It's the middle of summer and the thickness of the heat is weighing you down. You still need your fix, but a mix of 20 or 30 bangers, fist-pumpers or some such feels uncharacteristically frenetic for the slug's pace of your mind. That's why you can count on Cut Chemist to slow down the pace with a turntable, a mixer, a loop pedal and a stack of Ethiopian and Afro-Brazilian records. Wuzzat, now? Too many words? Complicated, it sounds? Los Angeles-based KCRW is streaming his new mix/album Sound of the Police, which consists of two 20-something-minute blends fashioned in the above manner. Check it out for yourself. Strangely, this may be the sound of Cut Chemist going easy on your earholes.
[West Coast Sound]