Fluke Beat Music bring a quick live video of Rob Mitchell's Leeds based Abstract Orchestra playing J Dilla which shows how accomplished the musicians are and how they can groove. Filmed at the Jazz Cafe the band are joined on stage by Micall Parknsun and Joker Starr.
Hip-hop and jazz have made a synonymous marriage in music since the late 1980s and the two have helped bridge the gap of not only generations of music lovers, but also tastes. Once in a while, projects like the late Guru's Jazzmatazz come along and give us an indepth reminder of this powerful pairing of the genres.
Hailed by Jay Z and Alchemist as incredible, and famously described by Nas as being, 'the whole package', US Rapper and producer Jay Electronica made his UK debut at the Jazz Café last week.
The Doctor's Orders have been doing a tremendous job raising a great deal of cash for charity and the last J-Dilla Changed My Life event on Sunday was no different. The night mannaged to get over 1000 people through the doors and raised over £6000 which will rise further through the sale of the T-Shirts through http://www.rapandsoulmailorder.com and through other planned events listed below.
The Doctor’s Orders reigns supreme as London’s No.1 Hip Hop extravaganza. So with its triumphant fourth birthday party on the horizon it was only right to catch up with head honcho Spin Doctor. As an added bonus we also caught up with two members of his heavy weight line up - Detroit man of the moment Guilty Simpson and rising UK star Paul White.
John "Illa J" Yancey, younger brother of late great genius producer James Yancey (aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla), is currently completing his debut album for Delicious Vinyl. With the multi-talented Illa J rhyming and singing over a treasure trove of previously untouched Jay Dee gems, the project represents both a full-circle collaboration and a whole new beginning in the story of the musically exceptional Yancey brothers.
Delicious Vinyl is proud to release the debut single by Illa J - "We Here" b/w "R U Listenin" featuring Guilty Simpson. Both tracks are produced by the legendary late producer Jay Dee (aka J Dilla), Illa J's older brother. This is the first single from forthcoming Yancey Boys LP.