Posts Tagged ‘j dilla’

amoeba records

December 27, 2009

amoeba records is the largest independent record store in the world

ysanne asked me if i wanted 2 go in, & i said, just 4 a minute then

an hour later, we had 2 leave bcos they were closing

they had crazy amounts of hard 2 find stuff

ysanne very wonderfully got me ruff draft on vinyl as a cmas gift

randoms part 23

December 3, 2009


WOMENS LIBERATION: ladies, how many times have U used the internet 2 express truths & reveal creativities & connect with cake mates that U wld have found it harder 2 do within the limitations of ye olde 3D worlde? Facecook is the new wave of female emancipation….

timmy riding bareback

woo hoo!

had a glorious time at manna the other nite. here is kyle being an ecstatic being.

had a brilliant review from nina at inspiral >>>>>

looking 4wd soooo much 2 LA

AND ima gettin me a Lord Quas 4 christmas

fall in love

September 16, 2009


Since I’ve got my Ruff Draft tattoo, I’ve been talking to people more about Dilla and what the music means to me. Which is a good thing, because I love talking about it but people are usually more often interested in asking me if I know a recipe for raw hummus or if I can get them a discount on a dehydrator.

I’ve always loved music, ever since I was 10 and I was the only person I knew who bought Smash Hits. I’ve always loved dance music, ever since we were 15 and we used to go to Cinderella’s and the Mud. I’ve always loved hip hop, ever since I was 17 and wore out my copy of It takes a Nation of Millions by playing it so repeatedly I wore out the grooves and had to buy a second copy. Peoples Instinctive Rhythms was the first CD I ever bought. I can’t pinpoint exactly when I fell in love with Dilla. He is so underground, contemporary conscious hip hop is so deeply imbued with his sound, the chances are you fall in love with his music before you even know his name. But to me his music represents the next rung on the ladder, the next evolutionary link in the chain of finding the sounds that uplift my spirit to a whole new level.

Dilla’s music touches that sweet place in my soul in the way no other musician can. Sure, everyone makes tunes that do that at times, and that’s why we love music so much. But Dilla does it every time, he hits the honey, he starts the show, he plays the ace card.

I have my dark days like everyone else, and when I’m feeling low there’s two things I’ll do straight away. Make a cake and play some Dilla. Listening to his music always makes me feel that I’m not alone, that everything is OK, and that pain can be sweetened with the right tunes and the right dinner.

“J Dilla Changed my Life” is a hip hop cliché. But Dilla didn’t just change my life, he saved my life. His music gives me the strength to go on in those moments when I forget how. His music makes me feel totally at home in a way other artists have touched on before – Prince, Minnie Riperton, Stevie Wonder – but not so consistently and so currently. Prince reminds me of when I was 13. Q Tip reminds me of when I was 17. Dilla makes me feel alive now.

Which is all I ever really want. To feel that sense of being fully open to the moment and its unfolding. Dilla has given me that gift more than any other musician I have come across in this lifetime. And music has given me that gift more than any other path I have come across in this lifetime. Raw foods, a close second, and yoga third, but always first in my heart is the music.

For that I hold Dilla in the very highest esteem, and in recognition of his greatness, I chose to have the Ruff Draft logo tattooed on my arm. For those that know, I hope it will give them as much pleasure seeing it there as it does me. And you know what they say – for those that don’t know, get to know.

RIP James Yancey 1974-2006.


Nothing Like This – Dilla mix


Intro – J Dilla

For my Man’s – Madlib

Baby –  J Dilla feat. Guilty Simpson

Nothing like This – J Dilla

The Light – Common

The Love – A Tribe Called Quest

Time: Donut of the Heart – J Dilla

So Far to Go – J Dilla

Sacrifice (Beataholic Thoughts) Madlib

Lightworks – J Dilla

Raise it Up – Slum Village

Fuck the Police – Jay Dee

Wild – J Dilla

Look of Love – Slum Village

Crushin – J Dilla

Starz – Jaylib

See That Boy Fly – J Dilla feat Illa J

Sometimes – Brand New Heavies feat. Q Tip

The Healer – Erykah Badu

Stop – J Dilla

Fall in Love  – Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

My August mix is downloadable here.

Jus A Little of What i am Enjoying Right Now

August 30, 2009

heres my new mix

its jus what i am liking right now

it gets a bit overexcited in the middle then it calms down at the end


i dont normally bother with a tracklisting but im feeling industrious so here u R

Supermagic – Mos Def

The Music – Ebony Bones!

Witness – Roots Manuva

Reality TV – J Dilla feat. Black Thought

Oops – HudMo

Box n Locks – Mpho

Casa Bey – Mos Def

F**k the Police – J Dilla

Doncha – Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes

Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal

Stuck – Peven Everett

Squeeze Me – Kraak & Smaak feat. Ben Westbeech

Messages from the Stars – the RAH band

Starz  – Jaylib

Superpowers – my Toys Like Me

Bopgunn – Heralds of Change

Flashlight – Parliament


heres some older mixes as well if U like