Illa J Releases Potatohead People Produced Instrumentals From Self-Titled Album
Illa J is proving to be omnipresent, dropping his highly buzzed about self-titled album in late 2015 and soon to be heard on Robert Glasper's Everything’s Beautiful, a Miles Davis tribute album (released May 27). Who additionally deserves a standing ovation is Potatohead People, the Vancouver-based production duo that constructed the entirety of Illa J's debut album.
Made up of Nick Wisdom and AstroLogical, the two define young artistry inspired by musical tastemakers of the past. Blending influence from 70's and 80's-era funk and jazz with tunes by OG hip hop pioneers, their extensive record collection draws some of the most highly regarded and valued pieces of music to date.
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They take these sounds, consume them and reawaken them to a modern audial voyage that is tasteful, fresh yet nostalgic. You can hear their intricacy in production in the newly released instrumentals of Illa J's latest record, highlighting credit where it's due. The full project will be out May 13, but you can stream it below via Bastard Jazz.