Diggin’ In The Crates: DJ Day- The Day Before
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Dj Day is a dj/producer out of Palm Springs California who began djing back in the late 80's before officially making it his profession in 1995. His most acclaimed album, The Day Before, was released in 2007 and worked as a compilation LP of beats, singles, and remixes from the artist that were before only released exclusively on wax friends. For me, this album is timeless. Being introduced to it at the tender age of 17, it played a major role in not only helping me appreciate lyric-less/production-oriented music, but also in crafting my musical taste as a whole. After listening to The Day Before (and Entroducing by Dj Shadow...I found the two around the same time), I was turned on to other sample-based producers such as RJD2, Unkle, and Cut Chemist. Offered below are a few of my favorites from The Day Before, including the track "Four Hills," which was nominated "Track of the Year" by BBC Radio 1 back in '07. Enjoy the songs, but if you really want to understand the magnitude of this album, you need to listen to the whole thing.
Buy DJ Day's The Day Before now on iTunes