Monday, 29 June 2009
Originally posted and words by Truth...
A few years back, rumours started surfacing that one of Dilla's infamous beat CDs had made its way into the hands of none other than Jay-Z.
If the Jiggaman HAD used any of Dilla's beats, what would they have sounded like?
Well, here's a chance to hear what might have been. Using some of Dilla's best beats, and the vocals from the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed "Blueprint" album,
DJ Jimmy Green has re-arranged the Blueprint into a glimpse of what might have been if these two musical legends had collaborated.
Make sure that you BUY Dilla CDs - don't illegally download! Make sure that Ma Dukes gets her dues.
You can get most of these instrumentals from official, legal channels - if you like them then don't download for free. Money needs to go where it's due.
This is not intended to be a substitute for Dilla's work, or The Blueprint album - there's no profit involved and it won't affect sales of either artist.
PS If you haven't got it already, go and buy the Blueprint, it's amazing.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
This is basically a collection of beats (44 to be precise) that Wizard produced for various known, and up and coming artists. So yes, they are all backing tracks to previously released songs, although Wizard says: "if you wana use ONE for a mixtape or sumin go head just make sure it sez produced by wizard onit". And why the hell not? This young brotha has been putting his work in for sometime, and trust me you'll find some real good work here.
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
"All hail the Queen" ..we're in the presence of a very focused individual known as the one and only, Be One. An Mc, Producer, Arranger, Poet, Teacher and Mother coming out of Harlem. Always keen to eat up heavyweight productions with her relentless delivery and an arsenal of styles be it on her own or with her 'Royal Pack Crew'. 'AXIOM 88 Bars' proves this fact in fine style as Be One works the mic over a mixture of productions courtesy of Zambo Beatz, VII THE GREAT, Cerebral Hyper, Gadget and Presto (to name a few).
Get Album Here
Be One @myspace
Something very different this time round on the Pod front. I was sent this Podcast by Jazz Cafe DJ/Producer K15 as he dug deep and created a window that brings Bollywood into earshot for eighteen minutes. It may or may not be eveyones cup of tea, but I found this to be an easy listen. Also recognised one or two parts sampled by the likes of Madlib etc.
"A very small yet special Bollywood mix, inspired by: R.D Burman S.D Burman Kishore Kumar A.R Rahman Kalyanji Anandji and countless others who contributed to making glorious "filmi music." Listen, enjoy and share." ..say's K15!!
Now we step to the Korean Republic for the sounds of Promatic aka Moldig. This EP has some refreshing and laid-back music to have bumping in the background of a small gathering or while you're just taking a time out. Evidently, Promatic was deep in the Jazz crates for this little number. Recommendations? Pro's 'Whatever You Say' Remix of Little Brother. Enjoy!!