DJCECIL http://djcecil.com the life and music of DJ Cecil Sat, 30 Dec 2017 09:46:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.22 Soulgasm NYE Party Hawaii http://djcecil.com/soulgasm-nye-party-hawaii/ http://djcecil.com/soulgasm-nye-party-hawaii/#comments Sat, 30 Dec 2017 09:46:11 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=432 Bring in the NEW YEAR 2018 with your favorite House, Funk, Soul party, Soulgasm in Honolulu!

We are featuring the award winning musician, producer and DJ Cecil of the popular thePeople’s party and the award winning SKIN Worlwide from Oakland who is one of our favorite producers and DJs in dance music!
Plus DJ Matt Kee, Kentaro and our newest Resident Funky Brewster on the opening set.

DJ Cecil (Oakland) is known to journey audiences across a wide and beautiful spectrum of rhythms. Guided by a deep love for music, DJ Cecil is also co-founder of three notable parties, Bembe, thePeople and SKIN. From Soulful House to Soca, Kudoro to Afro-Beat, his signature dance floor ready sound keeps him a prominent figure in the Bay Area music scene and beyond.

His newest single, “Tema” on United Records is lighting up dance floors everywhere and is an excellent follow up to his 2017 release, “All is Full of Love” on Undercover Records.

For more on
www.djcecil.com

For this special event we are going to be at Hawaiian Brian’s Crossroads where we brought the House down the last time in September and we are excited to do another party there again and BRING IN THIS 2018 YEAR. We ask you all to post, share, invite and bring all your friends and family for this very special occasion!

Stay tuned as we will be offering online ticket sales for this event, starting with Limited Earlybird discount priced tickets and Presale tickets to go on sale this week. Definitely stay tuned for those as they will go quickly and goodies from 9-10pm so come early and stay late! WE LOOK FORWARD to BRINGING 2018 with LOVE, MUSIC, DANCE and Feel Good VIBES.

Soulgasm
NYE Party
feat. Cecil
Funky Brewster, Matt Kee, Kentaro

9pm
18+
Hawaiian Brian’s Crossroads venue (rconcert room to the left)
1680 Kapiolani Blvd
*Right next to 24-7 on second floor

 

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DJ Cecil feat. Piwai “Tema” http://djcecil.com/dj-cecil-feat-piwai-tema/ http://djcecil.com/dj-cecil-feat-piwai-tema/#comments Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:03:45 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=423 November 15th my and Piwai WekuHarare ‘s love child will be released to the world. We’ve been blessed with remixes by the homie Jose Marquez and Sunlightsquare.
We hope this sound reaches you!

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thePeople featuring Salah Ananse http://djcecil.com/thepeople-featuring-salah-ananse/ http://djcecil.com/thepeople-featuring-salah-ananse/#comments Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:51:35 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=418 thePeople Halloween Bash!
f e a t u r i n g
DJ / Producer
SALAH ANANSE
(Afrique Electrique | T’s Box | ATLWKNDR)

That OAK – ATL CONNECT! We are very proud to welcome DJ/ Producer Salah Ananse for his debut at thePeople Oakand! His production has been gracing our dancefloor for a minute and we simply can’t wait to get into the music with this guy! It’s a costume party so get yo fit sorted. Costumes encouraged but not mandatory, so do you, always. Looking forward to episode 112. Be ready to leave it alllllllll on the dance floor!

2nd Room Special Guest dj
JON REYES

People Resident DJs
CALI | CECIL | HEYLOVE*

hosted by amy Nabong

// LIVE PAINTING //
MALIK SENEFERU

// ARTIST/VENDOR MARKETPLACE //
* “The Other Dance”
performance instillation
by Sam Stone and dancers
* Madre Luna (handmade crystal/stone jewelry designs)
Funky Finery (handmade jewelry designs)
* Sound Healing by Nekia Wright​ (healing & wellness)

// Local Eats /by MARK TORRES

* * *
thePeople Oakland
Every 4th Saturday
New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA | 9pm – 3am
$5 B4 10pm – $10 after | 21+
*Costumes are not required but encouraged

ON SALAH ANANSE:
With over 20 years as a producer and DJ on the Atlanta music scene, Salah Ananse’s talent as a DJ has put him on bills with notable DJ’s such as Vikter Duplaix, DJ Kemit (Kemeticjust), Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, ?uestlove and Kai Alce. He has also held opening DJ spots for artists such as Jay-Z, Dave Chappelle, India Arie, Joi, Res, Fertile Ground, Dwele, Les Nubians, Musiq, The Roots, Donnie and Raphael Saadiq. Not only does Ananse rock crowds for some of the Southeast’s most popular party series such as One Music Fest, House In The Park and his own Afrique Electrique & Sunday School, he travels the world bringing his unique mix of soul, house & hip hop. He’s held a recurring stint in Brazil and performed in Ethiopia, Argentina, England and many more countries.

