Upcoming Dates for Renegades of Rhythm | N. America

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Last month, Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow traveled across North America with the legendary vinyl collection of Afrika Bambaataa across for the Renegades of Rhythm tour.

After a short break the two are ready to proceed with the second leg of the tour with additional dates from the East Coast, to Canada and back once more for the West, wrapping up in Oakland.  Check the upcoming tour dates below to catch Cut & Shadow in your city for Renegades of Rhythm in November.

11/06 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met: TICKETS
11/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Verboten:  TICKETS
11/08 – Montréal, QC, Canada – Theatre Corona: TICKETS
11/10 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater: TICKETS
11/11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom: TICKETS
11/12 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic:  TICKETS
11/14 – Milvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater: TICKETS
11/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater: TICKETS
11/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre:  TICKETS
11/20 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Garrick Centre: TICKETS
11/21 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada – O’Brians Event Centre: TICKETS
11/22 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Encore at WEM: TICKETS
11/23 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Flames Central: TICKETS
11/25 – Oakland, CA, United States – The Fox: TICKETS

 

Pre-Order: ZULU RAININ’ HELL (MIX BY JIMMY) – JIMMY JIM VINYL LP

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Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow recently wrapped up the first run of the record breakin’, history makin’ Renegades of Rhythm tour, where the two payed homage to Afrika Bambaataa by playing direct from his historical record collection on six turntables across North America.

When the tour hit the West Coast earlier this month, Cut Chemist dropped the exclusive, “Mix by Jimmy,” a collection of never before heard acetates and demo versions of the earliest Bambaataa works ever put down.  The ‘dead sea scrolls’ of hip hop, if you may.  Since then the mix has racked up over 50k listens and is now available to pre-order on vinyl via Boo-Hooray.

PLAY IT AGAIN!

Pre-Order:  Zulu Rainin’ Hell (Mix By Jimmy) // Jimmy Jim Vinyl LP

“This is a definitive mix of the deepest part of the deepest music collection of our time.”
-Cut Chemist

Cut Chemist “Mix By Jimmy”

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Parallel to the current Renegades of Rhythm Tour with Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow paying tribute to Afrika Bambaataa and his legendary record collection, Cut Chemist drops the timely “Mix By Jimmy”.
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 demo versions of hits like “Looking For The Perfect Beat,” “Renegades of Funk” and “Planet Rock. “
“This is a definitive mix of the deepest part of the deepest music collection of our time.”
-Cut Chemist

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Catch the Renegades of Rhythm Live on Tour Now!

09/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl: TICKETS
10/01 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues: TICKETS
10/02 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues: TICKETS
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium: TICKETS
10/04 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine: TICKETS
10/06 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt State University: TICKETS
10/07 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater: TICKETS
10/08 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre: TICKETS
10/09 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom: TICKETS
11/06 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met: TICKETS
11/08 – Montréal, QC, Canada – Theatre Corona: TICKETS
11/10 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater: TICKETS
11/11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom: TICKETS
11/14 – Milvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater: TICKETS
11/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater: TICKETS
11/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre:  TICKETS
11/20 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Garrick Centre: TICKETS
11/21 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada – O’Brians Event Centre: TICKETS
11/22 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Encore at WEM: TICKETS
11/23 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Flames Central: TICKETS
11/25 – Oakland, CA, United States – The Fox: TICKETS

Edan & Paten Locke Join the Renegades of Rhythm Tour!

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We’re excited to announce that Edan and Paten Locke will be joining the Renegades of Rhythm Tour* as the opening act for Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow.  Given the nature of the show we couldn’t think of anyone better to fill the slot.  Get your tickets this tour will make history!

*Here are the shows Edan and Paten Locke will be participating in:

09/03 – Boston, MA
09/04 – New York, NY
09/05 – New York, NY
09/06 – Philadelphia, PA
09/08 – Washington DC
09/09 – Baltimore, MD
09/11 – Charlotte, NC
09/12 – Atlanta, GA
09/14 – Orlando, FL
09/16 – New Orleans, LA
09/18 – Austin, TX
09/19 – Dallas, TX
09/20 – Houston, TX
09/23 – Chicago, IL
09/26 – Denver, CO
09/27 – Aspen, CO
09/29 – Las Vegas, NV
10/01 – San Diego, CA
10/02 – Anaheim, CA
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA
10/04 – San Francisco, CA
10/07 – Portland, OR
10/08 – Seattle, WA
10/09 – Vancouver, BC

MORE DATES HERE + TICKETS HERE!

ChoiceCuts Live: Edan & Paten Locke from ChoiceCuts on Vimeo.

 


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.

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