Beat Junkies celebratin’ “Dilla Month” in style.
Beat Junkies say: J.Rocc & Rhettmatic both have a special bond with Dilla . J was part of the circle of close friends when Dilla moved to Los Angeles that included Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf and Egon. J.Rocc is also the 3rd member of Jaylib, the collabo group of J-Dilla & Madlib. Rhettmatic eventually also became a part of Dilla’s L.A. circle of friends. Dilla personally asked Rhett to be his tour DJ for his European Tour (which actually turned out to be Dilla’s last tour ever) when J wasn’t available.
Both J & Rhett have done personal tribute mixes to their fallen friend over the years, but haven’t recently done one in a while….till now. This time, they decided to make another Dilla Tribute Mix….together. They basically planned to record an impromptu, inprovised 2×4 (2 person/4 turntables) mix… nothing pre-planned, video archive the live session, see what happens, pick the best part of the mix, and release it to the world to share.
This Audio/Visual Recording is dedicated to the loving memory of James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J-Dilla….We miss you.
BONUS: Behind The Scenes Footage
Beat Junkies: This particular video footage was all recorded in one night with two separate GoPro cameras just to document the impromptu recording session between J and Rhett as they improvise on the spot, weaving in and out of songs with blends and cuts.
[Via Beat Junkies ]