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J.Bo Tape #23: DJ Yoda - Piano Breaks - 1998

"Suckers we wet to the sound of the dope piano..."

Coming in at #23 like the DJing Michael Jordan (or is it David Beckham?), we have another classic J.Bo Tape from none other than DJ Yoda!

Famously voted by Q Magazine as one of "The Top 10 DJs You Must See Before You Die", DJ Yoda is globally renowned for his genre-bending club sets, award-winning radio mixes and technology-pushing audio visual shows. Catch up with his latest moves on his Website, MySpace or Twitter and don't forget to buy your tickets to his, just announced, biggest production yet - the Stop, Look & Listen Tour is about to rock large screened venues all over the UK, culminating in a London gig at the IMAX!

But "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." DJ Yoda was producing mixtapes on Four Track Cassette Recorders (looking something like this) and independently releasing them through record shops from London to Bristol to Leeds to Royal Leamington Spa! This was the third of
four of these independent mixtapes that led to connecting with Fat Lace and releasing a series of collaborations with DJ Dan Greenpeace before being picked up by Antidote Records to produce the now legendary How To Cut And Paste series of CD mixes as well as his debut artist album.

This tape was always a favourite (even using one of my records!) taking in some of the mood evoking, piano based hip hop productions of the time from the likes of the peerless DJ Premier... as well as DJ Yoda's own remixes and blends. Even at this early stage you can hear his signature style of mixing contemporary hip hop with movie dialogue, comedy samples and turntable sketches. An essential addition to any mixtape collection...

********** NEW LINKS 27-Jan-2013 **********

DJ Yoda - Piano Breaks - 1998
Source: TDK D90-Type I
Duration: 1h30m11s (45m33s + 44m37s)
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 123.9MB (62.6MB + 61.3MB)
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5mt8y97yt5s3aw9


In homage to this mix, and after hearing it again on this site, DJ Dan Greenpeace released a sequel - so go listen/stream PIANO BREAKS 2 here now!!!

Jam like a tech with correct techniques...


  1. DJ Yoda - Piano Breaks (1998)

    Part 2 + Juice Aleem - Nonotech Pilots [Ac.]/Lewis Parker [Inst.]
    Jeru The Damaja - Me, Not The Paper (Remix)
    Piano Skit 1
    Kweli - Manifesto
    Gang Starr feat. Big Shug - F.A.L.A.
    Howie B - Take Your Partner By The Hand (DJ Premier Mix) [Inst.]/J-Live - Can I Get It? [Ac.]
    DJ Cam - Experience
    Piano Skit 2
    The Pharcyde - Runnin'
    Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard
    Piano Skit 3
    Biz Markie - Just A Friend
    Jay-Z - Dead President$
    Piano Skit 4
    Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Ill Street Blues
    Miilkbone - Keep It Real

    Gang Starr - What I'm Here 4
    Reflection Eternal - 2000 Seasons
    Black Attack feat. Problemz - Correct Technique
    Funky DL feat. Versatile E - 20-20-8-8
    Piano Skit 5
    Artifacts - Wrong Side Of Da Tracks (DJ Yoda Piano Remix)
    O.C. - Born 2 Live
    Nas - One Love (One L Remix) [Inst.]
    Offside - Odder Than The Oddest
    Rasco - Not Havin' It
    Hi Tech - All Time Einstein
    Next Wavelength feat. MCM, TKo & The Verse - Push Come To Shove
    All Natural - Writer's Block [Inst.]
    A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out (Remix) [Inst.]
    Common Sense - Resurrection
    Lewis Parker - Great Wonders Of '96
    Piano Skit 6

  2. classic mixtape, was recently discussing doing part 2 with yoda


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