Event: J Dilla Changed my Life [w/ DJ Maseo, Illa J, Phat Kat]

In Hip Hop by Kweku Ackom-Mensah

Event: J Dilla Changed my Life [w/ DJ Maseo, Illa J, Phat Kat]

J Dilla  music is of a certain calibre that will be remembered, replayed and re-pressed for many years to come. Listening to some of his work last week I was amazed by how many top tier tracks from the golden era of hip hop had Dilla’s stamp on them: Pharcyde’s The Drop and Runnin, Common’s most lauded album ‘Like Water For Chocolate’, ‘Stakes is high’ De La Soul, Janet Jackson ‘don’t know what you got til it’s gone’, Q-Tip ‘let’s ride’, Dilla’s own ‘Think Twice’ and for the record I also rank the Fly-Lo remix of Dilla’s ‘Fall in Love’ as one of the best  beats I’ve come across.

The criminal part…well…these tunes never get played out. So, if there’s one place you’re gonna want to be to pay tribute to the man himself and his catalogue of genre-defining music, it’s the Doctors Orders, J Dilla Tribute Party.

Moreover, in keeping with their habit of picking excellent lineups, Saturday’s event will include performances from collaborators from Dilla’s past including:  Maseo (De La Soul) Illa J (Dilla’s brother) and Phat Kat alongside DJs Shortee Blitz, Mr Thing, Spin Doctor and more.

  • If you were born after 1993 and you want to know what the term ‘Hip Hop’ means, be there.
  • If you love Dilla’s music and you want to see it rock a party outside of your bedroom, be there.
  • If you want to pay tribute to one of the greatest names ever to lend themselves to this art form, bring someone who be there. Ill tunes guaranteed.
  • RIP J Dilla.

7pm-Midnight on Sunday 7th February 2016 @ Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL

Minimum donation £10 in advance – £30 VIP Tickets grant exclusive access to VIP bar and balcony & include

an exclusive J-Dilla T-Shirt.


All proceeds from the night are donated to the J-Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK

Performing on the night in loving memory are…


  • DJ Maseo (De La Soul)
  • Phat Kat (Detroit / Cold Steel)
  • Illa J (Detroit / J-Dilla’s Brother)
  • Shortee Blitz
  • Mr Thing
  • Spin Doctor
  • Kidkanevil
  • DJ LoK (Dilla breaks set)
  • & Special guests