Renegades of Rhythm :: Europe 2015


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


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


Upcoming Dates for Renegades of Rhythm | N. America


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




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.


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

Upcoming + New Dates Announced for Renegades of Rhythm Tour


09/18 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theater:

09/19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues:

09/20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues:

09/22 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom:

09/23 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues:

09/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater:

09/26 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre:

09/27 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up:

09/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl:

10/01 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues:

10/02 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues:

10/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium:

10/04 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine:

10/06 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt State University:

10/07 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater:

10/08 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre:

10/09 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom:

11/06 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met:

11/08 – Montréal, QC, Canada – Theatre Corona:

11/10 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater:

11/11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom:

11/14 – Milvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater:

11/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater:

11/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre:

11/20 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Garrick Centre:

11/21 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada – O’Brians Event Centre:

11/22 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Encore at WEM:

11/23 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Flames Central:

11/25 – Oakland, CA, United States – The Fox:

Edan & Paten Locke Join the Renegades of Rhythm Tour!


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


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


Chemist :: Shadow :: Renegades of Rhythm :: The Afrika Bambaataa Collection (ADDED DATES)


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.”

Renegades Of Rhythm

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