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Tom Fernandes

Woody at work
Woody at work on the decks

Sublime Soundcrash Scares

Soundcrash hosts a night of DJing excellence to thrill audiophiles and revellers alike.

Sitting on a side road off Shoreditch High Street, Village Underground is fronted by a bustling stream of people. Most are in a jubilant mood though some are plastered in a palette of deathly face paint which belies the general atmosphere of merriment.

It’s the night after Halloween – traditionally a time when those of a Catholic persuasion are preparing for All Souls’ Day. But Soundcrash wants to extend the spook-filled festivities of the previous night for a few more hours. They’ve commandeered the venue and have assembled three of the world’s finest DJs, Messrs Yoda, Woody, and Cheeba, to entertain, guide, and perhaps even frighten revellers until the early hours of the morning.

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Category: Clubs
DJ Triumvirate: Yoda, Woody, Cheeba
DJ Triumvirate: Yoda, Woody, Cheeba

Yoda, Woody and Cheeba: The DJ Interview

Whats on London recently got the chance to catch up with three of the world’s leading DJs ahead of their appearance at Videocrash.

DJ Yoda rose to prominence with the seminal ‘How to Cut and Paste’ series, going onto release a string of successful mixtapes and albums. In 2010 he collected an Independent Music Award for his work with the Heritage Orchestra and is known to find inspiration in an eclectic range of music – including tunes by the one and only Rick Astley.

DJ Woody is a two-time world turntable champion with a penchant for pushing boundaries. Described as the “future” by Tony Prince, Woody definitely likes to experiment with his music and visuals. In 2011 he hit the headlines for the now infamous Anne Hathaway Paparazzi remix.

Soundcrash regular, DJ Cheeba, has spent the last few years touring, thrilling audiences at some the world’s most famous festivals whilst sharing the stage with a string of respected artists. Described by Yoda as “one super-creative dude”, Cheeba can fashion a set using anything from beer taps to Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue.

The DJs go onto discuss their differing styles as well as the perks of the job…

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Category: Culture
Boiler Room Make Session

Underground Frenzy at Red Stripe Make Session 009

Perched on the corner of an industrial estate in the East End, the ninth Red Stripe Make Session is a sweaty fusion of urban music and contemporary art. With Boiler Room sourcing a clutch of well-known musical talents including a certain Mark Ronson and Rafaël Rozendaal hosting some of the capital’s up and coming visual artists, the event is a thrilling if unbalanced success.

A nondescript business lot is an unlikely space for a showcase of artistic talent but the organisers are striving for the atmosphere of a warehouse party rather than an art gallery. The secret nature of the location – even the doormen refuse to acknowledge the event by its name – lends a sense of exclusivity to proceedings. Guests are encouraged to feel privileged in their participation. Muffled bass can be heard by those queuing outside and there is a sense of climax when one finally enters the room and feels the grimy noise assault all eardrums in the vicinity.

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Category: Free events
BFI Stills Collection
Balin and Gabin as lovers Madeleine and Lucien. Source: BFI Stills Collection

Lady Killer: 1937 Classic Starts Grémillon Retrospective at BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank begins a celebration of French director, Jean Grémillon, with a screening of arguably his most famous film, Lady Killer (1937). As part of a month long retrospective that will give audiences the opportunity to see over ten different works by the director, Lady Killer proves to be an accomplished start to the festival.

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Category: Cinema