DJ YODA is no ordinary scratch DJ. Q has declared him “one of the 10 DJs to see before you die”, while Hip Hop Connection voted him “one of the top three DJs in the world”.
Why is he so important, well as XYZ magazine said in 2010: “DJ Yoda was instrumental in creating the bootleg ‘cut-up’ mixing style. Whilst most other ‘superstar’ DJ’s were macho-postulating and demanding huge fees, Yoda was doing it for laughs...Nearly a decade later, in an era of playlist-skipping and remixes of bootlegs of bootlegs, he’s more relevant than ever.”
From hip-hop beginnings, Yoda (aka Duncan Beiny ) has evolved in the past 10 years, using his turntable skills and diverse influences as varied as Funk, B-more, Kuduro, reggae, drum‘n’bass and even big band swing and country and western to make unashamed party music.
He can be found cutting the Indiana Jones theme with dubstep or The Muppet Theme with MIA. His shows are peppered with film, TV, and YouTube samples and visuals that lift his sets to new and stratospheric heights.
Galway audiences can look forward to all this when Yoda DJs at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday from 10pm.
Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh and www.roisindubh.net