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Oak City Hustle: Kings Photo Review

February 19, 2014

Elder & Rosen put on a live music birthday celebration featuring the Charleston, S.C. sextet, “Dillamental.” Tab One of Kooley High and DJ Gonzo lent MC and DJ support while the band kept rhythm for the Detroit soul of J Dilla. A Dillamental J DIlla Birthday Tribute. Photos by Raleigh Static.

Phife’s “Dear Dilla”

February 14, 2014

Phife’s tribute to Jay, “Dear Dilla,” dropped late last month. Download on iTunes and Amazon. Stream from SoundCloud. Dig the site. Link below. deardilla.com

Tonight Is the Night #2

February 8, 2014

Tonight is the night… #2! Happy Birthday Weekend, Jay! We’re in Raleigh, NC at Kings on 14 West Martin Street. Doors are 9pm with DJ Gonzo on the 1′s and 2′s. Tab-One takes the stage at 9:30. Dillamental live band takes the stage at 10:15pm. Admission is $10 at the door. Facebook: Jay Dee Day […]

WKNC 88.1 FM Raleigh Interviews

February 7, 2014

Tune into WKNC 88.1 FM in Raleigh tonight at 5pm to catch Wilton and at 6pm (Eastern) to catch Tab-One talkin’ Dilla on Dilla’s birthday to promote the Jay Dee Day concert at Kings we’re thrown’ tomorrow night. Since Wilton’s in Charleston, Grant will broadcast a recorded telephone interview they just finished. Tab-One’s will be […]

Tonight Is the Night

February 6, 2014

Tonight is the night! Happy Birthday, Jay! Don’t miss this incredible night of music and celebration. Doors are 9pm with BirdFlu on the 1’s and 2’s. Dillamental live band takes the stage at 10pm. Admission is $10 at the door. Jay Dee Day #1 – Pour House, Charleston, SC

Indy Week Staff Pick

February 6, 2014

Eric Tullis, Indy Week Staffer, writes… Many artists, musical and otherwise, have tried to recreate and honor the mastery of late hip-hop and soul legend J Dilla. From Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s 60-piece orchestral tribute to Dutch producer BINKBEATS’ viral YouTube clip, Beats Unraveled #6: J. Dilla Live Mixtape, the magnitude of James “Dilla” Yancey’s work survives […]

Charleston City Paper Article

February 5, 2014

The broader shortcomings of instrumental tributes to J Dilla have made the successes of Charleston’s Dillamental that much more notable. Great article from an interview that Wilton and Alex did with Patrick Wall for the Charleston City Paper. Photograph by Jonathan Boncek. Many thanks to Patrick, Jonathan, and Chris Haire at the City Paper for […]

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