May the 5th just got a whole load more interesting with a heavy-duty line-up of serious turntable talent gathering at KOKO for the May bank holiday Sunday! Flying in from the states for an exclusive set will be A Tribe Called Quest’s DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Beat Junkie J Rocc for two rare DJ sets. joining forces with the UK’s own DJ Yoda playing a classic Hip Hop AV set, the hardest working man in the music biz DJ Vadim and UK DMC Champ and guaranteed party starter Mr Thing. To top it off The Last Skeptik will take to the stage to get things started in the best possible way. Now this is a party.
Flying in exclusively for this show is A Tribe Called Quest DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad. An integral part of ATCQ’s iconic productions, Ali joined J-Dilla and Q-Tip in the collective The Ummah after ATCQ’s breakup and then later formed Lucy Pearl with Raphael Saadiq. Imagine how good of a DJ you must be to have a resume like that!
One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 which became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop. In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000′s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events. Selectors don’t get much more respected than this.
One of ‘The 10 DJs you must see before you die’ (Q magazine); ‘One of the Top Three DJs in the World’ (HHC); the world’s principal AV artist; part dance-floor destroying selector, part turntablist supreme DJ Yoda has been amazing audiences world-wide with his Audiovisual sets. Tonight he plays a classic Hip Hop set reminiscent of the first mixtapes that first brought him to the attention of the public. Exclusive!