Thank you Jay Dee

An incredible night in the name of a legend. All profits (£230) were wired to the J Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK.

Thank you Jay Dee 

 Friday 5th Feb 2016 - Gwdihw Café Bar - Cardiff 

 It’s 10 years since the incredible ‘Donuts’ LP was released on Stones Throw Records on Dilla’s 32nd birthday. We’re marking this special occasion with a night dedicated to the genius himself, everyone’s favourite beat maker. We’ve got DJs / producers / collectors playing special Jay Dee dedicated sets to include his beats, raps, samples, influences and ‘post-Dilla’ sounds, including their own productions. 

 Line up: 

 - DARKHOUSE FAMILY (aka Earl Jeffers + Don Leisure) 


- DOUBLE CEE (Hully Gully) 

- MILES DAY (Sure Shot) 


 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, The Roots, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, Jaylib, 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. 

 Dilla’s 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”

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