J-Dilla Changed My Life 2010 - Yancey's 36th Birthday 

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The Doctor's Orders present
J-Dilla Changed My Life
A night in tribute to the life & work of a true Hip-Hop genius

To celebrate what would have been James "J-Dilla" Yancey's 36th Birthday we are throwing our 4th annual tribute to the greatest Hip-Hop producer of all time. As ever 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 guaranteeing our strongest line up to date.

4 years after his untimely death from complications brought on by Lupus disease J-Dilla's status and appeal continues to grow so we expect what is widely regarded as "THE" Hip-Hop event of the year to be even more popular than the previous 3 years that have seen Cargo packed to capacity within two hours of opening. We have pre-empted this not only by moving to a larger venue but through the availability of more advance tickets including the special VIP tickets that grant access to the VIP bar and balcony and special delivery of the ever popular exclusive T-Shirts designed for the event and a CD of Dilla's work.

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 he 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 & Mr Thing. 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.

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. It is his passion for Dilla's work that has guaranteed that it is the not to be missed event of the year! This year he goes further by introducing a J-Dilla tribute night at The Doctor's Orders Brighton and a specila Dilla edition of his popular Hip-Hop Pub Quiz.

A new edition to the line up this year is Hip-Hop's first lady Sarah Love. As her 1xtra show and MOBO nomination attest Sarah is no slouch when it comes to her passion for underground Hip-Hop and her ever growing fan base is sure to increase once again as she hits the stage with a special selection of Dilla's R&B & Soul productions.

Having played at the launch party for J-Dilla's "The Shining" (BBE Records) & all 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.

Back for the second time 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 his recent DJ sets at The Doctor's Orders parties have all gone down a storm so we can expect more of the same tonight.

As a producer the influence of J-Dilla genius is apparent in Kidkanevil's work that fuses the worlds of Jazz and Hip-Hop in modern soundscapes that are as lush as they are funky. Having been a highlight of all the events he has spun for The Doctor's Orders to date it is with open arms that we welcome him onto the stage in tribute to the late great James Yancey.

Bruce Wayne is a rising star on the London Hip-Hop circuit and is sure to do his ever growing reputation no harm tonight. As equally inventive as he is skilled on the decks he is going to be blessing the capacity crowd with a set of unreleased and rare J-Dilla beats that are the holy grail of all his fans.

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!

ROOM 2 offers something a little different and special for not only fans of J-Dilla but all Hip-Hop heads.

We have drafted in two of the West End's strongest events to co-host this room. While Southern Hospitality's Hip-Hop Karaoke will be doing a special Dillaoke session featuring a selection of the great man's work that joe public can get up and perform. Joining them are the Livin' Proof DJs that are responsible for packing out Market Place every month with their own brand of underground Hip-Hop and Soul.

7pm-Midnight Sunday 7th February 2009
@ Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL

Minimum donation £5 in advance or on the door.
£30 VIP Tickets grant exclusive access to VIP bar and balcony & include an exclusive J-Dilla T-Shirt & CD.

Advance tickets from
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…
Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM / Extended Players)
Mr Thing (BBE / Extended Players)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor's Orders)
Sarah Love (1xtra / MTV)
Marc Mac (4Hero / Visioneers)
Morgan Spacek
DJ LoK (Dilla breaks set)
Bruce Wayne (Unreleased beats set)
Room 2 hosted by
Hip-Hop Karaoke Dillaoke Special & Livin' Proof.

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