The Dilla Dimension is a 7-minute journey through an alternate universe that kind of feels like you are travelling through space, the late J-Dilla’s mind, or a MacBook screen saver. Created by Cartelle, a digital creative studio from Amsterdam, The Dilla Dimension was launched on Dilla Day 2015 to celebrate the 9th year of J Dilla’s Donuts.
The interactive short film contains beats only from Donuts, the album that was released three days before the passing of one of hip-hop’s most influential producers.
“The Dilla Dimension is an interactive, short film that tells the story of two sugarcoated souls and their psychedelic journey through outer space. Each step of their voyage is crafted to a selection of tracks from J Dilla’s classic album, Donuts. An alternate universe, blanketed with hypercolor sugar and fluorescent glaze, gives birth to an unlikely cluster of donut holes. Suddenly, they are split apart and scattered across a sea of hypnotic, interstellar chaos. But the impossible takes shape when a love is sparked, leading to a desperate search across the universe for one another.”
Check out the interactive experience here.
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