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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LIVE: Return To The Boom Bap

Artist: DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot
Type: Audio Visual
Recommended Venue Type: Clubs, Live music venues, Festivals. Dance floor business
Length: 60min or 90min versions
Available from: Available now
Bookings: Please contact ben@elasticartists.net

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A brand new 4 deck audio visual show that was first conceived for a night on the recent Mos Def and Afrika Bambaataa UK tour. Taking in classic 90s rap tracks, boom bap sounds and elements cut up in the way we do on 4 turntables and showing off the iconic music videos from the era. Expect; Gangstarr, Black Moon, Nas, Beastie Boys, The Alkaholics, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Star, KRS-1, Biggie Smalls, Pete Rock, Lords of The Underground, Mob Deep, Das EFX, Rakim and many many more…

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02 12 14

DJ Cheeba on ‘The Source’ (Made In Bristol TV)

I was recently invited to talk with local magazine TV show ‘The Source’ about the premier of my Plan 9 From Outer Space project. Below you can see and hear what i had to say including an exclusive clip from the show itself.

02 12 14

LIVE: Plan 9 From Outer Space (Re-Score)

Artist: DJ Cheeba
Type: Audio Visual, Movie Re-Score
Recommended Venue Type: Cinema, Arts Space, Festivals, Seated Audience. (Strong narrative not suited to a nightclub dance environment)
Length: 80mins
Available from: Available now
Bookings: Please contact ben@elasticartists.net

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In 2014 I was invited to pitch ideas for the BFI Sci-Fi festival in the UK. The outcome was a re-score of the most infamous of all sci-fi films ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’. Officially licensed, this was premiered at The Watershed in Nov 2014. Im pleased to announce I am now in a position to discus ideas for further screenings/performances of this project in association with Blue Dolphin Films.

“I first became aware of Plan 9 From Outer Space after buying the soundtrack on vinyl 15 years ago. It had the great opening speech ‘Criswell Predicts’ that was famously sampled by Coldcut for their JDJ mix as well as so many great bits of dialogue and music. After hearing the soundtrack, I found the film itself and fell in love with the crazy nature of the production, script and acting. It unintentionally delivers on a comedy level as well as being thoroughly entertaining through its unhinged narrative and insanely bizarre premise.

“Doing a live remixed score to the film at Watershed is a dream come true and I’ll be bringing a hugely extended turntable-based set up to really do it justice and present a remixed and re-imagined score that adds a modern electronic twist.”

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Although essentially a DJ mix, the set up for this live score is a lot more extensive than 2 turntables and a microphone. 2x laptops, 2x mixers, Midi controllers, iPad based synths and drum machines, a voice changer megaphone and an ultra rare QFO turntable that allows me to play it like a theremin. Added foley sounds, FX and sound design add a dark and terrifying atmospheric edge to this unintentionally hilarious film.

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LIVE: After School Special (Drug Education – Remixed)

Artist: DJ Cheeba
Type: Audio Visual
Recommended Venue Type: Cinema, Arts Space, Festivals, Seated Audience. (Strong narrative not suited to a nightclub dance environment)
Length: 60mins
Available from: Available Now.
Bookings: Please contact ben@elasticartists.net

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After 3 years of research, cataloging and editing, After School Special went live online in March 2014 and I am now taking bookings for an extended live version that is best suited to a sit down audience due to its thick narrative and occasionally intense subject matter.

After School Special is a sample based look at a century of drug culture across a huge spectrum of film and music. Aiming to educate, interest and amuse all who have and have not experimented with “party drugs” the hundreds of songs and samples cross reference the thousands of video clips that have been remixed to drive the narrative and deliver a balanced message concerning the pros and cons of recreational drug use.

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The concept is inspired by ABC’s After School Specials. A series of ‘made for TV’ films designed to educate teenagers on socially relevant and often controversial subjects, originally broadcast by The American Broadcast Company from 1972 – 1997.

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A second projector/screen allows an overhead camera feed to be integrated into a customised boom box image frame. With added FX and quartz compositions, this extra element adds a more focused view of the hands on turntable action during the show while the main video remains uninterrupted.

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LIVE: Caught In The Middle of A 3 Way Mix

Artist: DJ Cheeba, DJ Food, DJ Moneyshot
Type: Audio Visual
Recommended Venue Type: Nightclub, Live Music Venues, Festivals
Length: 90mins
Available from: Available now. Due to end its run in summer 2015
Bookings: Please contact ben@elasticartists.net

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Since Dec 2013, I have been touring and tweaking an extended and remixed version of the much celebrated ‘documentary mix’ ‘Caught In The Middle of a 3 Way Mix’ with fellow Solid Steel DJs; DJ Food aka Strictly Kev and DJ Moneyshot. Now with fully syncopated video content riffing on both The Beastie Boys and the original sampled artists that are featured, this new version goes a long way to make the whole experience more involved and immersive. FFI, current tour dates and booking info please click HERE

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