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!
Tickets: Http://bit.ly/1fGPY3i

Renegades of Rhythm Tour 2015

Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are gearing up to cover more ground than a South Bronx B-boy crew in ’77! Renegades of Rhythm Tour continues with upcoming shows in Europe and Australia!!

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29 January – Nimes, France at Paloma / SMAC de Nîmes Métropole
30 January – Basel, Switzerland at Kaserne Basel *Musik*
31 January – Reims, France at La Cartonnerie de Reims
1 February – Geneva, Switzerland at Thonex Live
3 February – Manchester, UK at The Albert Hall
4 February – London, UK at HMV Forum
5 February – Bristol, UK at Motion
7 February – Vienna, Austria at Ottakringer Brauerei
8 February – Budapest, Hungary at Dürer Kert
9 February – Zagreb, Croatia at Tvornica Kulture
10 February – Prague, Czech Republic at Roxy Prague
13 February – Helsinki, Finland at Ääniwalli
14 February – Tallinn, Estonia at Rockcafe
15 February – Vilnius, Lithuania at LOFTAS
18 February – Milan, Italy at MAGAZZINI GENERALI
19 February – Amsterdam, The Netherlands at Melkweg Dance
20 February – Brussels, Belgium at Ancienne Belgique – AB
21 February – Luxembourg at den Atelier
22 February – Paris, France at Le Trianon3/4 – Canberra – Transit Bar – Tickets
6 March – Melbourne – The Forum – Tickets
7 March – Victoria – Golden Plains Festival – Tickets
3/8 – Hobart – Odeon – Tickets
3/12 – Brisbane – Family – Tickets
3/13 – Sydney – Hi Fi Bar – Tickets
3/14 – Perth – Metro City – Tickets

“Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are going to blow your funky mind!”
-Afrika Bambaataa


“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!

Listen Here:

“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

PURCHASE LIMITED VINYL HERE!!!

UPCOMING DATES:  RENEGADES OF RHYTHM

Renegades of Rhythm :: Europe 2015

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Just Announced:  Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow are bringing their vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour to Europe in January/February 2015!

Full list of European dates:
29 January – Nimes, France at Paloma / SMAC de Nîmes Métropole
30 January – Basel, Switzerland at Kaserne Basel *Musik*
31 January – Reims, France at La Cartonnerie de Reims
3 February – Manchester, UK at The Albert Hall
4 February – London, UK at HMV Forum
5 February – Bristol, UK at Motion
7 February – Vienna, Austria at Ottakringer Brauerei
8 February – Budapest, Hungary at Dürer Kert
9 February – Poznam, Poland at SQ klub
10 February – Prague, Czech Republic at Roxy Prague
13 February – Helsinki, Finland at Ääniwalli
14 February – Tallinn, Estonia at Rockcafe
15 February – Vilnius, Lithuania at LOFTAS
18 February – Milan, Italy at MAGAZZINI GENERALI
19 February – Amsterdam, The Netherlands at Melkweg Dance
20 February – Brussels, Belgium at Ancienne Belgique – AB
21 February – Luxembourg at den Atelier
22 February – Paris, France at Le Trianon


Renegades of Rhythm :: AUSTRALIA

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We’re excited to announce that Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are bringing their vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour to Australia in March 2015 after a highly praised North American run this Fall.  Who better then Shadow and Chemist to represent the craft and the culture while playing the well-worn vinyl directly from the collection of hip-hop’s founding father  and “Master of Records,” Afrika Bambaataa? Shadow and Cut kicked off this historic tour with two sold-out shows at NYC’s Irving Plaza where Bambaataa watched from the balcony as the two pulled his vinyl collection apart and mixed a nostalgic set that chronicled and honored the genre that influenced so many others.

 

Australia dates: 

3/4 – Canberra – Transit Bar – Tickets

3/6 – Melbourne – The Forum – Tickets

3/7 – Victoria – Golden Plains Festival – Tickets

3/8 – Hobart – Odeon – Tickets

3/12 – Brisbane – Family – Tickets

3/13 – Sydney – Hi Fi Bar – Tickets

3/14 – Perth – Metro City – Tickets

See More Upcoming Dates Here

 


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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Reddit AMA with Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow

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“What’s up?  You got Cut Chemist and Dj Shadow, two DJ’s for the price of one…Ask Us Anything!!”

Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow, were recently summoned for an AMA at reddit insight of there upcoming RENEGADES OF RHYTHM tour kicking off on September 1 called, in which the two pay homage to Afrika Bambaataa by utilizing his own record collection.  Read the Q&A from fans across the world wide web in the forum here:

 REDDIT AMA with Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow.