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Sydney Celebrates ‘The Genius of Dilla’ Next Month

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For the latest installment commemorating the 10th anniversary of his untimely death and release of the “Donuts” album, a line-up of artists & DJ’s from Sydney will be paying homage to the man who shaped a new sound for hip-hop that inspired beatsmiths, MC’s and music lovers around the globe next month.

If you’re a fan of the late, great hip-hop producer and will be in Sydney on 13th February, you need to be at PLAY BAR. Click on the photo for further details.

Laura Welsh: The Other Side [Mix]

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Fresh from the release of her new single, Break The Fall, songstress Laura Welsh has created a special, smooth-blended mix for us and our ears featuring Thom Yorke, J Dilla, Portishead, FlyLo and so much more.

Intrigued?

Hit the link below.

Amin Payne: Jay Dee – Don’t Stop Feat. Frank (Rework)

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It’s come to the end of 2013 – I can’t believe it’s December already – and everyone is starting to think about what they’re going to be doing or where they’ll be next year.

New Zealand born producer Amin Payne has had a massive year and yesterday he decided to top off a great 2013 with one last final gift to us all – a free download of his latest tune – a rework of J Dilla’s ‘Don’t Stop’.

Condensed Milk Presents: J Dilla Tribute

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For the second year running, join Condensed Milk at The Evelyn to celebrate the life and creations of J Dilla who brought us some pretty damn amazing and inspiring music throughout his lifetime.

An audio-visual tribute to one of the world’s loved and missed recording artists.

A special treat is also being offered for the first 100 people to walk through the door and make a donation, with all donations on the night will going to the J Dilla Foundation.

Ta-ku – 25 Nights for Nujabes: Night 25

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I have to admit, I am super sad that ’25 Nights For Nujabes’ has come to and end.

Night 1 did not seem all that long ago, and yet here we are at the end with Night 25. Ta-ku has created such a beautiful series of songs dedicated to the late Nujabes, that I’m sure both will be remembered for a long time to come.

Ta’Ku’s 25 Nights project is worth of truly inspiring and magical moments.

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

An Interview with Ta-ku

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This next edition of the ‘After Dark Adventures’ is a pretty special one.

2012 has been a pretty crazy year for The 5 to 9 Life. Not only did I get to do some travelling, but I also was introduced to some new Australian talent – musicians, beatmakers, artists, writers, athletes, and the list goes on.

As a writer, I have been lucky enough to interview some of these people that I’ve been introduced to, and so I was very excited to have recently been given the opportunity to interview the talented Ta-ku.