Anything with the word “Dilla” always catches my ears, regardless of whether it’s a cover or tribute or some unreleased material. But who better to pay homage to the late, great producer than one of his closest peers, ?uestlove?
The Roots drummer strikes me to be one of the greatest DJs not because of his blending or scratching ability, but rather his precise, deliberate song selection. The man knows his music inside and out and effortlessly delivers exactly what the situation calls for every single time. And in this case, it’s an hour long set – performed live at the Boiler Room in NYC – that spans across Jay Dee’s discography, sure to perk up any fan of his music from the early ’90s to the turn of the millennium.