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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]

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

Contents

CareerEdit

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]

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]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

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

DJ mixesEdit

  • 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)

EPsEdit

  • Madman EP (2017)

SinglesEdit

  • "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)

RemixesEdit

  • 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)

ProductionsEdit

  • 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 appearancesEdit

Compilation appearancesEdit

  • "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)

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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