Line-up /The Extended Playerz: Shortee Blitz, Mr Thing, Harry Love, Marc Mac (4 Hero / Visioneers), DJ Spin Doctor (The Doctor's Orders), Morgan Spacek, DJ Rags & DJ LoK
J-DILLA CHANGED MY LIFE
A night in tribute to the life & work of a true Hip-Hop genius.
7pm-Midnight Sunday 15th February 2009
@ Cargo 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2
Minimum donation £5 on the door or in advance through
www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444771000.
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…
The Extended Playerz: Shortee Blitz, Mr Thing & Harry Love
Marc Mac (4Hero / Visioneers)
DJ Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders),
DJ Rags & DJ Lok
To mark the 3rd Anniversary of his passing on 10th February 2006 & to celebrate what would have been his 34th Birthday on 7th February 2007 The Doctor’s Orders are throwing the third annual party dedicated to the memory and the music of this incredible Hip-Hop producer; J-Dilla. Once again 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. Nor will there be a shortage of the people who are looking to get in and party. These events have become the highlight of many Hip-Hop heads calendar and have been full to capacity within two hours of opening for the last 2 years so we mean it when we say arrive early to avoid disappointment!
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 J-Dilla 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.
The Extended Players are the UK’s strongest Hip-Hop DJ dream team & will be represented on the night by Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM), Mr Thing & Harry Love. 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.
DJ Spin Doctor is firstly a massive fan of J-Dilla and as the driving force behind The Doctor’s Orders promotions so there was no way this event was not going to happen every year to celebrate the memory of his favourite producer bar none. It is his passion for Dilla’s work and this event in particular that has guaranteed that it is the not to be missed event of the year!
Having played at the launch party for J-Dilla’s “The Shining” (BBE Records) & both tribute nights so far Marc Mac (4Hero / Visioneers) is back on board again to show the influence his incredible body of work had on him as both a DJ & producer. New to the line up this year is a man who has enjoyed the privilege of working alongside and remixing beats for J-Dilla, Morgan Spacek. An incredible producer in his own right he will be among many new friends at this packed out night.
DJ Rags has been repping J-Dilla for as long as he has been spinning. As one of the residents of London’s Livin' Proof night he has experienced first hand the effect his beats can have on an educated dance-floor. 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!