In this first entry of One Shots, we explore the ubiquitous samples originally heard in Lyn Collins’ 1972 single “Think (About It).”
“The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee AKA J Dilla” would not be possible were it not for Ma Dukes’ graceful participation – watch and read our interview with the matriarch of the Jay Dee legacy.
Corey and Steve of Killiam Shakespeare, the experimental-jazz-soul collective from Philly, speak on Jay Dee (aka J Dilla)’s cross-genre influences.
A legend in his own right, 88-Keys speaks to us about meeting Jay Dee (aka J Dilla) for the first time, creating his companion pack, and more.
Producing beats equally soulful, introspective, and groovy, Cam O’bi speaks to us about Jay Dee and what he learned from him.
Canadian DJ and producer Jayda G shares how Jay Dee (aka J Dilla)’s work has influenced hers.
Legendary producer and drummer Dez Andrés speaks to us about Jay Dee’s unique musical style.
We sat down with Thelonious Martin to speak with him about creating his “Fantastic Loops” companion pack, how he’s been influenced by Jay Dee (aka J Dilla), and more.
For the final installment of “Around the World with Jay Dee,” we venture to the U.K to explore the likes of Stereolab, David Essex, and more.
We continue our “Around the World with Jay Dee” series with sonic explorations spanning the lush synths of Vangelis to the Italo-disco grooves of Giorgio Moroder.
In our third installment of “Around the World with Jay Dee,” let’s take a look at how Jay Dee was inspired by the sounds of Europe.
In this entry, let’s break down a few samples that inspired Jay Dee from Tomita and other Japanese artists, as well as his forays into Indian music.