I've got two things to say in response to De La Soul planting 100 copies of the instrumental LP of "Smell the D.A.I.S.Y." within NYC, L.A., Chicago, Detroit, and San Francisco area records stores. One, De La is so f*cking true to the culture in everything they do and how they do it. Two, this is going to be one huge cluster f*ck. Good luck to anyone who's going after these because my guess is that you'll have a bitter taste regardless of whether you come up with a copy or not. Regardless of the outcome, an excellent to idea to promote vinyl, record stores, De La, and Dilla.
We are happy to announce the release of the limited edition vinyl of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” in-stores 4/18. The vinyl will be a all instrumental version of the “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” project. It contains 12 tracks that include all 11 of the “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” instrumentals plus one exclusive never heard before J Dilla beat.
We decided to release a all instrumental version of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” to give people the experience of a J Dilla beat tape that we were so lucky to receive. These beat tapes were the springboard that generated creation and generated inspiration for us.The vinyl release is very, very limited, only 100 copies will be released to stores, to resemble the limited amount of beat tapes that Dilla would send out to artists like Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Busta, and De La.Dilla was a heavy crate digger that scoured the earth digging for exclusive vinyl to sample, and if you want this vinyl project you’ll have to dig the same. We are not releasing the record store information so if you would like to find a copy go to www.wearedelasoul.com for clues and also our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages for the vinyl whereabouts. Happy digging!