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Pre-Order The Paradise T-Shirt

We proudly present the Paradise Tee! Artwork by the incredible INDIE 184, in tribute to the Queen, Helen Folasade.

Originally blessing our Paradise vinyl release, these tees are limited edition, 100% Ring-spun cotton, light and butter soft.

Grab one in the shop, while they last!

 

 

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VIDEO: Dem Say Ah

 

We’re proud to share the ‘Dem Say Ah’ Official Video today, shot and edited by Ali Santana during the recording of the song at Electric Garden Studios in Brooklyn, New York!

Big up to the mighty Akoya Afrobeat for lighting up the Dem Say Ah Re-Rub session!

 

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Pre-Order: Dem Say Ah (Akoya Re-Rub)

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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Sly5thAve X Sade X DJ Center

Pre-order the new dance floor single from Sly5thAve + DJ Center, a cosmic soul version of Sade’s ‘Paradise’, re-imagined with a touch of samba flavor, featuring Rio de Janeiro‘s own, Thalma de Freitas!

This record is the beautiful collaborative effort between artists, including Indie 184, who painted the amazing cover you see.

We couldn’t be more excited for this record drop on November 9th! 200 Limited edition Pink vinyl 7″s are available (while they last) here !

 

 

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DJ Center songs featured in Bobbito’s Rock Rubber 45s Film

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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DJ Center Remixes Setenta

Setenta - Da Manha (DJ Center Remix)

We’re happy to share a brand new DJ Center remix of Setenta, the Latin Soul group from Paris, out today! The original song appears on their latest album, Paris to Nueva-York, which features the legendary Joe Bataan.

For this dance floor version, Center created a feel-good, soulful house dub, collaborating with Nikhil P. Yerawadekar (of Antibalas/Akoya Afrobeat/Low Mentality) and percussionist, Kofi Hunter. The track is mixed by DJ Spinna (who also mixed Center’s Dem Say Ah release).

We think this tune may just make your summer soundtrack that much nicer. Listen below and cop direct from the artist at Bandcamp.

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DJ Center’s Dennis Brown Tribute Mix

DJ Center - Dennis Brown Special

Cover Art: Andres Jimenez (@sieteson)

In celebration of the great Dennis Emmanuel Brown’s 60th Birthday, DJ Center presents some of the tuffest tunes, versions and dubs from the Crown Prince of Reggae!

Cut purely from vinyl, enjoy some of Center’s favorite D.Brown selections, which most likely will be the first in annual tribute series to the legend. One mix simply can not cover the never ending niceness that the man output while he was with us.

Share this mix + spread love in these times!

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