Beats of All-Nations Radio 016: Cazal Organism

BOAN 016 Cover Art Cazal Organism

 

We’ve been following the body of work that Cazal Organism has been putting out over the last couple of years, catching up on previous releases by Delicious Vinyl and multiple artist releases on his own label Ultra Slump Records.  At the fresh age of 19, Cuba Reyes has already staked some pretty solid real estate in the City of Beats.  Back when Cazal was only an Organism his father, Mellow Man Ace and uncle Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) had already made some advances for the Latino Hip Hop community, especially on the Westside.  He grew up in the studio, with memories that include De La Soul getting loose in the booth.  Cazal is like a liaison between two hip hop generations, creating sounds for Sadat X, Masta Ace and Cassey Veggies.   And it doesn’t stop with the beats, in 2015 Cazal released his first solo rap On My Grown Shit.

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In between all of the releases, remixes and running a label thats begginging to steam, Cazal took the time to put together a great collection of songs he has produced, rearranged or otherwise has just been inspired by.  He also gives us a little more “about me” nuggets in the mix and in the interview below.

Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 016:  Cazal Organism

“With this mix, I wanted to bring together some of the stuff I’ve been working on and the things I’ve been listening to. I think bridging the gap between what makes us want to work and how it transpires into what we do now is important, it helps listeners understand more of where we’re coming from when we drop our material.”
-Cazal Organism


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#BeatsOfAllDILLA: 28 Days of James “Jay Dee” Yancey

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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?


Bonus Nuggets:

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.

-Mike Styles

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Enjoy!

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This is a month long tribute, be sure to check past videos we’ve posted below!

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