Just a little over two weeks ago Pete Rock let loose of his Jay Dee tribute mix "Lightworks" for free, and now the legendary DJ/producer is it again. This time the focus is on the incredible jazz and R&B vibraphonist Roy Ayers; not only one of the most innovative musicians on his instrument, but without question one of the most sampled by hip-hop producers. Pete Rock himself has chopped up countless Ayers' classics and in 2009 they even shared the stage together with Robert Glasper in an event designed as a tribute to the veteran vibesman.
Together with a T-Shirt designed by 503 Collective, Pete Rock gets his DJ cape on and digs deep into the crates to bring us forty minutes of classic Ayers. "Roy Ayers Tribute Mix" is available for free stream above (damn I would love a free download of this gem), while the T-Shirt is being sold @ the P.R. Shop for $30. Make sure you sit comfortable and got forty minutes at hand, press play and let the blend of Roy Ayers' soothing classics and Pete Rock's powerful turntable skills wash over you.