September 16 2011
Tomorrow night at 10pm at Stonefly Brewery, It will be the premiere of Unlooped Vs Dilla. What is Unlooped vs Dilla? Milwaukee musicians from different bands and affiliations will come together to put their spin on the productions of the late, great J Dilla.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee was an amazing producer, who was responsible for producing tracks for artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Pharcyde, Common, De La Soul, Janet Janet Jackson. He passed away in 2006 in his prime due to compilcations from Lupus. Before he passed away, J Dilla release some of hip hop's most groundbreaking albums including the album "Donuts."
On Saturday September 17, six musicians from different bands and affiliations will re-interpret J Dilla's work. The sextet will consist of Alida LaCosse and Allen Russell on violin, Peter Thomas (I'm Not A Pilot, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) on cello, Barry Clark (Adoptahighway, 1/2 of Omega Clash) on double bass, Dave Olson (Plight of A Parasite, Figureheads) on MPC/sampler and Old Man Malcolm (Citizen King, Codebreaker) on turntables. There will also be a special guest spoken word artist, Nigel Wade. The performance will have a classical, electronic, and hip hop twist on J Dilla's productions.
Doors for the event are at 10pm this Saturday, and cover is $8. Fresh donuts will be provided (while supplies last). Stonefly Brewery is located at 735 E Center Street, Riverwest.
The group have been rehearsing for a little over a month, and you check out some video recaps from those rehearsals, which was shot and edited by 88Nine's morning show host Kallao.