Inner-City Arts presents Summer on Seventh

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This Saturday Cut Chemist joins The Internet and Shura for Summer on Seventh ‪in LosAngeles‬!  This is a benefit show for free arts education for underserved youth.  SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE, tickets are moving fast!
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“Zulu Rainin’ Hell // Mix By Jimmy” Vinyl Available Now (IN-STORE)

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Parallel to the Renegades of Rhythm Tour where Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow pay tribute to Afrika Bambaataa by playing directly from his legendary record collection, Cut Chemist dropped the timely “Mix By Jimmy,” available now for the first time and on VINYL ONLY by Boo-Hooray.  Get it direct from the source in the A Stable Sound Shop!

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“Take a peak into the exclusive material from hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa. ‘Mix By Jimmy’ features recordings Bambaataa had pressed to acetate for spinning live at shows in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This mix includes entirely unreleased material along with demo versions of hits like “Looking For The Perfect Beat,” “Renegades of Funk” and “Planet Rock. “Listen and take a trip through the deepest part of the most important music collection of our time.”

-Cut Chemist

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UPCOMING DATES:  RENEGADES OF RHYTHM

Chemist :: Shadow :: Renegades of Rhythm :: The Afrika Bambaataa Collection (ADDED DATES)

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Music fans are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience when turntablists supreme DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist celebrate the legacy of Hip-Hop vanguard and Universal Zulu Nation founder, Afrika Bambaataa on their Renegades of Rhythm tour this fall.

“This has never been done before, definitely not on this scale. They’re HIS records, with his blessings. This isn’t just ANY copy of ‘X’ breakbeat, it’s THE copy, THE copy that started everything. Not just any records, the MASTER OF RECORDS’ records.”DJ Shadow.

Using only vinyl pulled from Bambaataa’s historic collection – over 40,000 strong and permanently archived at Cornell University – DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist aim to present Bambaataa’s legacy in all its genre-busting and socially-minded complexity. DJ Shadow states, “His collection includes not just Soul and Rap, but also Soca, Calypso, Dub, Salsa…it’s obvious that this music was important to him, and it’s reflected in his own music. For example, when the Soulsonic Force is singing an African chant, it actually comes from a Manu Dibango record. That’s when being a crate-digger comes in handy – you have to be able to pick up on the references and reiterate them.”

Sorting through the collection with this holistic aim in mind was daunting. “The first sort was to make sure we didn‘t leave anything important behind. We definitely over-pulled,” adds Cut Chemist. To help them narrow their selections, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist focused on the appearance of the records themselves, “It was pretty clear what he played a lot and what he didn’t. The sure-shots were covered with tape and the jackets were beautifully tattered; that made it easier after a while to pull records.”

“The program will be multifaceted,” DJ Shadow explains. Bambaataa as artist, exploring the influence of his classics like ‘Planet Rock;’ Bambaataa as collector, and the genre-defining breaks he discovered; and Bambaataa as peacemaker and force for social change. He influenced an entire generation worldwide, so we feel a great obligation to get it right.”

Naturally, it was paramount to the two DJ’s that the tour have the full blessing and support of Afrika Bambaataa himself. “I call on all who love Hip-Hop to come out, see them, hear them,” says the Godfather. “My story is our history in DJing.”

The ROR tour will use six turntables and a variety of real-time effects. “It adds another performance level, real-time sampling from the record that’s being played,” says Cut Chemist. Visuals for the tour will be supplied by acclaimed video director, multimedia producer and regular Shadow collaborator Ben Stokes. The tour with be produced by Jamal Chalabi and Backlash Management.

The tour may be rooted in a historic vinyl collection, but both DJs are quick to point out that people should not come to this expecting strictly an ‘old-school‘ set. As DJ Shadow sums it up. DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist + Bambaataa’s records + his blessings: it’s going to be epic. That’s all you really need to know.” Or, as Afrika Bambaataa puts it, “DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are going to blow your funky mind.”

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Hollywood: Cut Chemist Live at Amoeba!

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WORDS BY AMOEBA:

Amoeba Hollywood – June 5th @ 6:00pm

Join us for a live performance + visuals with Cut Chemist – one of the greatest mixmasters on the planet, a world class scratch artist, and collaborator with Jurassic 5, Edan, Blackalicious and DJ Shadow.

It goes without saying he’s also a LP collector assassin too – amongst the genres he loves to crosscut, a big love of Cut’s is crunchy electronic post punk – so much so that he’s now issued the compilation Funk Off!, highlighting French minimal synthheads Vox Populi! and Pacific 231 with tracks that originally appeared on their rare ’80s cassette and vinyl releases.

CC Debuts Dance Styles in J5’s New Video!

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JURASSIC 5:

First new track by Jurassic 5 since the reunion! Produced by Heavy D.

“The Way We Do It” was produced by Heavy D during J5’s “Feedback” recording sessions. J5 immediately connected with D as a true Hip Hop hero as well as a great person. This is one of 4 songs recorded with legend. More exclusive songs and versions of songs are coming soon!

JURASSIC 5 ON TOUR
 


Solid Steel: Funk Off Megamix

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SOLID STEEL:

Solid Steel (16th May)This week the show has a distinct 80’s feel about it starting with a mix from Cut Chemist featuring remixes and songs from ‘Funk Off’, a compilation of music by 1980’s French post punk, industrial, minimal collective Vox Populi! and Pacific 231. Cut Chemist discovered their material in 2004 while on tour/record digging in Milan where he picked up a compilation featuring their track ‘Megamix’. Originally released in the 80s, the track was not rooted in disco, hip hop & DJ history but rather post punk and industrial influences. Music Concrete is what the collective would have perhaps described their approach at the time. “Wild Style on dust” was how Cut’s collaborator Tom Fitzgerald described it on hearing it 20 years later. Finding this record ultimately led to Cut Chemist tracking down the group, bonding over shared aesthetics and getting their blessing for this collection, which includes unreleased tracks, photographs and little-seen flyers and art from the group. The vinyl and CD are released in the UK on 9th June through A Stable Sound.

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J5 20 Year Anniversary Summer Tour: Europe + U.S. Word of Mouth Reunion

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Jurassic 5 will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, with a European tour kicking off in June to be followed by a special Word of Mouth Reunion tour in the U.S. featuring Dilated Peoples & The World Famous Beat Junkies.

TOUR DATES and TICKETS