(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
11:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Nightlife | Singles,
About This Event
The Freedom Party NYC is New York City’s longest running weekly Friday night dance party. Recently the winner of Paper Magazine’s highly coveted award for “Best Party of 2012 (People’s Choice),” and runner up in URB Magazine’s “Best Party of 2012″ (a nationwide award). Freedom was created in 2002 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi, and Marc Smooth. Their mission was to bring music back to the forefront of nightlife, and to provide a weekly home for people from all walks of life to dance and be free at, regardless of who you know, what you wear, or how much money you make. Playing an incredibly tight mix of danceable hits from the 60s through today, including hip-hop, R&B, rock, reggae, soul, new wave, house music, salsa, merengue, electro, afrobeat, and more, The Freedom Party continues to fill the dance floor each week with people from all over the globe.
GUEST LIST (get on it by going to www.freedomdanceparty.com)
ladies free before 12am, $10 all night after
fellas $10 before 2am, $15 after
ladies $15, guys $20
This is a general admission, standing event.
The Freedom Party
Visit thefreedompartynyc.com for more information.
Visit The Freedom Party on Facebook.
DJ Herbert Holler
I’m the illest promoter/DJ in NYC. I have been commanding the club scene since 2000, murdering dance floors at every NYC venue you can think of. I’m also known for “The Herbert Holler,” a free email list of all the hottest music events in town, songs I’m feeling, and a short editorial about life in NYC. Every Friday I’m at the legendary “FREEDOM” party, http://freedomdanceparty.coman event I started 6.5 years ago because music sucked, parties were boring, and people stopped dancing. We play strictly classic dance hits from the ’60s through today. I can spin anything and everything. Though hip-hop, r&b, old school and classics are my claim-to-fame, right now I’m really into deep soulful house, tech house and global soul, winning over house heads and converting new listeners alike. What sets me apart from other DJs is my connection to the crowd. I play for people, not with myself. I mean for myself. I don’t play with myself. Seriously. I don’t. I used to, when I was little, but, you know, that’s what little kids do. They play with themselves! What? I don’t do it anymore!! I DON’T!! Yeah, in the bathroom. Every guy does that in the bathroom. It’s the bathroom! It’s not in public. What? Whatever a**hole. SHUT UP AND DANCE!!!!!
Cosi gets down not just for the funk of it, but for the love of it. He spins music like no other DJ on the planet and that is why New York is proud to claim him as one of its own. He spins because nothing else is quite as satisfying. “I play a mix of 70 & 80s R&B classics, funk, 80’s pop, hip-hop, reggae, afro-beat and house music,” Cosi explains. “I have a knack for knowing what people want to hear from just reading the crowd. When I play it, they dance. That’s the best feeling.” The feeling continues, even into his 15th year of spinning, as one of the few DJs who has truly mastered his art. He seamlessly blends several, if not all, of these genres throughout the evening, flawlessly moving the minds and bodies of those in the audience, making him one of the most sought-after DJs in New York City. If you’ve been to one of the myriad parties where Cosi has played, you’d know this experience first hand. Quite simply, his talent touches your soul. Tastemakers at Nike, The Gap, Brooks Brothers, MOMA, Hugo Boss, Timberland, Vibe Magazine, Phat Farm, The Chris Rock Show, Pepsi, The Magic Johnson Foundation, Enyce, Yves Saint Laurent, The National Basketball Players’ Association, The Fader Magazine, the Hudson Hotel, the W Hotel and many others have experienced this first-hand. He has held weekly’s at nightclubs such as Nell’s, Cheetah, Justin’s, APT, Lotus, NV, Float, Metronome, Discotheque, Joe’s Pub, Martinez Gallery, Mission, BLVD, and Café Deville (just to mention a few). All have hired Cosi to set the mood and create the energy for the night. He has created the perfect vibe for parties in a number of cities throughout the U.S. (from New York to Las Vegas to Puerto Rico) and internationally (Mexico, Bahamas, Anguilla to name a few). Cosi has even spun for former President Bill Clinton in the Hamptons! Here’s your chance to dance your way out of your constrictions.
DJ Marc Smooth