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Cut Chemist

g, voc, *1972 US, New York City
Musician / Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Lucas Christian Macfadden Jimmy Jim (3) Lucas Macfadden

As well as being one of the ablest solo turntablists on the globe, Cut Chemist is also a member of two highly rated crews: underground rap kings Jurassic 5 and the Latin-funk band Ozomatli. He came up with the L.A. rap group Unity Committee, and debuted on wax with the B-side of UC's 1993 single "Unified Rebelution." The track, "Lesson 4: The Radio," was a tribute to and continuation of Double D and Steinski's seminal hip-hop collage masterpieces "Lessons 1-3,"and included nods to Indeep, Bob James, Spoonie Gee, and Dan Ackroyd. Soon after the record's release, Unity Committee came together with another group, Rebels of Rhythm, to form Jurassic 5. Cut Chemist kept quite busy with the group, contributing "Lesson 6" to the group's eponymous EP and producing the entire record. He also delved into remixing (DJ Shadow, Liquid Liquid) and outside work (scratching for Less Than Jake; appearing with another Los Angeles group, Ozomatli). In mid-1997, Cut Chemist recorded his album debut, Live at the Future Primitive Sound Session, with Shortkut of Invisibl Skratch Piklz. His tracks have also appeared on two seminal turntablist compilations, Return of the DJ, Vol. 1 and Deep Concentration. - John Bush He left Jurassic 5 in 2006.

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Turntables
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
What's the Altitude (feat. Hymnal) on The Audience's Listening by Cut Chemist
The Garden on The Audience's Listening by Cut Chemist
Moonlightin' with Biz on Die Cut by Cut Chemist
Home Away from Home on Die Cut by Cut Chemist
Spoon on The Audience's Listening by Cut Chemist
Motivational Speaker on The Audience's Listening by Cut Chemist
Work My Mind on Die Cut by Cut Chemist
Beyond The Mirage (Cut Chemist Remix) on Beyond The Mirage by Terumasa Hino & Cut Chemist
Soulsea - Cut Chemist Remix on Soulsea by Various Artists
Metalstorm on Die Cut by Cut Chemist

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Title Artist Year Type
Die CutCut Chemist2018Album
Going Back To Cali (Cut Chemist's Colombian Crates Remixed)Cut Chemist2017Album
Madman EPCut Chemist2017Album
Renegades Of Rhythm (Live In Oakland, 11/25/14)DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist2015Single
Funk Off MegamixCut Chemist2015Album
Metal StormCut Chemist Feat. Edan, Mr. Lif2013Single
Outro (Revisited)Cut Chemist2012Single
Episode 23The Gaslamp Killer And Cut Chemist2012Single
Cassette CultureCut Chemist2012Single
The Hard Sell Juke BotDJ Shadow & Cut Chemist2011Album
Adidas To AddisCut Chemist2010Album
Sound Of The PoliceCut Chemist2010Album
The Hard Sell (Encore)DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist2008Album
Hard Sell At The Hollywood BowlDJ Shadow ▪ Cut Chemist2008Single
Present Lost And Found - Rockabilly And Jump BluesKeb Darge And Cut Chemist2007Compil.
The Hard SellDJ Shadow & Cut Chemist2007Album
The Audience Is RuralCut Chemist2006Album
The Audience's ListeningCut Chemist2006Album
The Audience Is Listening Theme SongCut Chemist2006Single
FReeZeDJ Shadow & Cut Chemist2006Album
What's The AltitudeCut Chemist2006Single
The Garden / StormCut Chemist2006Album
Def Beat Remixes Vol. 7Cut Chemist2006Compil.
Natural One / Freaky FlowThe Folk Implosion / DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist2005Album
The Litmus TestCut Chemist2004Album
Product Placement On TourDJ Shadow ★ Cut Chemist2004Album
Freeze (Original Sound Track)DJ Shadow / Cut Chemist2003Album
Blind Man From L.A. CarnivalCut Chemist & Medaphoar2003Single
Bunky's Pick / 6 Variations Of In The RainCut Chemist / Madlib2001Single
Product PlacementDJ Shadow ★ Cut Chemist2001Album
Afternoon Focus / CautionNobody Featuring 2Mex & DJ Esp / Mumbles Featuring Cut Chemist And Darkleaf2000Album
BrainfreezeDJ Shadow & Cut Chemist1999Album
Live At The Future Primitive Soundsession Version 1.1Cut Chemist Meets Shortkut1998Album
Product Placement Breaks Volume 2DJ Shadow ★ Cut ChemistAlbum
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