Screen print  – The Revolution Will Be In Avant Garde Gothic

Gil Scott Heron screen print by uchi clothing

This four colour limited edition screen print by uchi clothing is a tribute to the late legendary activist, musician, poet and author, Gil Scott-Heron and from the same era, the typeface ITC Avant Garde Gothic.

The Revolution Will Be In Avant Garde Gothic – screen print

16 four colour hand pulled screen prints on 300gsm Somerset White paper. Each one signed and numbered by the artist. Print size 38 x 42cm. Printed at Spike Print Stuidos, Bristol by uchi clothing. Available OVER HERE and from the uchi website.

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Now We May Begin Again T shirts by uchi clothing

Then and Now – Classic uchi T shirts

Here’s some old and new. A look back at the original uchi classic T shirt No 18 – Now We May Begin and the 2016 remix, Now We May Begin Again.

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The original images uses 4 photos from a series of 36 taken in sequence. From selecting the vinyl (Natural Selection) to the needle dropping on the record as shown on Always Use Clean Needles.  The remix is more subtle than the original T shirt design. The “sample” – the first verse from Randy Crawford’s song of the same name has been removed and the lines redrawn for a bigger print.

uchi T shirt - Now We May Begin Again

uchi T shirt – Now We May Begin Again

3 bears Banksy Tshirt by IX T shirts

Bear Window Lovers

Otherwise known as “Whose been sleeping in my bed” or just “3 Bears” this is IX T shirts parody of Banksy’s stencil, Window Lovers,  situated on Bristol’s busy Park Street.

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Banksy 3 Bears T shirt by IX Tshirts

Spiral denim blue Tshirt by IX

Spiral T shirt by IX T shirts

The first drops of the new “Spiral” T shirt by IX T shirts is another classic optical illusion based design. Dizzy your friends with this grey on denim blue T shirt OVER HERE

Spiral denim blue  T shirt by IX

uchi clothing vs J Dilla – Album cover

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J Dilla Photo: Roger Erickson

Source: www.stonesthrow.com/jdilla

If you’re a fan of the late legendary Hip Hop/neo soul producer J Dilla, you’ll know how much he is loved around the world as a prolific producer, beat maker and musician. He has produced tracks for the likes of Slum Village, The Roots, Janet Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Pharcyde… The list is as huge as his respect from fans and artists alike. Many of my favourite Hip Hop joints have been produced by J Dilla, aka Jay Dee, despite not always being aware at the time he was the producer. Recently, I dug out some of my Erykah Badu and D’angelo albums (amongst others), just to listen closer to that ‘Dilla’ sound, the smooth breaks with that organic feel that made me instantly like them so much. That’s the beauty of true authentic art. You’re not meant to notice the technicalities or the cracks and imperfections, but it’s those things that make them so special and stand shoulders above the rest.

Legendary J Dilla

J Dilla first made his mark as a producer for Slum Village, in his home town of Detroit and in the early 2000s went on to have a solo career and collaborations. Anyone will tell you that this only skims the surface of his catalogue. I won’t go into details, I would suggest you listen to anything he was involved in and go from there. You’ll discover the enormous amount of praise and respect he receives and recognise it was all well deserved. Needless to say, his status amongst artist, fans, beat makers, vinyl seekers, musicians and those that ‘know’ is that close to a deity. Upon his untimely death in 2006, he had already amassed a huge collection of production credits on a variety of diverse projects. He is widely regarded as “one of the most influential Hip Hop artists” and a “producers favourite producer”.

Sadly, after suffering for a long time with the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpuran, in February 2006, J Dilla died at 32 years old. His legacy lives on. His dedication to his craft is legendary. Stories about his beat making methods, his mastery of equipment and rolling up to gigs in his wheelchair have given him cult status and inspired musicians worldwide. J Dilla underground beat tapes have being circulated and bootlegged, tribute albums have been produced and his work has been translated for a 60-piece orchestra.

Timeless – Suite for Ma Dukes

Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes album cover

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Mochilla Presents): Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes (The Music Of James “Dilla” Yancey)



This orchestrated homage to J Dilla’s work, brings me to why I’m writing this. Timeless – Suite for Ma Dukes – composed and arranged by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson in 2009, pays tribute to Dilla, interpreting his work into sublime orchestral pieces. It features artists such as Bilal, Common, Dwele, Karriem Riggins, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli and more. Timeless – Suite for Ma Dukes is, as well as everything else Dilla put his hand to, well a worth a listen.
 

Here is a work in progress. My own version of the Timeless – Suite for Ma Dukes album cover. I wanted to capture Dilla’s intricate style, the classical elements, his layered loops and samples. I wanted to create something that looked elegant, intricate and, well, “timeless”. Timeless J Dilla timeless-dilla-vice2

J Dilla aka James Yancey, Jay Dee 1974-2006. For more J Dilla visit www.j-dilla.com. Watch Timeless – Suite for Ma Dukes

Videos: The Pharcyde – Drop (1995) Raekwon – House of Flying Daggers (2009)
Janet Jackson – Got ‘Til It’s Gone (Ummah Jay Dee’s Revenge Mix) (1997) Suite For Ma Dukes Orchestra – Untitled / Fantastic (A Tribute To J Dilla) (2009)