Friday, March 19, 2010

Dela - The Robert Glasper Beattape

Holy shit kabobs, tell me that one of my favorite Canadian beat makers didn't go and re-work one of my favorite modern Jazz artist's prime pieces of work!

That's exactly what's happened BIG D O...

Today via his Bandcamp site, producer Dela dropped a new, 9 track beat tape that is his ode to Robert Gasper's incredibly bold, tour de force of an album; "In My Element". If you've never heard the Houston based, Grammy nominated, Jazz pianist's work, than please, please do yaself the favor and go purchase the 2007 album that was released on the famed (and well known to all Jazz hounds) Blue Note label. It's truly a one of a kind piece of music and has a special Hip-Hop slant to it...

As for this project, Dela continues to astound, not only with his arrangements, but with his sample sources. Apparently Dela stumbled across Glasper's music as he was casually talking business w/ a friend in a Paris record store...

Not surprisingly Dela has re-worked many of the album's tracks into even more soulful pieces of musical goodness.


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