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illy B Eats report archives

illy B Eats Remix - illy B Eats 3 LP - CD (7/17/06)

We are still accepting any remix ideas using beats from illy B Eats vols. 2+3
Don't hesitate to send in any ideas. Plans to finish another remix record by end of year.
Thanx!
- illy B 7/17/06


illy B Eats II remix (2/9/05)

There is still time to send in your remixes.
I'm really not blown away by most submissions and I'm thinking about taking the remixes into my own hands. Looks like this may be the end of another era. I don't know if most of you are just not inspired by the beats or just lazy. I am already working on illy B Eats 3 !! and will make another remix record with or without you (whoever you are)!!

PS- I would like to thank everyone who did send in remixes (all 25 of you).

-illy B (February 2, 2005, N.J.)


illy B Eats II (9/27/04)

After releasing the second volume of drum breaks "illy B Eats Volume 2" (CD & Vinyl) I have received some submissions for another possible remix record (Drop The Needle AMT008). I'm still not sure if I will put together another remix or not. It really depends on the music and collaborative efforts and feedback of others. I am very happy with this second edition of breaks and several DJ's seem to dig it. So, feel free to send some ideas or remixes to "illy Eats" Amulet Records, PO Box 311, Closter, NJ 07624-0311

illy B


The new illy B Eats remix record is about to be launched! (07/02/02)

The title of the double CD is Drop The Needle - illy B Eats Remixes & Breakbeats. This compilation is now available in stores. The new "Drop The Needle" web page is now up with lots of information and sound clips of every track! Go to the "Drop The Needle" page for ordering info!

My guest artists include Miho Hatori (Gorillaz, Cibo Matto), Jennifer Charles (Lovage/Dan The Automator, Elysian Fields), John Medeski & Chris Wood (MMW, Iggy Pop), DJ Olive (Thurston Moore, Turntable Sessions), Cyro Baptista (John Zorn, Trey Anastasio), Calvin Weston (Lounge Lizards, Ornette Coleman), DJ Mister Rourke and many more....

Stay tuned and sign up to the Amulet Mailing list on our home page.

illy B


The mp3 samples previously available on this page have timed out.

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"Drop The Needle"
& "Antidote" pages to download new mp3s!

illy B Eats submission report update (1/24/02)

The last minute rush of music came in as I predicted and I'm blown away with a lot of it . I haven't meticulously counted them all but, my estimate is about 62 different submissions received to date. They have come from Japan (1), Canada (1), USA (60+) & the UK (1).

At this time, I have been notifying potential candidates for the remix project with questions regarding samples. Some of you have done a great job with using other artists samples but , it makes it almost impossible to use some of that material because of sample clearance bureaucracy, copyrights, publishing fees, etc... Others have used a combination of performance with obscure and original samples that work really well. I cannot give everyone a personal critique of their submission. You will hear from me soon if I am considering using your track for the record. If you want to make sure I have received your CD: email me at billy@amuletrecords.com and I will let you know eventually. Please be patient.

I think we already have a great record with the outside submissions alone. I will still include a few special guest "celebrities" to play, sing or rap along with some tracks and hopefully, some new hot remixes from a few of them.

I have a couple of new MP3's (that may make the final double CD compilation!) for your dining pleasure: Stainless Steele and DJ Image's "Salt Water", Sex w/Robots' (from Sacramento, CA) "Moderndicksealand" & Spacefuzz : "Flying Saucer". Just a glance of what's to come!

Thank you all for participating and supporting Amulet Records,

illy B


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(11/16/01)

Things are developing nicely with the illy B Eats compilation project. After playing with Kid Koala and DJ P-Love on Halloween, I've asked those two bad asses to collaborate with me. P Love is definitely available in December and we will get together in the studio along with Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto) and maybe Smokey Hormel (Beck, Tom Waits guitarist). Both Miho & Smokey have a new band Os Afro-Sambas that I have had the pleasure of playing with. Others may include the horn section from the Brooklyn based Afro beat group Antibalas. DJ RPM sent in another smoking track that I will include (check out the soundbite to the left). But, I will probably have a guest vocalist redo the singing and add some prose. The submissions are very slow but, I know we'll have a slight rush by the end of the year. I know of a couple of friends that will deliver soon. I'm hoping to have at least 2-3 more head bobbing submissions from strangers that kick ass. One person from Japan sent in an all vocal composition added to the beats and it's hilarious. It borders on 20th century modern classical and bad- soul singing. I don't think I will use it entirely but, may use his sick intro. Scotty Hard and I will spend a couple of days recording, mixing and spinning our ideas including some tracks from the live Turntable Sessions that he contributed to. P love used some of my beats on the upcoming MMW Blue Note 2002 spring release that should prove to be very cool. I may add some MP3's later in December. So, keep in touch!

-illy B

The mp3 samples previously available on this page have timed out.

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"Drop The Needle"
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(09/11/01)

So far the submissions I have received (20) in general, don't cut the mustard. Except for one dude: DJ RPM (click the link to download a sample). This dude is so bad ass that I will probably collaborate with him on other stuff for the compilation. He calls himself a "cowboy phonographologist" and I'm very fortunate to hook up with him. A lot of other peeps said they're working on mixes but, I haven't seen or heard shit. The deadline is December 31, 2001. So get it together. This is your chance to get your bad ass self up and out on the streets, homes and radio stations of the minions.

Some musician friends who are working on a mix for the compilation: DJ Logic, Cyro Baptista, John Scofield, Scotty Hard, DJ Olive. I will get Steve Cannon to read from his book "Groove, Bang and Jive Around". I may use the live Turntable Sessions recordings with DJ Olive , Ikue Mori, John Medeski, Chris Wood, DJ Logic, Mark Anthony Thompson, Mike Ill, Daniel Carter, Charlie Burnham Dean Bowman, Marty Ehrlich and Scotty Hard as source material for other tracks.

I'm very confident that this record is going to kick ass. This is a dream for me that started way back in the late 70s' when I entered into hip-hop awareness.

Yours truly,
illy B


 

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