Fuse recently spent sometime with Cut Chemist in his ‘stable’ aka record room as part of their Crate Diggers series. He talks us through his record collection, going digging in Brazil and shares a story on how he got into hip-hop after a record hunt at the age of 13 in New York.
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We’re still waiting for new Cut Chemist cuts like Outro, but in the meantime he’s just released a 2009 live performance of “The Garden”. The Audience’s Listening’s longest track gets its due with a stunning live rendition played with help by the Seattle Symphony.
Update: Looks like the original video has been pulled. We managed to dig up a short two minute video of the same performance though.
With his long-awaited solo debut album Broken Sunlight due out later this year DJ Nu-Mark has just released this classic sounding J-Live collab. Last year both Jurassic 5 DJs released mixes around the same time and it’s looking like their solo albums might be going head-to-head this year as well. Either way it looks like a great year, with Chali 2na also releasing new material, for any starved fans of the J5.
“Outro” is the frantic rock-rap crossover from ex-J5 DJ, Cut Chemist. This collaboration, sees Blackbird rapping furiously over what sounds like a new direction for Cut Chemist with production rich in heavy guitars and rabid drums. It will be interesting to see if his new album, expected this year, has the same furious sound to it. Headbang.
Are you from LA? Do you dig Cut Chemist and things that go bump in the night? Then get yourself some tickets to KCRW’s Halloween Masquerade. You’ll be able to hear Sound of The Police live as well as “Explore your inner ghoul in style with five uniquely themed rooms, dance to music on four stages by 13 KCRW DJs, lose yourself in the wild wonderworld of Vaudeville circus troupe Lucent Dossier, and dine at a handful of frightfully tasty artisan food truck”
And if you can’t go then you should at least download this free b-side from Cut Chemist (as well as free tracks from The Duke Spirit and Glam Rabbit – not hip-hop, but good none the less).
It’s easily forgotten but this thing called Hip Hop originated in Africa. Luckily Cut Chemist is here to you remind you. With his unique ability to dig out the rarest of samples, Cut Chemist proves that he hasn’t even touched the surface of his talents. That is until he came armed with a bag of Ethiopian, Colombian, Sudanese and Afro-Brazilian records, cross-bred them with some beats you might have heard of and called it Sound of The Police.
We’re never ones to miss out on an opportunity and despite being towards the tail end of the summer, we couldn’t bear the thought of not making this post. At the core of the site is good music. Good music that we want to share with you. Now if someone can tell me a better way to share music than mixtapes, I’d like to know. So without further ado, here is the first ever Lesson Six Mix Tape, our Soundtrack To The Summer.
Seeing as it was Jurassic 5′s essential week, and it’s Instrumental Thursday, I thought I’d post this little collaboration.
I’m a HUGE Incubus fan, especially their first two albums, and it was only recently that I realised that this track featured that talents of DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist. It’s a funky track with some amazing scratching, and I love the sample – it’s clas-cla-cla-clas-class.
Welcome to the first in a weekly feature here on Lesson Six. It’s pretty straight forward, a weekly top six of what we’ve been listening to. It doesn’t have to be current, it just has to be on the playlist. So let’s get down to it