J Dilla is hands-down our favourite producer and beatmaker. Look through his catalogue and you’ll find discover countless underground hits at the forefront of hip hop. He was the brains behind the sound of the Pharcyde, Slum Village, Common and many more. One of his few mainstream success was Janet Jackson’s ‘Got till it’s gone’.
Aside form his own beats, he influenced many artists and producers. Flying Lotus remade Dilla’s “Fall In Love” in his own signature style, collaborator and pianist Robert Glasper created the “J Dillalude” DJ Spinna made two Dilla Tributes at 45 and so on… Every February is Dilla Month with many beat challenges and live events honouring the legacy of the one and only J Dilla.