Posts Tagged ‘stones throw’

0150 J Dilla – Every Siren on the Donuts album

Monday, February 11th, 2013

It was the 7th anniversary of J Dilla’s passing on Feb. 10th this year, and Stones Throw are re-releasing the Donuts album as a box set of 7″ singles. Pitchfork (I know I’m mentioning them again) did a great review (10!!) of the release and Nate Patrin pinpointed what is always such a great part of any Dilla tune, the siren:

Even the ubiquitous siren he lifted from Mantronix feels like Dilla’s sole property now– maybe because Kurtis never thought to lay it over a mobius-strip revamp of Kool and the Gang album track “Fruitman” (“The Diff’rence”) or a tense, staggered piano loop cut from Martha Reeves’ mid 70s post-Motown solo debut (“Thunder”).

The siren is all over the Donuts album and like Nate says, it’s his now.

Side Note: Armand Van Helden used it first back in 2000, but Dilla used it best.

The Diff’rence 0:09

Thunder 0:29

As I said on March 5, 2006 when I aired these tributes on CIUT. The Best Ever.

Lowsound – J Dilla Tribute Part 1
Lowsound – J Dilla Tribute Part 2

From Donuts, released through Stones Throw Records, 2006 and re-released on 7″ Vinyl, 2013

0061 Madvillain – Sermon @ 0:18

Monday, January 11th, 2010

madvillian

“Now, full details of the offer later”

2nd post from this album, hey I’m getting excited for the 3rd one! Madlib has records for days, I can only imagine how extensive his collection is. When I interviewed him back in 2005, he said it was even better than DJ Shadows’. At the beginning of this song, he just lets a few of them play. They’re pretty weird, radio commercials and what not.

Sermon 0:18 – 1:07

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From Madvillainy 2, released on the internet in 2008.

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0003 Madvillain – 3.214 @ 0:06

0014 Jaylib – Champion Sound @ 1:30

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

jaylib

“Yeah! For my live B%$*#&es!”

Dilla, Madlib. The collab. So banging. Xmas 2003 it dropped.

The title track right here (produced by Lib, with Jay on the mic) has an Indian sample, a Jamaican duplate vocal, and some heavy, heavy gunclap drums. This part is before Jay’s second verse, where the drums come back in. Listen for when Dilla says “Yeah!” and for the windy sounding instrument right at the very end. This one is for the trunk!!! Turn it up!!

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Jaylib Myspace

PS – Support Jay Dee’s Mom Ma Dukes by picking up a copy of The Suite for Ma Dukes EP by Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson. It’s a 4 song EP featuring orchestral interpretations of some of J Dilla’s finest work. Also, if you’re in LA on the 22nd, they’re going to play it live.

0003 Madvillain – 3.214 @ 0:06

Monday, January 26th, 2009

madvillian
“…to get some fresh air like a stray on a straight away”

This album (Madvillainy 2), so close to being as hot as the first one. The beats here are so good that you kinda forget that the vocals aren’t new.

3.214 rides a nice piano loop, and the best part – the beginning, because you get a little from the sample, and then the drop. Check it out.

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Madvillain Myspace