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DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist

The influence of turntablists DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist on the new generation of hip hop and electronic producers cannot be overstated, though it often manifests itself in unsteady ways. The soul that underlay those legends’ early work has gone missing from current mixes, replaced by a rigid, over-computerized sense of composition and rhythm. The two recently set off on the “Renegades of Rhythm” tour to remind listeners of the humanity behind beat-based music. Spinning vinyl records culled exclusively from hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa’s collection, these OGs craft a live set like no other. 

8 p.m. $20.


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