Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist is at work on his debut solo album, “The Audiences’ Listening,” set for release in the fall via Warner Bros. Although the guest lineup is under wraps for now, some of the tracks are expected to feature musicians Cut Chemist met during a trip to Brazil.
“The album is hip-hop in the sense that it’s cut’n’paste, and there’s a lot of turntablist stuff on there,” the artist says. “You really get a feel of me going through records to put this together.” He adds that there is “only one really slow song on the record,” with the rest of the material aimed squarely at the dance floor.
Cut Chemist, who says he was “computer illiterate” until recently, is utilizing digital assistance for the first time for the project. “I figured out slowly how to do certain things and just gradually taught myself the ins and outs,” he says.
The artist will take a break from the studio for Jurassic 5’s summer tour, which includes three early June shows opening for Dave Matthews Band as well as a nearly three-week stint in July on the inaugural Zooma tour. As previously reported, that trek will be co-headlined by Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper and will kick off June 16 in Camden, N.J.