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DJ Yoda

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DJ Yoda (born Duncan Beiny) is a British hip-hop turntablist.

Between 1995 and 1998 he studied English and American Literature at the University of Warwick. During this period he began performing at Mojo, a popular Warwick Hip hop and Soul night until he graduated. After he left university he began releasing underground demo mix-tapes to small music shops. Through the popularity of these tapes, Antidote Records asked him to create an official mixtape, from which ‘How to Cut & Paste Mix Tape Vol.1’ was released.

During his career he has won a DMC DJ of the Year award in the Scratch DJ category (2001), and was one of 6 nominees for best UK hip-hop DJ in the UK Hip-Hop Awards. He has also been nominated by Q magazine as one of the ‘Ten DJs To See Before You Die’, has released a series of mix-tapes and has toured the globe with the likes of Goldie and the Scratch Perverts.

He is currently the hip-hop correspondent for Sleaze Nation, The Face, and IDJ magazines, and also writes the DJ page for Hip Hop Connection magazine.

Yoda is currently a resident DJ at London club nights Spread Love, Step Up Front and The Xfm All City Night.

He has been one of the DMC DJ World Finals judges for the last 3 years.

In addition to releasing his own material, he has also performed scratches on Danger Mouse & Jemini’s Ghetto Pop Life.

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