of Motown in his family home.
DJ Prestige and James Poole bring together their collective passion for fine Funk and Soul to create ‘Free Thinking’, a twice a month party at Kush beginning this Thursday, May 13th.
For even more music, check out the Flea Market Funk Blog.
Think Freely.
-Thank you DR. New Jersey!

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