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Feb 5

J-Dilla Changed My Life (London)

With Phat Kat, DJ LoK and 7 more artists at Scala


Sunday 5 February 2012 at 7:00pm


275 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL, United Kingdom

Tel: 02078332022


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A night in tribute to the life & work of a true Hip-Hop genius.

7pm-Midnight Sunday 5th February 2012
@ Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL

Minimum donation £6 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.

Advance tickets from / 08444771000.

All proceeds from the night are donated to the J-Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK

Special guest appearance by…
Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey (J-Dilla’s Mum)
Hosted By…
Phat Kat (Welcome to Detroit)

And DJs performing for free on the night in loving memory are…
Mr Thing (BBE / Extended Players)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders)
Harry Love (Extended Players)
Morgan Spacek
DJ LoK (Dilla breaks set)
& very special surprise guests

Room 2 hosted by
Main Squeeze & Classic Material

For the six years on the trot London’s No.1 Hip-Hop party promoters and thousands of dedicated fans have celebrated the life and work of the incredible James “J-Dilla” Yancey. This year a dream team of DJs (all spinning for free) are joined on stage by last year’s surprise guest, Dilla’s mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey. For the first time we have one of Dilla’s close friends & collaborators in the shape of Detroit’s own Phat Kat to come and host proceedings and maybe even perform a couple of his Dilla produced classics. Having rocked for The Doctor’s Orders three times before we all know what to expect of the dynamic Ronnie Cash.

Standing alone as THE Hip-Hop event of the year it is hard to better it year on year but with refreshed line up of DJs and an extremely special guest lined up there is no doubt this is going to be another party to remember in a packed to capacity Scala and as ever those wise enough to attend will have the chance to get their hands on another
t-shirt designed exclusively for the event.

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”.

As we strive to keep this annual event moving forward and something special we have refreshed the line up of DJs keeping with many of the same names that have rocked the event year on year but adding Kutmah, our host Phat Kat and a special surprise guest!

The Extended Players are the UK’s strongest Hip-Hop DJ dream team & will be represented on the night by Harry Love & Mr Thing. With a wealth of club, radio, production, mixtape & battle experience between them they are without a doubt the most versatile and well rounded team on the scene.

Spin Doctor is firstly a massive fan of J-Dilla and as the driving force behind The Doctor’s Orders promotions and this annual event in memory of his favourite producer he has now been blessed with the honour of now being appointed as the European representative for the J-Dilla Foundation.

One man who has enjoyed the privilege of working alongside and remixing beats for J-Dilla is Morgan Spacek. An incredible producer in his own right his sets for the last two years have raised the roof so expect more of the same tonight.

As a producer the influence of J-Dilla genius is apparent in Kidkanevil’s work that fuses the worlds of Jazz and Hip-Hop in modern soundscapes that are as lush as they are funky.

Kutmah joins us for the first time this year. With a sound clearly influenced by Dilla he jumped at the chance to get involved and is sure to tear the roof off.

DJ Lok who has never played a set without at least one J-Dilla beat slipped in somewhere. As a massive breaks collector he will be treating fans to a selection of the music that inspired the man that inspired so many!

Hosting room 2 this year we have two of the finest promotions to come through in recent years in the shape of Main Squeeze & Classic Material.

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