Fat Beats was always one of my first stops on a trip to NYC in the 90s. Joe Abajian, the founder, is bringing some gems from his collection as well as some rare hip hop paraphernalia to a record sale at Rappcats.
Saturday, February 25, 2017, Noon-6
5638 York Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90042
For a brief history of Fat Beats, read more on Rappcats.
Rappcats just uploaded Africa Extra, which was the previously only available on the 3rd LP in the deluxe version of Madlib Medicine Show #3 Beat Konducta in Africa. Medicine Shows & more releases from Madlib here.
Egon has put together a mixtape of psychedelic rock, Krautrock, and obscure, overlooked gems from the 60s-70s rock scene. These are many of the same records that inspired Madlib’s Rock Konducta. (Track list possibly coming soon.)
Here’s the latest record from Dilla’s long-lost (and still tangled) album The Diary, “Give ‘Em What They Want,” 12-inch on clear vinyl with five tracks produced in 2002 by J Dilla and Supa Dave West. This will be released on May 6th on Pay Jay Productions.
Dilla set out in 2002 to record an album collaborating with his favorite producers, and Supa Dave West was among them. The first two vocal tracks on this record are built around the same lyrics – “Give ‘Em What They Want” produced by Dilla and “The Doe” produced by West are typical of how he would re-record a track, changing his delivery to fit another producer’s beat. (Another version of this track over a completely different Supa Dave West beat is still missing.)
The last vocal track “So Far,” also produced by Supa Dave West, will be familiar to some fans of MP3 bootlegs. On this record, it’s mastered for the first time by Dave Cooley, who worked on Donuts, The Shining and Ruff Draft.
Thanks to James & Karla Murray for the cover photo, from their book Store Front (Ginko Press). The label illustration is by Denise Nestor, based on a photo by B+. Sleeve by Jeff Jank. This was produced for reissue by Eothen Alapatt, with coordination from House Shoes, Henoch Moore and J Rocc.
Pay Jay Productions was founded by J Dilla (James Yancey). The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.
J Rocc put this mix together for Carhartt Radio on the eve of the Madlib Medicine Show tours in Europe and Australia later this month, both presented by Carthartt. The tour shirt designed by Mason London (above)
Madlib Medicine Show, Europe Tour, 2012
feat. DJs Madlib, J Rocc, MC Freddie Gibbs
October 10: Frankfurt at Zoom Club
October 11: Berlin at Festsaal Kreuzberg
October 12: London at HMV Forum with DOOM, Jneiro Jarel, Kutmah
October 13: Paris at Le Trabendo
October 15: Moscow at MILK
October 16: St Petersburg at A2
Madlib Medicine Show, Australia Tour, 2012
featuring DJs Madlib, J Rocc & Egon plus special guests
October 25: Brisbane at Coniston Lane Tickets
October 26: Sydney at The Metro Tickets
October 27: Perth at The Bakery Tickets
October 28: Melbourne at Prince Bandroom Tickets