Mass Appeal's latest episode of Rhythm Roulette features one of Virginia's finest producers Nottz. Active for over 2 decades, Nottz has crafted certified bangers for the likes of D.V. Alias Khrist, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Pusha T, J Dilla and many more.
Picking from J Dilla’s old sample material and production, Nottz comes up with Live Convention ’81 (a live comp featuring Grandmaster Flash), Daft Punk’s remix album Daft Club, and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. He uses pieces of all three records to reconstruct an entirely new drum pattern, for a glimpse into Nottz’s take on Dilla’s notoriously deep crates. The two were close friends, and Nottz was able to offer a past collaboration, “The Shining, Pt. 1 (Diamonds)” on the recently released The Diary.