thePeople - Saturday - February 26th
with special set by resident Cecil
alongside residents Cali and Be Brown
hosted by heyLove* and Ms. Nabong
Happy Birthday Cecil & Ms. Nabong!!!
Saturday February 26th
The New Parish
579 18th St | Oakland
10pm - 2am
$5 before 11pm/$10 after
SPECIAL RESIDENT SET BY CECIL
This month thePeople crew is infinitely proud to present a special set by our resident comrade in love and music, DJ Cecil.
Over the years, Cecil has etched his aesthetic into the consciousness of Bay area dancers and music fanatics. Since his days tagging along on crate digging missions with Dedan…to his famed residency at Bembe…and now with his sweat inducing sets at thePeople…who can remember a month that went by withou…t Cecil rocking his signature blend of soulful, deep, and cutting edge sounds.
Now, this same sensibility is flowing through a growing catalog of remixes and original productions that are quickly turning Cecil into a fixture on the world dance music stage. It happens to be Cecil’s birth month. But if it wasn’t, we would have made up an excuse to feature a special set by him including live vocal performances of some his latest collaborations.
We could go on about the famous djs he’s played alongside from Osunlade, to Louis Vega, to Carl Craig. We could talk about his now legendary Felabration sets at Recess or describe the euphoria Cecil creates with his marathon sets at prestigious dance battles. We could talk about his underground remixing habits like his irresistible rerub of Little Dragon’s “Twice”. Or we could talk about his releases on Deepblak and Ocha records alongside heavy hitters like Osunlade, Erik Rico, and Boddhi Satva. But, instead of flapping our gums, we’ll let the music speak.