June 2011

One for Gil- A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron (Download)

DJ Center - One for Gil

*All Vinyl Mix  | Cover Artwork by Haylow for the Roy Ayers Project

It’s been just over three weeks since Gil’s passing. Like all death, it is extremely hard to initially get the news, but as time goes on, we find ways to move on and the reality of someone passing fades, deep into our memories.

Well, to me, this one is different. The reality of Gil’s passing and the void that has been left with his absence, has been hanging over me since Friday, May 27th. Gil had a voice and spirit like no other- beautiful, soulful and real, with every word he spoke. Whether it was through his critique of America and the ‘deals in back alleys where politicians often hide’ or his call to unify the Black community, shining light on the injustices done to people of color, Gil did it like no other and to the death.

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Somethin’ for the Summer – Eric Roberson feat Chubb Rock

Summertime (So Hot)

I love this record.

It just feels right! One of my all time favorite dance floor classics, “Give me the Night“, flipped so lovely. The fact that Erro enlisted Chubb Rock for mic duties (!!!) means instant CLASSIC.  Brooklyn, BBQ, summer time anthem bizness…

Eric Roberson feat Chubb Rock – “Summertime (So Hot)” (Download)

Summertime Anthem feat Chubb Rock by EricRoberson

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W Hotels DJ App – Exclusive DJ Center Mix

I had a ball putting together this mix for the W Hotels DJ App that launched this week.

The premise was to take some of my favorite tunes (new and old) and blend them into a continuous mix, creating a musical atmosphere for the listener in the comfort of their pocket hand held.

You can instantly purchase any of the tunes from iTunes as you hear them and the App is free.

My ‘Push the Fader – Worldwide‘ mix can be found in the ‘Living Room‘ section of the App, (screenshot below). You can also listen to the mixes online here. For more info on it check out the press release.

Salute to Dego, Rich Medina, Vikter Duplaix and Mark de Clive-Lowe, among others, also featured on the player.

Relax and listen.

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