Illa-J "Never Left" Tour with Calvin Valentine,Joe Styles, and DJ sets from Chily-T, Parisa, Zikomo + special guests TBA

The Satellite Presents

Illa-J "Never Left" Tour with Calvin Valentine,Joe Styles, and DJ sets from Chily-T, Parisa, Zikomo + special guests TBA

Fri, December 2, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

A tribute to Illa-J's brother, J Dilla.

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Illa-J
Illa-J
From deep musical origins in Detroit, rapper/singer/songwriter Illa J has been slowly navigating his way through the oft-turbulent waters of Hip-Hop since the tender age of 13, when the young John Yancey aka Illa J wrote his first rhyme alongside his brother, the late great J Dilla. After his brother’s passing in ‘06, he began teaching himself piano, bass and taking vocal lessons while finding himself touring the world and recording a slew of Dilla-related projects, notably being an active member of Slum Village until 2014. His first solo album, ’08s Yancey Boys and the Frank Nitt 2013 collaborative album Sunset BLVD were both released on seminal label Delicious Vinyl. Feeling the need for a change creatively as well as geographically, in 2012 John moved to the future music hotbed that is Montreal ultimately making the connection with Canadian producers Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical aka Potatohead People (whose acclaimed Bastard Jazz debut album Big Luxury in Spring 2015 featured Illa J on two hit singles). The success of their initial collaborations inspired the team to dive into the studio and embark on Illa J’s new self-titled solo album, and present an entirely fresh sound of his own.
Calvin Valentine
Calvin Valentine
Calvin Valentine is a LA based singer, songwriter, and producer. He was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon where he started playing the drums at age six. At age nineteen, he went on The Warped Tour with his band Medium Troy. Valentine first stepped out into the LA music scene in 2011 with the release of Planet Asia's album "Camouflage Jackets", which was entirely produced by Calvin known at the time as G_Force. Last year he produced De La Soul's "God It" featuring Nas, which was recognized by every mainstream blog including Rolling Stone, Pitch Fork, Fader, Complex and even Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times. That same year he produced Fat Tony's single "H-Town to LA", which premiered on Complex and the music video is in rotation on MTV Jamz.

Calvin has also worked with many hip hop icons including, Bun B, Devin The Dude, Juicy J, KDOT Champion Illmaculate—the list goes on. Valentine's Motown, Indie Rock, and Rap influenced style has even been acknowledged on Jay-Z's curated blog Life + Times. He's also had his music licensed by MTV and Pharrell's company iamOTHER. Valentine is currently working on a full length album with Detroit Artist and the late great J Dilla's young brother, Illa J. Be on the look out for more work as Valentine just signed a deal with Eryst Records to release his next solo album in 2016.
Joe Styles
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/