DJ NAES (PAYZ PLAY)

DJ NAES presents “My Favorite Dilla Beats”

Naes aka Toast Dawg is my homie from day 1. Litterally. We were in grade 2 to high school together. Naes grew up to be one of pillars of the hip-hop scene in Quebec. He was the production force behind projects like Atatch Tatuq...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Ta-Ku “50 Days for Dilla”

Ta-Ku “50 Days for Dilla”

There have been a lot of projects from beatmakers with the “one-a-day” concept. I’ve seen a lot of producer friends attempt only to stop halfway. As a an avid listener of music, I can only admire the effort. G...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
J Dilla “Gone too soon” – Presented by Benji B (BBC, 1xtra)

J Dilla “Gone too soon” – Presented by Benji B (BBC, 1xtra)

As part of the Gone Too Soon series, Benji B presents this 1Xtra story celebrating the incredible music J Dilla created during his lifetime which includes tracks for Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, T...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”

Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”

Not so well written by: Max Robin - Do you know about Tokyorkshire? It seems to be some place in the UK that is home of the peculiar beatmaker Kidkanevil. In his beatmaking research, he stumbled on the work of Raymond Scott. Mr...
by MaxRobin

 
 
Forgotten Treasure: Blu “Sun in my face” (Philippe Sawicki)

Forgotten Treasure: Blu “Sun in my face” (J Dilla Production)

This “forgotten treasure” pick is for everyone who came out to the Blu & Exile show we put together in Montreal this week! Blu is such a prolific dude that I could probably do a top 10 of his forgotten gems but ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Daft Punk “Aerodynamic” (Slum Village / Jay Dee Remix)

Can’t believe I’ve never shared this with all of you yet. Not that this J Dilla production is the rarest thing he’s ever done but it’s definitely one of the most interesting and there is quite a bit of c...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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Forgotten Treasure: Brother Jack McDuff “Oblighetto”(Jay Dee Remix)

Hello hello….ok, who wants some Dilla in daily healthy diet of music? I know….it’s more like who doesn’t, right? 11th Track of Dillanthology 2, recently I’ve been in love with this track. While the album was released ...
by Michelle White

 
 
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Future Classic: VLooper “COPYCAT (a Dilla Tribute)”

Brand new project from VLOOPER, one of Quebec’s dopest beat producers. VLooper is a longtime collaborator of Kenlo and others who are part of their TOUT NOU’ collective. His current project is a Dilla tribute which ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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J Dilla – the SpeciaLIST Lithograph Poster

Suuuuper dope J Dilla poster, winning design from a worldwide contest. Over 141 artists from 121 countries entered The International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest, and Joe Buck, who’s worked with De La Soul, Geroge Cliton, ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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Forgotten Treasure: Phat Kat “Don’t Nobody Care About Us” (Prod. by J Dilla)

It’s Jay Dee‘s birthday so the “Forgotten Treasure” of the day had to be a Dilla joint of course! I wanted to do a personal top 7 of my favorite Dilla beats but I guess that’ll have to wait tilR...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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J Dilla “Still Shining”

“J.Dilla: Still Shining” from B.Kyle on Vimeo. Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans an...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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SCOTT C presents “My Favorite Dilla Beats”

Ask anyone in Montreal whose opinion is worth something and they’ll tell you that the biggest Dilla head in town has aways been Scott C aka the Incubator. And i’m not talking about since 2006. I’m talking abou...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)