Re-edit Suite pt.1 - Fall in Love

February 10th this year marked the 6th anniversary of a legend passing - James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla.

There have been many tributes from the music community, such was his influence, cementing deserved recognition as one of the true great producers of hip-hop, if not the greatest.

Released in mid 2009 via Mochilla Records was the brilliant "Suite for Ma Dukes" - Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson choosing to pay tribute to J Dilla by interpreting his music in a contemporary chamber music style.

I remember first hearing this record on Gilles Peterson's Radio One show and thinking WOW !! - Niño & Atwood-Fergusons beautifully interpretted arrangements of some of Dilla's finest beats are simply incredible....

Anyways, so inspirational was the music that I decided to re-edit the tracks.... and attempted to re-create the trademark Dilla sound - drum grooves, drops, & classic arrangement - that appeared on the originals of these records over the chamber style instrumentals.

The re-edits started with Fall in Love as originally recorded by Slum Village on the 2000 classic Fantastic, Vol.2 on GoodVibe Recordings.

Until now, there's only been a couple of low quality mp3's online with a few sneaky copies floating about..... but now they're available via my Soundcloud for a strictly limited time only!

There are two more in the re-edit series that'll be up soon - check back here / via twitter / subscribe via RSS / Soundcloud for the heads up link....

"The J Dilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula. The foundation was started by Maureen Yancey, mother of acclaimed producer James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey"


Find out more about the Dilla Foundation

:: Photos by Grace Oh

:: Read more about the record Suite For Ma Dukes, including an interview with Carlos on Stones Throw

:: Mochilla Records

:: Carlos Niño

:: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot ! this project is brilliant !