J Dilla Tribute Mix (Live @ Sonic Boom, Toronto)

It was Dilla, donuts and digging with me DJ @ Sonic Boom for Dilla-Day. Hear how it went down that day!

A couple weeks ago I was honoured to DJ for Dilla day at Canada’s largest independent record store, Sonic Boom (sonicboommusic.com). It was a party with a purpose though: to raise money for Lupus Canada (lupuscanada.org) for research and to celebrate the Man and the Music of J Dilla (aka Jay Dee aka James Dewitt Yancey) who left us too early due to Lupus.

Here is the mix from that day and includes J Dilla’s productions, remixes, instrumentals and OG samples (with some acapellas sprinkled on top 🍩).

Big up to all the sponsors Laylow Brewery (laylow.beer) and Dipped Donuts (dippeddonuts.ca) . Big shout out to those you came by and big thanks to all the Sonic Boom staff!

And the biggest thank you goes to do Dilla, whose extensive catalogue is always and will always be a source of endless inspiration and imagination.


J Dilla – “Last Donut Of The Night”
Nas – “The Season”
Motherlode – “When I Die”
J Dilla – “Intro (Donuts)”
Pharcyde – “Bullshit”
Busta Rhymes – “It’s A Party (The Ummah Remix) Clean”
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 50” (from King Of The Beats)
A Tribe Called Quest – “His Name Is Mutty Ranks”
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – “A Legend In His Own Time”
J Dilla – “One Eleven”
J Dilla feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson – “Baby”
J Dilla – “U Luv”
Jay Dee – “Track 39” (from Beat CD ’05 #3)
J Dilla feat. MF DOOM “Fire Wood Drumstix”
Raekwon feat. Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah – “10 Bricks”
Jay Dee – “Track 35” (from Beat CD ’05 #3)
J Dilla – “Dig It”
J Dilla – “Anti-American Grafitti”
J Dilla – “Body Rockin” (feat. J Rocc & Karriem Riggins)
D’Angelo – “Feel Like Makin’ Love”
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 42” (from King Of The Beats)
Jay Dee – “Track 37”
Jay Dee – “Get Down”
Jaylib – “Starz”
Guru feat. Bilal – “Certified”
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 48”
Slum Village – “Fat Cat Song”
Larry Young – “Turn Off The Lights”
Q-Tip – “Vivrant Things”
Jay Dee – “Track 29” (from Beat CD ’05 #3)
J Dilla – “Zen Guitar”
Jay Dee – “Track 21”
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 25”
J Dilla – “Lucy” (feat. Bo Bo Lamb)
Placebo – “Humpty Dumpty”
J Dilla – “Kjay And We Out”
J Dilla – “Oh Oh”
J Dilla – “I’m Bak Nik”
Artifacts – “The Ultimate (Unreleased Jay Dee Remix)”
Mogollar – “Sunset In Gold Horn”
Jay Dee – “Welcome 2 Detroit”
J Dilla – “Geek Down”
Ghostface Killah – “Murda Goons”
J Dilla – “Me 2”
Jaylib – “No Games”
Mort Garson – “Aquarius”
J Dilla – “Token Jazz Hour”
J Dilla – “Ride With It” (feat. Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz)
J Dilla – “Glazed”
J Dilla – “I’m Gonna Do It Again”
Jaylib – “Champion Sound” (Instrumental)
Jaylib – “Champion Sound”
J Dilla – “Two Can Win”
Jay Dee – “Track 41”
J Dilla – “Lightworks”
J Dilla feat. Q-Tip, Talib & Talib Kweli – “Lightworking”
J Dilla feat. Danny Brown – “Jay Dee’s Revenge”
Jaylib – “Heavy”
J Dilla – “Hannukah Song?”
J Dilla feat. Illa J & Cue D – “See That Boy Fly”
J Dilla – “In The Streets”
Busta Rhymes feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & MF Doom – “In The Streets”
Jay Dee – “Circus”
D’Angelo – “Jonz In My Bonz”
Slum Village – “2U4U”
Drake – “Deceiving”
Jay Dee – “Grannie”
Common – “The Light (DJ Rukus Bobby Caldwell Intro)”
Jay Dee – “Doo Doo”
Slum Village – “Fall In Love”
J Dilla – “Love (Instrumental)”
J Dilla feat. Pharoah Monch – “Love”
J Dilla – “The Diff’rence”
Kool & The Gang – “Fruitman”
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 14”
Busta Rhymes – “Who-Ha! Got You All In Check (The Jay-Dee Other Shit Remix)”
A Tribe Called Quest – “1nce Again”
A Tribe Called Quest – “1nce Again” (Acapella)
Jay Dee -“Track 25” (from Beat CD ’05 #3)
Jay Dee – “Track 09” (from Beat CD ’05 #3)
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 51”
Jay Dee – “Walkinonit”
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 39” (from ‘The King Of The Beats’)
Busta Rhymes – “Turn Me Up Some”
SZA feat. Kendrick Lamar “Doves In The Wind”
Tarika Blue – “Dreamflower”
Erykah Badu – “Didn’t Cha Know”
J Dilla – “The Diary”
Beastie Boys – “The New Style”
The Pharcyde – “Drop”
J Dilla – “Lost Scroll 02”
Tribe Called Quest – “Get A Hold”
Slum Village – “Get Dis Money”
J Dilla – “Jay Dee 47”
Mountain – “Long Red”
J Dilla – “Stepson Of The Clapper”
J Dilla – “Fuck The Police”
J Dilla – “Fuck The Police”
Q-Tip – “Breathe And Stop (Club Mix)”
J Dilla – “Havn Some Fun”
J Dilla – “Lazer Gun Funke”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Extended Mix)”
J Dilla – “Guitar & Buggin Violin”
Slum Village – “Back And Forth”
Tom Browne – “Funkin’ For Jamaica”
Earth, Wind & Fire – “Beijo (aka Brazilian Rhyme) (interlude)
Jay Dee – “Brazilian Groove (EWF)”
Janet Jackson – “Got ‘Til It’s Gone” (Ummah’s Jay Dee Remix)
Jay Dee – “Dreamy”
Zhane – “Groove Thang” (Acapella)
J Dilla – “Here We Go Again”
The Pharcyde – ” Y?”
Master Ace Incorporated – “Sitting On Chrome” (Ummah Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Find A Way”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Find A Way” (instrumental)
Slum Village – “Players”
Slum Village feat. Q-Tip – “Hold Tight”
Change – “Hold Tight”
Giorgio Moroder – “E = MC²”
J Dilla feat. Common – “E = MC²”
J Dilla – “Nothing Like This”
Jay Dee – “Rico Suave Bossa Nova”
Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa feat. Maria Toldeo – “Saudade Vem Correndo”
The Pharcyde – “Runnin'”
De La Soul – “Stakes Is High”
J Dilla – “Don’t Cry”
J Dilla – “Stop!”


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