Reading this, I found out what sample created Slum Village’s “Raise it Up.”
This awesome Dilla beat
was this awesome Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) beat.
The Stones Throw Dilla podcasts stay in bus-to-work iPod rotation, and so does Daft Punk “Alive 2007.”
How many of y’all were into the rad Neptunes remix of “Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger”? I love the alternately loungey and face-squinching nonstop keyboard solos. The overall funkiness is on point. Robots have soul, too. Skateboard sings really good, whaddayaknow, but I love that that part doesn’t come in till way late.