U.S act Big Freedia will be offering a free download of track Azz Everywhere on Popular Recordings until 8th September 2011, to accompany her live date on the same day at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.
Big Freedia is the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, performing six or more times a week in various venues throughout her home town, New Orleans. Big Freedia, like other "Sissy" artists, has achieved mainstream success with several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!"
Whilst also running a successful decorating business (for which she counts the Mayor’s office as a client), Freedia recently developed a musical about her life entitled "Catch That Beat", which featured cameo appearances from a who’s who of New Orleans Bounce artists, alongside the story of her upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward.
Since 2009 Freedia has begun travelling outside the city regularly, taking her dancers and live DJ ‘Rusty Lazer’ with her; playing to audiences on the East and West Coast alongside (or onstage with) artists such as: Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, Japanther, Monique and many more.
Big Freedia has always acted as a mentor for many younger artists and is currently at work on her third album. This year Freedia performed on the West Coast with New Orleans band Galactic, recreating her collaboration of the critically acclaimed 2010 album ‘Ya-Ka-May’, and at North By Northeast alongside Kid Sister, De La Soul and her New Orleans neighbours, Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Freedia has also performed at FYFest in Los Angeles, shared the stage with Major Lazer at MusicfestNW in Portland, headlined the Windish Agency Showcase at CMJ and has performed at major festivals in Austin including SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest and GayBiGayGay.
Sept 8th @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen