Saturday, 7 February 2015

'Soundcloud Sessions': J Dilla Special, with Music from M-Phazes, Tall Black Guy, Mecca:83 and many more

Turn it up!

To commemorate what would have been his 41st birthday, here's a collection of some of the best J Dilla reworkings and homages, plus a few of his own classics for good measure.

Also, check out this special guest post that I had the honour of writing for bboytechreport:

Read 'J Dilla's Magnum Opus Continues to Inspire' here

Without giving too much of the post away here, my feature focuses on the following topics.
  • The context of 'Donuts'.
  • How J Dilla, a revolutionary producer in his own right, pays tribute to fellow iconic and innovative producers on 'Donuts' - the producers being Pete Rock, Rza, and The Bomb Squad.
  • J Dilla's mastery of the vocal snippet throughout 'Donuts' - how these snippets either explicity convey an emotion, or subtly add another, often haunting, layer to the track.
  • The paradox inherent in an audience consuming art from an artist exploring their imminent demise.
To check out the full article, click here.
For all guest posts, click here.
For all J Dilla posts, click here.
Happy born day to Nujabes too.  RIP.

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