Cave Circles Apricity (ep) Wonderful Noise Japan Here’s Riki Gooch working (again) under his Cave Circle alias – it’s been a busy time for releases just recently with Cave Circles’ 12”, My Heart Is A Beating Drum and then the recent cassette tape release under another of his working aliases, DJ OBOE.
J Dilla Jay Dee’s Ma Dukes Collection Yancey Media Group/LLC/Official Ma Dukes J Dilla died 10 years ago. Aged just 32. He had released a handful of hip-hop masterpieces, some under his own name, many in assisting others. Since his passing there’s been no shortage of Dilla beats, mostly thanks – in dubious tones – […]
J Dilla Dillatronic Vintage Vibes Yes, yes, it’s starting to feel like Hendrix, or Jeff Buckley…and it’s felt that way a while, in fact, as we have just passed the 10th Anniversary of J Dilla’s death (he was just 32). But at least Dillatronic contains some actual magic – and more than that it’s reminders, […]
J Dilla’s Donuts (33 1/3) Jordan Ferguson Bloomsbury Academic It’s sometimes worrying when a thoroughly modern album is approached as part of the 33 1/3 series. Maybe we’re more sympathetic with the passing of time, ready and open for nostalgia and of course, more simply, there’s more weight attached with the wait, the passing of […]