The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble teamed up with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson in LA for this live event, which sold out quickly and brought support from artists like Aloe Blacc and Madlib. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson played viola and wrote this arrangement of "Scrabble" specifically for the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. It's a jazz song by Rene Costy, which inspired Dilla to create one of his best-loved tracks.
The enthusiastic crowd of music lovers that packed their way into the Echoplex for this special show and were not disappointed by the magic they witnessed. Exclusive music, top quality sound, and a stunning performance. Thanks to VTech Music and Mochilla for the video.
J Dilla - "F#ck the Police"
On Wednesday October 21st Plug Research will invade BLVD NYC on Bowery with some of the best soul, hip hop and experimental music of today by some of the most dynamic and interesting artists of today.
Bilal will headline the show with a six piece band, and the host of the evening is Pharoahe Monch. Shafiq Husayn of the SA-RA collective will perform material off the new album Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka, with musical collaborators from the album Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Exile will be showcasing his famous wizadry on the MPC with a guest spot by Blu, one of the best new MC's around. DJ sets will be provided by Blu Jemz, the legendary Large Professor and mind-blowing combination of Spinna and J Rocc.
This has the makings of a classic show, take advantage of presale tickets, do not miss out!
hosted by PHAROAHE MONCH
JROCC & SPINNA Record for Record
+many special guests TBA!
A few weeks ago, some musicians came together and they ended up creating a jam session of epic proportions, and someone captured the magic on vimeo. Pharoahe Monch, Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA), Om'Mas Keith (SA-RA), Brook D'leau (J Davey), Mark De Clive Lowe, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Thundercat, and more.
The new album by Shafiq Husayn, Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka drops October 6th via Plug Research.
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The second single from Illa J's acclaimed debut album Yancey Boys, "Sounds Like Love" feat. Debi Nova is an irresistible, perfect fusion of hip hop and soul music. The production for the song, like all of the tracks on Yancey Boys, comes from a cache of previously‐untouched beats created by Illa J's older brother, the late great visionary producer James "Jay Dee / J Dilla" Yancey.
The 12-inch includes remixes by Nobody, who turns in a grimier version, and Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, who transform it into a cinematic trip to the cosmos.