Los Angeles as addressee: J.Rocc is due to release his new album »A Wonderful Letter« on Stones Throw Records on June 17, 2022 – and what else could it be, given the title, but a love letter to this city? For over 20 years, J.Rocc has been an integral part of the scene there, once establishing the turntablism crew Beat Junkies in Orange County. He made his mark with recordings like »Some Cold Rock Stuf« and »Beats On Tap(e)«. Comparisons with Madlib and J Dilla inclusive. (Which are not just references, since collaborations have also taken place over the years). Neither will J.Rocc be rid of them with his new record.
Rich beats, great flow
In the pre-release track »One«, the wind sweeps through the beats, while a few vocal samples report turmoil. »L.A. Anthem« with LMNO and Key Kool then offers exactly what the title promises: lush beats, great flow, sunshine in the sound and that typical vibe that simply surrounds the releases on Stones Throw. And if J.Rocc wanted to give something back to his favourite city – he could hardly have sent it a nicer message than this music.
Vinyl will come later, but from September 9 »A Wonderful Letter« will be available in a Smoke Orange Vinyl Edition exclusively in good Ol’ Germany from yours truly HHV Records.