Pitchfork is reporting that RJD2's new record is going to be self created live instrumentation. He has signed with XL recordings after making his last two records with the vaunted Def Jux. This from Pitchfork:
"I've gone rap free in 2006," claimed RJD2. The Columbus-by-way-of-Philadelphia producer spoke to Pitchfork earlier this week about his currently-untitled third album, which will be released on the indie- and electronic-centric label XL, rather than RJ's longtime home of Def Jux. And instead of the sampledelic hip-hop/electronica of previous albums Deadringer and Since We Last Spoke, the new album was recorded with live instrumentation played entirely by RJ himself.
[Keep reading here]. Hmm...this sounds intriguing while one part of me wants a new hip-hip/electronic RJ album the other part is interested on what he will cook up on a live instrumental record. RJ said the record would be out, "hopefully next year sometime, February/March/April-ish. If we're looking at May, I think that's kind of late."