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Dj Yoda at KEF... more tickets now on sale

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Dj Yoda

supprt Finnie and Tez

Saturday 9th Dec

Kef, Belmont st, Aberdeen

10pm - 3am

Limited tickets available from One Up 01224 642662

DJ Yoda is one of the most admired and original DJs on the UK music scene, managing in just 5 years to build a reputation as the only DJ in Britain who has single handedly injected humour into the UK hip-hop scene. Admired for his originality as well as his sense of fun, he is possibly the only DJ in the world who can fill a club cutting George Formby with Jurassic 5, or 80's pop with New York Rap.

Tipped by Q Magazine as one of '10 DJs you must see before you die', and voted alongside DJ Premier as 'One of the Top Three DJ's in the World' in Hip Hop Connection magazine, DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. Born in London, Yoda represents a new brand of mixmaster who will play any kind of music to make people dance, with a hip-hop set that can takes the audience from underground rap to TV themes, to nursery rhymes, country, soul, reggae, drum and bass, 80's pop and back again.

He has played all over the world from Japan to the USA, Australia, Canada and all over Europe, not to mention every corner of the UK. He has played alongside acts such as De La Soul, Gang Starr, Goldie, Roni Size and Pete Tong and recently been asked to remix Basement Jaxx's new single.

Last year saw him tour across America with the BullRun and this year alone, Yoda has a short tour planned in Africa where he'll be headlining the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi, as well as an Australian tour, the usual round-up of UK and European festivals, sporting events and club nights.

Separate to these dates, he has also embarked on a 25-date audio-visual tour, boldly stepping where no other scratch DJ has been before to cut up DVDs live in the club. This came about after his successful rescoring of both "The Goonies" and "Ferris Buellers Day Off" on the festival circuit in 2003 and 2004.

His How To Cut and Paste mix CD series has reached Vol. 3 The 80s Edition a collage of his favourite pop, hip-hop and movie moments from the 1980s.

Yoda also helps to run Antidote Records, who (as well as his own mix CDs) are releasing music by artists like Steinski, Prince Paul, Jungle Brothers and Madlib.

He has provided music for TV (Channel 4's "4 Music" and FilmFour trails), advertising (Tesco's!) and film (Pathe's "Suzie Gold"), and has also judged three years-worth of DMC DJ World Finals.

Alongside his sometime DJ partner Dan Greenpeace (of XFM's All City Show) he released Unthugged in 2003, and provided Pete Tong with his first ever hip-hop Essential Mix for Radio 1 bootleg copies of which have been doing the rounds ever since.

Leaving mixtapes aside for a while, Yoda is now working on his first artist album, due on Antidote this year. Yoda has already provided beats for Princess Superstar, Jungle Brothers, Biz Markie, People Under The Stairs, Large Professor and MC Paul Barman, and won't stop until he works with Rick Astley on a turntablist DJ track.

JOURNALISM:

* Hip-Hop Connection DJ Editor

* IDJ Magazine Hip-Hop Reviews Editor

* FACT Music reviewer

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS:

* 2004 Word Magazine votes a skit on "How To Cut and Paste Vol. 1" one of the Top 5 Skits Of All Time, alongside Wu Tang Clan and De La Soul

* 2002 Hip-Hop Connection 2002 Reader's Poll 6th Best DJ in the World

* 2002 10 DJs You Must See Before You Die Q Magazine (including Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, etc.)

* 2001 Diesel U Music Awards DMC Scratch DJ Category Award

* 2001 UK Hip-Hop Awards Nominee for Best DJ

DISCOGRAPHY:

Mixes:

* Jewbonics/Jews Paid/Jews Paid, Too! (Fat Lace) The rare early recordings!

* Fisticuts (Spine/2001) Promotional mix CD for Spine Magazine.

* How To Cut & Paste Vol. 1 (Antidote/2001) Compilation of the Month in Jockey Slut magazine. Flattering reviews ranging from the likes of Q, Maxim, The Times, Music Week, Ministry and Hip Hop Connection.

* How To Cut & Paste Vol. 2 (Antidote/2002) Album of the Month in Seven, Mixmag, Ice and IDJ magazines.

* Unthugged w/ Dan Greenpeace (Antidote/2003) Featuring exclusive tracks from Ugly Duckling, Beatnuts and many more.

The Essential Mix w/ Dan Greenpeace Bootleg copies of their infamous set doing the rounds.

* Snippets CD for High & Mighty's Highlight Zone LP on Eastern Conference Records w/ Dan Greenpeace

* How To Cut & Paste: The 80s Pop Edition (Antidote/2003) The culmination of Yoda's 1980s obsession.

* Boxfresh Mix w/Dan Greenpeace a promotional mix CD for the clothing company.

Singles:

* Quid Control featuring People Under The Stairs (Antidote/2002)

* It's Large featuring Large Professor (w/ Dan Greenpeace) (Antidote/2003)

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