“In the beginning”, as Marshall Jefferson started one of the most creatively produced House records of all time, at the dawning of House music, when the dance music songs were akin to going to Church for a spiritual release, to forget the troubles of living and come alive on the dancefloor with your people around you smiling in a similar mindset of “this feels like freedom”.
Expertly and imperialistically taking us back to that beginning are the fabled Byron Stingily and Marshall Jefferson as Ten City in 2021 with “Be Free” released by Patrick Moxey (thank you sir) of Ultra Music from New York. When you’ve known these guys, for more than a few Manhattan minutes, the sense of their feeling for the “The Truth” is evident in the recordings and thank the heavens we all have the sanctuary of this music being freshly offered to roll us out of the fog that these last, long, months have been, without the collective togetherness of being out, en masse, side by side and cumulatively alive to the beat and much needed melodies. Without being political it’s the dawning of a new time brothers and sisters, where the roaring new-millennium 20’s will be awash with positivity and “BE FREE” to move love forward, equally.
Take a bow Byron, Marshall and Patrick. Next up, this Friday is a classic that starts with D and ends with ‘ion”. You’ve been sermoned and summoned. Hallelujah for House Music.. EG..
“YOU BE YOU, LET ME BE ME, EVERYBODY WANTS EQUALITY, FREE TO LOVE, FREE TO GIVE, I JUST WANT TO LIVE, THIS LIFE, I LIVE” (BE FREE)..
Ten City – Be Free (Emmaculate & Shannon Chambers Ext Mix – 10A – 120 House-Soulful House
Ten City – Be Free (Emmaculate & Shannon Chambers Inst Ext Mix – 10A – 120 House-Soulful House
Ten City – Be Free (Emmaculate & Shannon Chambers Edited Mix – 11A – 120 House-Soulful House