Homage is a music series that pays respect to the musical giants that have forever altered the way we listen, sample and love music. We pay our esteem to Roy Ayers for his amazing impact and contribution to hip-hop, R&B and neo-soul. One of the most heavily sampled artists, an event is set pay homage to Roy Ayers in pairing him with the legendary Pete Rock, performing live with Ayers and his band. J.Rocc is the house DJ and Thundercat the band will open the night with a set. Spinning records in the lounge is Anthony Valadez, Clifton Weaver, Destroyer, Lee Joseph, and Marlon Fuentes with KCRW’s Garth Trinidad hosting the festivities. This event is being held at the historic “Exchange Los Angeles” at 618 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90032. Admittance is 21 and over and to view the official flyer and purchase tickets, visit the official event homepage. In the meantime, check out our premiere of DJ Anthony Valdez’s Roy Ayers Homage mix below.