Finally, I got the fresh J Dilla LP “The Diary” on my desk. It will be released on PayJay with help from Mass Appeal Records tomorrow.
The first bite “The Introduction” made us think the album might go into a more electronic direction that I’m used from Dilla. In fact, some of the tracks have that synthetic appeal, like “The Shining Pt. 2” or “Trucks”, but most of the tracks still have the good old Dilla feeling included. Lots of sampling, the raw editing, stuff that does not seem to fit at first… I love it!
I’m not sure if this album is going to be a classic, but not only collectors and hardcore Dilla fans should take the time to listen. My favorites right now are “The Anthem” and “The Creep”, but of course the whole LP is nice to listen to! Thumbs up and check it out!
Listen to two tracks here: