DJ Cheeba is the sight and sound of Solid Steel’s new school. Hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today, Cheeba has found an audience world wide with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation.

Since joining Ninja Tune's legendary Solid Steel radio show as a resident, Cheeba has produced an varied catalogue of highly celebrated audio mixtapes and groundbreaking video projects that have gone viral worldwide and topped iTunes download charts. Beyond recorded projects, Cheeba tirelessly tours some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and beyond with his progressive video shows and extensive on stage technology.

Known for his cut and paste style of turntablism, audiences can expect a high paced trip through styles made to make you dance, think and smile. Cheeba is more than a DJ, he's a live audio visual experience not to be missed.

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23 10 14

Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder (The Watershed, Bristol)

This autumn I am curating a series of events at The Watershed in Bristol as part of their ‘Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’ festival in association with the BFI.

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I have lined up 4 events that explore the relation between sci -fi film and music featuring DJ Food, Ollie Teeba, Bront Industries and myself.

Afrofuturism: DJ Food’s Future Shock
Thu 23 Oct 22:00

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DJ Food (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel) presents a turntablist soundscape of sci-fi songs, cosmic music and retro electronic visions of a future very different from the one we live in now before a screening of Sun Ra film Space Is The Place, one of the most elusive music films of all time!

After debuting at the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in London earlier this summer DJ Food is expanding this non-club headtrip set into newer, more far out dimensions. Expect an ever-shifting selection of space journeys, psychedelic explorations and modular synth soundtracks layered with spoken word from beyond…

So join us from 22:00 – 23:00 in the Café/Bar for cosmic tuneage like no other. Entry is FREE but ticket holders to Space Is The Place (at 23:00) get priority entry.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day + Bronnt Industries Kapital DJ Warm Up
22:00-23:00 (DJ set) 23:00 (film screening)

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James Cameron combines hard-edged humour and roller coaster action in this blockbuster sequel to his own 1984 horror fantasy classic. Adrenaline junkies get epic value for money as cyborg Arnie (alongside Ed Furlong’s teenage John Connor) comes back from the future to save our world from the T1000 model, whose liquid metal shape-changing abilities set a new cinematic standard for stunning, computer graphic special effects.

Join us in the Café/Bar from 22:00-23:00 before the film starts for a live DJ set from electro-acoustic heroes Bronnt Industries Kapital.

Ticket prices: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions.

Premiere: Plan 9 From Outer Space + DJ Cheeba Live Score
Fri 21 Nov 21:30

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Camp aliens attempt to take over the world by reviving the dead in Ed Wood Jr’s sci-fi opus, which is just as magnificently terrible as you’ve probably heard. Built around a few minutes of footage (Tim Burton re-created many of its infamous scenes in his biography Ed Wood) Bela Lugosi shot days before he died, its all crude special effects (hub caps as flying saucers! cardboard tombstones!), terrible acting, wobbly sets, nonsensical dialogue (“Future events such as these will affect you in the future!” warns our narrator) and stock footage. Sure, it has been cited as one of the worst films ever made, but it is endlessly entertaining and completely loveable.

A hymn to anyone who has ever tried to create something intelligent and meaningful, only to fail miserably every single step of the way – we’ve all been there, right? This is THE ultimate cult flick, and we’re delighted to welcome Bristol’s very own AV pioneer DJ Cheeba (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel), who will be performing a live score to the film.

Using multiple turntables, midi controllers and other sound sources, Cheeba will twist what is already an incredibly bizarre film into something even weirder using a mix of hip hop, electronica, leftfield beats, atmospherics and FX. Join us for a one-off performance like no other – it’s going to be a night to remember!

Tickets: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions.

DJ Ollie Teeba (Herbaliser/Soundsci) presents War of the Worlds
DJ set (22:00-23:00) and film screening (23:00)

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At this very moment space ships from the beyond may be on their way to destroy our planet!

Keep your eyes to the skies! The Herbaliser’s Ollie Teeba presents an inspired re-imagining and homage to the mother of all alien invasion thrillers, sci fi classic War of the Worlds. Park your UFOs in the Café/Bar from 22:00-23:00 to hear Ollie drive a deeply layered mix of soundtracks, soundscapes and atmospheric music from his extensive collection of vinyl.

Originally broadcast on legendary radio mix show Solid Steel to celebrate both 25 years of the show Coldcut started in 1988 and also 75 years since Orson Welles’ infamous radio play was first broadcast (that had Americans convinced they were listening to a genuine attack from outer space), this performance is a tribute to H.G. Wells, Orson Welles, and, of course, Solid Steel.

