Funk & Bowl Club returns to Bloomsbury Lanes every third Saturday of the month, with live music from only the very best in London's Hip Hop, Funk & Soul artists.
This month we we welcome back the almighty DJ Yoda. One of the Funk & Bowl Club originals, Yoda promises the best Funk & Bowl Club this year. Don't wait around for tickets on this one!
Duncan Beiny aka DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal How To Cut & Paste series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”, whilst Hip Hop Connection voted him “one of the top three DJs in the world”.
From hip-hop beginnings, DJ Yoda has evolved in the past ten 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 & Western to make unashamed party music.
Trail-blazing into the world of the audio-visual he has pioneered a new art form, using cutting edge technology that he has been instrumental in developing, to scratch and mix visuals on top of his DJ sets in clubs. Transforming the average night out into a fusion of clubbing and the movies, his recent AV tours have included “National Video Vacation” and “The Wonderful World of DJ Yoda”.
As a producer he has made music for film, TV and adverts and released his debut artist album, ‘The Amazing Adventures Of DJ Yoda’, to critical acclaim, with cameos from Biz Markie, 2005 MOBO-winner Sway, Princess Superstar, Jungle Brothers, MC Paul Barman, and a host of other vocalists.
His latest lauded artist long player, ‘Chop Suey’ dropped in late 2012, mixing up and array influences from across the spectrum of his catholic taste. Chop Suey saw him gather an all star cast of vocalists, lyricists and spitters, including pop icon Boy George, Nice & Smooth’s Greg Nice, post-grime and Ska mash-up merchants Man Like Me, gourmet spitter Action Bronson, grime crew Virus Syndicate, soul chanteuse Alice Russell, and the legendary M.O.P.
DJ Yoda is truly a DJ you need to see before you die. Super Early Bird Tickets are ON SALE NOW and in limited supply. You won't catch a better setting for DJ Yoda than the playground setting that is Bloomsbury Lanes.
‘DJ Yoda is the capital’s ultimate party starter’Time Out, May 6
‘Last year’s live show have afforded him legendary status in turntablist circles’Guardian Guide, October 24