Salah Ananse has emerged in the dance music genre as a new force. His rhythmic instrumentation and smooth layered vocals make his sound unique and distinguishable among the rest. Although Ananse has been noticed for his production work, including remixes for Anthony David’s “Yes”, India Arie’s “Brown Skin,” and Jill Scott’s “Cross My Mind” which received underground airplay throughout the nation, he is just beginning to get recognized for his solo projects. After being featured on New Sound Theory Volume 1 with “Something New” and a collaboration with DJ Kemit as vocalist for the their project, Late Night Ritual, he took a 5 year hiatus from releasing personal projects and focused on production for other artists. The result is 2009’s, The Late Night Affair: Suite 701. Suite 701 is a producer driven project that features collaborations with Anthony David, JimiJames, Gaelle & more. This release also introduced Ananse’s Label AURALUXE. He has since released a solo EP titled Marimba Weapons, a collection of remixes for soul artist Carmen Rodgers, a single with his project – Ananse Scales Rebellion & a mixed compilation eponymously named after his successful party series Afrique Electrique Volume 1. In 2014 he launched a sub-label under the Afrique Electrique moniker that release work from Anthony David, Terrance Downs, Shontina Vernon & more. 2014 also saw the release of Ananse’s track “The Way” which is credited to his pseudonym The Late Night Affair. This track received worldwide airplay and was in heavy rotation by DJ’s such as Louie Vega, Ron Trent & Jihad Muhammad. This is signature track to date.

Over his career Salah Ananse has expanded his brand to include signature events. His Afrique Electrique party, which started in 2009 has become one of the most popular events for soulful house at Miami’s WMC. His LOVESEXY party, which is dedicate to the work of Prince expanded to Chicago in 2015. His Sunday School parties remain a summer staple in Atlanta. He recently joined forces with former collaborator DJ Kemit to do The Late Night Ritual party series. He also joined forces with the other 3 DJs from House In The Park to create & produce The Atlanta Weekender which celebrated 6 years in 2017.

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thePeople present “Hold That Light” http://djcecil.com/thepeople-present-hold-that-light/ http://djcecil.com/thepeople-present-hold-that-light/#comments Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:47:06 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=415 Saturday: September 23rd, 2017
thePEOPLE present
HOLD THAT LIGHT
EPISODE 111
with resident DJs
CALI
CECIL
HEYLOVE*
hosted by
AMY

LOCAL CUISINE BY
Mestizo Creative Kitchens

Live painting & Local Artisan Vendor lineup TBA

Flier design by Valeier Shagday.

COVER:
the New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA
$5 before 10pm/$10 after
9-3am

 — with DJ CecilViktor KastroCali McAllisterBryon MalikheyLove*Cecil Carthen,Melissa Rae and FUSICOLOGY in Oakland, California.

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SKIN: “O Berimbau” Record Release Party http://djcecil.com/skin-o-berimbau-record-release-party/ http://djcecil.com/skin-o-berimbau-record-release-party/#comments Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:42:09 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=412 SKIN and House Dance Festival join forces to celebrate Coflo Cody Ferreira ‘s “O Berimbau” Record Release!! Dance party and cyphers all night long with special dance performances.. do not miss this~

Friday, Sept 29th 9pm-2am ::
Price: Free (donations encouraged)
Location: Level 13, 341 13th street, Oakland

Music by:
DJ CECIL (THEPEOPLE/SKIN) Cecil Carthen
TOMAHAWK BANG (CATCH THE GHOST/SOULSHIFTERS) Wewhum Hapul Fulwilder

Hosted by: Ms. Candi Martinez – Carthen andTsunami Ami Nixon

#skinoakland #housedancefestival2017 #hdf2017#clubculture

FULL HOUSE DANCE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND DETAILS: www.housedancefestival.com

 

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thePeople featuring Aroop Roy http://djcecil.com/thepeople-featuring-aroop-roy/ http://djcecil.com/thepeople-featuring-aroop-roy/#comments Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:36:00 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=409 SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

thePeople Oakland present
“AIN’T THAT SWEET”
Episode 110

f e a t u r i n g
AROOP ROY
(UK | Gamm | Basic Fingers | Kampana)
+
2nd Room Guest
DJ Val deSole aka the Heff
(Talkin’ Soul/Run Bklyn Trax Co./Giant Step)

thePeople residents
CALI | CECIL | HEYLOVE*

hosted by
amy Nabong

Live Painting | Artisan Vendors | Local Cuisine

Flier design by Valerie Shagday. x

thePeople Oakland
Every 4th Saturday
New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA | 9pm – 3am
$5 B4 10pm – $10 after | 21+

