May 25, 2022
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Record Listening Party
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Listen together to "Donuts" by J. Dilla with hosts DJ Jeff Ray and Greg Sutherland of House of Records.
Join hosts DJ Jeff Ray and Greg Sutherland of House of Records to listen together to "Donuts" by J. Dilla.
It's one of the most popular, influential, and innovative hip-hop albums of this young century, "Donuts" is a dizzying mix of found samples, chopped-up snippets of obscure 70s soul records, and old commercials. While some label it simply as instrumental hip-hop, others consider it a form of "sound sculpture."
Dilla famously recorded it while laying on a hospital bed, using a stripped-down home studio set-up and a crate of his favorite records. It was released on his 32nd birthday, three days before his death.