Time for me to play catch up as I finally get round to shining some light on the upcoming new release from Vice Beats. The Bristol-based producer has been working on a Dilla focused project for the last seven years and now it is finally nearing the release date. The project is a reworking of the classic Suite For Ma Dukes by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, with Vice bringing a whole bunch of talented souls into the fold, including Jaz Kahina and Nutty P. The whole project is due for release next month, so expect to hear a lot more about it then, but for now enjoy this taster. The video was made by Sam Bridges. Pre-orders for the vinyl edition are available now. Continue reading “Vice Beats ft. Jaz Kahina & Nutty P: Bring It Back”
Another cut from the upcoming reissue of Phat Kat’s Carte Blanche LP. The Detroit MC announced the release back in June, along with an unreleased Dilla-produced track which was lifted from the album. Now he’s back with another unearthed Dilla gem, World Premiere, which you can stream below. The album is due for release tomorrow on Below System Records. Continue reading “Phat Kat: World Premiere”
Detroit underground legend and J Dilla favourite, Phat Kat, is reissuing his 2007 Carte Blanche album. Phat Kat said that the decision to reissue was made “because it was put out right before the internet blew up, so it never really got to a lot of listeners. And it was a really good project that slipped through the cracks”.
Along with the reissue, he has also dug up a previously unreleased track for us to savour. It Don’t Get No Liver Than This is produced by Dilla and features fellow Detroit MC, La Peace. Originally recorded in 1997, it is one of two Dilla-produced bonus tracks on the updated version, alongside World Premier. Continue reading “Phat Kat ft. La Peace: It Don’t Get No Liver Than This”
One for Dilla from Nolan’s Lo-fi Flips project, which drops at the start of next year. Pre-orders are available here.
A couple of days ago, Stones Throw blessed us with this previously unreleased Jaylib track. Recorded back in 2002, in LA and Detroit, Da Rawkus makes up part of the first installment of the new Stones Throw vinyl subscription. Continue reading “Jaylib: Da Rawkus”
This track featuring the killer combo of Dilla and Nas on a Madlib beat, was doing the rounds a few weeks ago, but now the good folks at Mass Appeal have given it the video treatment too. The Sickness is a bonus track lifted from Dilla’s latest posthumous release The Diary, which is available to buy on iTunes now.