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W Hotels X Push the Fader Exclusive DJ Mix #2

W Hotels X DJ Center

Here’s a bit of #TBT for you.

Back in 2011, DJ Center cut an exclusive mix for the W Hotels App for the iPhone. You can now revisit and download the previously unavailable mix on Center’s soundcloud page via the link below. We recently were bumpin’ the timeless mix and it sounds just as fresh as it did three years ago. Catch it!

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Live In Oakland | Better Days 7.6.14

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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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Push the Fader Radio – Season of Versions September 2012

Push the Fader Radio - September 2012

*You can download every Push the Fader Radio Podcast on iTunes for free by subscribing here

More than a few people know I have a thing for cover versions. Both subscribers of the podcast and party goers alike know that I always like to keep a fresh batch of alternate versions in my bag.

After years of moving dance floors with songs that have become certified classics, new interpretations are breaths of fresh air. When a cover is so well done that it can stand up to the original, that’s a piece of gold.

This month’s Push the Fader Radio podcast highlights some of those versions. Songs that nod to the past, with an updated flavor. Perfect timing in my mind, as we make that transition from Summer to Fall and the season eases us in. In NYC it’s not cold yet, trails of the familiar summer are still there, but a little different. It’s almost like a seasonal cover or interpretation during this period.

Seasons change, mad things rearrange…

DJ Center – Push the Fader Radio | Season of Versions | September 2012 (Download)

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W Hotels DJ App – Exclusive Mix #2

My new mix update for the W Hotels DJ App is now available.

This mix is featured in the ‘Retreat Section’ of their App. Download and stream the mixes.

 

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Center’s Groove (Captain Planet Remix)

Center's Groove

Continuing on with our series of “free for a week” downloads from Everything in Time Remixed, we have Captain Planet’s remix of “Center’s Groove”. Catch it while it’s up and stay tuned for another treat this Tuesday! To get the word as soon as a new download goes up follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

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Center Bumps – Paris DJs Special (Download)

Center Bumps - Paris DJs

* All Vinyl Mix | Cover Artwork by Andrés Jiménez

This month’s podcast mix comes to you courtesy of the Paris based website for all things soulful, funky and deep – Paris DJs.  I’ve been checking for Paris DJs for a number of years now, always updated with the latest info on some of my favorite artists and releases.

When the opportunity came to do an exclusive mix for their site, I was more than happy to put this together. Below are a couple questions you may have regarding the mix and you’ll find the link to download it straight to your digital player here.

What are Center Bumps?

Center Bumps are tunes that I’m feeling that particular week and/or month. They are songs in constant rotation and highlight new and old music that I’ve dug up in that respective time period. I use to include charts in my mailing list emails and people would always write back asking how they could hear that music.  Well, now you can courtesy of these monthly mixes.

Why did you choose to do an all Vinyl mix?

To be honest I’m still high off of Everything in Time being released on vinyl. Vinyl is still my favorite way to listen to music. I have so many gems that haven’t been released digitally, so it made sense to spread love the analog way.

Why Paris DJs?

Djouls and crew been putting it down for years on that side of the Atlantic, always keeping it fresh. With so many people in common, it was only a matter of time til we connected online for a release!

DJ Center – Center Bumps (Paris DJs Spécial) (Download)

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DJ Center- You Got the Love feat Gretchen Parlato (Sam Champ Remix)

DJ Center - Everything In Time Remixed

Today is the first in a series of free downloads from the forthcoming, Everything in Time Remixed project, coming to your digital player this October.

Remixes are always refreshing to me as I get to see how other folks re-interpret the works. An all-star remix cast formed over the course of the last year to re-work songs from Everything in Time. That lineup included- DJ Spinna, Waajeed, J.Rawls, DJ OBaH, Sam Champ, Captain Planet, DJ Eleven and others.

You Got the Love” is one of my favorite Rufus and Chaka Khan tunes and Gretchen Parlato and I had a ball paying tribute with our cover of the song from my LP. Now, Sam Champ brings a completely unique and lovely flavor to the song on his remix. Get it for free for the next week below.

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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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