The UK’s only official J Dilla tribute sanctioned by the James Yancey Foundation and Dilla’s Family.
With J Dilla’s closest collaborators performing a secret live set this is certain to be the most explosive J Dilla Changed My Life tribute to date. This one is going to be hard to beat to make sure you grab tickets as this is sure to sell out.
The UK’s only official J Dilla tribute that is sanctioned by his family, the James Yancey Foundation and the J Dilla estate returns to The Jazz Cafe for what is sure to be another exceptional night in tribute to the greatest hip-hop and r&b producer of all time.
As ever a crew of DJs wanting to pay their respects and willing to give up their time and talents for free bless the stage. The man behind The Doctor’s Orders and these years of Dilla tributes Spin Doctor is joined by friends Kidkanevil, DJ LoK, and The Doctor’s Orders residents Russ Ryan and Mo Fingers.
In his brief 32 years James Yancey otherwise known as Jay-Dee or J-Dilla, created a new sound for hip-hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that he has been described as a visionary, a genius and the quintessential producers’ producer by many of the most respected names in the game. The fact that both Pharell Williams & Kanye West name him as their major inspiration speaks volumes to the influence of his distinctive “Dilla sound”.
His own albums Rough Draft and Donuts on Stones Throw, Welcome 2 Detroit and The Shining on BBE Records alongside Jay Loves Japan and his work on his brother Illa-J’s album Yancey Boys, stand out as masterpieces of modern music production and capture the imagination of producers, DJs and all music lovers across the world. A selection of his work has even been released in full orchestral form on the brilliant Suite For Ma Dukes.