After over 14 years, we regret to inform you that The Freedom Party is suspended indefinitely. Unfortunately, we are in a dispute with our long-time partner, DJ Herbert Holler, due to his increasingly unreasonable demands. Until these matters are resolved, any future events using The Freedom Party name and logo are not authorized by us.
Despite our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in coming to an agreement on business terms that are fair to all three founding and equal partners of The Freedom Party. We are a group of three New York deejays – DJ Cosi, Herbert Holler and Marc Smooth – that together, in equal parts, created, produced and ran The Freedom Party from its very beginning and brought you the experience you came to know and love as the longest running, weekly dance party in NYC history. We refuse to compromise the spirit of partnership that brought us together in the first place. Whether on the dance floor or in the deejay booth, there are no superstars at Freedom.
Our proudest achievement as deejays and ambassadors of hip-hop culture and community is bringing to life The Freedom Party. What began in 2003 as a Friday night dance party grew in ways that we never imagined and became a staple of New York nightlife, a cultural hub that connected so many of us across our great city and throughout the world. Your support was incredible, your energy was inimitable and your love for music, dance, community and culture was the fuel that kept us pushing forward and made Freedom a second home to so many. For this, we are eternally grateful.
We hope to come to an amicable resolution with DJ Herbert that respects the individual contributions and efforts that it took to build The Freedom Party. It was the group effort and partnership that allowed Freedom to win accolades such as Paper Magazine’s “Best Party 2010” and Village Voice’s “Best Dance Party 2015”.
In the meantime, as these matters get sorted out, please stay tuned to hear from us. This is not a goodbye, but just a “peace out” for now.
Marc Smooth & DJ Cosi
Nuff thanks to Vibe Magazine, a pillar of the Hip-Hop community, for shedding light on @FreedomPartyNYC. We appreciate the effort to bring awareness to our plight.
We have been overwhelmed with love and support from the Freedom Party family and others in the Hip-Hop and nightlife community. Please know that it is appreciated. It is this kind of community support, love for music and respect for the culture that made Freedom such a special place for all of us.
We are still hoping for an amicable resolution that honors and respects the equal contributions from all three partners that made The Freedom Party.
We will continue to keep you posted. Much love and respect.
NEW PARTY ALERT!
Wed Nov 22nd 10PM – The Official Launch of Freedom’s DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth‘s new party,
NYC Dope! is a new party created by Freedom’s, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth. The idea is to capture the essence of Old New York City nightlife culture by bringing together people from all walks of life to dance, sing, party and create community! NYC Dope! will feature DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth along with some the best Guest DJs in NYC spinning 80s, 90s, 00s, Classics, Old School Hip Hop, Soulful House, Rock, Pop, Reggae, Soca and some new “classic” joints that stand the test of time.
For our inaugural event, we’ve invited DJ Mister Cee, DJ Scratch, DJ Marlon B, Jon Quick and more to join us as we rock Union Square Ballroom and Lounge. In the main space we’ll have our signature sound with plenty room to dance and in the lounge we’ll have our Caribbean Vibes featuring the sweet sounds of Reggae and Soca all n! You know it’s going to be on!
We would like to Thank ALL OF YOU for your continued support during these times and promise you that we will make sure to continue to carry the torch of NYC Nightlife for many years to come. We are extremely excited for this new chapter and look forward to seeing you all on the dance floor!
Union Square Ballroom (The Old Mark Ballroom, Classic NYC!)
27 Union Square West between 15th & 16th Streets
$10 in Advance using code freedom
$15 once those are done
more at the door
THE FREEDOM PARTY® NYC!!!
“The longest running Friday-night dance party in NYC history!”
Winner, Paper Magazine’s “Best Party (Peoples Choice)”!!!
Runner up, URB Magazine’s “Best Party” (Nationwide)!!!
Hosted by artist/dancer/filmmaker Savior Elmundo
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