Down in scenic Auckland, New Zealand, tucked in a small basement studio, musician Leonard Charles & his friends paid tribute to Dilla’s landmark release of “Donuts” 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)”.
Down to only a handful of CDs left and then sold out for at least another month! 2U4U….16 versions, covers, rearrangements and interpretations of the music of Jay Dee, J Dilla, the one and only James Yancey. These are all played live and recorded by multi-instrumentalist Fat Albert Einstein with the help of a few others. The end result is a collection of songs ranging from the delicate and sincere “GENTLE RAIN”, the almost true textbook “TOUCH”, to the devastatingly triumphant “ETERNAL FIRE”.Cassette also available.