Rhythm Roulette w/ Nottz (And J Dilla, Kind Of)

blame it on Patrick Glynn April 21, 2016

The latest round in Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette series is interesting. The way the game usually work, a producer will go into a record store, blindly pick three records and make a beat or two out of them.

This time around, though, Nottz gets to take a spin on the boards a bit differently. Instead of having a whole record store to choose from, the Norfolk, Virginia native got to pick three vinyl from a batch of records consisting only of records J Dilla sampled from.

HIs selections? Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Daft Punk’s Daft Club and Live Convention ’81, a compilation from the beginnings of hip-hop featuring the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and more. It seems like he picked tracks from each record to make beats out of, finishing with a light, piano-led head-bobber with a sample from the Herbie Hancock project.

Watch the session below.