Dillamental Jay Dee Day: Birthday Celebration of J Dilla with Tab-One, DJ Gonzo, Pete Rock, B-Sides | Kings | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Dillamental Jay Dee Day: Birthday Celebration of J Dilla with Tab-One, DJ Gonzo, Pete Rock, B-Sides 

When: Sat., Feb. 8, 9:30 p.m. 2014
Price: $7-$10

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 even after his death. Tonight, a Charleston, S.C. sextet of Dilla-philes, dubbed "Dillamental," recreate his works instrumentally, though Kooley High's Tab-One and DJ Gonzo will provide lyrical and turntable support. Perhaps they'll infuse some Gullah-Geechee enchantment to Dilla compositions such as "African Rhythms" or even "Rico Suave Bossa Nova." Dilla would have turned 40 years old on February 7; a day late is just an extended birthday celebration for one of music's most cherished beat-makers. —Eric Tullis



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