In a scene full of big personalities, DJ Yoda is one of the biggest. Hip hop DJ and turntablist extraordinaire, Yoda has been chopping, screwing, cutting and gluing since the nineties, creating sonic odysseys unlike anything else. This Sunday he takes over Now Playing @6Music for a unique two hours of radio...but he needs your help.
Yoda has picked six songs to kick the show off, but after that it's up to you to turn selector and rifle through the virtual crates, offering track suggestions that you'd like him to play out. Need some inspiration? Here's what the man himself had to say about his tastes and dispositions:
"The music I grew up on was definitely hip-hop and pop. There was a lot of sampling and scratching going on in this period of music, so I guess that's what inspired me to start DJing. Throughout the 90s I pretty much listened to nothing but rap music, but around 2000 (when hip-hop started a bad period for me) I started listening to, and playing out, more clubbier stuff. Not really so much house music; more like jungle, dancehall, whatever. I think in the last few years hip-hop has got really good again. People like Action Bronson, who is on my album, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West is always inspiring."
If that doesn't get your mind whirring, how about these?
* Other legendary turntablists, like Beat Junkies, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush or Kid Koala
* Acts who have appeared on DJ Yoda's releases, like The Pharcyde, Kid Creole or Scoobius Pip
* Artists sampled by DJ Yoda, such as Billie Holiday, George Formby, Hall & Oates, and far too many more to mention
* New hip hop acts that you think are the future of the genre, like Azealia Banks, ASAP Rocky and Angel Haze.
When it comes down to it though, the playlist is yours - and DJ Yoda's - hands, so let us know what you think he should play. Leave your suggestions below, post them on our Facebook Page, tweet them to us and Yoda using #yoda6music, email us or add suggestions to our collaborative Spotify playlist. And remenber, if you're a DJ Yoda fan tune in 1800 GMT on Sunday.