DJ Mehdi's Homage To J Dilla Mixtape Surfaces
As the world gets to grips with the tragic death of DJ Mehdi, a mixtape that he made back in 2006 has been put online by close friend and collaborator Busy P.
He introduced the mix by saying: "Back in 2006, DJ Mehdi's homage to Dilla was only cut on 200 promo CD's and was meant for friends only. I think it's time for this music to be shared and enjoyed by all of us." He went on to say "I still can't believe what's happening, so I press play and I listen to my best friend's music."
The original CD in Mehdi's own words introduced the CD simply with this: "Based on the Donuts album concept, these are demos, out-takes and unreleased gems from various records I worked on before and during the making of Lucky Boy, my next album. Hope you enjoy these rough mixes and unpolished sounds, as I pay hommage to one of the greatest minds to ever make beats; Mr James Yancey, better known as Jay Dee, also known as Dilla"
You can stream and download the excellent mixtape named Loukoums below:
Non-produced and un-mixed by DJ Mehdi, NSI.
DJ Mehdi & Jay Dee R.I.P