For its 20th anniversary, J Dilla’s 2001 solo debut 'Welcome 2 Detroit' is being reissued on vinyl via BBE Music.
Arriving on February 5th 2021, 'Welcome 2 Detroit - The 20th Anniversary Edition' will include a remastered version of the original album, along with instrumentals, alternate mixes, studio outtakes, demos and a book about the making of the album.
AKAI Pro are renowned for their hardware products. Over the course of history, their legendary MPC range has been used by iconic artists such as J DIlla, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Outkast, Big Boi and many more and continues to be a staple for many producers. The MPC is perfect for musicians who want to get their beats down rapidly on the fly - So in this video, Point Blank look at the AKAI Pro MPC One and show exactly how to make your first beat.
The J Dilla Music Tech Grant has been announced.
Named after the late Michigan producer, who was born James Dewitt Yancey in 1974, the grant will fund electronic music creation, recording and production training for public high school students in the U.S.
Marking ten years of ‘J Dilla Changed My Life’ parties, The Doctor’s Orders are throwing a mammoth bash to celebrate the genius of James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey.
Taking place at London’s Scala on 7th February, Dilla’s birthday, they’ve booked the biggest line-up to date, with performances from his brother Illa J, first MC partner Phat Kat, De La Soul’s DJ Maseo, Shortee Blitz and Kidkanevil.
All proceeds are going to the J Dilla Foundation and Lupus UK, with £10 the minimum donation.
This week sees the release of ‘Dillatronic’, a compilation of 41 rare J Dilla instrumentals. The album will be available digitally, on 3xLP vinyl, CD and in various deluxe edition packages with merch.
Dilla’s mum, Ma Dukes, has made the release available along with Vintage Vibez Music Group.
Amine Edge & DANCE are on a mission. Coming up from the not-so-mean streets of Marseilles, the production/DJ duo bonded as kids over a shared obsession for hip-hop’s greatest martyrs, Tupac and Biggie. Now, 15 years on, they’re injecting all they know and love about booty popping gangsta shit right into the heart of house music, and taking on the world with the slick, jacking result.