Interview with FreedomB, July 26th, 2023.
We had the pleasure to sit down with FreedomB, a mesmerizing enigma in the world of electronic music. Hailing from cities like Chicago, Berlin, and Madrid, FreedomB’s elusive presence has become synonymous with the captivating rhythm and untamed spirit of the beat. Drawing inspiration from jazz, funk, soul, and the pulsating essence of house and electronic rhythms, FreedomB is a relentless seeker of the perfect groove that transcends time and space, making you dance from dusk till dawn. With sets that never cease to mesmerize the dance floor and beats that ignite an unquenchable fire, this artist knows no boundaries when it comes to breaking the silence and immersing audiences in a realm of pure sonic liberation. Garnering immense support from industry heavyweights like Hot Since 82, Supernova, Hector Couto, Solardo, and more, and having released on prestigious labels like Knee Deep In Sound, Roush, Toolroom, Sola, ElRow Music, and Flashmob Records, FreedomB’s music speaks for itself – an invitation to surrender to the dance and embrace the boundless freedom of sound.
Tell us about all the exciting things you have just finished or are currently working on. What’s the latest news, or what can we expect to see from you very soon?
Hello everyone! First of all, thank you for the invitation. It is always a pleasure for me to be able to tell you a little bit about my background and how was / is going my groovy journey.
The truth is that I can’t complain about how things have been going since I started professionally in the electronic music sector. Many things have happened. Especially since my arrival in Berlin in 2012. I have always tried to find a balance between quality and quantity, always giving more importance to quality. For that reason, and with the number of releases that are out there right now, I prefer not to release too much music on the market and focus on what I really like. This year I have been able to release music on the label that people I have always admired a lot like Brobot by Junior Sanchez & Bambossa Harry Romero. I have been able to make my first collaboration with a great friend and artist that has influenced me a lot like Norman Weber on Kenny Dope’s label, Dopewax. What else?
I’ve taken off some of the pressure I had in the past of having to release music every year, on major labels. It’s something that was not good for my creative process and not good for my mental health. Now I just want to do what I love, focus on house music which is what I’ve always been really passionate about and put aside trends and outside opinions / pressures.
Maybe you have a funny/shocking/interesting anecdote of something unusual that happened to you while traveling or playing at an event somewhere?
Other than music, what is your passion, obsession, or something in your daily life that you simply can’t do without?
Right now, in my life and maybe because of the years that I have been away from my country, Spain, from the closeness of my family and friends, I need and feel that I must and want to be with my people.
I am no longer the 24 years old boy who arrived in Berlin and now with 36 springs I have the body, my mind and I would say also my soul needs to return to home sweet home. Every time I am with them, I am very happy, I find myself more productive and the truth is that I am myself. Maybe more than ever. It does me good to be around him and I believe that in the end, although it is true that one can take root elsewhere, one is from where one is, one comes from where one comes from. And that, neither the years nor time can erase it.
With this I do not mean that I will return to Spain but I will make changes in my life next year, which I will announce soon.
What is life all about, what’s the meaning of life?
I am a very reflective person, who often talks to myself, who tries to go to bed with a clear conscience, to be fair with everything and everybody….
Maybe that’s why I have always considered that the true purpose of life is to really know oneself. It has been a long time to say that the purpose was to be happy but last June, when I was in Spain with my parents, I read an article in the newspaper that said: “We did not come to this life to be happy”. And it talked a little bit about the idea that they have put in our heads that we should be happy 24 hours a day and this, in relation to social networks, which show us every day, the happiness of people, how well they have fun, the wonderful places they visit …. They create a dissatisfaction because we constantly see how others progress while we, not always but many times, we stagnate. And that, in the end, generates a sadness in us.
It is important to be comfortable with oneself, to accept oneself and, to that extent, to seek real happiness. That allows you to be well and above all to wake up with a smile on your face. As long as the occasion deserves it.
What is on the horizon for the coming year? What are you most excited about?
As I briefly mentioned in the previous answer, my personal and professional future is no longer tied to Berlin.
I am no longer connected to the city and its people and the time has come for new adventures. The city has changed, I have changed and so have my preferences and I need to return to my origins, my roots, my culture. I am very grateful for everything I have lived here during these 12 years, I have learned a lot, I have met extraordinary people, I have met the love of my life although sadly he is no longer by my side and
well, after various things of life itself, including COVID, it has come that I and my groove take another direction and seek a new direction.
I am nervous, excited, with some fear, logical and normal, but with the certainty that the time has come to do it and that is what I must do although logically I will be sad to leave so many friends and experiences behind. The good thing is that I have never been one to look back, I have never been a nostalgic person or to think that any time in the past was better, so I know that everything will be for the better.
And if it’s not, it’s not the end yet of my groovy ride.
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