The release of Jay Electronica’s long-awaited album caused plenty of discussions online, as you would expect from an album that had been under scrutiny long before it was ever given life. Many fans were thrilled, proclaiming it the year’s best, if not THE best, album after only a few hours. Other listeners were disappointed, with a strong contingent saying Elec was out-rapped by Jay Z. And then we had those like DJ Yoda who were simply confused by the album. Production choices didn’t make sense and the fact that Jay Z was so prominent was a further disappointment. Yoda even tweeted about a fantasy replacement project, with DOOM on production. And in typical Yoda fashion, that’s exactly what he made happen soon after. So below you can hear A Written Testimony, minus the Jay Z appearances, plus production from Metal Fingers himself. Downloads are available via Bandcamp.
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I have just spent a bit of time digesting the new album from DJ Yoda and I am happy to report that it is another win for the Cut and Paste legend. Last year we were treated to the album’s first single, London Fields, featuring Joel Culpepper, which was a very obvious yet successful departure from Yoda’s previous material. The rest of Home Cooking continues in the same vein, with production levels at such a high standard, you end up feeling like this might have been Yoda’s calling all along. Continue reading “DJ Yoda: Home Cooking (Stream)”
Fantastic new single from DJ Yoda as he enlists the ample talents of Joel Culpepper on London Fields. It’s a definite change in direction for the DJ and producer, but it’s a change that works extremely well and I’m hoping we get to hear more material in the same vein in the future. You can stream London Fields below. Continue reading “DJ Yoda ft. Joel Culpepper: London Fields”
The excellent new Netflix series Stranger Things seems to be nearly everyone’s new favourite thing at the moment, including DJ Yoda, who has used his mighty skills to put together this mixtape featuring music from the series, as well as music that has helped inspired it. Continue reading “DJ Yoda: The Stranger Things Mixtape”