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Yushka releases playlist for upcoming Funk 5 show.

Yushka performing as a DJ at an Event.

Yushka has unveiled the tracklist for his upcoming broadcast on Scientific Sound Asia Radio. The leading underground radio station serving Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Vietnam, and the Southeast Asia region.

Hailing from Nottingham in the UK, Yushka has honed his DJ skills at free parties, raves, festivals, and club nights across the UK, Ireland, and recently in Vietnam since the mid-2000s. He is a former founding member of the What The Funk? DJ collective in Nottingham and the mastermind behind the Shits and Giggles and Hot-Point Sound Systems.

From his teenage years, he was deeply interested in the composition of music and took pleasure in creating mix tapes. Initially, he lacked the funds to purchase DJ equipment, but utilizing basic software and a CD recorder, he began producing mixes to share at school. This endeavour earned him considerable respect as a DJ among his peers.

Fast forward to 2004, and at the young age of 22, he finally had the chance to perform with genuine DJ equipment. By 2006, he was hosting weekly gigs for Sh!ts and Giggles in Nottingham, playing in stylish bars and nightclubs within the city's underground scene, alongside co-host and founder Animinimal (Deck-starter/Catalyst).

As events unfolded, it became clear that the venue's inadequate PA system needed augmentation with their own equipment, leading to the inception of the Sh!ts and G!ggles sound system. This initiative quickly gained momentum, and following a period immersed in music alongside the renowned Matty C of Hanoi Hi-Fi, the Hotpoint Sound System of Nottingham emerged.

This gave rise to a variety of underground free parties and partnerships with promoters throughout the East Midlands. Promoters such as Substance D&B, Pure Filth, TSA303, Monkey Nuts, and Psycle contributed to the iconic multi-genre nights and parties that became synonymous with Hotpoint and S&G.

He has served as a supporting act for Drum and Bass icons EZ Rollers and Kenny Ken, performing at venues across Vietnam, including Sidewalk Hanoi - Bar / Kitchen / Events in Hanoi, and Broma: Not a Bar, Arcan, and Bann Bar in HCMC. Expect a diverse range, from Chilled Laid Back Beats to Breaks, Hip Hop, Electro, Tech, D&B, all infused with a touch of Funk and Soul.

Now a resident DJ at the Sunday Funk Sessions at Arcan in Ho Chi Minh City, you can expect to see much more of him in 2019. The show initially aired on Friday, June 21st; you can listen to it on the Mixcloud player below.

Yushka Funk Show 5.

Black Soul - Black Soul Music [Wagram]

Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On [Pacific Jazz]

The Meters - Cissy Strut [Josie]

Nina Simone - Sinner Man [RCA]

Bill Withers - Use Me [Sussex Records]

Joe Cocker - Woman to Woman [Virgin Records Ltd]

Marlena Shaw - California Soul [Cadet]

Bossa Rio - Saiupa [A&M]

O.V.Wright - ACE OF SPADES [Universal]

Chambers Brothers – Funky [Columbia]

The Bar-Kays - Too Hot To Stop (Pt. 1) [Spectrum Music]

The Bar-Kays - Move Your Boogie Body [Mercury]

Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake The Feeling [Prism Records]

The Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles [Tiger Lilly Records]

Spanky Wilson - Sunshine of your love [BGP Records]

Herbie Hancock - Bring down the birds [MGM]

George Benson - California Dreamin' [CTI Records]

The Funk Hunters - Oh Shit (Featurecast Instrumental Remix) [Westwood Recordings]

Fort Knox Five - The Brazilian Hipster [Fort Knox Recordings]

Stickybuds - Kingston Funk [Big M Productions]

Q-Tip - Breathe & Stop (DJ XS Indigo Funk Edit) [Funky Vibes UK]

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Father Funk Remix) [Funk Therapy]

Yomakoomba – Superstar [MustBeat]

Opiuo - Life (Father Funk Remix) [Funk Therapy]

Basement Freaks - Funk It Up Like This [Jalepeno Records]

Fdel – Rocksteady [Invada Records]

Empresarios - Happy Track (Telephunken Remix) [Fort Knox Recordings]

Funk Ferret - Get Back To Funk [Boogie Boutique]

Marlena Shaw - California Soul (A-Skillz Remix - The Funk Hunters ReSoul) [Ghetto Funk]

Marlena Shaw - Keep Pounding [Bombstrikes]

The Funk Hunters - Soul Man [Westwood Recordings]

Def Cut - Battle of the year [Elder Records]

The Who - Who Are You (The Funk Hunters Remix) [Ghetto Funk]

Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack (Deekline and Ed Solo Remix) [Jungle Cakes]

Listen On Mixcloud Here.


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