It's come round to that time of the year again when our thoughts are drawn back to one of the most influential producers to ever grace the MPC pads. Famously described as 'Your favourite producer's favourite producer', J Dilla has made music for such notable hip hop artists as Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Phracyde, Madlib and so many more. Since he passed away in February 2006, dedicated fans across the world have used this month of the year to celebrate his life by throwing tribute parties and making beats and mixes.
Honouring that tradition, we've compiled a mix of the samples used in Dilla's music, interspersed with the beats he used them in, and we've managed to do it using ONLY VINYL! You can check out the full track list below...
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00:00 Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen - Morning Order 00:36 Common - Nag Champa (Instrumental) 01:43 Bobby Caldwell - Open Your eyes 02:47 Common - The Light (Instrumental) 04:48 Sylvia Robinson - Sweet Stuff 06:50 J Dilla - Crushin' 08:53 Don Blackman - Holding You, Loving You 10:58 Slum Village - Go Ladies 12:15 Steve Miller Band - Space Intro 12:55 Slum Village - Climax (Girl Shit) 14:35 Slum Village - Get Dis Money 16:28 Herbie Hancock - Come Running To Me 17:52 Impressions - Can't You See 20:44 L.V Johnson - I Don't Really Care 22:14 J Dilla - Airworks 23:12 J Dilla - U-Luv 24:14 Jerry Butler - Just Because I Really Love You 25:22 10cc - Worst Band In The World 26:42 J Dilla - Workinonit 28:14 J Dilla - Two Can Win 29:24 The Sylvers - Only One Can Win 30:51 The Moments - To You With Love 32:15 J Dilla - Last Donut of the Nite 33:00 Eddie Kendricks - People..Hold On 34:42 J Dilla - People 35:06 J Dilla - The Diff'rence 36:55 The Escorts - I Can't Stand (To See You Cry) 38:47 J Dilla - Don't Cry 39:32 Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight 40:41 J Dilla - Bye 41:38 Motherlode - When I Die 43:28 J Dilla - Donuts (Intro) 44:03 J. J. Barnes - You Are Just A Living Doll 46:01 Dave Grusin - Colorado Trail 46:53 D'Angelo - Dreaming Eyes Of Mine (J Dilla Remix) 48:40 Slum Village - Look of Love (Remix) 50:39 Minnie Ripperton - Inside My Love 51:49 Gladys Knight & The Pips - The Look Of Love 53:49 StarCastle - The Stars Are Out Tonight 54:18 Jaylib - Starz 55:32 René Costy - Scrabble 57:01 J Dilla - F*#k The Police 58:22 The Marvelletes - You're The One For Me Bobby 59:35 Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign 01:01:18 Donald Byrd - Think Twice