When J Dilla died in 2006, he left thousands of hours of unreleased music. Most of it remained unfinished, never to leave his vault. But now his music in the hands of his estate, which includes his mom and his manager. One of Dilla’s earliest albums Rough Draft came to symbolize the way he produced […]
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“Stones Throw began to develop it’s roster across the musical board with the traditional boom bap styles of Madlib, Lootpack to the obscure sounds of Gary Wilson and Koushik. When you bought or received a Stones Throw 12′ or album, you never knew what you were going to get. And this made record shopping and […]
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Many beatmakers use a method known as quantizing, which lets you perfectly subdivide electric drum-machine sounds into positions within a measure. From there, the pattern can repeat indefinitely as a loop. Dilla preferred to play beats on a drum machine by hand in real time. That allowed him to color his creations with a signature […]
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Another Dilla gem. As sampled here. As seen here.
Doom kept his face concealed so he could have a drink and then go on stage without being interrupted. And for his music? Dudes were hungry for the raw shit.