Friday 12 March 2010 at 11:00pm
O2 Academy Oxford
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE, United Kingdom
Tel: 01865 813 500
FREERANGE & METROPOLIS
Friday 12th March 2010
For our next installment of Freerange & Metropolis, we welcome some very special guests to the City of Oxford...
Hosted by: MC MACULAR
O2 Academy Oxford, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE
Tickets: £9 Earlybird // £11 adv. // MOTD
**** Early Bird Tickets**** only £9: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/72503
Available from: ticketweb.co.uk // Ryouki // O2 Academy Box Office // Metropolis shop: metropolis.ticketarena.co.uk/event
DJ Yoda is one of Britain’s most admired, original club DJs and an AV pioneer who is constantly pushing the possibilities of audio-visual manipulation. Encapsulating the very essence of good times, DJ Yoda has transformed clubbing as we know it, throwing down styles as diverse as Hip-Hop, Funk, Baltimore Club, Drum n Bass and even Country music, all cut-up with a awe-inspiring selection of film, TV show and You Tube visuals that elevate his sets to the uniquely sublime.
His keenly-defined sense of humour has captured the imagination of the masses making him possibly the only DJ in the world who can fill a club cutting the Indiana Jones theme music with dirty dubstep beats or 80’s pop with New York rap. A judge for three years-worth of DMC DJ World Finals, tipped by Q Magazine as one of ‘The 10 DJs you must see before you die’ and voted alongside DJ Premier as ‘One of the Top Three DJs in the World’ in Hip-Hop Connection magazine, DJ Yoda represents a new brand of mix-master who can happily play any kind of music to make people dance.
Digital Mystikz are a dubstep production duo (consisting of Mala and Coki) from the South London suburb of Norwood.Along with Loefah and Sgt. Pokes, they operate the DMZ record label and host the influential bimonthly nightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in Brixton, London. Legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, was an early supporter of Digital Mystikz, eventually putting them in his annual 2004 Top 50 list at #29. They are among the dubstep scene's most famous producers. Their song "Anti War Dub" appeared in the 2006 film "Children of Men," although it wasn't included in the soundtrack
They say that cream always rises to the top but for 25-year-old Benny Page, the ascent to drum and bass stardom has been meteoric by anyone's standards. Having imprinted his name in the mind of the late John Peel with one of his first-ever releases back in 2004, the Reading-born producer is now firmly established as the protégé of drum and bass legend Shy FX on his Digital Soundboy label. And with a string of dancefloor hits now behind him including the massive “Turn Down the Lights”, everything is now in place for Benny to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mentor and take the world by storm.
We heard that Count Skylarkin is a real vampire who lives only by night and has been in Oxford since it was the capital of England. As society changed, the amount of virgins attending Oxford University dropped and he was forced into a career change. He couldn’t work in an office as the sunlight would kill him, and after trying various shelf packing jobs at all the major supermarkets Skylarkin had reached a brick wall. Drowning his sorrows in the Hi Lo’s Jamaican bar Skylarkin watched across the room at a big Jamaican man with a pipe in his mouth. He was rocking the party on the decks and girls were flocking around him. Skylarkin noticed that if he could DJ he wouldn’t have to try and climb through gated windows in the grounds of Oxford University to drink virgins’ blood. He also noticed that there was a new breed of virgins in Cowley. More orange, more backcombed and more money than the previous and instead of breaking into their halls they would seek you out if you were a DJ. After these revelations were revealed to him Skylarkin re-invented himself as a DJ and has been drinking virgins blood ever since...