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/aroo…/…/aroop-roy-rising-tides-12-out

ON AROOP: Aroop Roy is a UK producer and DJ, who blends together the organic elements of jazz, afro, latin and funk with the deeper edge of house, disco and techno. His productions have been supported worldwide by numerous tastemakers and DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Atjazz, Karizma, Lefto, Soul Clap, Jimpster, Dj Spinna, Francois K and Detroit Swindle. His music has also received critical acclaim in the press, featuring in Vice Magazine, Mixmag and DJ Mag, amongst others. Aroop has released music on a growing list of labels including House of Disco, Gamm, Basic Fingers, Freestyle and his own imprint Kampana. His recent ‘Talkin Bout Life’ and Kampana Classics EPs have been hugely successfully with vinyl selling out and digital EPs topping the charts. In 2017, he has numerous releases and remixes lined up including a hotly awaited EP on Fred Everything’s respected house label Lazy Days and a remix on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label. From house and techno clubs to afrobeat nights, Aroop has DJ’d in 5 continents and over 40 cities, having had residencies in London, Geneva and in Tokyo where he made a big contribution to the underground scene creating popular and innovative club nights absolute!!, Exposure and Culture. Like his productions, his DJ sets are always a performance full of style and musicality, blending together grooves and harmonies from different corners of the globe with originality and guaranteed dancefloor impact.

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thePeople present “Bay Dreaming” http://djcecil.com/thepeople-present-bay-dreaming/ http://djcecil.com/thepeople-present-bay-dreaming/#comments Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:56:54 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=400 thePEOPLE present “BAY DREAMIN’ ”
BAY LOVE – EPISODE 109

f e a t u r i n g

delicious beats by special guest djs
RAHIEM JIHAD
JAYVI VELASCO

2nd room special guest
JACKFRUIT
+
thePeople residents
CALI | CECIL | HEYLOVE*

delicious treats by
MARK TORRES

hosted by
amy nabong

// LIVE PAINTING //
* Malik Seneferu
* Bushmama
* Naturally Niko
* Sammy Jane

// VENDOR/ARTIST MARKETPLACE //
* Melon (original art/prints/jewelry/apparel)
* Lighthead Threads (apparel inspiring bright ideas)
* Town Mama’s Apothecary (health/beauty)
* El Shamanico (original art & handmade apparel/accessories)
* Evgeniy Lapchenko (original art)
* Movement Ink​ (community building designs/local apparel)
* Sedona (original art/paintings)
* Sound Healing by Nekia Wright (healing & wellness)

thePEOPLE Oakland
Every 4th Saturday
@ The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA | 9pm – 3am
$5 B4 10pm – $10 after | 21+

thePeople started in November 2007 when some djs and music lovers realized a shared concern that the East Bay was overlooked as a taste making force. Oakland, with its history as a community of immigrants, transplants, leftists, same-gender-lovers, artists, and people of color, was an obvious place to create a gathering focused on creative community building through art and culture. thePeople quickly caught on and invigorated nightlife in the East Bay with fresh dance music, fresh energy, and by mixing music, with other creative strands from visual arts, to dance, fashion and food. Guest artists created live paintings and photo mosaics. Local activists registered voters. Local chefs sold tasty grub. All the while, the djs were dropping forward looking soulful tracks from across a spectrum of genres. You could hear cutting edge bass driven broken rhythms folded into Afrobeat or Brazilian flavored tracks. Of course the sounds of hip-hop, and the Caribbean would be heard. But the tracks always came from the influential rather than the derivative commercial end of the record crate. Oceans of dancers sweating until the lights came on became a regular occurrence. Meanwhile, world class urban dance artists of any style were conjuring ciphers and artisan vendors displayed their jewelry and t-shirts. But, the hallmark of the party may not be any of these things. It may be that most any night at thePeople you will see old friends and meet some new ones.

thePeople takes place monthly, every 4th Saturday at The New Parish in Oakland, California, USA.

