‘Home Cooking’ is the new, mature sound of DJ Yoda. Maximising the experience and enjoyment gained from recording live instruments and prioritising songs over beats for his previous two albums ‘Breakfast of Champions’ and ‘Chop Suey’, this is a big step for the cut-and-paster as a producer, having wowed the world over for over two decades with his celebrated turntable tomfoolery. Recorded between his own studio and the world famous Abbey Road, ‘Home Cooking’ keeps one foot in the hip-hop old school with collaborations with the returning Jungle Brothers (the party-starting ‘Afrika’) and Boston bastion Edo. G (a peaceful route from London to ‘Roxbury’), and spreads to a melodic vibe scoring chilled Sunday mornings.
We love the album so much and genre wise it fit’s all our new playlists that tracks from the album pretty much feature on all our new playlists, so I suggest going to our main page and check out whats on the menu from the delicious sounds that DJ Yoda has cooked up for us.
We featured ‘London Fields, back in December on Shake a Hoof, it was first single for over two years and with a new approach to his music, a departure from Yoda’s usual mash up of samples, of course there’s hip-hop influenced beats, as to be expected from London’s premier turntablist, but also Jazz, Soul and R&B influences and wonderful vocals from rIsing talent Joel Culpepper, who provides a stunning falsetto about loneliness and the power of positivity over Yoda’s collection of strings, horns and scratching.
DJ Yoda says: “The moment I heard Joel’s voice I knew I wanted to work with him. He just has this quality that could be from any era, which was exactly the vibe I wanted for this song.”
With a distinctive style inspired by British fashion and modern culture, South East London born Joel Culpepper has been described as 'the UK's answer to Andre 3000 and Frank Ocean' and the best British male voice since Omar, from his two Ep’s he’s had no less than a BBC Radio 6 record of the week, BBC Introducing artist of the week and later invited to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Bestival, he is currently working on his long awaited full album release.
Dj Yoda is the songwriter, producer and instrumentalist on ‘London Fields’ and the soundscape created is the first step in a promised change of sound for the award-winning artist, the former member of ‘The Scratch Perverts’ has performed live audio/visual shows across the globe including Banksy’s Bemusement Park at Dismaland and in 2015 he was Dr Dre’s first choice to record a guest mix on his inaugural Beats 1 show for Apple Music, and he was immortalised when chosen as a featured artist on the 2009 Activision DJing video game DJ Hero, check out his impressive website for a full discography of his numerous mixes, Ep’s and Lp’s.
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