In the final edition of The Tab’s three-part preview of VT 2010, we take a quick look at the three artists released so far.
So this is it. You’ve finally made it. Michaelmas and, more importantly, Movember are over and the Varsity Trip is less than a day away.
In light of this frankly monumental achievement, we at The Tab thought we’d dedicate the third part of our preview of VT2010 (parts one and two) to a quick look at some of the artists performing during the week.
DJ Yoda – Blast Off!
A Jedi master in the dark art of turntablism, DJ Yoda was once nominated by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 DJs to see before you die. If that’s not enough on its own to merit a bit of excitement, he also sits on the judging panel for the DMC DJ World Finals. Serious man. After starting out as a Hip-Hop DJ, Yoda moved on to create the ‘bootleg’ style of cut-up, mixing everything from Hip-Hop, Country and Western, Drum’N'Bass and Reggae. Listen closely to what he plays – he’s famous for dropping in the odd unexpected gem. He’s also renowned for A/V shows and DVJ displays – check this slightly bizarre clip out:
Kele Okereke – Final Night Festival
Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to find things to fill those long winter’s evenings. With Bloc Party now on sabbatical, former frontman Kele Okereke has turned his hand to DJing to while away the hours of darkness. Apparently he’s quite good at it as well. He’s opening up on the Final Night and promises to play a mixture of Bloc Party favourites as well as some songs from his solo album (‘The Boxer’). Check out ‘Tenderoni’, his first solo single. It’s probably not what you expected.
Jack Beats – Final Night Festival
Jack Beats is new British house music at its floor-filling best. The brainchild of Plus One (Scratch Perverts) and Beni G (Mixologists), Jack Beats specialise in wobbly bass-lines, edgy acapellas and big breakdowns cut, copied and pasted together to create a distinctive brand of house. Val Thorens is going to love it.
Cliched but still worth a listen if you’ve not heard it already:
If all of this still isn’t good enough for you – there’s one more act to be released on the coaches to the resort tomorrow. Get keen. And don’t forget to check The Tab during VT for coverage of this year’s trip!