Los Angeles, California based DJ/Producer DJ Earl-E is dropping an instrumental album called “Duke of Earl-E”. The album features samples of jazz great Duke Ellington flipped into boom bap HipHop gems for the ears. The track we were really feeling off the project was the intro track “Duke Swing Intro”. In the beat he took a upright bass sample, Duke Ellington’s classic “It Don’t Mean A Thing”, Stevie Wonder’s Horns from “Sir Duke”, and classic samples of emcee’s rapping about Duke Ellington. It’s all mashed up nicely within that classic Bob James Nautilus sample. He also through in a sample from the classic song “Duke Of Earl” at the end. THIS IS HIPHOP!
About Duke Of Earl-E:
Hip-hop rarely visits the era of music created in the 1920’s and 30’s. This long-time hip-hop DJ reworks be-bop and big band into boom bap and beyond, using the palette of one of the greatest composers of the 20th or any other century, known as “The Duke.”