An in depth mix of David Axelrod and what he meant for Hip Hop music. As well as an intimate conversation with “Musician Whisperer” and photographer Brian Cross about their relationship and how it lead to his last solo recording on Mo Wax.
For over 20 years, Cut Chemist has toured the globe searching for music. Now the time has come to share that collection to the public every 1st and 3rd Saturday. The show will feature different segments to tackle different genres such as cassette culture new wave and rap demos, deep funk 45s, world beats and even contemporary artists and live guests.
“I’ve been missing the ‘party in a box’ feel of mix shows that used to exist 20 and 30 years ago like NYCs Red Alert show or the LA and Bay Area’s Wake Up Show. This is my chance to bring it back and share all the great music and talent I’ve run across over the years.”
A Stable Sound Episode 1 is a celebration for the man of the hour, always sweet, never sour and YO! Cut Chemist sure knows how to throw himself a birthday party. Guest appearances on this one include Thes One (PUTS), Hymnal, Marvski, Gaslamp Killer, the Beat Junkies and a gang of Cut’s favorite selectors plus an interview with Mark the 45 King! Enjoy.
Check A Stable Sound live on dublab every 1st and 3rd Saturday (…and sometimes 5th) | 6pm-8pm (PST)
or peep the archive on Mixcloud!
DAY 28: The J Dilla x Brasil Connection
The DILLA x BRASIL Connection
Today is the last day of our month long series #BeatsofAllDilla. We are about to go full circle…As we transition out of J Dilla Month and into our next venture, Brazilian Carnaval, which begins today and ends with our 4th Annual Brazilian Carnaval in Pomona at Re:Fresh, we leave you with “Obrigado Dilla,” which translates from Brazilian Portuguese to “Thank You Dilla.”
“Obrigado Dilla” was produced and documented by our friends at Mochilla following the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in São Paulo, 2006. It features Brazil’s championed DJs Nuts and Primo (RIP) on the cuts and punching buttons on the SP-303 while drummer Pupillo keeps the time on the beat. Together the three did a tribute featuring Dilla’s Brazilian influenced production for the Pharcyde, “Runnin.” Again shout out to B+ and Coleman of Mochilla who captured some of the most iconic photos of Dilla in existence, including several we used throughout the month.
Here’s a fun note, we had an opportunity to host B+, Eric Coleman and DJ Nuts on several occasions at an event in Downtown Upland, CA called The Lapa Lounge. On one of those nights in 2007, the Mochilla crew blessed us with the first public viewing of “Obrigado Dilla” with our small and intimate crowd.
Here is the original sample, Stan Getz “Saudade Vem Correndo” which translates to the theme and title of the Pharcyde track. Coincidence?
Jay Dee Samples Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell:
and here’s an unreleased track where he samples Sergio Mendes drums and another record covering the Bossa Nova standard “Agua de Beber.”
The Dilla x Brazil connection goes even deeper, when asked about the short, prolific “Rico Suave Bossa Nova” track on Welcome 2 Detroit, he said “I fell in love with Brazilian music the day I listened to a Sergio Mendes album. We used to have jam sessions in the studio after work was done, one day my mans Karriem Riggins came through. I asked him for ‘bossa nova.’ He gave me exactly what I needed.”
We bet Dilla would’ve bugged out if he heard his bossa nova groove covered by the legendary Azymuth!
and that’s what we call going full circle on the J Dilla x Brasil connection.
Be Sure to follow us for updates in on our #28daysofDILLA and #beatsofallDILLA series!
-Beats of All-Nations
This is a month long tribute, be sure to check past videos we’ve posted below!