DJ Yoda

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AllMusic Review by Rick Anderson

A DJ with both a twisted sense of humor and an equally twisted sense of funk is a rare find, and if you haven't already found Duncan Beiny (aka DJ Yoda), then let this be your introduction to a DJ who basically believes that everything is hip-hop, if it's delivered with the proper attitude and in a sufficiently funky context. That explains the wildly catholic range of the live set he delivered for this series: a set that includes entries by Ice Cube ("Jackin' for Beats"), Run-D.M.C. ("It's Tricky"), Violent Femmes ("Blister in the Sun," on which turntable scratches double the intro's snare-drum accents), Adam F ("Circles") and even Minnie Riperton ("Lovin' You," which you didn't think could actually be made funky, did you?). His intention isn't ironic -- "If I love a song, I'll play it," he says. But there's a delicious element of whimsy to this set, one that imports elements of "Blister in the Sun" into the intro to Handsome Boy Modeling School's "Holy Calamity" and includes the Hot 8 Brass Band's instrumental version of "Sexual Healing" and winds up with a brilliant slice of vintage calypso courtesy of the legendary Lord Kitchener. Even the occasional misstep (like DJ Class' idiotic "Tear Da Club Up") works as a crooked thread in this richly varied musical tapestry. Highly recommended.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
DJ Yoda feat: Thunderclaps 02:44 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Violent Femmes 02:22 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Skibbadee 03:02 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Handsome Boy Modeling School 02:20 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Ice Cube 02:21 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Ghost 02:26 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Jurassic 5 03:03 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: The Hot 8 Brass Band 02:21 Amazon
9 DJ Yoda feat: D-Nice 03:16 Amazon
10 DJ Yoda feat: Gang Starr 01:29 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Hervé / Jean-Jacques Perrey 03:19 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: The Chemical Brothers 02:42 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: The Coral 01:35 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Bell Biv DeVoe / Tittsworth 01:59 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Run-D.M.C. 03:13 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Salt-N-Pepa 03:11 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: DJ Class 02:34 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Bonde do RolĂȘ 01:58 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Bamabounce / Minnie Riperton 02:12 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Collie Buddz 03:57 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Sway 03:13 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Adam F 01:46 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: DJ Zinc 03:45 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Skream / Wiley 03:05 Amazon
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DJ Yoda feat: Lord Kitchener 02:44 Amazon
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