Supa Dave West may not be a household name to some. However, he’s a dude that has put in his time over the years and is one of the few to do both production for De La Soul and Dilla. This time he is going for his though, and the 23 track instrumental record on Redefinition Records (K-Def, Damu The Fudgemonk among others) is a stone cold future classic. All of these tracks have a common thread: boom bap. This drummer/ producer illustrates why he’s done production for some of the best in the game. A nod to the Wild Style in “Rockwell” and the the moody (or should we say moogy) “Rags To Riches” sit lovely next to neck snapping, spicy as masala “Indian Buffet” (with its Bollywood sample) and a voice box boogie squawk of “Keep On Dancing”. We need to go on, because there are so many great tracks on his debut on ReDef. “Bounce” sounds like a long lost De La instrumental, while “Don’t Touch My Records” grabs that famous Diner record collecting sample Daniel Stern rant and puts it over a banger of a beat. “Dove’s Basement” is on some otha shizz, seriously. Hard as nails drums and a synth stab sample that is out there and works again and again. So many bangers and not mash on this one, you’d be hard pressed to find a bad track. Supa Dave West has put out so many good beats over the years: Talib Kweli, Ghostface, E-40, and then some. Let’s not forget his work with De La and Jay Dee. However, this collection is just for him. It’s for you too, so play it loud and often. Big up ReDefinition and Supa Dave West. Stream the record below. Digital available now, vinyl coming in September. Start saving your dough.
More info on ReDef site.