J Dilla

DJ Mitsu The Beats – Celebration of Jay

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...Don’t MisS! 08. All Work Out 13. Batcave 18. Pueblo 20. The Bunch...

About Album: “I can’t remember the first track I listened to, but I started to become aware of his presence with “Slum village / Fantastic Vol. 2”. He’s been producing classics even before this album, and I’ve listened to numerous tracks including the unreleased ones. But for me, Jay Dee/ J Dilla’s presence is packed into “Slum village / Fantastic Vol.2” and “Welcome 2 Detroit”. I have never been influenced so much by music in my life, and probably never will be. Until then, I strived to create music without being influenced by anyone, but by recognizing him and becoming a captive of his worldview, there was no way to escape his influence. His extremely tight drums were made without relying on quantization, and his use of sine waves for bass and layering filtered samples was incredible. He had a distinctive utilization of space, and seemingly rough but delicate style. There’s no doubt that he laid the foundations for my current style. I have created tracks for people in the past, but I have never dedicated a whole album for anyone. Even after his passing I greatly respect him as a mentor, and I have longed to dedicate an album for him in order to reflect on my present self. The intension of this album is not to imitate, but to present myself while reflecting on how his influence has helped me to find my own style. This is a dedication of my style to him, which would not have been possible without his influence. I will continue to respect him. Thank you Jay Dee / Jay Dilla.  – Mitsu The Beatshttp://gagle-official.com/

beats / hip-hop

Funky DL – FEBRUARY: A Rest In Beats Tribute to the Sounds of J Dilla & Nujabes

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Chilly Jazzy-Hop Album~if you miss J Dilla & Nujabes sound, Play on~ – Arkisound

About AlbumFunky DL pays tribute to the legendary hip-hop sounds of J Dilla and Nujabes by recreating their famous songs on this fantastic album entitled… “February: A Rest In Beats Tribute To The Sounds of J Dilla & Nujabes“. Working tiresomely in the studio, DL with assistance from some of his musical pals crafted a full studio album paying homage to and celebrating the creative ideas originally brought to hip-hop by both the late James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey and Sebajun ‘Nujabes’ Yamada. However, DL veers away from intense sampling, avoiding the same breaks as used by Dilla & Nujabes – to bring this fabulously musical, creative and jazzy tribute album. DL felt it fitting for the album to be named February, being that (coincidently) these two hip-hop legends were both born on February 7th 1974, and sadly passed away in February 2006 and February 2010 respectively. As Funky DL’s intention was to capture the essence and soulful connection of what they ‘both’ brought to music lovers around the world, DL carefully hand- selected each track from the catalogues of these two legends and crafted as elegant of a representation as he could to showcase a further progression into the wealth of ideas from Dilla and Nujabes; but taking them that one step further and going beyond the usual restrictions of using only the contents of original samples. This album is certain to bring back the nostalgia of the classics that each track was born from, as well as offering an entirely new audio perspective. The fans of both J Dilla and Nujabes will be pleasantly surprised. http://www.funkydl.com/

jazz-hop / beats

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