Our public outdoor listening session returned to Ebertplatz on June 30th, 2022 for a special about the newly published book “Dilla Time” by US-based writer Dan Charnas. dublab regulars C:Mone & Twit One teamed up for a 2 hour mix of samples, tracks and remixes by J Dilla, garnished with PB Louison reading selected passages from the book. Hot off the press the astonishing and meticulously researched publication depicts the life and music of Detroit-based producer James Dewitt Yancey aka JayDee.
“Equal parts biography, musicology, and cultural history, Dilla Time chronicles the life and legacy of J Dilla, a musical genius who transformed the sound of popular music for the twenty-first century by pioneering a new musical time-feel, an accomplishment on par with the achievements of Louis Armstrong and James Brown. Dilla, with only his drum machine, transformed the way traditional musicians play.”