By Michael Endelman
Updated July 14, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Audience Is Listening

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A hero to crate-digging geeks around the globe, this Los Angeles DJ-producer (formerly of Jurassic 5) creates the kind of cut ‘n’ paste groove music that’s typically disseminated via underground mixtapes. That way, his illicit mash-ups and frenetic samples don’t attract the attention of pesky copyright lawyers. Despite having to keep it legal on The Audience Is Listening, Cut Chemist’s found-sound aesthetic flourishes on his first solo major-label album. Equally influenced by DJ Shadow and Schoolhouse Rock, Cut Chemist makes frisky, gleeful funk that touches on Brazilian samba, surf rock, and even polka, without losing the beat.

The Audience Is Listening

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