Sunday, 10 January 2010
7pm - Midnight Sunday 7th February 2009
275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL
£5 in advance or on the door.
£30 VIP Tickets grant exclusive access to VIP bar and balcony & include an exclusive J-Dilla T-Shirt & CD.
All proceed from the night will be donated to the J-Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK
DJs performing for free on the night in loving memory are…
Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM / Extended Players)
Mr Thing (BBE / Extended Players)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders)
Sarah Love (1xtra / MTV)
Marc Mac (4Hero / Visioneers)
DJ LoK (Dilla breaks set)
Bruce Wayne (Unreleased beats set)
Room 2 hosted by
Hip-Hop Karaoke Dillaoke Special & Livin’ Proof.
To celebrate what would have been James “J-Dilla” Yancey’s 36th Birthday we are throwing our 4th annual tribute to the greatest Hip-Hop producer of all time. As ever there has no been no shortage of top name DJs wanting to offer their services for free in order to mark their respect for the man who created the beats that keep clubs they work bumping week in week out guaranteeing our strongest line up to date.
4 years after his untimely death from complications brought on by Lupus disease
J-Dilla’s status and appeal continues to grow so we expect what is widely regarded as “THE” Hip-Hop event of the year to be even more popular than the previous 3 years that have seen Cargo packed to capacity within two hours of opening. We have pre-empted this not only by moving to a larger venue but through the availability of more advance tickets including the special VIP tickets that grant access to the VIP bar and balcony and special delivery of the ever popular exclusive T-Shirts designed for the event and a CD of Dilla’s work.
In his brief 32 years J-Dilla, otherwise known as Jay-Dee or James Yancey created and shaped 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 & the quintessential producers’ producer by some 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” & “Donuts” on Stones Throw, “Welcome 2 Detroit” & “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 & all music lovers across the world. Some of the UK’s most respected DJs will be stepping up on the night to play their favorite tracks by a true legend.