both examples are simple 2-bar loops of old samples
Attributing that 'technique' to Dilla is taking the hero worship a bit too far heh
Yeah can't comment on the dilla track, but I know for sure that the Washed Out track is just a four bar loop, including the toms. I know because I've recreated this track. It isn't anything complicated or pioneered by dilla.
Not to mention the whole point of the ruff draft album was that it was supposed to sound like a simple "rough draft"...which was the opposite of what Dilla was known for at the time during the Soulquarian era.
He even says it in one of the intros..."straight loops...f*ck it". Dilla was just going back one the original simple ways of using samples.
Most popular sample based songs have been straight loops. Intricate chops that work really well (enough to be a hit) are the exception.
Even in dance music a lot of the biggest tracks the past 10-15 years have been primarily loops. It's no surprise that washed out was a loop. When I heard it, to me it sounded like a 45 played at 33 and then looped...and that's what I liked about it.
My suggestion the original poster is to get off youtube and go to a real record store.