Cut Chemist

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Cut Chemist
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Cut Chemist in 2002.
Background information
Birth nameLucas MacFadden
Born (1972-10-04) October 4, 1972 (age 46)
New York[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresHip hop, turntablism
Occupation(s)DJ, record producer
InstrumentsTurntables, sampler
Years active1993–present
LabelsA Stable Sound, Warner Bros. Records
Associated actsDJ Shadow, Jurassic 5, Ozomatli
Websitewww.cutchemist.com

Lucas MacFadden[2] (born October 4, 1972[3]), better known as Cut Chemist, is an American DJ and record producer.[4] He is a former member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli.[5] He has collaborated with DJ Shadow on a number of projects.[6] He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 1997.[7]

Career[edit]

Cut Chemist became known through the Los Angeles-based rap group, Unity Committee.[3] The group merged with another group, Rebels of Rhythm, to form Jurassic 5.[3]

In 2004, Cut Chemist released The Litmus Test, which included his solo tracks, remixes, and Jurassic 5 tracks.[8]

He left Jurassic 5 in 2004.[9] In a 2006 interview with Billboard, he stated that he had left the group in order to get his solo album finished.[10]

His first solo studio album, The Audience's Listening, was released on July 11, 2006.[11] In 2015, it was listed by Vice as the 49th greatest dance album of all time.[12] "The Audience Is Listening Theme Song," the song from the album, has been featured in an iPod Nano advertisement.[13] while A Peak In Time was used in an advertisement for the Fiat 500 upon launch in 2008.

In 2010, he released a DJ mix, Sound of the Police.[14] It was recorded using a turntable, a mixer, and a loop pedal.[15]

His second solo studio album, Die Cut, was released on March 2, 2018.[16] It featured guest appearances from Chali 2na, Biz Markie, Mr. Lif, and Myka 9, among others.[17]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Audience's Following (2016)
  • Going Back to Cali: Cut Chemist's Colombian Crates Remixed (2017)

DJ mixes[edit]

  • Sick Experiment (1995)
  • Rare Equations / Cutin' Class (1995)
  • The Diabolical (1996)
  • Live at Future Primitive Sound Session (1998) (with Shortkut)
  • Brainfreeze (1999) (with DJ Shadow)
  • Product Placement (2001) (with DJ Shadow)
  • The Litmus Test (2004)
  • Lost and Found: Rockabilly and Jump Blues (2007) (with Keb Darge)
  • The Hard Sell (2007) (with DJ Shadow)
  • The Hard Sell (Encore) (2008) (with DJ Shadow)
  • Sound of the Police (2010)
  • Funk Off Megamix (2015)

EPs[edit]

  • Madman EP (2017)

Singles[edit]

  • "Bunky's Pick" (2001)
  • "Blind Man from L.A. Carnival" (2003) (with Medaphoar)
  • "The Audience Is Listening Theme Song" (2006)
  • "The Garden" b/w "Storm" (2006)
  • "What's the Altitude" (2006)
  • "The Audience Is Rural" (2006)
  • "Adidas to Addis" (2010)
  • "Outro (Revisited)" (2012)

Remixes[edit]

  • DJ Shadow - "The Number Song (Cut Chemist Party Mix)" (1996)
  • Liquid Liquid - "Cavern (Cut Chemist Rocks a Rave in a Missile Silo Remix)" (1999)
  • Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite (1999)
  • Major Force - "The Re-Return of the Original Art-Form (Reinterpreted By Cut Chemist)" (2000)
  • Ugly Duckling - "Eye on the Gold Chain (Cut Chemist Remix)" (2001)
  • Jem - "They (Cut Chemist Remix)" (2005)
  • Breakestra - "How Do They Really Feel (Cut Chemist Atkins Edit)" (2005)
  • Edan - "Torture Chamber (Cut Chemist Remix)" (2005)
  • Percee P - "Throwback Rap Attack (Cut Chemist Lucas Flipped a 1-Sided Tape He Found in 1987 into Stereo Remix)" (2006)
  • Roots Manuva - "Join The Dots (Cut Chemist Remix)" (2010)
  • Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - "Un Canto A Mi Tierra (Cut Chemist Remix)" (2011)

