New Music: August Flight Gordon – Beach Days

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August Flight Gordon has released Beach Days, an EP of lazy summer day instrumental tunes. August is a recent collaborator of mine and is a producer that folks really need to check for. In his own words, Beach Days is like “…cruisin in the parking lot in a 67 something looking at girlies in high socks and roller skates too.” Check it out below and visit Bandcamp to buy at a name your own price, cost.

DC Loves Dilla 2013 Recap

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Dave and Posdnuos of De La Soul performing at the annual DC Loves Dilla event.

A packed house at the Howard Theatre witnessed a great tribute to the legendary J Dilla. The 8th annual DC Loves Dilla included performances by some of DC finest backed by Jon Laine and The Players. De La Soul closed out the event by performing their Dilla produced classics. All acts paid homage to James Yancey well which I’m sure pleased Ma Dukes Yancey watching from the balcony. The DC Loves Dilla tribute is an event to look forward to every year.

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Forever Shinin’ – Baltimore’s 2012 J Dilla Tribute

Guilty Simpson Rockin’ Forever Shinin’ by Kelly Connelly

Over the weekend Baltimore had it’s annual J Dilla tribute, Forever Shinin’. They appropriately had Guilty Simpson as the headliner. This is the first Dilla Tribute they had since I moved to L.A. and I’m sad that I couldn’t be there. From the looks of things though, it was a great party and celebration of the late great producer/emcee. ¬†For more photos check out Kelly Connelly’s Flickr.

~E Major

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