Hailing from Nottingham in the UK, Yushka has been dropping beats at free parties, raves, festivals and club nights, around the UK, Ireland and more recently Vietnam since the mid 2000s. Part of Nottingham's What The Funk? DJ collective and the brains behind Nottingham's Shits and Giggles and Hot-Point Sound Systems. As a teen Yushka always had a keen interest in how music was produced and making mixes, unable to afford decks, but with access to a very rudimentary software and a CD burner he started producing mixes to distribute around school which went down a storm.
It would take until 2004 at the ripe old age of 22 until he would finally get a go on some proper decks. By 2006 he was running weekly Sh!ts and GIggles Nottingham events in bars and clubs around the city, with co-host and founder Animinimal (Deck-starter/Catalyst). As the events continued it became clear they needed to boost venues sound systems with their own and so Sh!ts and G!ggles sound system was born.
This quickly evolved; and after a messy night listening to some phat beats with the now legendary Matty C (Hanoi Hi-Fi), Hotpoint Sound System of Nottingham was founded. (Its a long story, but it turns out distant music sometimes sounds like a dishwasher!) This led to all sorts of Freeparty shenanigans, with the basic ethos of, bring what you expect to find, leave any space in a better state and don’t be a dick! Collaborations with Nights across the East Midlands, Such as Substance D&B, Pure Filth, TSA303, Monkey Nuts and Psycle followed, brining the classic multi genre nights and parties that Hotpoint and S&G became known for.
He has been a supporting act for Drum and Bass legends EZ Rollers and Kenny Ken and played in venues in Vietnam such as, Sidewalk Hanoi - Bar / Kitchen / Events (Hanoi) and Broma: Not a Bar, Arcan, Bann Bar, (HCMC). Anticipate anything, Chilled Laid Back Beats, Breaks, Hip Hop, Electro, Tech, D&B, all with a hint of Funk and Soul. Now a resident at Sunday Funk Sessions at Arcan, expect to see a lot more of him in and around Asia in 2019.