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Crafted in Brooklyn, New York by Romanian-born DJ Center, â€œEverything in Timeâ€ is a debut album years in the making that couldnâ€™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 â€œEverything in Timeâ€ 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.
Centerâ€™s eclectic ear and affinity for broadening musical horizons led to his first mix release in 2006 which was of 60â€™s and 70â€™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 Khanâ€™s anthem, â€œYou Got the Loveâ€ and culminating with the thumping Brazilian tribute titled, â€œCenterâ€™s Groove.â€
â€œEverything in Timeâ€ is a global soul record bringing back a low-end theory and warmth that has been absent in music as of late. Itâ€™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. Itâ€™s Roots music without being Reggae and Soul music without being a throw back to the past.
As the songs unfold on â€œEverything in Time,â€ 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.
Tracklisting with clips:
1. Everything In Time Intro (Featuring Renee Neufville)
2. Leave The City Outside (Featuring Oddisee)
3. A Few Good Words (Featuring Njimole)
4. The Rain
5. You Got The Love (Featuring Gretchen Parlato)
6. In A Song (Featuring Middle Child)
8. Yes! (Featuring Zaki Ibrahim)
9. Tout Passe (Featuring Samia Farah)
10. Center's Groove
11. Tout Passe (Waajeed Remix)
The Making of "Everything in Time" from DJ Center on Vimeo.