DJ Yoda is a hip-hop DJ and producer like no other. Respected globally for his turntablism, his eclectic series of How to Cut & Paste mixtapes offer a uniquely British take on hip-hop music and culture. The viral success of his Stranger Things Mix racked up more than a quarter million plays on Soundcloud, culminating in his UK Tour of Stranger Things The Mixtape Live. He performed at Banksy’s Dismaland, and was first choice guest mixer on Dr Dre’s inaugural Beats 1 show.
An audio-visual pioneer, chopping and splicing movies with the same style that he repurposes samples, his acclaimed commissions for the BFI and 6 Music have been boundary pushing. His Breakfast of Champions album and band paid homage to hip-hop’s golden age, playing to sell-out crowds throughout the UK. With new studio and audio-visual projects, and his all-embracing DJ sets, things couldn’t be going better for DJ Yoda.
Boston hip-hop legend Edo G has nothing left to prove. With his pair of debut singles “I Gotta Have It” and “Be a Father to Your Child” in 1991, Edo introduced himself to the world as a unique MC, one able to deliver both sharp social commentary and reality-based raps with slick rhymes and wit to spare.
Having collaborated with legends like DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Masta Ace over a two-decade career, his status in the game is undisputed. But on A Face in the Crowd, Edo returns to mark the 20-year anniversary of his first album with a hunger to bring real hip-hop back to the forefront. Led by the single “I Was There” his Boston-based Special Teamz crew of Jaysaun (Kreators) and Slaine (La Coka Nostra), the album features guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Chali 2Na, and M1 (dead prez), with production from DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, Explizit One, M Phases, The Breaks, Young Cee and other.
Big voice, big bass and big hair is what Singer/MC Eva Lazarus is all about! Her musical flavours span across genres from Reggae to Hip Hop, DnB to Jungle and beyond!
Eva Lazarus tirelessly smashed through festival season, including Glastonbury, main stage Outlook, multiple packed shows at BoomTown culminating with an electric Show alongside Gentleman’s Dub Club in the Lions Den.
2017 saw the collaborative release with Mungos Hifi ‘Amsterdam EP’ which was play listed on BBC 6Music and features in David rodigans scorchers of 2017 list.
Joel Culpepper is an R&B singer-songwriter from London, England. With a style inspired by British fashion and modern culture, he has become known for his distinctive vocal style and well received stage performances.
In 20019 he released his first mixtape ‘The Adventures of Pensmith’ and followed up with ‘Joel Culpepper Meets J Dilla’ in 2011, a tribute to the late producer and rapper J Dilla.
In 2012 Culpepper released his first EP ‘Skydive’ a project that received support from several notable DJs and was championed by Annie Mac, DJ Target and MistaJam. Culpepper often collaborates with Swindle, and was featured on Swindle’s album Long Live The Jazz, as well as on Bruh Jackman’s California.
Culpepper released his latest EP, Tortoise, in January 2017 via Pledge Music, the latest milestone in his career. Its title is inspired by one of Aesop’s Fables the Tortoise and the Hare. The EP features production by Grammy award-winning producer Jimmy Hogarth, Rich De Rosa, American producer Roy Davis Jr, Swindle, Kay Young and Jools Holland’s Musical Director Phil Veacock who scored and arranged the strings and horns. It journeys through different genres, from traditional 60s and 70s inspired R&B to contemporary electronic R&B and hip-hop.
The Allergies have made it their mission to take vintage sounds and reshape them for the modern dancefloor. Since forming in 2012 the Bristol-based duo have racked up three EPs, compilation appearances, a handful of remixes, and won over crowds from Greece to Bestival. In 2015 they were snapped up by Jalapeno Records. Their debut album, ‘As We Do Our Thing’, takes in funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breakbeat influences, and features guest appearances from HypeMan Sage and Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper, who also graces the lead single and video, Rock Rock.
BBC 6 Music’s Craig Charles is a fan who describes their sound as “Big, bouncy and fat! Just how I like my funk.”