Hear an Hour of Rare and Unreleased J Dilla Beats on House Shoes’ New ‘Magic’ Mix

Photo Credit: Illustration by Davor Hikl

A premium blend of rarities, remixes, and unheards.

In the years since his death, J Dilla‘s vault of has been excavated and disseminated at an alarming rate. More recently, the tide has come to a crawl. And save for a few trusted disciples with personal collections and ties to the Yancey family, access to the trove has become increasingly guarded.

READ: Waajeed Curated an Exhibit of Previously Unseen J Dilla Photos in San Francisco

Luckily, fans have an ace in House Shoes. Earlier this week, the producer and DJ sent up a set of tributary mixes in observance of Dilla Day (Month? Year? Life?) featuring hours of supplementary gems for even the broadest of Dilla catalogs. His latest transmission arrives as a bonus episode to the ongoing Magix mix series. No tracklist for reference, just an hour-plus of grail-level Dilla rarities, remixes, and unreleased suites, stitched together from the personal stash of a close friend (and internal archivist) of an incalculable music legacy.

READ: Phife Dawg and House Shoes on How Much of J Dilla’s Discography is Still Unheard

Hear House Shoes’ new Magic mix down below.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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