Slum Village, the group which once counted the late J Dilla as a member, are set to to release a new album, Evolution, this June, and they'll be kicking off an international tour this week in support of it. That tour hits NYC on April 30 at Santos Party House. The show is looking pretty solid, with music by Mick Boogie and DJ Martin, and performances by Tanya Morgan and Skyzoo, in addition to The Action Figures, Citi Lightz, and Singapore Kane. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
In related news, two previously unreleased J Dilla songs have surfaced on a new 12": "Trucks" (which prominently samples Gary Numan's "Cars") and "Anthem." Both feature Dilla rapping, in addition to producing. Stream them below.
J Dilla - "Trucks"
J Dilla - "Anthem"
Slum Village -- 2013 Tour Dates
April 19 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
April 20 Pasadena, CA The Terrace
April 30 New York, NY Santos w/ Mick Boogie, Tanya Morgan, Skyzoo
May 1 Philadelphia, PA Blockley
May 2 Providence, RI Firehouse 13
May 3 Cambridge, MA Middle East
May 4 Burlington, VT Signal Kitchen
May 5 Montreal, QC Cabaret Underworld
May 6 Quebec City, QC L'Autre Zone
May 8 Hamilton, ON This Ain't Hollywood
May 9 Toronto, ON Annex Wreckroom
May 10 London, ON Club LG
May 15 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
May 16 London, UK Cable
May 17 Manchester, UK Sound Control
May 18 Munster, Germany Skaters Palace w/ Redman, ONYX, Masta Ace, RA The Rugged Man, Dynasty
May 23 Milan, Italy Biko Club
May 24 Aarau, Switzerland Kiff
May 25 Brussels, Belgium Brass
June 14 Chicago, IL Reggie's
July 25 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
July 26 Miami, FL The Stage