Funky DL pays tribute to the legendary hip-hop sounds of J Dilla and Nujabes by recreating their famous songs on this 18-track deluxe edition of February: A Rest In Beats Tribute To The Sounds of J Dilla & Nujabes.
Working tiresomely in the studio, DL with assistance from some of his musical pals crafted a full studio album paying homage to and celebrating the creative ideas originally brought to hip-hop by both the late James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey and Sebajun ‘Nujabes’ Yamada.
However, DL veers away from intense sampling, avoiding the same breaks as used by Dilla and Nujabes to bring this fabulously musical, creative and jazzy tribute album.
DL felt it fitting for the album to be named February, being that (coincidently) these two hip-hop legends were both born on February 7th 1974, and sadly passed away in February 2006 and February 2010 respectively.
February: A Rest In Beats Tribute To The Sounds of J Dilla & Nujabes was intended to bring back the nostalgia of the classics that each track was born from, as well as offering an entirely new audio perspective. Fans of both J Dilla and Nujabes will be pleasantly surprised.