Roy Freid - one of First Av's original DJs dating back to Uncle Sam's - was the heart and soul of MF, guiding the night through its seven+ year run, breaking the newest funk, rap and R&B to hungry Twin Cities clubbers. It was NBD to see Prince, Jimmy Jam and other Minneapolis Sound wizards regularly slip Roy their latest creations in a funky undercover stakeout to gauge how the MFers would gravitate to a hit that had yet to be lit. "Erotic City," on a hot July 1984 night, is just one of those many future funk faves that made its debut at MF.