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.
TODAY marked the worldwide digital release of Cut Chemist presents FUNK OFF: Vox Populi! and Pacific231. FUNK OFF is a definitive compilation of French minimal synth groups, Vox Populi! and Pacific231.
We are so happy to share this incredible music by these two very influential bands. This project will be the beginning of the next phase that will end with the new Cut Chemist artist album later next year. Check out the trailer for this project by Tom Fitzgerald (Cut Chemist’s Live Visual Artist & Director of Edan’s Echo Party) and purchase the album below.
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Stay tuned for more exclusive material surrounding this project over the next few weeks!
It’s that time again…The last movie of the season for Cinespia‘s summer movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is upon us. Cut Chemist will be playing ‘jacuzzi jams’ for the Paul Thomas Anderson film, Boogie Nights. Bounce, rock. skate and roll through…
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (1997, 155 mins)
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / $12
Gates at 6:30 Movie at 8:00
PT Anderson’s opus is a mesmerizing, hilarious and terrifying plunge into the porn industry of the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s. Starring Mark Wahlberg in the first starring role that established him as a serious actor. Great performances by Julianne Moore, John C Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Heather Graham and Burt Reynolds as the silver fox director. Based loosely on real events in the life of John Holmes and others, Boogie Nights is a wild ride through the funhouse of the disco era, ebullient and shattering.
Cut Chemist spins before and after the screening.
This 4th of July Cut Chemist brings back his personal favorite Summertime mix, “Disco is Dead” back to life. Recorded live from Hollywood Forever Cemetary via Cinespia and guaranteed to get any party heated up, this live four turntable mix is one of Cut’s most sought out to date. Get it here and now for a limited time in high quality mp3 on Bandcamp!
Watch the “Disco is Dead” trailer feat. Biz Markie: