For The Love: A Tribute To The Works of J Dilla, presented by Culture King | Free Download

Even though Dilla remembrance days were officially last month, the tributes still keep on coming [and rightly so!] Culture King throw their hat in to the circle via their five track presentation: For The Love, A Tribute To The Works of J Dilla.

This short but sweet release features exclusive numbers by producers Moka Only, DJ Pocket, Willie Green, Anacron, and Lex Boogie. The concept behind the release was that each producer was asked to reinterpret the originals that inspired notable J Dilla tracks.

Whereas the producers have done very well to distance themselves from the originals, you can hear the Dilla influence throughout the tracks. It’s not easy to take a track that has already been sampled and reinterpret it, especially if you’re familiar with it, more so if it is a Dilla track.

I will let you make up your own mind about what the best track is, but as ‘The Light’ is one of my favourite Dilla and Common collaborations, I was particularly drawn to DJ Pocket’s tribute.

Download: Culture King presents For The Love – A Tribute To The Works of J Dilla