Equipped with an MPC and a box of vinyl, Jay Dee (aka J Dilla) inspired generations of beatmakers to dig through crates for samples, chop up drums, and create entire masterpieces from the comfort of their bedrooms.
Embedded in the roots of jazz, soul, R&B, Jay Dee and his group Slum Village looked to the past for inspiration and created a path for the future. Pay homage to his years of crate digging with this collection of drums from Fantastic Volumes 1 and 2 and other Jay Dee recordings.
We invited some of today’s greats to take these sounds and make them their own. Get grooves built from "The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee" by Black Milk, Stro Elliot, Jayda G, Young RJ from Slum Village, and more.
Unpacked: 88-Keys & Ma Dukes
Watch as 88-Keys (producer for Kanye West, Mos Def, and more) builds beats using Jay Dee’s drum sounds, while he and Jay Dee's mother Ma Dukes discuss her son’s musical history and legacy within hip hop and beyond.
Immerse yourself in Jay Dee
There’s more to explore on our blog. Follow Jay Dee (aka J Dilla) around the globe in a country-by-country exploration of deep cuts that inspired him. Or learn about how an all-star lineup of artists were impacted by Jay Dee and his music.
Building the next generation
Splice’s proceeds from these packs will go to Building Beats, which provides DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to underserved youth in NYC.
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