Fans Can Anticipate Online Archives of New Material from Late Producers/DJs
My Nguyen April 30, 2012
Die-hard fans can expect to sample some of the industry’s finest DJs/producers’ record collections as well as previously unheard of material.
According to AllHipHop News, Jeff Bubeck, who owns the Royal Oak-based record store UHF in Detroit, was cleaning out an abandoned storage unit when he found over 7,000-8,000 records, notebooks, notes and other handwritten artifacts by the late J.Dilla.
Bubeck immediately returned the possessions to Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, whose producer son, J.Dilla, died February 10, 2006 from Lupus.
Ms. Yancey told AllHipHop.com that Bubeck had declined offers from around the world to sell J.Dilla’s material.
“He is my hero. He truly is,” Ms. Yancey described Bubeck to the hiphop site. “It was really good to be with him and to see him and to see the type of person he was. He just broke down, because he’s a remarkable father and understood.”
Also, late legendary BBC1 DJ, John Peel’s record collection will be made available online starting Tuesday. According to Prefix Magazine, the BBC and the British Arts Council are working together to create The Space, an experimental digital space where people can interact in and as well as see Peel’s own notes, view archived performances, and see interviews he had conducted.
The music magazine also mentions that the project will be updating at a rate of 100 records per week. Peel’s collection contained over 65,000 items of material. Although copyright laws prevent the actual albums from being streamed, other alternatives include links to services like Spotify and iTunes.
Video and home videos will also uploaded onto the online archive.
Photo courtesy of Tria Prima Records via Flickr.