Yet another Illmatic-related Nas tribute from Toronto’s DJ M-Rock:
This weekend, Nas’ Illmatic turns 20 years old, yet it’s still my benchmark for comparing new albums to. I decided to take hours away from making music to make this tape simply because it’s kind of fun and it’s about homage. Illmatic is my favourite rap album ever, and it’s an honour to analyze his good music, and put it together in my own way. By good music, I mean, he’s an anomaly – he was really dope for a short period, but it’s quality, not quantity right? I hope you guys dig the mix, because damn! it took me a lot of time and cost me some sleep. If I had more time, there would have been an intro and I would have included more music.
Nice DJ mix incorporating his signature ‘Tropical Disco’ sound by this French DJ/producer. Good Sunday listening, especially if you’e eating brunch in Miami, Ibiza, Rio or anywhere else sunny or beach-y right now.
We are happy to announce the release of the limited edition vinyl of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” in-stores 4/18. The vinyl will be a all instrumental version of the “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” project. It contains 12 tracks that include all 11 of the “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” instrumentals plus one exclusive never heard before J Dilla beat.
We decided to release a all instrumental version of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” to give people the experience of a J Dilla beat tape that we were so lucky to receive. These beat tapes were the springboard that generated creation and generated inspiration for us.
The vinyl release is very, very limited, only 100 copies will be released to stores to resemble the limited amount of beat tapes that Dilla would send out to artists like Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Busta, and De La.
Dilla was a heavy crate digger that scoured the earth digging for exclusive vinyl to sample, and if you want this vinyl project you’ll have to dig the same. We are not releasing the record store information so if you would like to find a copy go to our website for clues.