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.


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:
iTunes | Bandcamp | CD & VINYL


“What’s The Altitude” over 100 Million Served

Cut Chemist‘s first video single, from The Audience’s Listening album, “What’s the Altitude” featuring Hymnal hits a landmark number of views breaking over 100 million! How’s that for a #ThrowbackThursday?

Original copies of The Audience’s Listening on Vinyl (2LP) and CD are available now at A STABLE SOUND.


Cut Chemist presents FUNK OFF: Vox Populi! and Pacific231 Now Available on Vinyl (w/ Bonus 7″) + CD

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Now Available on Vinyl (2LP) and CD, Cut Chemist presents FUNK OFF: Vox Populi! and Pacific231. Sold and shipped directly from the source, FUNK OFF is a definitive compilation of French minimal synth groups, Vox Populi! and Pacific231. Recently released only in Japan and digital formats, the material on this compilation has been the source for some of Cut’s most notable work including “The Storm” ft. Edan & Mr. Lif and his newest single “Work My Mind” ft.Chali 2na & Hymnal.  CD includes 14 page booklet with photos and liner notes by Cut Chemist.  Vinyl includes 12 page booklet and bonus 7″.

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For a limited time receive the exclusive, Cut Chemist 30 Minutes of FUNK OFF! Megamix for FREE with purchase of this CD.

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REUNITED – A NIGHT OF ALL VINYL 45 SETS WITH CUT CHEMIST and NU-MARK

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All Vinyl show

Join us as Canada welcomes two hip hop legends from JURASSIC 5 for a night of vinyl 45’s. Cut Chemist and DJ NU-MARK of Jurassic 5 reunite in Calgary only at Flames Central.

with djs:
Mat The Alien
Vinyl Ritchie
DJ ILLO
PUMP

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