3rd Thursdays Music at the PAMM: DJ Total Freedom
Every third Thursday evening, PAMM brings together an eclectic range of internationally-acclaimed DJs and musicians for an outdoor music series on the terrace by the bay. This month, PAMM Presents Los Angeles-based producer and artist Total Freedom.
Date and Time:
6:00pm to 10:00pm
PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Self-parking on-site as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station
305 375 3000
The series is free with museum admission, and all galleries are open throughout the evening. Drink specials are available for purchase.
Adventurous, often confrontational but always playful, a DJ set from LA’s producer and artist Ashland Mines, aka Total Freedom, draws listeners into a whirlwind of ever-evolving texture and sensation. Unafraid to assault crowds with jarring shifts in mood and tempo, in his hands, R&B-concrète collides with rap, grime and ballroom house, while sung vocals abruptly dissolve into swamps of syrupy, dragged-out noise swells. As akin to real-time sonic collage as typical dance music DJing, Mines’ free-associative approach places recognizable hip hop and R&B glimpses within abrasive, rhythmically distorting sonic space, making the familiar thrillingly unfamiliar. Alongside LA friends and contemporaries like Nguzunguzu, Kingdom and Arca, he’s poised among the vanguard of a vibrant, still evolving new aesthetic in club music.
Mines has presented sound installation and performance work around the world for institutions such as MOCA, The New Museum, LACMA, the Whitney, Carnegie Museum of Art, MCA Chicago, and Tate Modern.