On his long-awaited second full-length solo album Die Cut, the trailblazing DJ and producer underwent a creative birth reflected in its 17 tracks. The artist augments his signature approach famously earmarked by impeccable sample selection, searing scratching, and big-screen worthy arrangements with the inclusion of A-list musicians, â€œsongwriter structure,â€ and a whole lot of team spirit including Los Angeles producer, curator and purveyor of culture, Carlos Nino. Cut Chemist called his longtime friend to act as associate producer and production coordinator. He holed up in Comp-ny Studios four blocks from home and invited a revolving door of high-profile musicians to contribute such as drum superstar Deantoni Parks [The Mars Volta], rap legend Biz Markie, actress Erika Christensen, tune-yards, Farmer Dave Scher, Dexter Story, and more. They comprised his studio â€œbandâ€. Between his high-profile reunion with his rap group Jurassic 5 at Coachella 2013, he dedicated nearly two years to arranging â€œcrazy amounts of cutting room materialâ€ before starting the mixing process during 2014 with Benjamin Tierney [Kamasi Washington, The Gaslamp Killer Experience] and Andy Kravitz [Billy Joel, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince]. Operating out of The Exchange in London, Mike Marsh completed mastering in 2017 as the final product brought a comprehensive and airtight vision to life. Die Cut features a variety of artists including Biz Markie, Chali 2Na, Hymnal, Dean, Mr. Lif, Deantoni Parks, Laura Darlington and more.
1. Metalstorm - featuring Edan and Mr. Lif 2. Die Cut Intro (interlude 1) 3. Die Cut (Theme) - featuring Deantoni Parks 4. Home Away From Home - featuring Laura Darlington 5. Rhythm Method - featuring Myka 9 6. Moonlightinâ€™ with Biz - featuring Biz Markie 7. Work My Mind - featuring Chali 2na 8. Prelude For a Madman - featuring Dntel 9. Madman 10. Energy (interlude 2) 11. You Want It, I Got It - featuring Hymnal 12. I Gotta Weapon 13. Plains 14. Plane Jane - featuring Hymnal and The Precious Hectic 15. The Lift Part 2 (The Dream Sequence) 16. Home - featuring Laura Darlington 17. Bonus Track: Die Cut (Wrap) - featuring Myka 9 and Deantoni Parks