Slum Village+Hudson+JDSY+Fleet Foxes
Whenever I can sneak in a little J Dilla on the blog it makes me smile, I feel like its never a bad thing or that someone would ever say “you know what, there is too much Dilla being played”, actually I don’t think thats ever been said, i’m going to google that phrase…nope no one has ever said it.
Just picked up that Hudson Mohawke EP on Warp on vinyl last week at Other Music but i’ve been looking for this track in the stores. The middle of the track gets a bit too airy and distant for me but the vox with those keys in the last 45 seconds makes it all worth sharing with you.
One of the most avant producers i’ve ever met is Joseph Sims aka JDSY, his aesthetics might come off as a darker Dan Deacon or a unkept geocities site that holds a hidden message but his music is unlike any other. The choices for sounds and melody patterns on his releases give me goosebumps.
Why can’t there be a great AM Gold internet radio station online? that plays Fleet Foxes and Gordon Lightfoot all day and night.
Slum Village – Players[audio:players.mp3]
Hudson Mohawke – Star Crackout[audio:crackout.mp3]
JDSY – Smoke and Mirrors[audio:andmirrors.mp3]
Fleet Foxes – Mykonos[audio:mykonos.mp3]
11 Comments Leave A Comment
Lucid says:May 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm
there’s a really cool video for the mykonos track
Reilly says:May 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm
People always talk about Dilla’s beats but the reality is his raps were insane, too. Breathy, one-take voice with the sort of swagger that I love. Seriously one of my favorite mcs!
Josh says:May 8, 2009 at 3:18 pm
This is reaaly cool.
Devin says:May 9, 2009 at 5:31 am
Nice. We can always use more Dilla.
whatever says:May 9, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Your post reveals what i’ve always suspected: I’m an ignorant in what music concerns. It’s pure joy come here and discover all this listening pearls…
StigC says:May 10, 2009 at 1:48 am
Nice tracks, as always.
The opening of the JDSY track really reminds me of the danish electronica act Rumpistol (it means space pistol). Jakub, I think you’d really like it:
Alex / HeadUp says:May 10, 2009 at 7:16 am
Yeah great track, one of my favs from SV, and I believe I’ve mentioned it before, but for Dilla fans who haven’t heard– his younger brother goes by the name of Illa J and put out a real solid release last yr called Yancey Boys…highly recommended!
r says:May 10, 2009 at 8:26 am
gotta love fleet foxes! this track is great!!
rtificial says:May 10, 2009 at 10:41 am
Never enough dilla. I still can’t quit listening to that dilla vs beach boys album by bullion. This post also reminds me that I want to see Dan Deacon live again, such a fun show.
Guess I should get my ass back to making more chip hop.
ben says:May 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm
thanks a bunch for the great selection, absolutely saved my evening. now i can sleep well. cheers from berlin, ben.
BP Design Lab says:May 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm
Yeah Alex, Yancey boys was dope, but not as dope as the Jay Stay Paid album coming out on June 2. The Soul Brotha Pete Rock touches some of Dilla’s unfinished works and they are releasing it. You can check one of the tracks out here on my blog: http://youandmeworld.com/studiobhiphop/blog/?p=30. R.I.P. Jay Dee!