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Dj Yoda's How To Cut & Paste: The 80's Edition - DJ Yoda

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - New Wave & Post-punk / Artist: DJ Yoda / Audio CD released 2003-11-10 at Antidote

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      04.11.2009 17:42
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      A relatively good outing

      I discovered the wonderful world of DJ Yoda back in 2003, shortly after How to Cut and Paste Vol.1 was released. I actually bought Volume 2 first, don't ask why, I just did. I then bought Volume 1 and every other Album of Yoda's since.

      DJ Yoda is a white, Jewish, British DJ, whose skills on the decks would make GrandMaster Flash blink with admiration and respect. High praise indeed, if you know who these people are. Along with Dan Greenpeace, Yoda has a radio show on Xfm but also tours and bashes out these fabulous mixtapes/albums.

      The album is a mix of songs and scratching. For anyone that knows anything about the "art of turntablism" your ears will appreciate the skill, dexterity and dedication that went into making this album. Scratching is not simply pulling a record back and forth on a turntable platter, there's a lot more too it and many different techniques. The title of this album "how to cut and paste" is a reference to such in itself. Cutting and pasting is a turntablist art form, taking bits of different songs/albums/films etc and lacing them together for amusing purposes. There's also crabbing, blending, chirps, scribbles, flares, orbits etc etc (see - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scratching)

      I'll be honest, when I heard about the 80's edition, I was totally stoked and excited. I was sure that it would be an instant classic. Being an 80's child, I was dying for him to re-do the classics, interfere with them with his usual style and humour. There have been other classic 80's tracks on his other cutting and pasting outings, so I was sure this would be brilliant. Sure there are a few gems in there, but not as many as I had hoped for. Remixing and cutting and pasting 80's classics like Paul Hardcastles "19" and "S-Express" is a good thing, but mostly the album is let down by not using the true classic 80's songs. There are some funny songs in there and Yoda is still on good form, don't get me wrong, but I was pretty disappointed with the outing. Perhaps 40 tracks was too many and he would have been better keeping to the true 80's pop classics, avoiding the more obscure. Still its good to see/hear Knightrider and Airwolf getting some play.

      This is not the classic album that "How to cut and paste vol.1 and 2" were.




      Track Listings
      1. Intro/The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
      2. Turn Back The Clock - Johnny Hates Jazz
      3. Hip Hop Junkies - Nice & Smooth
      4. Yoda With Hill Street Blues
      5. 19 - Paul Hardcastle
      6. White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
      7. Doctor! Doctor! - The Thompson Twins
      8. Message II (Survival) - Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
      9. Yoda In Dallas
      10. Yoda In Dynasty
      11. Theme - S-Express
      12. Doin' The Do - Betty Boo
      13. Final Countdown - Europe
      14. Rockit - Herbie Hancock
      15. I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
      16. Operator - Midnight Star
      17. Together Forever - Rick Astley
      18. Yoda Plays Computer Games
      19. Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D'Arby
      20. Funkin' For Jamaica - Tom Browne
      21. The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
      22. Rapture - Blondie
      23. Adventures On The Wheel Of Steel - Grandmaster Flash
      24. Yoda In Airwolf
      25. When Smokey Sings - ABC
      26. Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera
      27. The King Of Rock 'N' Roll - Prefab Sprout
      28. Mickey - Toni Basil
      29. 99 Loftballons - Nena
      30. My Mic Sounds Nice - Salt N Pepper
      31. Rat In Mi Kitchen - UB40
      32. Hey Young World/Miami Vice (Crockett's Theme) - Slick Rick
      33. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
      34. Maneater - Hall & Oates
      35. Crash - The Primitives
      36. Take On Me - A-Ha
      37. Word Up - Cameo
      38. Aspects (It's My Genre II)/Yoda In Knight Rider
      39. Aspects (It's My Genre II)
      40. Yoda In Knight Rider

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      26.06.2009 22:08
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      One of the best and most original DJs around.

      DJ Yoda is the coolest geek on the planet! If you're unfamiliar with his work, he is a DJ, primarily a Hip Hop DJ, who has mastered the art of scratching...and then some.

      Yoda has taken scratching to the next level as he uses DVD's as well as the usual vinyl and CD's to 'cut and paste' his way through his tracks. The result is a staggering audio and visual show, with plenty of film and music samples to enjoy.

      Obviously, with this being a CD, you can't see the film clips - but you can hear them, and in the 80's edition there are hundreds of 'em.

      The CD features about 38 classic 80's tracks ranging from 'Hey Mickey' to 'There's a rat in my Kitchen' and everything in between, all set to a Hip Hop beat to keep the rhythm going. Amongst the tracks are sound clips from 80's films, like Gremlins and Back to the Future and the like.

      If you like to listen to your songs uninterrupted, then don't by this CD, but if you can appreciate the talent involved in DJing and inparticularly scratching, then give this a whirl. It's great fun, and you won't be able to help but love it. It's not Yoda's best work, but it was never meant to be - you get the feeling he made this for a laugh, just because he can - and the result is great!

      If you want to hear Yoda's less cheesey and more Hip Hop orientated work, then check out How to cut and paste vol 1&2, which are less 'commercial' but still great Cd's.

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Intro/The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
    2 Turn Back The Clock - Johnny Hates Jazz
    3 Hip Hop Junkies - Nice & Smooth
    4 Yoda With Hill Street Blues
    5 19 - Paul Hardcastle
    6 White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
    7 Doctor! Doctor! - The Thompson Twins
    8 Message II (Survival) - Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
    9 Yoda In Dallas
    10 Yoda In Dynasty
    11 Theme - S-Express
    12 Doin' The Do - Betty Boo
    13 Final Countdown - Europe
    14 Rockit - Herbie Hancock
    15 I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
    16 Operator - Midnight Star
    17 Together Forever - Rick Astley
    18 Yoda Plays Computer Games
    19 Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D'Arby
    20 Funkin' For Jamaica - Tom Browne
    21 The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
    22 Rapture - Blondie
    23 Adventures On The Wheel Of Steel - Grandmaster Flash
    24 Yoda In Airwolf
    25 When Smokey Sings - ABC
    26 Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera
    27 The King Of Rock 'N' Roll - Prefab Sprout
    28 Mickey - Toni Basil
    29 99 Loftballons - Nena
    30 My Mic Sounds Nice - Salt N Pepper
    31 Rat In Mi Kitchen - UB40
    32 Hey Young World/Miami Vice (Crockett's Theme) - Slick Rick
    33 Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
    34 Maneater - Hall & Oates
    35 Crash - The Primitives
    36 Take On Me - A-Ha
    37 Word Up - Cameo
    38 Aspects (It's My Genre II)/Yoda In Knight Rider
    39 Aspects (It's My Genre II)
    40 Yoda In Knight Ride