J Dilla - Stecken Cologne (pic by Twit One)

June 30, 2022

dublab Sound Journey – Dilla Time

  • Twit One
  • C:Mone
  • PB Louison

J Dilla - Stecken Cologne (pic by Twit One)


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.”

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