Back for the first time in 5 years and with a live remix to boot, the Afrobeat infused scorcher, Dem Say Ah returns, the 7-inch way!
Since it’s original version first dropped, the record has been a secret weapon to DJs like Bobbito Garcia, Nightmares on Wax, Mitsu the Beats and Gilles Peterson, among others!
Fast forward to 2019 and DJ Center returns with Akoya Afrobeat, recording the ‘Re-Rub’ mix straight to 2″ tape at Electric Garden Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The record was mixed by Grammy award winning engineer, Ben Kane ( D’angelo’s Black Messiah ).
Each drum heavy ’45 comes in a ‘one of a kind’ hand stamped sleeve. Grab one before they’re gone and see what dem say!
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Completely honored to have my music featured in Bobbito Garcia’s autobiographical film, Rock Rubber 45s. Having grown up with Stretch & Bobbito’s 89 tec 9 Radio show as the soundtrack to my youth, Bob epitomizes everything fresh, forward thinking, self-hustled and undoubtedly, New York.
Catch my songs “Center’s Groove” and “Dem Say Ah”, among a slew of other incredible pieces of music (which were selected and supervised by Bobbito), in the film and support it on digital platforms because it’s an inspiring story that needs to be heard!
– DJ Center
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The music discovery service 22tracks recently approached DJ Center to curate a special takeover playlist for their London site.
Currently streaming, catch some of Center’s favorite grooves to help you ease out of the summer. Some serious speaker rattlin’ and body movin’ business here. Enjoy.Read more →
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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Not too long ago, had the opportunity to sit with Anthony Valadez of KCRW at Red Bull Studios here in NYC and talk about my roots, musical influences and how #DemSayAh was conceived. Catch that interview here-
Big thanks to Anthony Valadez and RedBull Studios NYC!
Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Production Assistance by Jon Oliver
Host: Anthony Valadez
Got the shout from the good people at FRANK151 to participate in their ‘Guilty Five’ series, a space where I get to delve into a few of my well kept secrets and share them with yall.
Don’t judge me for the Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”, okay?! Haha!
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NYC! We got reason to celebrate! Join me and the crew for an evening of LIVE music and vibes start to finish on Friday, May 9th at 9PM.
This all happens at the gorgeous new venue that is Merdian23 in Manhattan.
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