ListN Up is a sequence of artist-curated playlists that provide an intimate sonic portrait of up to date artists by showcasing the varied and stylistically various music that influences their inventive apply.
Described as “virtuosic” (New York Occasions) and a “barrier-defying artist” (Mixmag), pianist Erika Dohi is a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background. From highly-polished conventional classical to daring improvisation, she is a dynamic performer whose timeless type and unidiomatic method units her aside in up to date NYC avant-garde circles. I, Castorpollux, Dohi’s debut album below the label 37d03d, acquired “The Finest Ambient Albums” (Bandcamp), and was featured on the New York Occasions‘ Playlist and WNYC’s New Sounds/Soundcheck.
Hello, I’m Erika Dohi, a pianist and composer based mostly in Harlem, New York Metropolis. I made a playlist referred to as ‘Flipped,’ which consists of my favourite artists, largely from 90s-to-early-2000s hip-hop and R&B songs that pattern data from the 70s. I put collectively these songs as a result of they coincide with my fascination with pattern tradition in hip hop, after which I found that quite a lot of the tracks that resonate with me really function quite a lot of materials from 70s music. This playlist has the hip hop tracks together with the unique supply supplies. Hope you get pleasure from!
“Let’s Experience” by Q-Tip
Producer J. Dilla labored with Q-Tip to make this observe. Sampled from Coltrane’s traditional “Large Steps,” recorded by virtuoso guitarist Joe Go, and drum beat from “Humpty Dump Pt. 1,” from the 70s funk group The Vibrettes. Additionally, the observe options snippets of recordings from Lee Austin’s “Screwdriver,” and The Mohawks’ “The Champ,” exhibiting Dilla’s micro-chop sampling method.
“Large Steps” by Joe Go
From guitarist Joe Go’ 1976 document Virtuoso No.2.
“Humpty Dump Pt.1” by The Vibrettes
From New Orleans (or LA — not a lot data on the market about them) funk group The Vibrettes’ vinyl in 1973, launched by Lujon Information.
“She Wants Me” by Kendrick Lamar/ Dom Kennedy, Murs
Produced by Sounwave, Kendrick Lamar’s observe “She Wants Me” then really sampled the above “Let’s Experience.”
“Didn’t Cha Know” by Erykah Badu
Considered one of my favourite tracks from Erykah Badu’s album Mama’s Gun. I had listened to this so many occasions and I didn’t know till lately that it was utilizing a pattern from the 70s East-coast group Tarika Blue’s “Dreamflower.” The fascinating story is that Badu was working with producer J Dilla in Detroit, and Erykah randomly picked this document by Tarika Blue. So Dilla made this observe impromptu, which is so spectacular.
“Dreamflower” by Tarika Blue
Led by New York session participant Phil Clendeninn, Tarika Blue was a lyrical, extremely melodic fusion/jazz-funk group from the 70s.
“Obtained ‘Til It’s Gone” by Janet Jackson, Q tip, and Joni Mitchell
This observe, from Janet Jackson’s album The Velve Rope, was additionally produced by J Dilla, though Dilla wasn’t correctly credited till later. Dilla took samples from Joni Mitchell’s “Massive Yellow Taxi.”
“Massive Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell’s track “Massive Yellow Taxi,” from the album Girls of the Canyon, was launched in 1970 by Reprise Information. Mitchell wrote about “DDTs” in her lyrics, in protest of using chemical substances/pesticides in industrial farming.
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