Tag: icons

How Nile Rodgers Turned ‘Let’s Dance’ From Old Folk To New Funk

Video

Watch the story of how Niles Rodgers worked with David Bowie and switched the style up on what would later become “Let’s Dance”.

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That time Scratch Magazine interviewed Madlib in 2005

Interviews

Madlib is more welcome to interviews these days but in 2005, they were a rarity. I can’t let a Madlib interview pass me by without...

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J Dilla Talks About His Sampling Inspirations in Rare Interview From 2003

Interviews

The hip hop icon talks about his family in Detroit and how he only discovered Fela Kuti while working on Like Water For Chocolate. The name...

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Madlib, The Afro-Modernist​

Hip Hop

Modernism might have a white visage but Madlib's brand of afro-modernism shouldn't be overlooked....

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Why I Love Madlib

Hip Hop

Today is Madlib’s birthday. Here’s why I love his music and personality so much. In the mid-to-late 00s, I discovered a...

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How J Dilla Humanized The MPC3000

Video

Estelle Caswell discussed how J Dilla made his MPC3000 musical for Vox. Many musicians are synonymous with their instrument of choice...

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J Dilla: Back To The Crib Mixtape

Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, R&B, Soul

The unearthing of Dilla treats continues as the Boiler Room release a mixtape of his listening habits. Something a little different from...

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J Dilla’s MPC And Moog Heading To The Smithsonian

Hip Hop

The upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. has a new exhibit courtesy of J Dilla’s...

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Sampleface 5: Herbie Hancock Samples

Sampling

Our Sampleface Five is dedicated to Herbie Hancock samples from the likes of Ugly Duckling, Lamb and Venom. As we’ve already heard...

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Herbie Hancock To Collaborate With Flying Lotus

Jazz

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has been collaborating with Flying Lotus, as he discussed with Time Out Dubai. You’ll hopefully remember...

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De La Soul – Dilla Plugged In (Prod. J Dilla)

Hip Hop

De La Soul and J Dilla combine once again for "Dilla Plugged In", a cut from their upcoming mixtape "Smell The D.A.I.S.Y."....

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J Rocc Drops Two “Dil Jackson” (J Dilla & Michael Jackson) Tracks

Hip Hop

Legendary turntablist and Beat Junkies member J Rocc combines two music icons – J Dilla and Michael Jackson – to form...

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Phife Dawg – #DearDilla

Free Download, Hip Hop

Phife Dawg throws up the first single from his WIP album “MUTTYmorPHosis”. It was a joy and an honour to interview Phife Dawg...

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NEW MUSIC: Madlib – Black Widow

Hip Hop

Madlib drops “Black Widow”, the latest cut off his upcoming Rock Konducta LP featuring Dilla ad-libs and a beefy rock sample....

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