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J Dilla: Welcome 2 Detroit Dissected

Following on from the hugely successful discovery of a never-before-heard J Dilla mixtape, Boiler Room continue their coverage of hip hop’s finest technician with their second Yancey-dedicated podcast in partnership with Classic Album Sundays.

Where Episode 1 saw Boiler Room Head of Music and Dillaphile, Raj Chaudhuri, break down his magnum opus Donuts, this sequel digs into the anatomy of his 2001 debut LP Welcome 2 Detroit (BBE Records) alongside Dilla’s mentor, Amp Fiddler.

Containing rare tape demos from a 17-year-old Jay Dee, classic J Dilla productions and unheard beats broken down to their kick and snare bare bones (via Dilla’s own MPC files) and plenty of other musical nuggets, it’s a must listen for anyone vaguely interested in the genius’ work.

Recorded live at Classic Album Sundays in London.


 2016-10-13  1h1m