Thursday, January 22, 2009

madlib. dil cosby suite

madlib's tribute to j dilla comes out on CD next month....

taking jay dee's late beat tapes, and probably his record collection, as a jumping off point, madlib's created a kind of endlessly morphing soul-sound collage. i find it really visual in a way. rhythmically, these two volumes of the beat conducter series represent a kind of roots form of the heartbeat pulse-swing behind all of dilla's music.

check the string sample of the roots' "act too/love of my life" joint from things fall apart. probably nabbed from carlos nino and miguel atwood ferguson's orchestral translations of dillas work, also set to drop next month.

here is a mix of a few of my fav beats on the record.... and a flying lotus beat thrown on the end, enjoy!

dil cosby suite - Madlib