Speaking of J Dilla, we were giving The Dillaquarium Mixtape project from Darryl Reeves steady burn all throughout our preparations for this past Sunday’s Donuts Are Forever 7 (it’s a Dilla-bration, b**ches). But then couldn’t find the damn link when it came time to compile Mixtape Mondays! Luckily, our jazzcats over at The Revivalist held us down today with the back-story and the embed. Get the details then listen to “Donut Man”–my personal favorite of the re-creations–before you hit the link to stream/download the entire project via Revivalist
Dilla Month is heating up with some exciting projects dropping every day. Atlanta’s Darryl Reeves recently released a mixtape featuring his band’s renditions of their favorite Dilla beats and it’s not something to pass up. The Dillaquarium Mixtape boasts live covers of “Fantastic”; Donut Man,” and more in the seven-track voyage through Dilla hits.
Consisting of Darryl Reeves (saxophone) Kenny Banks, Jr. (keyboards), Joel Powell (bass) and Kenton Bostick (drums), the group moves effortlessly through the hip-hop repertoire like so many musicians of this generation, but these musicians are anything but ordinary — especially in this context. Check out the mixtape and be sure to show the Atlanta cats some love if you dig it!