Tag Archives: J Dilla
Sometimes you need albums that you can keep coming back to, we have a look at one of our main contributor’s 5 timeless selections.
Being that there is so much love out there for Dilla, each February since his passing in 2006 has become ‘Dilla Month’ for the hip hop community
Solar Bears are a complex web of sounds, styles and influences. We were lucky enough to witness those various layers first hand at our No Dayze party. So impressed were we by the extensive soundscapes, taking their influence from as far afield as early electronica to the past and present sountracks and compositions of world cinema, that we asked them to curate a video wall for us once a week. In short you can expect a huge breadth of ideas, sounds and visuals, all of which make up Solars Bears past, present and continuing musical journey. We hope you enjoy.
Lostribe, the West-Coast group made up of producer JustLuv and vocalist Agustus ThElephant, just released their latest album ‘Sophie’ in the UK – think smooth hip hop laced with experimental electronic production and features from the likes of Talib Kweli and Gift of Gab. To me, the album sounds like what I imagine Prefuse 73 could do if they were given an attention span and made full vocal tracks (which, is something I’ve always yearned for…) So I’d recommend checking it out.
‘Slum Village Gold Still Danglin’ In Ya Ear’ There’s just no denying that Detroit Hip Hop is Hot. Elzhi’s been on fire since the release of ‘Elmatic’, Guilty Simpson seems to guest feature everywhere you turn, and then, of course,
Streets Of Beige is essentially the part of the video for Sisqo’s ‘Thong Song’ where the camera pans across all the thonged butts.