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thePeople presents “All of You” http://djcecil.com/thepeople-presents-all-of-you/ http://djcecil.com/thepeople-presents-all-of-you/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:55:38 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=402 SATURDAY:: JUNE 24TH
/////// THE PEOPLE \\\\\\
::::::: EPISODE::108 ::::::::
\\\\\\ “ALL OF YOU” //////
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with resident DJs //
Cali
Cecil
heyLove*

your host for the evening <3
Amy Nabong

// LIVE PAINTING //
* Malik Seneferu
* Bushmama
* Sammy Jones

// VENDOR/ARTIST MARKETPLACE //
* Artiffact (curated clothing chronicles)
* El Shamanico (original art & handmade apparel/accessories)
* Sedona (original art/paintings)
* Sound Healing by Nekia Wright (healing & wellness)

// LOCAL CUISINE //
Taste of Africa
by Malong Pendar

thePEOPLE <3
// Every 4th Saturday
@ The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA | 9pm – 3am
$5 B4 10pm / $10 after / 21+

Flyer Design // Valerie Shagday
Event Photos by// Bryon Malik

FB Event Page/RSVP::
www.facebook.com/events/834238156752922

More good music &
Love from “thePEOPLE” >>
www.djcecil.com
www.cali.podomatic.com
www.djheylove.com

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thePeople featuring Alton Miller http://djcecil.com/thepeople-featuring-alton-miller/ http://djcecil.com/thepeople-featuring-alton-miller/#comments Tue, 23 May 2017 05:14:44 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=396 hePEOPLE OAKLAND – EPISODE 107
That Oakland > Detroit CONNECT!
“CHOOSE TO BELIEVE”
f e a t u r I n g
ALTON MILLER
(InnerMuse Recordings)

2nd room special guest
DJ THATGIRL

delicious beats by
CALI
CECIL
HEYLOVE*

hosted by
AMY NABONG

LOCAL FOOD
LOCAL ART
LOCAL LOVE

Saturday: MAY 27th, 2017
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland (Uptown), CA, USA
9pm-3am | $5 before 10pm/$10 after
Every 4th Saturday

Detroit-based producer, singer, and percussionist Alton Miller has been playing a fundamental role in defining Detroit House Music for over two decades.

Born in Chicago and raised in Detroit on Stevie Wonder, Santana, Parliament Funkadelic and the Philly Sound, Alton’s early roots in soul music led to an affinity for clubbing and the perfect storm of music, dance, and skill that is required to create it. Alton began developing his deejaying skills under the electrifying energy of House Music founding fathers like Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford, whereas he was oftenly going to Ron Hardy’s Music Box and Frankie Knuckles’s private loft partie in Chicago with some of his Detroit friends including a certain Derrick May.

A few years after, Alton along with his like-minded friends Chez Damier and George Baker, opened the legendary dance club, The Music Institute in Detroit in 1988. Since then, Alton has lived in Paris and South Africa, where he pursued his musical creativity process while representing the Detroit vibe. His travels allowed him to discover other cultures and to make a name for itself all around the globe. He toured in a lot of countries including Japan, Australia, South Africa, Europe and New Zealand. He has also had the pleasure of recording with some of the best independent labels in the industry, including Defected, Planet E, King Street, Nitegrooves, Trackmode Records, Seasons and Octave Lab.

Alton Miller is picking up from where he left off in 2015 and rolling in 2016 on mission to make this year one of his most prolific ever. 2015 saw him re-introduce his label InnerMuse Recordings with his own signature sound on Whereabouts Known. During Movement 2016 in Detroit, Alton Miller played with Chez Damier for the first time since the Music Institute closed in 1989, during a party organized by fellow DJ Kai Alce. Alton Miller also inaugurated the new Adeen Record label with a first EP, called “More Positive Things”. He released another EP “The Vault” on Italian DJ Volcov’ record label, Neroli early October 2016.

Alton Miller’s new EP “Bring me down” is out on Sound Signature.
This release is the perfect introduction to the future album of Alton, a deep-house stroll into soulful sonorities and groovy sounds with the smooth and beautiful voice of Maurissa Rose. Theo Parrish loved the track so much he decided to make it the first Sound Signature release of 2017 and the first release from the album.

We couldn’t be happier to welcome back one of our most favorite artists and one helluvagreatguy. Put your hands together one time, for Mr. Alton Miller. x

http://fusicology.com/event/alton-miller/
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?964797

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SKIN Cultural Arts Collective Presents: JOSE MARQUEZ http://djcecil.com/skin-cultural-arts-collective-presents-jose-marquez/ http://djcecil.com/skin-cultural-arts-collective-presents-jose-marquez/#comments Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:12:54 +0000 http://djcecil.com/?p=391 SKIN Cultural Arts Collective Presents:
JOSE MARQUEZ

We are excited to welcome Tribe Records / Fania’s Jose Marquez to Oakland’s historic Uptown Nightclub as we celebrate the rhythms that connect us; from the ritual to the free form, from the synchronized to the rhapsodical, we bring the fullness of who we are and dance for life, as we have for centuries.

Featuring:
JOSE MARQUEZ
DJ Cecil (skin / thePeople)

Performances By:
Taller Bombalele

Live Painting:
Jack and Alise Eastgate

Hosted By:
Miss Candi

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