The countdown is on to our 4th Annual Philly Loves Dilla night! Saturday night, we gather on Dilla's 42nd birthday and the 10th anniversary of his passing. No better way to honor him than to gather and soak in all he's left us musically. DJ's Mike Nyce, Jay Ski and Mr Sonny James are spinning 3 for 3 on 4 turntables all night! With a tribute video and live and exhibited Dilla artwork by Flygirrl, Ameerah K Art, Son Art, JRuggs and Oronde Kairi Johnson. Some prints available and a portion of all proceeds will benefit The J Dilla Foundation. Doors at 9pm, $10 at the door. See you on the dance floor!
Enjoy this Dilla For Life mix by DJ Mike Nyce to get warmed up for Saturday and pass it on....
My cameo! I'm dying. This is theeeeeeeeeee best.
These were 3 of the greatest nights of my life! I lived on 2nd and Girard, Mike and I were chilling on my couch and Ahmir calls... Next thing you know, i'm at The Sofitel picking up Prince's assistants to go look at venues! I literally spent 3 nights in Tragos [chosen venue] with Prince, Mayte, India Arie, Jerome, Quest, Mike and 5 of my friends, lol. It was bazaar and surreal and incredibly amazing.
My Mom had bought me front row tickets for my birthday and Prince's team gave me tix for the 2nd 2 nights. I remember on the 3rd and final night, Patti Labelle came out and performed with Prince. Amazing. After the concert, when we were at the party, Prince requested to see that footage of the show, of him and Patti... No problem. Put it on, standing watching. Next thing you know, I realize I am standing next to Prince, watching Prince. GAH! If you know me, you know that this is the ULTIMATE. Like you have no idea. The man had on wedge flip flops. I saw his toes! Lol. Really, just amazing.
Thanks Okayplayer and Ahmir Khalib Thompson [and Happy Birthday] for the amazing memory and forever immortalizing me and Mike Nyce in this EPIC video.
Make sure to join us for another session of Get Lifted on Friday February 27th on the 2nd floor or Trilogy!
Enjoy last month's mix!
Rest In Peace Oronde | Live recording | Rich Medina, Mike Nyce, Mr. Sonny James, Lee Jones, Ultraviolet & Lady Alma.
Philly Loves Def Jam w/ Dj's Scratch, Mike Nyce + Mr. Sonny James with host Chill Moody and live artist Ameerah K Art!
Photos taken by Ryan Farber.
We love this series more and more after each and every one! Stay tuned for our next one in June.... Can you guess who it is??