- Wed, 2012-10-31 18:07
Hey everyone, this is DJ Yoda - welcome to my Guest Edit for I Like Music!
With my album Chop Suey just coming out now, it's a really exciting time for me - a lot of these tracks have literally been in the making for years, so the very fact that people are finally checking them out is a big deal for me!
I've had an awesome time going through music new and old for I Like Music, I hope you enjoy checking all this stuff out as much as I did! Check my website for live dates and come and see my AV show - peace and love….
Click the play button below to launch the pop-out player and stream DJ Yoda's playlist, then scroll down to read his recommended Track, Album and Video plus details of his new album...
I've been digging around listening to some older hip-hop recently, and this struck me as a slept-on classic. The production levels and MC skills were so advanced for 1998, and yet most people haven't ever heard of this group.
A great example of the fact that hip-hop is back in 2012! There's been a bunch of really creative, exciting rap music again in the last couple of years, and if you listen to something like "Money Trees" from Kendrick's album I think it sums it all up.
Another old hip-hop track, this one pretty well known. But I always loved the video. I recently saw a short "making of" on YouTube that totally answered all the questions I ever had about this video!
Having been tipped by Q Magazine as one of ‘The 10 DJs you must see before you die', voted alongside DJ Premier as ‘One of the Top Three DJs in the World’ in Hip-Hop Connection magazine and having judged the world DMC DJ Finals three times, DJ Yoda has remained at the top of his game as the ultimate party DJ, audio-visual boundary pusher and turntable extraordinare for a well deserved amount of time.
Now he releases new album Chop Suey, 10 years after the very first installment of his 'How To Cut & Paste' series. Featuring a bunch of collaborations including Sway, Man Like Me, Roots Manuva, Virus Syndicate, Greg Nice, M.O.P. and Scroobius Pip the record takes Yoda's love for old school beats, tightly wound rhymes and his eclectic vinyl stash to the next level. Check out the album's first single below and find out more via www.djyoda.co.uk