Dilla Donut Shop

The brand new J Dilla – Donut Shop 2 disc album will drop May 2010.  It features three previously unreleased instrumentals from the Dilla archive: “Safety Dance”, “Sycamore” and “Bars & Twists”.

Listen to “Safety Dance” here:

J Dilla – “Safety Dance” | Download

Serato and Stones Throw have teamed with the J Dilla Estate for the official J Dilla Serato release, Donut Shop. This is 2 discs with six J Dilla tracks, 2 sides with Serato Control Tone (for use with Serato Scratch Live DJ software), and 2 donut slipmats in a package designed by Studio No.1. This will be released May 10th (the day after Mother’s day–what’s up Ma Dukes?). Pre-order is available now.

Madlib Medicine Show #3: Beat Konducta in Africa

The third installment of Madlibs one-release-a-month music series for 2010 drops March 23rd.  Madlib Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta in Africa is an instrumental album featuring J-Rocc.  The influences infused into the LP are said to come from “obscure vinyl gems from the afro-beat, funk, psych-rock, garage-rock & soul movements of African countries as diverse as Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Ivory Coast.”

Listen to samples from the album here.

Stussy x J Dilla – Detroit To LA

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Part two of the Stussy, J Dilla documentary series.  This segment highlights Dilla’s life in Los Angeles.

Part 1 after the jump


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Madlib Medicine Show No. 2 | Flight To Brazil

Madlib has launched a 12-part, one-a-month music series through 2010, which kicked off with Madlib Medicine Show #1: Before the Verdict and now the Beat Konducta takes a flight to Brazil for the second instalment.

Madlib Medicine Show No. 2 is an 80-minute guided tour through three of four decades of Brazilian funk, psych, prog-rock and jazz.

Madlib Medicine Show No. 2: Flight to Brazil is available at Stones Throw.  The first two are dope but I can’t wait for next month when “Beat Konducta in Africa” drops.