Jet Jaguar 'Four' remix #7: K*Saba
Fuck this guy. He goes and makes all these great beats, including an EP I was even kind enough to go on about last year. I deliberately seek out beatmakers for remixes, setting up a nice angle for this release. He picks the most Dilla-flavoured beat from the originals. And then turns in a completely beatless remix built entirely around layering up heaps of horn parts.
It's like he got the idea that I might be into ambient music or some bullshit. Or like he thinks just because he did sound for a theatre production in the last International Arts Festival that he knows something about anything.
'Awry Smile' is another one I've been playing out regularly for years. I remember listening to Slum Village's 'Players' a million times and going back to that boring final Tribe album to re-investigate the beats. Then a couple of years later when Dilla died I posted the track online because really it was a kind of shallow rip of what I liked most about his beats.
It's funny going back and looking at what I wrote at the time I first uploaded it because I basically said the same stuff then! Glad my memory's not playing tricks.