The indomitable Big Freedia returns with a new season of Queen of Bounce

At the turn of the millennium when New Orleans musician Freddie Ross started performing under the name Big Freedia, the odds of him catching a break outside the local scene were slim. Bounce music–the hyperkinetic, hypnotically repetitive style of dance music that he works in–was barely known beyond the city limits. Add to that the [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:54:55+00:00 February 27th, 2015|press|0 Comments

Big Freedia: Just Be Free

Over 23 years, the hyperkinetic, unapologetically horny sound of New Orleans bounce has changed the world – perhaps you've heard of the word "twerk"? – and now the genre's loudest ambassador has finally made a proper debut. Though Just Be Free is a lot more polished than sample-happy Freedia singles like "Azz Everywhere!," it hits [...]

By | 2017-03-29T19:02:30+00:00 June 17th, 2014|press|0 Comments

Album stream and Q&A: Big Freedia’s ‘Just Be Free’

Big Freedia is about to explode. A few months ago I came across the unforgettable, gender-bending artist on the Fuse network, which was marathoning her unscripted show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce. Within minutes, I was hooked on her sound, style and scene. Freedia is well-known in her hometown of New Orleans, but she's poised to break [...]

By | 2014-06-10T20:27:09+00:00 June 10th, 2014|press|0 Comments

Album stream and Q&A: Big Freedia’s ‘Just Be Free’

A few months ago I came across the unforgettable, gender-bending artist on the Fuse network, which was marathoning her unscripted show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce. Within minutes, I was hooked on her sound, style and scene. Freedia is well-known in her hometown of New Orleans, but she's poised to break into the mainstream, bolstered [...]

By | 2017-03-29T19:07:00+00:00 June 10th, 2014|press|0 Comments