“It’s tricky coming up with a sophomore album,” Dela says. “One could say it’s about taking the essence of your past work and bringing it to another level, without doing the same thing twice.” With that in mind he made the half instrumental album ‘Translation Lost’ with guest appearances by Blu, Reach and others.
Japan is a calm, patient and dignified Nation and will no doubt build from the recent tsunami disaster. However, in order to do that they will need as much help as possible. It is with that in mind that A Bridge Too Far Recordings and The Find Magazine have teamed up to show financial support to the rescue and rehabilitation efforts.
‘Chemistry’ is one of the first words that come to mind when I think of Dela and Blu. I mean, I don’t know anything about the chemistry between the talented producer and well-respected emcee, but these artists together on one track is a guaranteed match. They already did the trick on ‘Mars (Remix)’ off Dela’s first ‘Atmosphere Airlines’ compilation and on the song ‘Vibrate’ off Dela’s amazing debut album.
Hip Hop has expanded from something that was local (United States) to something that impacts the world. American based hip-hop CD’s have been impacted by the influx of international talent, such as Shuko, 20 Syl, Dj Honda, Dj Mitsu The Beats, The Returners, Hitfarmers, Snowgoonz, Jazz Liberatorz and more. Dela is a French producer who is sought after by emcees worldwide because his style is nostalgic and reminiscent of when hip hop producers utilized the sample as well as soul and jazz music.