Leeds student drops earth-shattering DJ set to Economics seminar over Zoom
Gun fingers for John Maynard Keynes
While Toby Oldham may be an Economics student by day, he moonlights as a Drum and Bass DJ. Or so we thought…
In a wild turn of events the Leeds Uni student decided to fuse both aspects of his life, performing an exclusive, earth-shattering DnB set to his Economics seminar via Zoom.
While his camera was off and his microphone was muted, a glimpse of the set in question made its way to Tik Tok, where it found an audience of over 53,000 people.
@toby_oldhamShellin down in Microsoft teams #lol #skank #dnb #leedsuni #uni #Economicsandbass #fyp♬ original sound – Toby Oldham
Toby told The Leeds Tab that he decided to mix in online seminars because they are “dry as hell” and needed livening up.
He added: “If people are lucky, maybe they’ll catch a live-streamed set next Thursday, who knows.”
Toby isn’t 100 per cent sure how his module leader would react to such a set, saying he’s “not sure whether he looks like a drum and bass kinda guy but idk he could surprise me.”
Toby loves DnB but also dabbles in techno and tech house.
When asked to describe his sound in a sentence, he told The Leeds Tab: “Dark Hyde park basement with graffiti on the walls.”
But how has he reacted to his newfound fame?
Toby said: “I’m trying to stay grounded and not let it go to my head.
“I’ve got mixed feelings. Not sure how I feel about the most exposure I’ve ever got being from a clapped TikTok.”
Will he ever go off mute in a seminar and give the people what they want?
Toby told The Leeds Tab: “Tbf, now I’ve had a taste of the fame, I might have to start chasing it.”