Friends-&-Family @ the-roadhouse 27.07.02

A welcome return to the Roadhouse basement club Friends-&-Family for DJ Yoda! Began his career of one of London's mix-tape kings, splicing all manner of daft snippets into his sets, mashing up styles, dropping film soundtrack clips, cartoons, all sorts; All very amusing shnizzle but also very skillful, all worked from the decks remember

He went on to release mix CD series 'How To Cut & Paste Mix Tape'(vol.1 & 2), some with Dan Greenpeace 'Unthugged', 'Jews Paid' (vol.1 & 2), before giving us (like we wanted them somehow) '80's; '30's; Cuntree-&-Western; versions of 'How To Cut & Paste' and eventually went onto incorporate VJ into his live act to great acclaim.

Here though things are beautifully simple. Two record decks, one mixer. A bunch of people with big bags of vinyl. A Manchester cellar club with a low ceiling, a great atmosphere & a bar well-stocked with cold Jamaican beer. These things are important. Almost Holy. Add to this an appreciative audience of mostly-regular Friends-&-Family clientelle who clearly love their hip-hop & soul, but (don't want to put it in a straight-jacket, won't shackle it down with cool rules & dress codes) don't care if it goes against the grain, and are resolutely always up for a party! No chin-strokers & no jockey sluts!

When all these things become aligned magic happens. It is the way of the Universe. If you've never checked DJ Yoda (live or otherwise) before then you should. His dexterity & wit are very entertaining to witness. I shan't bother to try & explain. Check it out. You can see by the sweat on the photographs what kind of fun we all had
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