Tag Archives: J Dilla

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2017 free show lineup (Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe, Angelique Kidjo, J Dilla tribute & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival runs from July 23 – August 16 with free outdoor concerts and events at various Lincoln Center venues.

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previously unreleased J Dilla track out now ++ Donuts Are Forever 11 announced

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Archivist John Kovar and director Gus Sutherland have assembled a new documentary of ’90s VHS footage called The Unseen: A Detroit Beat Tape covering a number of beatmakers from the era. This includes the late J Dilla…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: J. Dilla Tribute ft Slum Village at Johnny Brenda’s, Liz De Lise at Kung Fu Necktie, Ben O’Neill at Boot and Saddle

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: J. Dilla Tribute ft Slum Village at Johnny Brenda’s, Liz De Lise at Kung Fu Necktie, Ben O’Neill at Boot and SaddleThe Kings Court Tour comes to Johnny Brenda’s tonight to pay tribute to the late J Dilla. Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, and Black Milk will be performing music to honor the memory of “one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists.” For tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar.

Liz De Lise will be bringing her “psychedelic soulful gypsy folk” to Kung Fu Necktie tonight. De Lise, who recently released her To & Fro EP, will be supported by Digisaurus, Emmett Drueding, and Hat & Boots. For tickets and more ...

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15 Record Store Day 2016 releases we would actually want to own

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Releases from David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, J Dilla, Lush, METZ, Miracle Legion, Ramones and more.

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“The Celebration of Phife” happened in Queens (pics); Phife Dawg tribute at The Apollo & new single “Nutshell” this week

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Many A Tribe Called Quest fans braved the cold drizzly weather Monday morning for “The Celebration of Phife” in Queens’ St. Alban’s Memorial Park which paid tribute to Phife Dawg…

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J Dilla action figures are on the way; ‘The Diary’ finally coming out too

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

An action figure based on the late ‘Donuts’ producer coming, plus ‘The Diary,’ initially planned for release in 2002, is finally due out this April.

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Suzi Analogue Sings Home With A Raw, Unblemished Love Record

Source: Rock On Philly

Love Affairz Vol. 1 is one of the greatest love albums of all time. There is no shaken or wavering confidence in the threads of such a dizzy claim. Suzi Analogue is an artist ahead of her time, and her latest work is an indelible contribution to contemporary music. Oh how I wish you could see into me, one of the first lyrics she whispers into your ears in “Smoke is warm, chilling, and hypnotic. The entirety of the song is a blend of existential chants in the simplest of terms but of the most profound effect. ...

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Common Isn’t Smiling, And He Isn’t Alone

Source: Rock On Philly

The tragic story of his inner-city upbringing is the pulse of Common’s Nobody’s Smiling, his latest release since 2011. This is the South Side Chicago native’s tenth studio album, and features guest appearances by Jhené Aiko, Big Sean, supergroup Cocaine 80s, and a host of other newcomers.  Common pooled with producer and long-time studio partner No I.D. for the entirety of the project, much like his previous effort The Dreamer/The Believer.

Guest appearances leave a bit to be desired.  Big Sean does not pair well with Common’s distinct, mellifluous flow in “Diamonds”, shaping a ...

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J Dilla’s Matter to a Movement

Source: The Key (WXPN)

J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib | Photo by Roger Erickson

J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib | Photo by Roger Erickson

Producers very rarely develop the same kinds of public profiles as the artists whose works they assist/architect/benignly neglect. Rap and hip-hop has managed to elevate the status of producers, but only somewhat – in this world, the producer only reaches that level of fame through effective branding, enigmatic reputation building, or putting out their own massively triumphant, if histrionic, material (Yeezy, I’m talking to you…in the .001% chance that you’re reading this).

Detroit-born James Yancey never really hit those heights, and it is unclear whether or ...

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Pattern is Movement will perform J Dilla covers for First Friday at the Barnes on 12/6

Source: The Key (WXPN)

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Pattern is Movement | Photo by Rachel Barrish

 

You may know Pattern is Movement as the indie-rock-pop duo responsible for that catchy cover of D’Angelo’s “How Does It Feel,” but what you may not know is that members Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward actually performed in a rap group together as teenagers.

This fact may help to explain Pattern is Movement’s upcoming performance at the Barnes Museum, where they will cover- and only cover- selected songs from late hip-hop pioneer and producer J Dilla. The duo’s love for hip-hip, R&B and Gospel is not entirely surprising given the subtle hints ...

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