Good news for James Yancey / Jay Dee / Dilla fans – get 6 new dope instrumentals for FREE (in 320Kbps quality) if you sign up for Stones Throw’s mailinglist now.
Donut Shop interestingly enough is a combination of a Serato Scratch control record set (for use with the popular DJ software of the same name that enables you to DJ with your laptop – a development of the last 5 to 10 years that some dj’s spinning real vinyl strongly dislike), slipmats and a record containing these 6 Dilla instrumentals. Worlds colliding or growing closer?
Either way. What you’re waiting for?! GO!!
This is not my music, nor is it new. But would like to share it anyway. English producer/dj Bullion made this bootleg album in ’07 and in one swift move not only skillfully pays tribute to J Dilla‘s sampling collage masterpiece Donuts but does so while cutting up an album from an ENTIRELY different galaxy – harmonic vocal pop classic Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys (1966). Real clever and funky. Matter of fact with all the Dilla inspired producers out there, I haven’t heard somebody come as close to the man himself as Bullion on this project.
For all open-minded music lovers and definitely for the beatheads and Jay Dee/Dilla fans (check J chilling with the B(each) Boys on the cover..)
This download is with permission of Bullion. Enjoy and spread it around like some good old flu: Pet Sounds In The Key Of Dee
Whatsup? Here’s the first music equipment related post on my blog. Non-gear loving folks, please keep walking – there’s nothing to see here.. (Just walk up or down one post to where the free downloads are..)
For those that are interested in getting an inside look into well-known producers’ studios – what gear do they use, what software, how do they approach building a song, mixing techniques etc. etc. – check out Dutch soulful hip-hop producer Nicolay’s new blog series. In Part 1 he explains – to my suprise – that one of his main tools is a pretty old fashioned, free piece of step sequencing software called ModPlug. The backbone for most his tracks is made in it. Wow.