Yu of Diamond District – Before Taxes Album [Download]

It seems that hardly a week goes by without Mellow Music Group releasing either an album or a video or some kind of online treat. Frequency of output is rarely a selling point that screams quality, but with a sizeable team of artists who’ve proven their worth, it’s generally worth checking out what they have to offer.

It turns out I’m about a year late on this one, the solo album from Diamond District’s Yu.  Given that it’s been out there for some time, I’ll save a detailed analysis because I’m sure plenty of other people have already done a better job of that than I would, but in short, if you liked Diamond District’s In The Ruff album, you’ll like this and if you’ve not heard Diamond District’s album, do your self a favour and go and get that too.  Anyhow, this album is now available as a free download so grab it via the links below:


About musicofsubstance

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties. Came to prominence as a club DJ through involvement in Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In recent years a steady output of high profile mix albums has allowed me to DJ worldwide. Currently compiling a series of mix albums for the BBE label and producing an album for BBC New Urban Music Bursary award winning 7 piece jazz / soul outfit 'Maylight'.
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