Leonard Charles - Basement Donuts (2016)
Fnk, Soul, Hip-Hop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48 min | 117 MB
Label: HIT+RUN / HNR60 | Rel: 2016
Every February we honor James Dewitt "J DIlla" Yancey's birth, passing & the release of his classic album "DONUTS" ten years ago.
Down in scenic Auckland, New Zealand, tucked in a small basement studio, musician Leonard Charles & his friends paid tribute to Dilla's landmark release by re-recording the entire 31-track album on live instruments. Charles gives the tracks a modern funk reinterpretation on live bass, drums, clavinet, Rhodes & synths - sans any sampling of the original source or sourced material. Featuring vocals by Anji Toy, Adi Dick, Ruby Walsh and Georgia Anne Muldrow on the emotional tribute "Airworks (Forever)".