FP001 - Studies in Hunger (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

by Dillon & Paten Locke

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes original 2009 liner notes & art work by Lev3l + the 'Hot Mess' Digi-Single Cover & even some Thanksgiving Recipes from Dillon & Paten Locke.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Vinyl is expected to arrive & ship sometime in December/January.

    Peace this is Dillon, ya'll. Originally released in 2009 on Domination Recordings, 'Studies in Hunger' is my debut album as 'Dillon' and is produced entirely by Paten Locke (RIP). The album features Chuck D, Cool Calm Pete, Stacy Epps, Supa Dave West, Akrobatik, H2O of Massinfluence, Willie Evans Jr. & Lady Daisey - as well as scratches + multiple verses & appearances from Paten.

    The writing process began in late 2005 when I linked up with Paten aka DJ Therapy and scooped the first batch of beats (What would become 'Concentrate', 'Identify', 'Spin' & 'Shake'.) It was a lengthy recording process at Batsauce's 'Green T Studios' in Jacksonville, FL that included MANY re-writes & re-recordings + a grip of new skits & interludes I recorded at my new setup in Atlanta circa 2008. Studies in Hunger was finally released on limited CD only in 12/11/2009.

    Fast forward to 2013 - Domination Recordings has folded (Peace & love, DJ!) and I had the rights back to my album. At this point streaming was all the way popping and 'Studies in Hunger' was nowhere to be found! Paten & I saw this as an opportunity to release music under our own imprint and out of this necessity, FULL PLATE was born. Our first release was the digital re-issue of Studies in Hunger which we paired with a remix version of the entire album produced solely by Supa Dave West. This was sold on an oven mitt shaped flash-drive attached to an actual oven mitt, obviously.

    Fast forward again because it's 2019 and this album is turning 10 f&*$!ng years old. Earlier this year, P and I made plans to finally give this album the vinyl treatment it deserves. Then he got his diagnosis and left us on his own time, so I'm here to humbly follow through and stick to the plan.

    That being said - after digging up the original masters I quickly realized that they would not work for a proper vinyl pressing. They were sizzling hot! I found 2 burned DVDs that Batsauce sent me before he moved to Berlin (for what turned out to be FOREVER) which contained MOST of the original stems - but definitely not all - nor were they always the most updated version of the song. Needless to say I had my work cut out for me. First I had to buy a DVD player because WOW - 4 computers over here and NONE of them have a disc drive! So I took all the stems that I had, threw em in Pro Tools and dove in. I more or less had to meticulously re-create and remix the album from scratch. It was a mind f&*k. In most cases I stayed true to the final release version - in some cases I went back to the original version we recorded with Batsauce (notice the different intro). Needless to say after countless hours I think I've got it sounding pretty decent.

    So after 10 years, this cleaned up & newly mixed & mastered album will be pressed up for the very first time on olive green vinyl. With the original artwork by DJ Neff aka Level 3 & a BONUS 7" featuring 2 of the Supa Dave West Recipes. (Hot Mess & Shake feat. Akrobatik & Willie Evans Jr. ). The album will come with a Download Card + a special insert that will be a tribute to Paten Locke.

    Stay tuned, thanks for your time. This is all dedicated to P.

    Dillon // FULL PLATE

    Includes unlimited streaming of FP001 - Studies in Hunger (10 Year Anniversary Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The deluxe digital reissue of the debut album from Duval's own, Dillon & Paten Locke (2009). Includes a lost track AND an exclusive Paten Locke Remix. Re-Released on FULL PLATE on August 6, 2013.


released December 8, 2009

Raps: Dillon
Beats, Cuts & also Raps: Paten Locke

Artwork: DJ Neff
FULL PLATE Logo: Kenski for Nufsed

Features: Supa Dave West, Lady Daisey, H2O (of Massinfluence), , Akrobatik, Willie Evans Jr, Stacy Epps, Cool Calm Pete & Chuck D.

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by: Batsauce
at Green T Studios in Jacksonville, FL 2009/2013


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Dillon (US) Atlanta

Dillon currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He makes food & music & thinks he is a lot funnier than people actually think he is. He is left handed. Scratch that, he only writes with his left hand. In college, as a teppanyaki chef, he cooked salmon & scallops for Chuck D. ... more

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