Emerging out of NYC Latino neighborhoods in the early 80’s, freestyle music rode the wave of breakdancing and hip hop to solidify itself as electronic music force.
Commonly remembered as roller skating music, freestyle combined syncopated percussion and electronic elements to create rhythms that could be danced to fast or slow.
Freestyle quickly spread and soon Miami was an epicenter of the movement, Company B’s classic “Fascinated” is a great example of Miami freestyle.
Wann hear more? Come hang out at Duck Duck in Brooklyn tomorrow night as I spin some NYC freestyle and my homeboy Microphone Mike drops that Miami sound. Roller jams all night.