Saturday 19 May 2012 at 8:00pm
9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY, United Kingdom
Tel: +44.(0)20 7428 4099
Soundcrash presents the ultimate audiovisual DJ on a cinema sized screen at The Forum!
After selling out the IMAX, KOKO and The Roundhouse DJ Yoda is back for his bi-annual flagship London Audiovisual shows! Acclaimed by critics and loved by masses of sweaty, happy crowds the world over, DJ Yoda’s audiovisual extravaganza arrives at The Forum to make use of their giant screen and late license... blink and you’ll miss out on tickets!
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”.
Originally a hip hop dj, DJ Yoda has been steadily incorporating a myriad music styles into his shows with a view to create exhilarating musical collages, from reggae to drum’n’bass, electro to country music - and often at the same time! - concocting an intoxicating blend with one single aim in mind: to get the party going!
Trail-blazing into the world of the audio-visual he has pioneered a new artform using cutting edge technology that he has been instrumental in developing to scratch and mix visuals on top of his DJ sets. Drawing from sources as diverse as classic movies, obscure television shows, or viral youtube clips, you can find him cutting up the Indiana Jones theme tune to full on dubstep, or dicing and splicing the Muppet Theme with classic Hip Hop in amongst the inimitable audiovisual whirlwind that is DJ YODA.
He’ll be supported on stage by the Trans-Siberian March Band - a thirteen piece brass band bringing together the finest elements of Balkan Ska and Ottoman battle-punk. Known in wider and wider circles as “the Sex Pistols of Balkan Brass”, this lot are a dangerous, flammable bunch and are guaranteed to up the energy to fever pitch!
Live AV support comes courtesy of the irrepressible DJ Cheeba. Party classics and dancefloor killers come together with iconic video clips and obscure youtube gems as Solid Steel’s Cheeba dices and splices audio and video live in front of your eyes! Already bossing the Bristol scene and having supported some of the biggest names at a myriad London shows DJ Cheeba has a proven track record of lighting rooms up with his quickfire mixing and flawless tune selections.
Further support on the evening will come in the form of Abandoman, the hilarious improv-comedy duo making waves in the UK after winning Hackney Empire’s Best New Act of the Year 2010 and The Musical Comedy Awards in 2010 - they create side splitting musical sketches on the spot, reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to all audiences.
Magical Bones combines show-stopping dance moves with mesmerizing sleight of hand. One of UK hip hop’s most respected figures, he is a gifted showman and his performances are a joy to behold!