Inspired by DillaPosted on Feb 6, 2012 by Julius |
On Feb 7th, 1974 James Dewitt Yancey, aka J Dilla or Jay Dee, was born; on Feb 10th, 2006, this emblematic hip hop producer sadly passed away… and so we claim this week as “Inspired by Dilla”
In honour of Dilla’s musical legacy, how inspired he was by music and how much of an inspiration he still is to others, Tjunk decided to raise money to support the J Dilla Foundation! In their store you’ll find a series of ‘Inspired by Dilla’ T–shirts including one designed by LDBK’s favorite Oli-B. The profit made on these T-shirts will be fully donated to the J Dilla Foundation, to help them fund inner-city music programs.
LDBK regulars, Vlada Stojanovic and TomE composed this playlist telling Dilla’s story: starting with a track featuring his father, originals he sampled, his own creations and ending with tracks from artists that he inspired… you can listen to this playlist on 22Tracks and on Mixcloud.
This is also the perfect occasion to offer this track recorded some 3 years ago by Louis Van de Leest Jr. aka LuiGi (drums), Louis Van de Leest Sr. (violin), Hendrik Vanattenhoven (double bass) & Pierre Anckaert (fender rhodes) aka the Louie Gee Ensemble: a bossa-jazz version of Rene Costy’s Scrabble used by Dilla for “Fuck the Police“. More about this project released by Laid Back in collaboration with Jazzy Sport.
Turn it up!
Thank you Pascal at T-Junk for managing this project and to all artists involved.