TONIGHT 6.26.15: RENEGADES OF RHYTHM VHS RELEASE & SCREENING AT DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT

Los Angeles, tonight (June 26th) is the Dj Shadow/Cut Chemist VHS Release Party & Screening of the “Renegades Of Rhythm” tour at the Downtown Independent in Downtown LA.

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are debuting the movie version of their ‘Renegades Of Rhythm’ live show honoring Afrika Bambaataa, filmed in Oakland last November. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow.  Additionally, guests may choose to purchase a limited edition VHS tape of the movie, which will be on sale at the venue.  Advance tickets for the screening are $10 in advance, and may be purchased http://renegades.bpt.me.

NEW MUSIC BY DJ SHADOW IN OUR DIGITAL RECORD POOL: “THE LIQUID AMBER” EP

Our good friend, the incredible Dj Shadow (who recently just finished the US run of the “Renegades Of Rhythm” tour with Cut Chemist) has launched a new label called “Liquid Amber” as well as a new EP by the same name of his label. The EP comprises three tracks: two original songs, and one remix from Machinedrum. On his site, Shadow wrote that the EP is “an opening salvo” of forthcoming music from his new imprint.

“Both songs were written, programmed, and mixed by myself, and they represent the forward steps I feel I’ve taken as an engineer. The ‘Six Days’ remix was something I asked Machinedrum to knock out as a tour weapon, and he crushed it (naturally), so I felt it deserved a proper release.”

Dj Shadow’s “Liquid Amber” EP is available now for all our Digital Record Pool Members!

We will be having a special interview with Shadow on our blog coming real soon.

Bigups to Shadow & the Liquid Amber label……

TAPEDECK TUESDAYS: DJ SHADOW – FOUR TRACK MIX (1991)

What’s up folks…..here with another installment of “Tapedeck Tuesdays”.

This particular mix that is being spotlighted today is done by none other than Josh Davis….better known to the world as the legendary Dj Shadow. This mix was done on a Tascam 4 Track Cassette Recorder, thus the title of the mix “Four Track Mix”, and it was made in 1991.

Another legend, Dj Stretch Armstrong of Stretch & Bobbito Show fame, remembers listening to Shadow’s Four Track Mix for the first time:

“What made this incredible tape even more impressive was that 1. DJ Shadow was virtually unknown; 2. He was from the other side of the country doing something that at the time seemed very New York; 3. He made this tape using only turntables and a four track recorder, exclusively. He didn’t even have a sampler. I learned shortly after that not only did Shadow make these early tapes without the use of digital samplers, but that he also didn’t possess direct drive turntables like Technics 1200s. His were the nearly impossible-to-control, super sensitive belt-driven variety, yet his beats were perfectly on-time and his cuts were pristine and funky.

Total mastery in every aspect. Beat digging: Shadow had records, he wasn’t regurgitating Ultimate Breaks and Beats. Taste: it wasn’t something he needed to develop. He had it. Skill: this guy had put in the hours, weeks and years required to be able to manipulate turntables and cross-faders like that. My own experience as a bedroom four-track DJ from years before only intensified my appreciation for what I was hearing.”

To read the rest of Stretch Armstrong’s experience of Dj Shadow’s mix, click here:
https://medium.com/cuepoint/cassette-culture-with-stretch-armstrong-f9a2cd0db5df

While reading the article, listen to this authentic classic Four Track Mix by Dj Shadow….it will definitely bring you that nostalgic feeling from the early 90’s.  Enjoy!

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FRI. OCT. 3 – “RENEGADES OF RHYTHM” LOS ANGELES SHOW w/ DJ SHADOW & CUT CHEMIST + EDAN & PATEN LOCKE

Los Angeles, this Friday, October 3rd is a show that you must not miss.  It’s the “Renegades Of Rhythm” tour with Dj Shadow & Cut Chemist playing Afrika Bambaataa‘s records.  With special guest Edan & Paten Locke, it’s all happening at The Hollywood Palladium. 

“Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow reunite to collaborate for a very special occasion using 6 turntables, two drum machines and three crates from Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection. “These are the same copies that Bam played in the 70s that helped shape the sound of what hip hop music sounds like.” Says DJ Shadow. “This is everyone’s chance to be a part of history and dance to the most important collection of music of our time.” Cut Chemist adds.”

We will be doing a Special Cut Chemist Music Pack this coming Tuesday for all our Digital Record Pool subscribers, and on Wednesday, we will be doing a ticket giveaway contest for the Oct. 4th show as well an exclusive Cut Chemist interview.

You don’t want to miss this show…..peep the footage below to see what to expect at the Renegades Of Rhythm Show!