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J Dilla changed music with his unique production style and wonky beat patterns. Ahead of an expansive new book on his life and art, Marke Bieschke talks to author Dan Charnas about the enigmatic artist’s impact 

D is for Detroit. D is for Dilla. D is for ‘Donuts’, the legendary 31-track collection that James Dewitt Yancey — aka Jay Dee, aka...

New J Dilla biography will explore the life and influence of pioneering producer

A biography exploring the life and career of J Dilla is set to be published.

Dilla Time: The Life And Afterlife Of J Dilla, The...

On the eve of the 15th anniversary of J Dilla’s death, BBE have released a special edition of his debut album, 'Welcome 2 Detroit' pressed...

On 26th February 2001, BBE released ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’, the debut solo album from James Dewitt Yancey, and first material under his J Dilla moniker...

The 7" box set will be released in February

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...

COURSES, SOFTWARE DEALS, FREEBIES & MORE

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...

The initiative is headed by VH1's Save The Music Foundation

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...

A tribute to the hip-hop mastermind...

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...

Late producer’s entire project available to hear

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...

French duo Amine Edge & DANCE bring their G-House to the DJ Mag Miami party...

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...

Lost original album sees the light of day

Great news for J Dilla fans, the estate of the late James Yancy have announced a new unreleased LP titled 'The Diary'. Many Dilla fans belive this is the 'lost' album which was meant to be released way back in the early 2000s on MCA.