ILLY B EATS BOX SET (VOLUMES 1-3) Box set
"Recording as illy B, MMW drummer Billy Martin produced a series of breakbeats for DJs, shipped them off to some friends, and released Drop the Needle--an enthralling, diverse collection of beautiful noise grooves." - VILLAGE VOICE
The illy B Eats series is a compilation of the funkiest dance-hall beats by Medeski Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin. These drum tracks were specifically recorded for DJs, musicians, and fans of Martin's grooves. Performed, mixed, and mastered to make even the jaded nod their heads, it's bumpin', thumpin', and you'll be humpin' to these breaks!
Billy Martin continues to invite all artists for collaborations that contribute mixes using his beats from previous illy B Eats records. The past releases spawned two illy B Eats Remixed CDs (Drop the Needle and Antidote). Artists involved included Miho Hatori (Gorillaz, Cibo Matto, Smokey& Miho), Jennifer Charles (Lovage, Elysian Fields), John Medeski, Chris Wood, DJ Olive, Scotty Hard (Wu-Tang Clan, Cyro Baptista, John Zorn, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Simon), and Calvin Weston (John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, James "Blood" Ulmer). These CDs contain all the original tracks released between 2001 and 2006 as illy B Eats Vol. 1, 2, and 3. Produced by Wu-Tang and Prince Paul producer Scotty Hard.