Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5, Ozomatli) has announced that El Dusty will be join him on his early 2018 North American tour dates. The tour, will also include an appearance at SXSW ’18 in Austin, Texas, will run in support of Die Cut, the long-awaited follow up to The Audience’s Listening.
Die Cut is set for March 2018 release.
Cut Chemist recently released “Metalstorm(ft. Edan and Lif),” the third track from the forthcoming record. The new track serves as a follow up to Cut Chemist’s 2006 release “Storm,” which appeared on The Audience’s Listening – WATCH HERE. The video for Metalstorm(ft. Edan and Lif),” which was directed by Cut Chemist himself, reopened an artistic portal for the legendary DJ, allowing him to tap into his roots and use his experience in the Los Angeles art scene as a UCLA art major and graffiti artist in the 1980s.
Die Cut, which features appearances by Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta), Biz Markie, actress Erika Christensen (Parenthood), tune-yards, Farmer Dave Scher, Dexter Story, and more, serves as a natural progression from his now classic 2006 debut.
Now, Die Cut signals the start of a new era for Cut Chemist. It’s a rebirth he’s earned.
“This is the death of a musical identity and the birth of another,” Lucas Cut Chemist insists. “It isn’t just the cut-and-paste style anymore. I’m collaborating with more musicians and sampling less. This is different. The content is emotionally heavier, even though it’s still fun. It harks back to the energy you can share with live musicians rather than being a DJ alone on stage. I wanted to capture that with this style of music.”