February 2011

The Roy Ayers Project

The Roy Ayers Project

I’ve always been a firm believer that legends need to be honored and appreciated while they are still around to feel it.

Late last year, I hooked up with the good people over at The Roy Ayers Project, who are doing just that. Look out for their documentary film on Roy’s legacy coming sometime this year. It was an honor to give my two cents on Mr. Ayers’ prolific impact. I was featured alongside these heavyweights, who also champion Roy’s music to the masses on a regular basis – ?uestlove, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Bobbito Garcia, Andre Torres (Wax Poetics), DJ Premier, Waajeed and Ski Beatz, among others.

To stay up on the latest developments with the film, plug in here:

The Roy Ayers Project Facebook@RoyAyersProject

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‘In a Song (DJ Spinna Remix)’ – Vinyl Available Today

Spinna

* Photos by Anthony Demby for Humble Riot

Today is a special day- what seems like a secret that we’ve been giddy about and keeping quiet since mid October of last year (when Spinna delivered his mix), gets to fly out and greet the world today, in probably the greatest and purest musical form- a warm piece of 12″ Vinyl.

To me, it’s come full circle- my Spinna crates are THICK, packed with the dopest remixes and banging originals from the Beyond Real architect from the last two decades. I remember always glancing at my record library and noticing that Spinna’s productions took up a whole crate by themselves!

So to receive a taylor-made remix that falls in pocket with any of his greatest work, is a blessing!  As soon as I heard the the track I was immediately brought back to his classic Composition Series and remixes for De La Soul, Das Efx and Mobb Deep, from the ’90s. That was the feeling, but the programming and sounds were updated to now. So I guess the “Back from the Future” title he gave the mix is quite appropriate.

Big thanks to FroLab for lacing the incredible art work you see on the package, Footlong Development for making it possible, Middle Child for saaaaangin(!!!) and to DJ Spinna, for doin’ it like no other.

VINYL only release, available online here

Spinna - In a Song Remix

DJ Center – In a Song (DJ Spinna Back From The Future Remix) by DJCenter

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Yesking X Honey Honey – Little Toy Gun

Yesking

Been running this number since Mark Rae blessed me with it sometime last year. Constant play at the sets and featured it on a mix I did for KCRW in Los Angeles. Now the good people at Yesking (big up the General, Rhys Adams) have made this tasty exclusive available for free. Grab it before the SoundCloud download limit expires here. Boom!

Honey Honey – “Little Toy Gun (Yesking Remix)”

Yesking remix Series – 02 “LTG” by YESKING

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