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 J-Dilla 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".
To mark the 3rd Anniversary of his passing on 10th February 2006 & to celebrate what would have been his 34th Birthday on 7th February 2007 The Doctor's Orders are throwing the third annual party dedicated to the memory and the music of this incredible Hip-Hop producer; J-Dilla. Once again 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. Nor will there be a shortage of the people who are looking to get in and party. These events have become the highlight of many Hip-Hop heads calendar and have been full to capacity within two hours of opening for the last 2 years so we mean it when we say arrive early to avoid disappointment!
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