Are you hungry?? Time to put down what you are doing and grab a lunch break!! It gives us a great pleasure to share this mix, kindly donated some months back by the irrepressible Dj Yoda. We were one of the first to get hands on this, and it is an honour to have his support. Over to the buffet!!
DJ Yoda has very kindly allowed us to host this mix which was previously only available on SoundCloud. his own words "The mix is a return to my 'How To Cut & Paste' style - there's a heavy emphasis on funk, jazz, soul, reggae, latin and hip-hop, plus a shitload of samples from my favourite movies and songs all relating to LUNCH (this is my first full project since BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS).
I included exclusives of remixes I've done recently for The Charlatans and DJ Mighty Mi w/ Grand Puba. And there’s some rare 90s rap freestyles, including one by RZA that I feel pretty certain doesn’t exist anywhere on the internet! Also, it's no coincidence that this mix is the length of your lunch break.
Dj Yoda is a multi-award-winning Hip-Hop Dj and producer, headlining festivals and clubs around the world. No typical club Dj, his interests lie in finding fresh and unique ways to bring turntables out of the club and getting involved in bespoke collaborations. Working with classical composers to neuroscientists; brass bands to film directors; Dr Dre to Dame Evelyn Glennie; Banksy to Mark Ronson; BBC Radio 4 to the BFI, he reinvigorates his craft with wry invention and humorous intent.
Internationally respected for his turntablism, he was Dr Dre’s first choice to record a guest mix on his inaugural 'Beats 1' show for Apple Music in 2015, and was one of a select band of artists to perform at Banksy’s pop-up bemusement park, 'Dismaland'. His eclectic series of how to cut & paste mixtapes offer a uniquely British take on hip-hop music and culture.
Dj Yoda pioneered a new form of audio-visual entertainment, unifying hands-in-the-air clubbing with a night at the movies, chopping and splicing classic movies with the same exceptional style that he repurposes music samples. One of the first Dj's to master the art of re-scoring classic films, in 2014 he was commissioned to create 'Dj Yoda - Goes To The Sci-Fi Movies' as part of the BFI’s sonic cinema event. BBC Radio 6 Music gave him the platform to make history with the world’s first audio-visual radio mix, and, as part of their BBC Music Day, Radio 4 invited Yoda to mash-up the entire station, remixing The Archers, the shipping forecast, John Humphries and more in one of his most sublime and surreal adventures yet.
His recent 'Breakfast Of Champions Band', plus accompanying eponymous album, is respectively his most cohesive outfit and most coherent musical statement to date. Curated and produced by Dj Yoda, the album is a super-diverse homage to the sampladelic golden age of Hip-Hop, featuring an 11-strong collective of upcoming UK Mc's and musicians. The band sold out its first two live shows, at 'Band On The Wall and the Jazz Café, without any promotion, and went on to tour the UK throughout 2015, selling out London’s The Forum and playing to huge festival crowds.
With new studio projects, experimental audio-visual ventures, and his ever-evolving Dj sets taking in a diverse array of styles, genres, decades and continents, things couldn’t be going better for Dj Yoda, and he’s even got used to that name. “I never liked the name Dj Yoda”, he admits. “But here we are now in 2015 and it’s taken on a new significance”. He surveys the Dj scene and considers himself the last man standing. “Because Yoda was the last old master of the craft of being a Jedi where no one else around him is using those original skills”, he furthers. “Suddenly that name has an extra relevance. I turn up to Dj somewhere with my records and turntables and I’m scratching and quick-mixing… and people i see around me Dj-ing don’t do that”
Big thanks to DJ Yoda, be sure to check out his website for more mixes, including the recent Stranger Things Mixtape that hit over 100,000 listens within a few days, and further releases and tour details...