The Estate of James Yancey revived J Dilla’s PayJay Productions as a functioning imprint and announced its release of Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary. Thus far, two limited edition EPs - "Anthem" b/w “Trucks” and “Diamonds” b/w “Ice” – have seen release. “Give Them What They Want” is the last EP that will be released before The Diary is unleashed in full. “Give Them What They Want” is a special treat – an unheard J Dilla-produced vocal track that has never before been released. It is paired on this release with the Super Dave West version, entitled “The Doe,” and a second West-produced track, “No One’s Home.” “Give Them What They Want” was mixed by Dilla himself, and its component instrumental was mixed down to match Dilla’s vocal version by Dave Cooley, from Dilla’s original multi-track sessions. The first press of this 12” features clear vinyl atop a Jeff Jank-altered photograph by James T. & Karla L. Murray from their lauded book Store Front – The Disappearing Face of New York (Gingko Press) and an original label illustration by Denise Nestor. Subsequent runs will not have the clear vinyl or the fold-over plastic sleeve.X
Grab this to pick up some quality nightmarish hip hop not available on Quasimoto’s The Unseen album. And don’t forget about the Dino-Brain Beat on Side B, also only available on this 12".
First release for MF DOOM & Madlib's Madvillain.
A vinyl exclusive mega mix of 70s/80s Afrika Bambaataa/Zulu Nation dub plates and acetates. HOUSED IN A HAND SILK-SCREENED JACKET FROM ANTIDESIGNS. Compiled by DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist in commemoration of their Renegades Of Rhythm tour, this exclusive mega-mix is culled from previously unheard Afrika Bambaataa acetates and celebrates the legendary group's artistry.
Returning after their 13 Degrees of Reality album with a full on volley of psychedelic-funk songs first heard on Gaslamp Killer's HELIO X GLK EP, the Heliocentrics offer nine tracks that Rolling Stone describe as "...sprawling, with percussive patterns that suddenly morph into extraterrestrial sound blasts and opaque, detouring patterns."We couldn't have said it better. This is the kind of EP that you would happily welcome as an album – and, you know what, in the future you might: as the title hints, this is probably only the beginning of The Heliocentrics' excavations into the sonic experiments they entered into for years at their recently vacated Quatermass Studios.
This 12-inch was released leading up to the full-length Further Adventures of Lord Quas. Cover by Jeff Jank showing the night view of Quasimoto's building where who-the-hell-knows-what goes on at all hours of the night.
Lord Quas, Madlib and Melvin Van Peebles on some fantastic, nightmarish planet, tripping hard. As hallucinatory a hip hop experience as you can possibly hope to experience without mushrooms. For some reason, the remix was featured first, and, as a result was the version featured on The Unseen album. So peep the original version – available only on this 12".
Lord Quas’ first solo 12” on Stones Throw Records! Features three songs also available on Quas’s The Unseen, but get ‘em here with artwork by DJ Design. Instrumentals too.
The world-famous DJ mixes, mashes, smashes and edits selections from the Sinecure Books publication Enjoy The Experience: psych, funk, folk, jazz, lounge, boogie and straight-up-weirdness from American private press albums.J. Rocc is the world famous founder of Southern California's legendary Beat Junkies DJ crew, DJ for the likes of the late J. Dilla, Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) and Madlib, and, as his Stones Throw Records album Cold Rocc Stuf made clear, one funky producer to boot.Following in the lineage of his series of now-classic megamix 12-inches on Stones Throw and Now-Again, J. Rocc has now tackled the privately-pressed albums found within the oddities contained in Sinecure Books' Enjoy The Experience book. As per normal, knocking drums, quirky samples and a master's touch abound on all three selections on this hard-hitting, fast-paced EP release from Sinecure in conjunction with Now-Again.Enjoy The Experience, the audio compilation J. Rocc sampled to create J. Rocc Enjoyed The Experience is also available from Now-Again Records on compact disc and LP, and the original book it's based on is available from Sinecure Books.
Blunted Astronaut presents a brand new 12" single by DJ Doom and long-time collaborator Blacastan. "Deep Breath", the blazing title track, features O.C. of D.I.T.C. At the healm of the classic SP1200, Doom masterfully weaves his samples into arrangements that both Blac and O.C. can't help but fill with their trademark lyricism and full clip deliveries. "Passive Aggression" on the flip side adds potency to this highly explosive mixture, and the addition of DJ Tha Boss on the cuts provides the primer. To top it all off, Doom provides a solid remix of "Deep Breath" which cements this release. Mixed by Eddie Sancho from legendary D&D Studios, tracks include instrumental, acappella, TV, and clean versions as standard.