Saturday, 25 December 2010
Flying Lotus - 'Fall In Love' (J Dilla Tribute)
After what can only be described as a Fly Lo obsession back in January, I'm finding it extremely difficult to understand how I let this track slip through my hands, all the more inexplicable as I'm huge J Dilla/Slum Village fan. In tribute to the late James Dewitt Yancey, Fly Lo remixed Dilla's production work with Slum Village, taking the track 'Fall In Love' off the album 'Fantastic, Vol. 2'. The original itself is a wonderful work, with Dilla's legendary status proven worthy here with an excellent beat, an incredible sampled melody that I will never tire of hearing, as well as the vocals of Baatin and T3. Fly Lo's refix is equally as satisfying as the Slum Village original. The LA beat master takes the original beat and sampled melody, bringing the tempo down and manipulating these elements with his own glitch sound. The result is a stunning, laid back track which takes you to another world, a feature Fly Lo seems to excel in. A fitting tribute to Jay Dee. You can listen to both of these track in the videos below. Merry Chrismukkah.