DJ Yoda's How to Cut and Paste: 80's Edition

DJ Yoda's How to Cut and Paste: 80's Edition

by DJ Yoda
     
 
It's such a great idea: take a top-notch DJ and set him loose on a bin full of rock, new wave, hip-hop, and new romantic singles from the 1980s. The idea of using such dated fare as Johnny Hates Jazz's "Turn Back the Clock" or Prefab Sprout's "King of Rock 'n' Roll" as raw material for a turntablist

Overview

It's such a great idea: take a top-notch DJ and set him loose on a bin full of rock, new wave, hip-hop, and new romantic singles from the 1980s. The idea of using such dated fare as Johnny Hates Jazz's "Turn Back the Clock" or Prefab Sprout's "King of Rock 'n' Roll" as raw material for a turntablist extravaganza is just too much fun. And maybe the idea itself raises expectations of fun just a bit too high; on the other hand, maybe the problem is that DJ Yoda succumbs to the temptation to get too cutesy, layering the mix with annoying and distracting snippets from 1980s movies (dialogue from Ferris Bueller's Day Off features prominently) and juvenile scatological humor (oh, good -- fart jokes!). His cutting and scratching technique isn't bad at all, though, and there really is fun to be had here -- check the segue from Terence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name" into Tom Browne's "Funkin' for Jamaica," for example, or the juxtaposition of Betty Boo's "Doin' the Do" with (wait for it...) Europe's "Final Countdown." The only really frustrating thing about this album is that with a little bit of discipline and taste, it could have been so much better than quite good.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2004
Label:
Antidote Uk
UPC:
5050159710720
catalogNumber:
107

Tracks

  1. Intro/The Message
  2. Turn Back the Clock
  3. Hip Hop Junkies
  4. Rise to the Occasion
  5. Hill Street Blues
  6. 19
  7. White Lines (Don't Do It)
  8. Doctor! Doctor!
  9. Message II (Survival)
  10. Dallas
  11. Dynasty
  12. Theme
  13. Doin' the Do
  14. The Final Countdown
  15. Rockit
  16. I Wonder if I Take You Home
  17. Operator
  18. Together Forever
  19. Computer Games (Skit)
  20. Sign Your Name
  21. Funkin' for Jamaica
  22. The Breaks
  23. Rapture
  24. Adventures on the Wheels of Steel
  25. Airwolf
  26. When Smokey Sings
  27. Somewhere in My Heart
  28. The King of Rock 'N' Roll
  29. Mickey
  30. 99 Luftballoons
  31. My Mic Sounds Nice
  32. Rat in My Kitchen
  33. Hey Young World/Miami Vice (Crockett's Theme)
  34. Karma Chameleon
  35. Maneater
  36. Crash
  37. Take on Me
  38. Word Up!/Aspects (It's My Genre II)
  39. Knight Rider

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Yoda   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Paul Hardcastle   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
Mike Oldfield   Composer
Tom Browne   Composer
Jan Hammer   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Bill Laswell   Composer
Full Force   Composer
Mike Post   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Bill Conti   Composer
Matt Aitken   Composer
Tom Bailey   Composer
Larry Blackmon   Composer
Michael Beinhorn   Composer
Reggie Calloway   Composer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Simon Climie   Composer
P.J. Court   Composer
Mikey Craig   Composer
Alannah Currie   Composer
Terence Trent D'Arby   Composer
Clark Datchler   Composer
E. Fletcher   Composer
Roddy Frame   Composer
Martin Fry   Composer
Morten Harket   Composer
Roy Hay   Composer
Tomi Jenkins   Composer
Carlos Karges   Composer
Joe Leeway   Composer
Silvester Levay   Composer
Dennis Morgan   Composer
John Oates   Composer
Phil Pickett   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Chris Stein   Composer
Mike Stock   Composer
Joey Tempest   Composer
Pål Waaktaar   Composer
K. Walker   Composer
Pete Waterman   Composer
Bo Watson   Composer
Mark White   Composer
T. Wilson   Composer
Paddy McAloon   Composer
Melvin Glover   Composer
Pit Loew   Composer
A. Campbell   Composer
Steve Dullaghan   Composer
Jon Moss   Composer
Toni Smith   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer
Fingerprints   Composer
Gina Immel   Composer
Sara Allen   Composer
Joem Fahrenkrog-Peterson   Composer
Rob Fisher   Composer
Robert Arthur Ford   Composer
Stu Phillips   Composer

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