Cut Chemist Dusts Off Afrika Bambaataa’s Rarest ’70s & ’80s Personal Records (Audio)
With lots of recent attention devoted to Afrika Bambaataa’s records (stored at Cornell University’s archives), Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5, Ozomatli, and the film, Scratch) and DJ Shadow are currently taking these exact records on the road, creating shows with natural elements that helped make Hip-Hop.
If you aren’t able to see Cut and Shadow on the road, the Los Angeles-based producer/DJ who famously battled Madlib makes a 30-minute mix with these records:
Cut explained, “Take a peak into the exclusive material from Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa. ‘Mix By Jimmy’ features recordings Bambaataa had pressed to acetate for spinning live at shows in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This mix includes entirely unreleased material along with demo versions of hits like ‘Looking For The Perfect Beat,’ ‘Renegades of Funk’ and ‘Planet Rock.’ Listen and take a trip through the deepest part of the most important music collection of our time.”