Friday, August 7, 2009
My good folks Dj Rasta Root just dropped a sick mix dedicated to the legend J Dilla..peep the verbage and Download the project for that next drive!
Here is the cd info:
Dj Rasta Root is set to release "The Rest of Dilla" Vol. 1 today. Dj Rasta Root says that this mix was a long time in the making. 'I didn't want to do a Dilla mix just because he had passed away. I always seem to include a Slum [Village] or Dilla produced track in my dj sets, so I felt like it was time to put all my favorite tracks on one disc that I would listen to. It just so happens that I am able to share that with the world." Roots also speaks about what can be expected on the mix, "I feel like my strength is mixing and blending, so that what you will get....one seamless blend from start to finish.....no gimmicks, no talking....just DILLA".
Roots teams up with Eric9, an artist that has been doing his thing for a minute, to conceptualize the cover art. "Dj Rasta Root is part of my weekly ritual. I download the pod-cast of his weekly show Classic Example every Sunday and never miss his "Face Off Fridays" event @ MJQs here in Atlanta. So when I heard he was looking for cover art for a "Dilla" project, I jumped on it. This particular piece was inspired by the title " The Rest of Dilla", which hints there's something missing, like there's more to come. I wanted to paint something that seemed incomplete to complement the concept. Rasta Root and I have already started to collaborate on other projects, so keep an ear n eye out!"
"The Rest of Dilla" is for the fan of one of our greatest producers, James Yancey. plain and simple.
Dj Rasta Root "The Rest of Dilla" mix
Ahh Free shit! always a good thing. Vibe Aid was a compilation project I use to put out. Basically it was a bunch of stuff I loved listening to when I wasn't spinning in clubs. You know, music for when you washing dishes butt naked in an apron, or when you are vacuuming in you favorite cowboy boots and boxers..the usual. I also was super lazy to mix this so what I did was "fade in fade out". The whole project was about selection anyway and not my amazing mixing prowess(slamming records). Peep the goodies: anything from Barry White to the Skatalites..anything to aid your vibe...I thought it was clever no?..and sorry I can no longer find the artwork to this project so please accept this complimentary image of the Boss:head of Thinklab security and guest relations.
Vinroc presents Vibe Aid