Ozomatli featuring Cut Chemist + Chali 2na
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Ozomatli are an LA-based band who combine Latin and world music influences with funk and hip-hop. The group is also very politically conscious, promoting social change both in their music and through activism. They have gathered a large fan base due to their pure energy at live shows.
Chali 2na and Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5 were both originally members of Ozomatli. They have since left the group but both make guest appearances on Ozomatli's latest album, Street Signs. Since their departure Ozomatli have recruited rappers Justin "El Niño" Poree and Jabu and turntablist DJ Spinobi into their ranks.
The current lineup of the band, at the time of the release of Street Signs, is:
Wil-Dog Abers - Bass, background vocals
Raul Pacheco - Guitar, Tres, Jarana, Lead Vocals
Justin Poree - Percussion, Rap Vocals
Asdru Sierra - Trumpet, Lead Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar
Ulises Bella - Saxophone, Clarinet, Requinto Jarocho, Kayboards, Background Vocals
Jiro Yamaguchi - Tabla, Percussion, Background Vocals
Mario Calire - Drums
Sheffer Bruton - Trombone, Background Vocals
DJ Spinobi - Turntables
Jabu - Rap Vocals
As well as being one of the ablest solo turntablists on the globe, American DJ and producer Cut Chemist (born Lucas MacFadden) was also a member of two highly rated crews: underground rap kings Jurassic 5 and the Los Angeles Latin funk band Ozomatli. His tracks have also appeared on two seminal turntablist compilations, Return of the DJ, Vol. 1 and Deep Concentration. MacFadden made an early name for himself with the L.A. rap group Unity Committee, and debuted on wax with the B-side of UC's 1993 single "Unified Rebelution." The track "Lesson 4: The Radio" was a tribute to and continuation of Double D and Steinski's seminal hip-hop collage masterpiece "Lessons 1-3," and included nods to Indeep, Bob James, Spoonie Gee, and Dan Ackroyd. Soon after the record's release, Unity Committee came together with another group, Rebels of Rhythm, to form Jurassic 5. Cut Chemist kept quite busy with the group, contributing "Lesson 6" to the group's eponymous EP and producing the entire record. He also delved into remixing (DJ Shadow, Liquid Liquid) and outside work (scratching for Less Than Jake; appearing with Ozomatli).
In mid-1997 Cut Chemist recorded his album debut, Live at the Future Primitive Sound Session, with Shortkut of Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Two years later, he teamed up with DJ Shadow and performed a series of events in San Francisco. Brainfreeze is a live recording of a rehearsal for one of those shows, and became a popular and hard-to-find album. In 2001 the duo followed up its previous success with Product Placement, a studio record that stylistically followed the pattern of Brainfreeze (two long tracks, two DJs). In 2004 Cut Chemist parted ways with Jurassic 5 and issued Litmus Test, a remixed collection of his previous work. It was followed in 2006 by an album of his own productions, The Audience's Listening (Warner Bros. Records). His official debut studio effort, the set featured guests like Hymnal, Edan, Mr. Lif, and Thes One. The next year, another collaboration with DJ Shadow arrived. The Hard Sell was recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl and once again included two long tracks, one by each DJ. A more concise mix, The Hard Sell (Encore), arrived in 2008. In 2010 he released the mix album Sound of the Police, which featured Ethiopian and Afro-Brazilian recordings. He returned in 2017 with the singles "Work My Mind" (with Chali 2na and Hymnal) and "Madman." In March 2018 Cut released his sophomore release, DIE CUT featuring Biz Markie, Tune-Yards, Edan, Mr. Lif and more.
The Los Angeles, California baritone rapper best known as Chali 2NA has been referred to as the ambassador for Jurassic 5 - though he is well-known for being a member of J5, he has appeared alongside many artists and on a variety of albums and compilations.
He also was a founding member of Ozomatli, and though he is no longer an official part of the group, he has appeared on a number of their subsequent albums.
Prior to those two groups, he was a member of the group Unity Committee.
$20.00 - $60.00
VIP Experience Available via the following link:
– Entry Ticket
– Signed Limited Edition Vinyl
– VIP Laminate
– Private Meet n Greet
– Photo opportunity with members of the band
– Access to Soundcheck
* VIP laminate gets fans 20% off of merch at the merch booth
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