Shutting it Down

Yesterday I joined thousands of people in a march from Downtown Oakland to the Oakland ports as part of the Occupy Oakland:General Strike. The goal was to shut down the 5th largest port in America to get the powers that be to pay attention, and that we did. It was truly awesome to be part of this event. I saw people of different ages, ethnicities, and walks come together to make a stand against the financial injustice being performed against the 99%. As we arrived at the port the sun was setting and I caught a few pictures.

I rode my bike back to downtown thinking that it was impossible for people to still be there, but was surprised to find a drum circle and hundreds of people. Here’s some video!

Despite what the media would have you believe this was a beautiful day. It warms my heart to see people put down their differences and stand together for something positive. It pains me to turn on the news and see them trying to twist what happened into anything less.
STAND FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

SBTRKT > Amazing

Last night I had the privilege of catching the SBTRKT show. I can’t begin to explain how much fun I had. 2011 isn’t over yet, but so far his album is easily my favorite album this year. Not often do I find an album I don’t mind listening to from beginning to end repeatedly.

RESPECT

here’s a clip of them performing my favorite song.

Wait

Finally a mix!

TRACKLIST

1. Donaeo – When Angels Sing (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
2. Zakes Bantwini – Wasting My TIme (Black Coffee Original Mix)
3. Ena Wadan – Forever
4. Kings of Tomorrow feat. April – Take Me Back (Atjazz Afrotech Remix)
5. RüBA KPØ – Kiss My Back (Simbad Motown Remix)
6. DJ Qness feat. Malehloka – Time
7. Andy Allo – Buy You a Drink
8. Kendrick Lamar feat. Javonte, Dom Kennedy, and Murs – She Needs Me
9. Stro – BTL ???
10. Cecilia Stalin – I Can’t Wait

Play

I Wanna Love You

So! The track has been out on vinyl for a while, but it finally came out on Traxsource. It’s a beautiful vocal and I had the pleasure of having Josh from Blaze bless me with a delicious piano solo. Go to Traxsource and pick up your copy!

Lulo Cafe feat Nothende – Wanna Love You (Cecil’s Rubdown) by DJ Cecil

Mood mixed by DJ Cecil

Yes…. a mix.
I was in a “Mood” when I made this one; feeling under the weather with clouds in the sky and no sun to be seen. I figured I’d try to make a mix to work it out.

Tracklist:

  1. Fatima – Red Light
  2. DJ Cam feat. Chris James – Swim (Blackjoy Remix)
  3. Chris Turner & Phantom Lover – Flylove (Simbad Re-Edit)
  4. DJ Micks fest. Robin Latimore – First to Say Goodbye (Rocco Remix)
  5. Bnjmn – Blocks
  6. Magnetic Man feat John Legend – Getting Nowhere (Yoruba Soul Remix)
  7. MJ Cole – TGV
  8. Africa Hitech – Cyclic Sun
  9. Ghostpoet – Survive It (Koreless Remix)
  10. DNA – Definition (Uneaq Remix Instrumental)
Play

Out My Mind

SF Hearts

I was out in the city taking pictures the other night when I noticed the 4 hearts in Union Square.
I’ve walked by them a gazillion times and never really looked at them.

Love

The Girl With the Tattoo

Simply put, I love the original of this cut. Miguel’s album was actually one of the few R&B joints that I enjoyed last year and this track stood out for me.
I just had to mess with it and make it dance floor ready.

Hope you like :)

FINALLY A MIX!!!

Yes… yes… finally a mix. I had the honors of doing FLO Radio Vol. 67. It’s a nice and nasty dance mix for my dancer friends.

Run on over to mindbodyflo.com and download that peezy!

Enjoy!

Mark de Clive-Lowe and Sy Smith Kill thePeople

My man BLK PXLS just stitched together some moments from the last People party.
MADNESS