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    DJ, Artist, Performer

    cutting up records figuratively & literally

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    About Cut Chemist

    Born Lucas Macfadden in Hollywood, CA

    Cut Chemist has been recording and performing for nearly 30 years. Known as a turntablist, he started his journey into djing at age 11. By the time he was 14 year old, Cut started recording with his friends (including Chali 2na of Jurassic 5) in an inclosed sun patio that his dad converted into a small make-shift recording studio. By age 21, Cut was a founding member of both the rap group Jurassic 5 and the Grammy award winning Latin funk outfit, Ozomatli. His involvement with both groups helped develop a taste for music and rhythms from around the world while keeping his passion for the hip hop tradition. His mix-tapes and remixes became critically acclaimed. His ‘Chemist’ moniker was fully realized with his instrumental, Lesson 6: The Lecture. In the years following, Cut started a series of mix cds with DJ Shadow using all 45s. Brainfreeze, Product Placement and The Hard Sell, the last of which debuted and headlined at the world famous Hollywood Bowl.

    Cut’s solo album journey would begin with The Audience is Listening which was released on Warner Bros in 2006. Following his major label stint, he decided to create his own boutique label that would allow him more freedom. Sound Of The Police, Funk Off Mega Mix & his sophomore solo album, Die Cut were his most notable releases. Although these albums may sound very different from one another, they all have a single thing that ties them together - Cut Chemist pushes boundaries on all of them, testing our musical palates while introducing us to obscure musical finds.

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    Get all the new music I release, plus bonus items from my back-catalog, supporter-only specials, and access to supporter-exclusive messages. Click JOIN to be directed to my Bandcamp page for subscription services. "I appreciate your support of independent music artists"

    ~ Cut Chemist

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    Subscribers will receive exclusive and first access to special mixes from the archives of A Stable Sound Radio show (free from commentary), Cut Chemist Megamixes, unreleased music, behind the scenes videos, cassette uploads, first access to limited merch from the vaults and more. As a member you'll also save 10% off any merch you purchase from the Cut Chemist bandcamp store. This includes sale merchandise!


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    Live Performances

    Moments you may have missed...

    From the most recent 'one turntable- loop pedal - 45's - Twitch set', to vintage footage at backyard parties in 1991, to the 2009 performance with the Seattle Symphony, and practicing the "Jazz is Dead" set that was performed right before the pandemic, these snippets offer insight to the varied musical journey Cut Chemist has taken.

    Quarantine Candlelight Series

    Late night listening sessions

    Sit back with a glass of whiskey and take a cerebral journey through music. Cut Chemist strips things down to just two candles & a turntable; playing a selection of songs from vintage vinyl that tell a story. Psychedelic, Jazz, Ethiopian are just a few of the musical themes he plugs into in these late night sessions that can be found on IG live.

    Album Videos

    The visual representation of the music

    Dive into the video representation of the songs. Most are as abstract as the music itself, allowing the viewer to be submerged in an obscure audio-visual ambiance that you will either love or hate. Either way, it makes an impression.

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    Cut Chemist in the press

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