After the set join us for a late night (23:00) screening of the 1953 film, which set the standard for alien movies for decades to come. Invaders from another planet target a small Californian town, landing with their manta-ray spaceships armed with cobra-like probes that shoot white-hot disintegration rays (it scooped the Oscar® for Best Special Effects). It’s a work of frightening imagination that still packs a punch even today – so join us for a fantastic invasion of music and film!

Film tickets: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions. Ticket holders to War of the Worlds get priority entry to the DJ set.

21 10 14

3 Way Mix interview DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food

Scratch Pro Audio catches up with the kings of cut paste…. DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot and DJ Food for a chat about all things music after they performed a live, one take section of their 4 deck “Caught in the Middle of a 3 Way Mix” routine. A rework of The Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album for the innoFADER Sessions.

See the innoFADER Sessions video here:

http://youtu.be/h7_ita0B2Zo

Filmed on location at Floating Harbour Studios Bristol:
http://www.floatingharbourstudios.co.uk

Credits:

The Interviewer

Adam Hussam Murray

Filmed and Edited by: Adam Bell (Lionpaw Cinema)
http://www.twitter.com/lionpawcinema

Second Camera: Louis Gane
http://www.twitter.com/louisganefilm

Links:

http://www.scratchproaudio.co.uk
http://www.innofader.com
http://www.universalmagnetic.co.uk

21 10 14

Spur1 Radioshow Oktober 2014 Rec Session DJ Cheeba

Live footage and interview from my recent show in Dresden, Germnany.

11 10 14

‘Back To Biba’ (Swinging London) VJ Mix

“In celebration of our exclusive Biba archive collection, audio visual artist DJ Cheeba has created a 15 minute VJ set inspired by the Biba brand and its prominent place in swinging 60′s London.

The piece combines music from the era, mixed to archive film footage of Biba and the culture that surrounded the brand, its founder Barbara Hulanicki, scenes from London and the infamous Carnaby Street at that time. It’s a multi-media playlist to get you in the mood for Biba’s 50th Anniversary, and an opportunity for those who experienced it first hand, as well as new fans to take a nostalgic trip ‘Back to Biba’.

DJ Cheeba is hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today, having produced a catalogue of highly acclaimed audio mix-tapes and groundbreaking video projects that have gone viral worldwide and topped iTunes download charts. Cheeba also regularly tours some of the most prestigious venues and festivals globally with his technically advanced video shows, and is known for his cut and paste style of turntablism. Audiences can expect a high paced trip through styles made to make you dance, think and smile.

On his ‘Back to Biba’ set for Farfetch, he says: ‘London in the 1960′s was a pivotal time for music, culture and fashion and I’ve tried to encapsulate all of this into the mix. The project progresses with many reference points crossing the audio and visual samples with various artists and an edit style inspired by the movie ‘Woodstock’, which will hopefully reach a fresh audience in 2014.’

Cheeba is more than a DJ, he’s an audio visual experience not to be missed! So click the play button and enjoy this exclusive music and fashion collaboration.”

*Words by Ashlie Dixon @Farfetch

http://www.farfetch.com/uk/editorial/back-to-biba-vj-mix-by-dj-cheeba.aspx


trailer:

Playlist:

LAURIE JOHNSON
THE THEME FROM THE AVENGERS

SWINGING LONDON RADIO
INTRO JINGLE

STATUS QUO
PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN

THE ROLLING STONES
FADE TO BLACK

THE ALLERGIES
GATHER ROUND

THE YARDBIRDS
FOR YOUR LOVE

THE SMALL FACES
HEY GIRL

THE WHO
MY GENERATION (BUILDER REMIX)

THE WHO
MY GENERATION

THE SMALL FACES
ROLLIN’ OVER

WILSON PICKET
MINI SKIRT MINNIE

FUNKI PORCINI
THE DEVIL DRIVES

LULU
LOVE LOVES TO LOVE

DONOVAN
MELLOW YELLOW

THE MONKS
BOYS ARE BOYS AND GIRLS ARE GIRLS

THE MAGIC MIXTURE
NEW MAN

THE BLACKBIRDS
GIRL IM WONDERING

THE SMALL FACES
THAT’S THE LIFE

HAZY OSTERWALD JET SET
SWINGING LONDON

FIRST IMPRESSION
SWINGIN’ LONDON SCENE

THE BEATLES
SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CUB BAND (REPRISE)

THE BEATLES
THE END

THE KINKS
DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION

10 05 14

3 Way mix interview (Video)

Interview we did with the guys from Hardcore Classic to support the 3 Way Mix tour when it reached Sydney, Australia. Includes some fun footage of the show. Apologies for the clearly hungover and sweaty cheeba.

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