Productions[edit]

  • Jurassic 5 - "Unified Rebelution" (1995)
  • Jurassic 5 - Jurassic 5 EP (1997)
  • Jurassic 5 - Jurassic 5 (1998)
  • Jurassic 5 - "Concrete Schoolyard" (1998)
  • Jurassic 5 - "Improvise" (1999)
  • Jurassic 5 - "Jayou" (1998)
  • Blackalicious - "Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 1/2 Minute Workout)" from A2G (1999)
  • Jurassic 5 - "Quality Control" (2000)
  • Jurassic 5 - Quality Control (2000)
  • Blackalicious - "Chemical Calisthenics" from Blazing Arrow (2002)
  • Jurassic 5 - Power in Numbers (2002)
  • Jurassic 5 - "Ducky Boy" (2002)
  • Jurassic 5 - "I Am Somebody" b/w "Break" (2003)
  • Lyrics Born - "Do That There" (2004)
  • MED - "Blind Man" from Bang Ya Head (2005)
  • Jurassic 5 - "Acetate Prophets" b/w "Swing Set" (2005)

Guest appearances[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Lesson 4" on Return of the DJ (1995)
  • "Lesson 6: The Lecture" on Deep Concentration (1997)
  • "Layered Laird" on Audio Alchemy (Experiments in Beat Reconstruction) (1997)
  • "S.N.T. (Live at Peacepipe)" on The Funky Precedent (1999)
  • "Hidden Crate" on 2001: A Rhyme Odyssey (2000)
  • "Live at the 45 Session (Interlude)" on Urban Revolutions: The Future Primitive Sound Collective (2000)
  • "Caution" on No Categories 3: A Ubiquity Compilation (2000)
  • "Lesson 6: The Lecture (Original Unedited Version)" on The Ultimate Lessons (2002)
  • "Live Lesson E" on The Ultimate Lessons 2 (2002)
  • "Bunky's Pick" on Stones Throw 101 (2004)
  • "Day in Day Out" on Re: Generations (2009)

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marchand, Francois (October 8, 2014). "Legendary DJs to crank it out in Vancouver with soul sonic force". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Drever, Andrew (February 27, 2015). "Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow salute Afrika Bambaataa with archives mix". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Bush, John. "Cut Chemist". AllMusic. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Kuchik, Natalie (September 19, 2004). "DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist announce additional fall tour dates". AXS. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (August 20, 2014). "DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Announce "Renegades of Rhythm" Tour; Additional Date, Opening Acts Added". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Rosenberg, Tal (July 17, 2006). "Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lucas MacFadden '97". University of California, Los Angeles. May 22, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Macdonald, Cameron (September 23, 2004). "Cut Chemist: The Litmus Test". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Patch, Nick (July 2006). "Cut Chemist Works Backwards". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Cut Chemist Finds New 'Audience' On Solo Debut". Billboard. May 10, 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2007.
  11. ^ "The Audience's Listening by Cut Chemist". Metacritic. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time". Vice. July 14, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Smith, Tom (December 12, 2006). "Cut Chemist – The Audience's Listening (Warner)". Cyclic Defrost. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Patrin, Nate (October 12, 2010). "Cut Chemist: Sound of the Police". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Jeffries, David. "Sound of the Police - Cut Chemist". AllMusic. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  16. ^ Scott, Jason (March 3, 2018). "Cut Chemist on First Solo Album in 12 Years, Importance of His Father's Memory & More". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  17. ^ Eustice, Kyle (March 2, 2018). "Cut Chemist Unleashes 1st Solo LP In 12 Years". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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