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Live at the Black Messiah Release Party

Center at Black Messiah Release

Enjoy DJ Center’s set, LIVE from D’angelo’s Black Messiah release party at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY. Thrown by the people who made the album, for the people who love and support it.

Center’s set was ALL VINYL, 100% Soul. Nothing but D’angelo inspired tunes!

Shouts to Converse, Ben Kane, Russell Elevado, D Prosper, Natasha Diggs, Rashad Smith and everyone who was involved. Special thanks to the good people of Brooklyn who kept dancing and smiling til the lights came on.

Download/Stream via Center’s SoundCloud page-



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Roots + Soul December

Roots & Soul

What a joy it’s been presenting Roots & Soul to NYC on a monthly basis!

Since it’s conception, Center’s guests have included Rich Medina, Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love, Ian Head, Underground System and the funky sangin’ Vinia Mojica. Jimmy Lopez has kept the percussion pocket funky, alongside Center eclectic crates on those nights! It’s been a soulful music lovers paradise.

This month we welcome the genius of composer, producer, arranger and all around bad man on the winds, Sly5thAve,¬†along with his 11-piece Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra! To make the cypher complete, the legendary DJ Spinna joins Center and together they will be taking the dancefloor everywhere possible, no limits! It’s about Roots & Soul!

You’ll know it’s right when this one drops on 12/19, courtesy of the Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra -



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Introducing ROOTS + SOUL- a new NYC Monthly Event


Very excited to share the news of a new monthly series I have the pleasure of curating right here in NYC!

The festivities take place at the new music venue Meridian 23. Every third Friday of the month, catch yours truly in the mix with a hand picked lineup of the most global and soulful DJs and live acts!

Next Friday, August 15th, we launch the series with live Afrobeat flavors from Underground System and special guest DJ sets from Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love and OBaH. Not to be missed! 10PM, $10.

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Live In Oakland | Better Days 7.6.14


Still getting settled from my recent run in California. Ended it on a HIGH note with a day time set in Oakland, alongside Rich Medina, Nina*Sol, Wonway, and DJ Platurn.

The vibe was outrageous!!!! Incase you weren’t in the Bay area July 4th weekend, I’ve uploaded my set for you here. Thank you Oakland, you were beautiful!


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Dem Say Ah Launch Party w. Rich Medina


Very happy to be coming together with Rich Medina + Manchildblack next Thursday, April 10th to celebrate my new “Dem Say Ah” record.

For this special edition of Lil Ricky’s Rib Shack, we’ll have a live PA performance from the legendary Afrobeat Ambassador, Kaleta! It all goes down at The303 at Louie and Chan.

9PM Doors, free before 10PM, $10 after. See yall on the dancefloor!

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NYC: Juke Bar Grand Opening 10.5.13

Juke Bar 10.5.13

Every so often a venue opens here in NYC that takes a firm stance against the musical mediocrity that the others buy into.

Music is placed on front street, the sound system is given it’s proper respect and the overall experience of the people is taken into heavy account.

Welcome Juke Bar, owned by folks that are passionate about music and it’s a pleasure to set it off for them the right way this Saturday! Night begins at 9PM, get down at 11PM, free.

See Facebook Invite for info.

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