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While limited edition J Dilla records get occasional releases here and there, a USB drive containing original Dilla sounds was hard to come by until now. Ne’Astra Music Group recently linked up with Nature Sounds to bring Dilla fans “The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee” — a new producer kit with original recordings from the legendary Detroit producer.
Coming in a collector’s box, the limited edition set contains a USB drive with over 100 sounds from Dilla’s (royalties-free) instrumentals, curated by J Dilla protégé Young RJ. “This is for all the true hip-hop heads that have been wanting them Dilla sounds,” explains Young RJ. “We wanted to make sure it was right for you. We’re giving it to you the way Dilla gave it to us.”
The original sounds were extracted from 2-inch multitrack tapes, transferred to Pro Tools, then taken to Studio A Recording, where they were mixed and engineered by Todd Fairall, the same engineer behind Slum Village’s Fantastic, Vol. 2.
Filled with drum sounds, bass tones, and other sound effects, “The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee” is the first-ever comprehensive kit containing original Jay Dee sounds. Retailing for $60, it can be pre-ordered now with shipment expected on November 20. And, if the collectible USB stick feels too retro, Nature Sound has partnered with Splice to bring you a digital version of the kit, too.
Click through on the link below to get your pre-order in now.