Shades of Soul: Cut Chemist interviewed by Oliver Wang

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Words by Oliver Wang

This one had been in the works for a minute but with his touring schedule, it was hard to fit in until now. Me and Cut Chemist sat down and chopped it up for nearly 90 minutes, talking about his life and career, plus the formative songs that go with both. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of his work, whether within groups like Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli or his solo productions, remixes and mixes. The occasion for this interview is actually pegged to his latest release, a compilation of mid-1980s experimental French music (yeah, you heard that right) called Funk Off. If you know anything about Cut and his love for cut-and-paste, you’ll understand why he’s releasing a comp of songs by a pair of obscure artists who were scratching on reel-to-reel and assembling pastiche songs with a hip-hop sensibilities far earlier than most.

Shades of Soul EP 2.8: The Cut Chemist Interview by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud

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
 

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


Cut Chemist Invites You to Funk Off: Cinefamily, Los Angeles

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CineFamily:

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 through which 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. [This] show is a live performance that encompasses all forms of media (vinyl, cassettes and video), along with live delay and loop effects. Here, Cut reunites with longtime collaborator and Cinefamily’s own Tom Fitzgerald, who’ll perform a dense blanket of live visuals along with the music. After the break, it’s La Brune Et Moi: a “lost” film recently re-discovered, and a whizz-bang tour through the Parisian punk underground (circa 1980), starring The Conformist’s Pierre Clementi and featuring energetic Gallic bands like Metal Urbain, the Go-Go Pigalles and Astroflash!
La Brune Et Moi Dir. Phillipe Puicouyoul, 1980, digital presentation, 50 min. – See more

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Purchase Funk Off now:
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DATES ADDED: JURASSIC 5 (Pacific Rim Tour)

 

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Jurassic 5 is headed to the Pacific Rim.  New Dates have been added for the tour, plus more dates through summer worldwide!  See TOUR section for more!

Date City Venue Country
Tour: JURASSIC 5
03/11/14 Singapore Phuture Singapore
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors.
03/14/14 Perth, Western Australia Metro City Australia
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 146 Roe St..
03/18/14 Newtown, New South Wales, Sydney Enmore Theatre Australia
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 130 Enmore Road.
03/19/14 Newtown, New South Wales, Sydney Enmore Theatre Australia
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 130 Enmore RoadBUY TICKETS
03/20/14 Melbourne, Victoria Palace Theatre Australia
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 20-30 Bourke StreetBUY TICKETS
03/21/14 Melbourne, Victoria Palace Theatre Australia
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 20-30 Bourke Street.
03/22/14 Brisbane, Queensland Eatons Hill Hotel Australia
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 646 South Pine RoadBUY TICKETS
03/23/14 Adelaide, South Australia Thearton Theatre Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Henley Beach RoadBUY TICKETS
03/26/14 Eden Terrace, Auckland The Powerstation New Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 33 Mount Eden RoadBUY TICKETS
03/27/14 Christchurch The Bedford New Zealand
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors.
03/28/14 Perth, Western Australia Metro City Australia
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 146 Roe St.BUY TICKETS
03/30/14 Honolulu, Hawaii The Republik United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors.