Cut Chemistadidas To Addis White Edition
Channelling equal parts sub-Saharan chants, "Trans-Europe Express"-era Kraftwerk, a love for nasty snare rolls, and a crossfader/delay pedal matchup that seems to be turning everyone's head for sheer creativity, Cut Chemist drops a pair of beefed-up "club friendly" versions of tracks featured on his "Sound Of The Police" Mix. A-side begins as a near-hypnotic Ethiopian sounding epic story as told by a chorus of female voices, punctuated with optimum intermittent cuts and stabs at an evolving pace, emerging on the other end as some sort of post-cut-and-paste stream of consciousness "speaks with his hands" composition ... engaging and well-executed, perhaps intuitively, embracing the spirit of the African rhythms while adding to them with his "drums" (aka delay pedal) and turntable. B-side is an Afro-Brazilian piano-driven hybrid that recalls EWF while keeping the Batuque bounce rolling with female vocals again providing the juice. A must have for any fan of Cut Chemist, Jurassic 5 or African and South American inspired music from around the world.