If you blinked, you might have missed Cut Chemist’s three-second cameo in the 2009 movie Up in the Air, which I finally saw a few days ago. But Cut is about to ramp up his visibility this year, starting with the July 27 release of a new mix, Sound of the Police.
Originally intended to be a one-time performance for the Mochilla Timeless series, Sound of the Police was created using just one turntable, a mixer, a loop pedal and original vinyl pressings.
“The music chosen for this mix goes quite a bit deeper into the crate than his other contributions. Driven by his passion for Ethiopian, Colombian, Sudanese and Afro-Brazilian sounds, this mix also features a few classic tunes you might recognize. Sound Of The Police puts it all in context to help the listener remember that hip-hop culture is indeed rooted in Africa.”
The first track, Adidas to Addis, is available to listen/download now via Cut Chemist’s Bandcamp page.