Techno-infused J Dilla 'Dillatronic' comp on the way, featuring over 40 rare instrumentals

click to enlarge ROGER ERICKSON
Roger Erickson
Nearly a decade after the untimely death of J Dilla, the prolific hip-hop producer is still releasing records. 

The latest comes in the form of Dillatronic, a sprawling set that features more than 40 rare instrumental tracks unearthed from Dilla's archives. The record drops Oct. 30 and will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette, and more in a variety of limited edition packages.

Sanctioned by Dilla's mother, the release was compiled by fellow Detroit-based DJs Alien Villainz and is released by Vintage Vibez Music Group. According to a release, the collection will highlight Dilla's various Detroit influences, including the sounds of techno. 

“You can hear it in songs like ‘Raise It Up’ for Slum Village or ‘Make It Hurt’ for Busta Rhymes,” says former collaborator Young RJ in the release. “The Detroit influence is part of what gave him an edge in production.”  

Check out "Dillatronic #7" below. Read more about the release on its official site.


About The Author

Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
Scroll to read more Music News articles
Join the Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.