Unthugged CD 2003
Dan Greenpeace & DJ Yoda are two of the hardest working men in hip-hop. Dan Greenpeace is the main man behind the cutting edge All City Hip-Hop Show on XFM which has become a must-drop in for the hip hop cognoscenti from superstars such as Eminem to underground luminaries like Dilated Peoples. Dan is also a well established music journalist and club DJ.
"I've been fan of hip-hop since the early 80's," Dan explains. "My passion for the music manifested itself through club DJing, dabbling in production [including an early release on Jazz Fudge's 'Organised Noise'], and music journalism with my 'Independent's Day' column in Hip Hop Connection."
DJ Yoda meanwhile, the self confessed "very immature hip-hop DJ from North London", as well as DJing throughout the land, is known for making mix-tapes that are lovingly crafted to the point of obsession, the result is a dense, hilarious mish mash of hip hop, pop culture and bad taste.
"Within hip-hop my inspiration comes from rap music that doesn't take itself too seriously and has a sense of fun - artists like Biz Markie, Paul Barman, Quasimoto, Edan, De La Soul, lot of a current commercial hip-hop and r&b, pop (80s and current), bluegrass, country, reggae and dancehall, jazz, funk, soul and blues."
Along with a group of other old school hip hop lifers Dan and Yoda were responsible for the influential Fat Lace Magazine, which combined irreverent humour with painfully obscure hip hop trivia; "We're all enthusiasts with a detached and Anglicised take on hip hop," smiles Dan. "We're a bunch of jokers - we got in trouble from time to time with some of the artists. At the same time though, I'm serious about representing the music."