A night in tribute to the life & work of a true Hip-Hop genius
Speaking from experience, this is a night that you cannot miss! For the third year in a row Manchester’s Hip-Hop community are coming together to celebrate the life and work of the one and only James ‘J-Dilla’ Yancey. Always sold out in advance this event has become the not to be missed date of the year, much like it’s London equivalent now in it’s 7th year.
This year the brilliant Detroit MC and friend of Dilla’s Phat Kat on host while some of the UK’s best DJs pay tribute to a producer that has influenced them all. With Spin Doctor mixing an all AV set, special guest Kidkanevil both alongside Manchester’s own Me Scruff, Hoya Hoya, In The Loop & Juicy residents there is a phenomenal amount of talent on show tonight all giving up their time for free to raise money for the J-Dilla Foundation and Lupus UK.
With yet another exclusive T-shirt designed and printed just for these events available alongside Dilla produced CDs and more this event is sure to be another huge success!
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 & 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” & “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. A selection of his work has even been released in full orchestral form on the brilliant “Suite For Ma Dukes”.
9pm-3am Friday 1st February 2012
@ Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Manchester M4 1QB
Minimum donation £6 in advance
Advance tickets & details…
All proceeds from the night are donated to the J-Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK.
DJs performing for free on the night in loving memory are…
Mr Scruff (Dilla Breaks Set)
Spin Doctor (Dilla AV Set)
Illum Sphere b2b Jon K (Hoya Hoya)
Jonny Dub (Hoya Hoya)
Agent J b2b DJ A-UP (In The Loop)
Mr E (TTD)
Oscar Wildstyle & Wiggie Smalls (Juicy)
Hosted by Phat Kat (Detroit)