- 17 Feb 22
Listen to 'Untitled/Fantastic 22 Remix' below.
Denise Chaila and Brazilian duo Deekapz have joined forces to share a remix of the late, great producer J Dilla's 'Untitled/Fantastic'. The original track featured on Fantastic, Vol, 2 (2000), the second album from Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village – of which J Dilla, aka James Dewitt Yancey, was an original member, alongside rappers Baatin and T3.
Chaila and Deekapz's remix has been released by Mochilla, a production house built by Los Angeles-born artist Eric Coleman and Limerick photographer/filmmaker B+ (Brian Cross), who relocated to L.A. in 1990.
The remix coincides with Mochilla's release of Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes on streaming services for the first time on February 22. The project, recorded in February 2009, finds L.A.-based composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson paying tribute to Dilla by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchestra, featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuous, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more.
'Untitled/Fantastic 22 Remix' features additional backing vocals by Chaila's fellow narolane artists God Knows and MuRli, as well as Cork producer Ian Ring.
Taking to Twitter, Chaila commented: "Being given the chance to remix a J Dilla song has been one of the most incredible things I’ve been trusted with in music so far."
J Dilla died in 2006, from a combination of TTP and lupus. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential producers in hip-hop – working with the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Common, D12, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Guru, Talib Kweli, and more, as well as releasing classic albums of his own, including Donuts, which came out three days before his death.
Listen to 'Untitled/Fantastic 22 Remix' below:
Listen to Slum Village's 'Untitled/Fantastic' below: