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DJ Center Everything In Time
DJ Center - Everything In Time
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Push The Fader, 2010-02-09 (CD) / Fatbeats, 2011-05-04 (2xLP)

I had featured New York city's DJ Center in a review from his former band Open Thought, way back in 2003... Well, a few years later, DJ Center has finally unleashed his debut album, Everything In Time, a global soul record bringing back a low-end theory and warmth that's been absent in music as of late. Featuring an incredible cast of guests including Oddisee, Zaki Ibrahim, Gretchen Parlato, Middle Child, Renee Neufville (of Zhané) and Samia Farah, amongst others, Everything In Time is overflowing with lush piano chords, warm bass lines, boom-bap drum patterns, flying tambourines, and soaring horns. Special mentions for the single In A Song, catchy like a Coke slogan, and for the closing track, Center's Groove, a marvelous brazilian/hip hop sunshine cocktail of laidback grooves. Check his exclusive mix for Paris DJs here.

DJ Center Everything In Time
DJ Center - Everything In Time
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Push The Fader, 2010-02-09 (CD) / Fatbeats, 2011-05-04 (2xLP)

DJ Center - In a Song (DJ Spinna Back From The Future Remix) by DJCenter

DJ Center - Center's Groove (Acoustic) by DJCenter

Tracklisting CD :
01. Everything in Time intro feat. Renee Neufville
02. Leave the City Outside feat. Oddisee
03. A Few Good Words feat. Njimole
04. The Rain
05.You Got the Love feat. Gretchen Parlato
06. In a Song feat. Middle Child | Download MP3
07. Strings
08.Yes! feat. Zaki Ibrahim
09. Tout Passe feat. Samia Farah
10. Center's Groove | Go download MP3

Tracklisting 2xLP :
A1. Everything in Time intro feat. Renee Neufville
A2. Leave the City Outside feat. Oddisee
A3. A Few Good Words feat. Njimole
A4. The Rain
B1.You Got the Love feat. Gretchen Parlato
B2. In a Song feat. Middle Child
B3. Strings
B4.Yes! feat. Zaki Ibrahim
C1. Tout Passe feat. Samia Farah
C2. Center's Groove
C3. Workin' feat. Oddisee
C4. Everything In Time Intro (Instrumental)
C5. Leave the City Outside (Instrumental)
D1. A Few Good Words (Instrumental)
D2. You Got the Love (Instrumental)
D3. In a Song (Instrumental)
D4. Yes! (Instrumental)

Links :
DJ Center : officialbandcampdiscogsfacebookmyspace | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube
Buy the vinyl on fatbeats

CD Press Release :
Crafted in Brooklyn, New York by Romanian-born DJ Center, "Everything in Time" is a debut album years in the making that couldn't have arrived at a more perfect moment. For over a decade, DJ Center has been a purveyor of fine music and this album finds him collaborating with artists spanning the globe as far and wide as Paris to Rio de Janeiro.

The finest of selectors, Center carefully chose each guest on "Everything in Time" for the perfect song marriage. Known as a tastemaker worldwide, Center never holds back when looking to break an artist or record, always trusting his greatest gift- his ear for music.

The album's cast features the very next artists who are impacting the industry now and shining at the top of their respective genres. From Oddisee, the solo emcee featured who has a track record working with DJ Jazzy Jeff and A Touch of Jazz on Jeff's 2002 solo debut, "The Magnificent". Gretchen Parlato, who's extensive touring and recording work with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding places her in a league of her own within the world of Jazz, In addition, SONY Canada recording artist Zaki Ibrahim infused a beauty of breath and depth into everything she has touched, leading to her JUNO nomination for Best R&B Soul Recording of the Year in 2009. Samia Farah's continued marriage of dub reggae and jazz vocal styles give her an unparalleled uniqueness in her track record with UK Dub master Adrian Sherwood and legendary Reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, among others. At the beginning of it all is the album's introduction courtesy of Renee Neufville, one half of the platinum R&B duo Zhané and the voice of Roy Hargrove's RH Factor.

Center's eclectic ear and affinity for broadening musical horizons led to his first mix release in 2006 which was of 60's and 70's Jazz, praised by URB Magazine and sponsored by clothing company, Friend or Foe. Center was commissioned by GUCCI to exclusively program music in their stores worldwide with a focus at their flagship store in Ginza, Japan. Now, with his original composition, Center has produced and arranged his entire debut LP, featuring a smoky cover of Rufus and Chaka Khan's anthem, "You Got the Love" and culminating with the thumping Brazilian tribute titled, "Center's Groove."

"Everything in Time" is a global soul record bringing back a low-end theory and warmth that has been absent in music as of late. It's a mature record for a generation raised on a foundation of Hip Hop and Jazz, but having now grown up with a global scope and broader musical palate. It's Roots music without being Reggae and Soul music without being a throw back to the past.

As the songs unfold on "Everything in Time," it becomes clear that the record is a journey across multiple genres, woven by lush piano chords, warm bass lines, boom-bap drum patterns, flying tambourines and soaring horns. The underlying essence is timeless music. Each track sounds different but is housed under the same soulful roof- DJ Center. Listen unhurriedly, as all great things happen in time.


The Making of "Everything in Time"

Vinyl Press Release :
Soulful and blissed out funk grooves from producer DJ Center- bringing in a world of influences into a tight package steeped in soul. With guests including underground hip hop mainstay Oddisee, singers Renee Neufville (of Zhané), Zaki Ibrahim, Gretchen Parlato, Njimole, Middle Child and Samia Farah.

This is a wonderful surprise of a producer driven effort- Center's love for the styles of music we do certainly helps, but the way he blends spacey keys flavored with crackling funk based soul sounds, flying tambourines and soaring horns make his debut rise above and beyond. Dilla influenced beats pluck the heart strings, and elements both soaring and searing guide us on a journey through space and time.

Includes the dreamy hip hop soul intro featuring Renee Neufville, "Leave The City Outside" feat Oddisee, "A Few Good Words" feat Njimole, "The Rain", a smoky cover of Rufus and Chaka Khan's anthem, "You Got The Love" feat Gretchen Parlato, "In a Song" feat Middle Child, "Tout Passe" feat Samia Farah, "Center's Groove" and more.

Being the first vinyl pressing of this producer classic, We decided to include bonus cuts- the unreleased/vinyl only, "Workin" feat Oddisee, instrumentals, and extra deep grooves on a double LP for all you audiophiles.


DJ Center - In a Song (DJ Spinna Back From The Future Remix)
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