LA DJ Cut Chemist and local public radio powerhouse KCRW have a long running bro-mance that’s followed his career as a member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli to his more recent teamings with DJ Shadow and his solo sessions. So it’s little surprise that the renowned turntablist would debut his latest effort—the afro-brazilian influences Sound of the Police—on the ever popular album preview page of the stations website, KRCW.com.
The 41-minute session, created using just on turntable and a loop pedal, was recorded live from a practice session a few years back. You can also download the single off the release, “Adidas to Addis” here.
Yesterday, we debuted two new tracks by DJ Shadow, played live at Wireless Festival. Today, Shadow follows it up with a new track, “Def Surounds Us,” premiered by UK jock Zane Lowe.The song fuses dubstep and drum & bass rhythms with some nice ambient soundscapes and Shadow’s masterful sampling technique. …MORE
DJ Shadow talks to URB backstage at Wireless Festival in London, England
There are concerts and then there are those unforgettable concert moments cemented in a small chunk of time shared by thousands of people who are all sure they’ve just experienced something big together. They carry the images and sounds back to their homes and offices in their brains, phones and laptops and share with anyone who will listen: I was there, I was a part of this. All music lovers store away these moments, that “top 5″ we can whip out when things get dull around the bar. This past weekend a moment or two …
Well if you can't beat 'em, take back what's yours, sort of. For several years now, the Chi-town based Numero Group has amassed a catalogue of obscure soul, funk, folk and rock while at the same time working tirelessly clearing song licenses and paying royalties to musicians. What their hustle means to all the crate-diggers is that their collection is like a BP oil, it's like that liquid black gold that sprung a massive leak — that leak being that they made it that much easier for DJs to ...
West Coast DJ turntablist and frequent DJ Shadow collaborator Cut Chemist has announced his latest project, Sound of the Police, a mix CD of African and South American inspired tunes created live using just one turntable, a mixer, original vinyl and a loop pedal.The former Jurrasic 5 DJ recently gave a live performance of his one-turntable set-up opening for Nas And Damien Marley at The Roxy in Hollywood. The performance is accompanied by a video screen showing the audience exactly what is going on with Cut’s hands and feet in this unusual set-up. You can see a bit of it here (Cut footage starts at :20)
The mix takes it’s name from Boogie Down Productions classic hit that …