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Renegades Of Rhythm UK Tour 2015

Renegades of Rhythm tour
Renegades of Rhythm tour

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist are bringing their vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour to the UK in February, after covering North America last Autumn, to honour Afrika Bambaataa’s influence on hip-hop begininnings..

These two world-renowned artists and turntablists are spinning the well-loved and well-worn vinyl from the record collection of the founding father of hip-hop and "Master of Records," Afrika Bambaataa.
Hip-Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa's records are the most important in the history of the genre; influencing lmost every DJ and hip-hop producer today.

Shadow and Cut kicked off their North American tour this year with two sold-out shows at NYC's Irving Plaza where Bambaataa himself watched from the balcony, as the duo pulled his vinyl collection apart and mixed a nostalgic set that chronicled and honoured the genre that influenced so many others.
Excited to bring the show to the UK this year, they play three exclusive dates at Manchester Albert Hall, London Forum and Bristol Motion.

Visuals for the tour are supplied by acclaimed video director, multimedia producer and regular DJ Shadow collaborator Ben Stokes. The tour is produced by Jamal Chalabi and Backlash Management.

DJ Shadow: Regarded as one of the most influential and consistently innovative artists to emerge in the last 20 years, Josh “Shadow” Davis is widely credited as a key figure in developing the experimental hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo’ Wax label. DJ Shadow’s first full-length, Endtroducing…, was released to international acclaim and deemed by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 albums since 1954.

Hailed for his innovative visual performances in both a live and DJ setting, DJ Shadow's 2010 and 2011 tour was cited by Beatport as one of the top 10 DJ shows of all time. DJ Shadow most recently released an ambitious and comprehensive retrospective of his finest recordings entitled Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow (released on one single CD and double vinyl) and Reconstructed: The Definitive DJ Shadow (a multi-disc box set)

Cut Chemist: Founded the rap group Jurassic 5 and helped form the Grammy award winning Latin funkoutfit, Ozomatli. Jurassic 5 would become one of the biggest hip hop bands in the late 90s and 2000s. During this time, Cut Chemist also created the groundbreaking all 7" size record mix series with DJ Shadow. The series has included three releases, Brainfreeze, Product Placement and The Hard Sell all of which went on to become staples with both record collectors and turntablists all over the world.

In 2004, Cut Chemist left J5 to release a solo album on Warner Bros entitled The Audiences Listening. This album highlighted Cut Chemist's music sensibilities as both a rap song producer and an instrumentalist with his single "Whats The Altitude" which became one of the most viewed videos on YouTube in 2006.

UK shows:
Tuesday 03 February Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 04 February London Forum
Thursday 05 February Bristol Motion / 0844 811 0051

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