Yushka has released his Track-list for his forthcoming broadcast on Scientific Sound Asia Radio. The premier underground electronic music station for Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Vietnam and South East Asia.
Raised in Nottingham in the UK, Yushka has been practising his skills as a DJ at free parties, raves, festivals and club nights, around the UK, Ireland and more recently Vietnam since the mid-2000s. A former founding member of Nottingham's What The Funk? DJ ensemble and the brains behind Nottingham's Shits and Giggles and Hot-Point Sound Systems.
As a teenager, he always had a vested interest in how music was put together and he loved making mix tapes, at the offset he had no way of funding any DJ equipment. However, with access to basic software and a CD recorder, he started making mixes to distribute at school, which gained him respect amongst his schoolmates as a DJ.
Accelerate to 2004 and at the tender age of 22 he finally got to perform on some real DJ Equipment. By 2006 he was doing weekly Sh!ts and GIggles Nottingham gigs in flashy bars and nightclubs around the underground scene of Nottingham, with co-host and founder Animinimal (Deck-starter/Catalyst). As the events continued it became apparent that they had to boost the hosting venues failing PA systems with their own and so Sh!ts and G!ggles sound system started.
This spread rapidly; and after an eternity listening to tunes with the now legendary Matty C (Hanoi Hi-Fi), Hotpoint Sound System of Nottingham was born. This led to all sorts of underground free parties and collaborations with Promoters across the East Midlands, Such as Substance D&B, Pure Filth, TSA303, Monkey Nuts and Psycle followed, bringing 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 in Ho Chi Minh City, expect to see a lot more of him in 2019. This show originally aired Friday the 9th of August, listen to the Mixcloud player below.
Yushka Funk Show 6, 9th of August 2019.
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands [Sussex]
Aaron Neville – Hercules [Charly Records]
Bootsy Collins - I'd Rather Be With You [Warner Bros. Records]
The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby [Josie Records]
Wendy Rene - After Laughter (Comes Tears) [Chamber Music]
RJD2 - High Lights [Decon]
The O-jays - For The Love of Money [Philadelphia International]
The Chosen Few - We Are The Chosen Few [Funk Spectrum]
Randy Crawford & Crusaders - Streetlife [MCA]
Sly And The Family Stone – Everyday People [Geffen]
Al Green - Love And Happiness [Hi]
Bobby Rush - Mary Jane [Galaxy]
Ann Robinson - You Did It [All Brothers]
Gladys Knight And The Pips - Who Is She [Soul]
African Music Machine - Tropical [Soul Power]
Lack Of Afro - Touch My Soul [Freestyle]
A Perfect Circle - The Hand Of Time [Mastercuts]
Future Shock - Curtis Mayfied & The Impressions [Curtain]
Hook And Sling Meets Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - The Funky Superfly [Desco Records]
Freddie North - Love To Hate [Mankind]
Los Chorbos - Sones del Chicarro [Lovemonk]
George Benson - California Dreamin' [CTI Records]
Bobby Patterson - How Do You Spell Love? [Wagram]
Charles Wright Band - Express Yourself [Warner Bros]
Clarence Reid - Nobody But You Babe [The Zoo]
Betty Davis - This Is It [Vampi Soul]
Chambers Brothers - Funky [Columbia]
Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff [RSO]
Dr John - Right Place Wrong Time [Wind-Up]
Fred Wesley and the JB's - Soul Power '74 [Polydor]
Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) [AEM]
Freedom - Get Up And Dance [Malaco Records]
Fatback Band - Yum Yum (Gimme Some) [Polydor]
Lack Of Afro - Pure Filth [Freestyle]
Tony Alvon & The Belairs - Sexy Coffee Pot [Crypt]
Listen On Mixcloud Here.