You probably know about J Dilla’s ties to Detroit techno; how he used to produce with Omar-S, so on and so forth.
Well the latest release on hometown label Hipnotech is a formally unreleased cut from Dilla’s weighty archives, co-produced with Slum Village’s DJ Dez – someone house music fans may know best as Andres, after his sublime II album on Kenny Dixon Jr’s Mahogani Music last year.
The 12” single is vocalled by Da Enna C (or Da Enna Cirkle), the first ever group to release a J Dilla production back in 1994. The A-side, ‘True to Rap’(remix) is the one produced by Dilla and Andres; B-side ‘Pack da House, originally released on Magnum Records, is Dilla flying solo, and appears here with additional unreleased mixes.
Quantities are strictly limited, so act fast.
A1. True To Rap Remix – Vocal
A2. True To Rap Remix – Instrumental
B1. Pack Da House Featuring Crystal Clear – No Bassline (Unreleased Mix)
B2. Pack Da House Featruing Crystal Clear – Vocal
B3. Pack Da House Featuring Crystal Clear – Instrumental