Oh man Christmas is coming early!!! There are some folks who are against screwing around with classic albums, I am of the opposite viewpoint. Go mess around and chop it up, and if it is done well, the same essence and vibe will come through. Abstract Orchestra, the dope live band out of the UK, has done it with their first release of Fantastic 2020 Vol. 1. They have reinterpreted some classics songs with the live instrumentation. There layering and arrangement gives a new dimension to each song. J Dilla would be proud for sure and the best part is there is a Vol. 2 coming out.
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Christmas is coming early this year, Nov 2nd exactly!! The dope all-star hip-hop band Abstract Orchestra will be dropping their second length full-length album Madvillain that day. Following their debut album, which was an ode to J Dilla, Abstract Orchestra commemorates the influential collaboration of Madlib and MF Doom and the album Madvillainy. The first single Fancy Clown dropped a couple of days ago, and from just listening to it, I had to pre-ordered the vinyl. The production and arrangements create another layer for you to explore while always staying true to the original. Madlib and MF Doom would definitely approve, go cop this album!!
I don’t know if I have slept on a group more than Abstract Orchestra! The UK hiphop big band out of Leeds gives hiphop a new dimension with their live performance and live instrumentation. The group just dropped a new album which pays homage to the late great J Dilla. Abstract Orchestra’s J Dilla renditions are some of the best I have heard, they are able to play the classic sounds at the same time creating their own layered sounds. Jay Dee would approve of Abstract Orchestra, go cop the album!