DJ Yoda – 50 Years of Hip-Hop+ MC NELSON
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.
This event is a celebration of 50 years of Hip-Hop, with a stunning AV show. With his ever-evolving DJ sets taking in a diverse array of styles, decades, and continents, things are never dull when DJ Yoda is at the controls. Long may he reign over eyes and ears.
Support on the night comes from MC Nelson.
Tickets on sale now.
Internationally respected for his turntablism, the viral success of his Stranger Things Mix racked up more than a half million plays on Soundcloud, culminating in his UK Tour of Stranger Things The Mixtape Live. 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. 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.
Ever pushing the boundaries of live audio-visual performance on his journey into popular culture, DJ Yoda: A History of Gaming premiered at the London Film Festival on the UK’s largest screen at the prestigious IMAX, charting best loved and most fondly remembered games from the early 1980s to the present. His experimental audio-visual ventures, including a painstaking cut-n-paste homage to Quentin Tarantino, have ventured across the country’s venues-as-domes, offering a fresh take on AV performance to widen the senses – something Yoda ensured with regular Twitch ‘gigs’ during lockdown.
Future Yard presents
DJ Yoda 50 Years of Hip-Hop
+ Support from MC Nelson
Friday 1st December 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
True FY fav MC Nelson returns to Birkenhead once again.
A rapper, producer and founding member of Black Borough from Liverpool, his latest single Dark City has taken the UK underground by storm. With a fiery flow and fearless conviction in his delivery, Nelson takes on the struggles of inner city life, with writing that can make the listener laugh with one line and cry with the next.