Richard made the right play here. If there’s one thing I learned while gambling in Vegas…if you bet, you should always bet on yourself. So while they may or may not make this work they will do it on their terms. By the way, I really dig the end credit song, Metalstorm by Cut Chemist.
Cut Chemist feat. Edan and Mr. Lif – Metalstorm
OTHER SONGS FROM SEASON 5 OF SILICON VALLEY
Cut Chemist Bio – Cut Chemist has been recording and performing for nearly 30 years. He started djing in 1984, at age 11. In ’87, 14 year old Cut started recording with his friends including Chali 2na (Jurassic 5). Cut first became known as a founding member of both the rap groups, Jurassic 5 and the Grammy award winning Latin funk outfit, Ozomatli. Keeping his involvement with both groups in tandem with one another, Cut has developed a taste for music and rhythms from around the world while keeping his ethic for the hip hop tradition. His mix-tapes and remixes became critically acclaimed. His ‘Chemist’ moniker was fully realized with his instrumental, Lesson 6: The Lecture. A musical journey that challenged hip hop production with music theory ideals. Cut also found time to collaborate with DJ Shadow on what would be one of the world’s most sought after mix cd’s, Brainfreeze, soon to be followed by its sequel, Product Placement.
Eventually Cut left both Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli to pursue a solo career, starting with Warner Bros. where he landed his first solo LP, The Audience’s Listening in July, 2006. The title track was quickly placed for the first Worldwide Apple Nano commercial with Cut performing at all major US and European flagship Apple stores, while the single, “The Garden” became a favorite amongst tastemakers and the single “What’s The Altitude” became one of the most viewed videos on YouTube at the time.
In 2007 Cut Chemist supported Shakira on her “Oral Fixation” tour where he dazzled her audience with his selection of world music and a cut ‘n’ scratch audio visual presentation, something that no one has ever done before or since, garnering Cut Chemist with the reputation of pushing the boundaries of what a ‘DJ’ can do. Upon returning to LA he made a cameo appearance as the chemistry teacher in the academy award winning movie Juno, as well as other Jason Reitman productions, Jennifer’s Body and Up in the Air. Meanwhile, Cut also concentrated on making marks in LA of the highest praises by headlining the Hollywood Bowl with DJ Shadow. there they began the year long campaign for the third instalment of their mix cd series this time entitled “The Hard Sell” which toured all around the world to sell out venues and Festivals.
Since then Cut has been back in the lab re-inventing his sound, he had the opportunity to remix of Nat King Cole’s “Day In Day Out,” Quantic and his Combo Barbaro’s “Un Canto mi Tierra,” and more recently Tune Yards’ “Gangsta.”
Cut ended 2010 with a new concept mix. Originally intended to be a one time performance for Mochilla‘s ‘Timeless’ concert series opening up for Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke in ’09, Sound of the Police, was different than any conventional DJ mix using two turntables, this offering was created live using only one turntable, a mixer, a loop pedal (for live sampling) and all original vinyl pressings. Cut thought when performing this mix live it would challenge the contemporary DJ as well as himself. The music chosen for this mix goes deeper into the crate than his other contributions. Driven by his passion for Ethiopian, Colombian, Sudanese and Afro-Brazilian sounds respectively, this mix also features a few classic tunes you might recognize. Sound Of The Police proves Cut Chemist is still pushing the envelope when it comes to live DJing and he still gives fans a piece of this challenging performance often at shows. “It’s like walking a sonic tight rope and the audience gets to see me fall if something goes wrong,” Cut says. “The interesting parts are when I mess up and fix it. The audience goes crazy and appreciates what a difficult balancing act this actually is…It’s important to widen peoples musical vocabulary and I feel its my job as a DJ to do so.”
In 2012 Cut Chemist was featured in Rolling Stone when he put out a surprise 12″ and/or 7” EP for the rapid paced tune with a tough sound, “Outro (Revisited)” featuring Blackbird, plus Deantoni Parks (Mars Volta) on the drums and Lonnie Marshall on the bass. “I had a strong urge to run so I made a song that made me feel like I was being chased.” Later that month he was invited to DJ at the United Nations on Earth Day in support of his contribution on the film One Day on Earth…CLICK FOR MORE
Edan Ft Mr. Lif – Making Planets
Mr. Lif WIKI BIO – Jeffrey Haynes (born December 28, 1977), better known by his stage name Mr. Lif, is an American hip hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Often noted for his political lyrics, he has released two studio albums on Definitive Jux and one on Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises. Mr. Lif is also a member of the hip hop group The Perceptionists with long-time friends and collaborators Akrobatik and DJ Fakts One.
EDAN WIKI BIO – Born Edan Portnoy to middle class, immigrant parents, he grew up in Rockville, Maryland. In high school, he bought his first turntables and started mixing beats. Inspired by his classmate’s rhymes, he started writing his own songs. After graduation, he entered Berklee College of Music, where he spent two and a half years. He dropped out of the college to focus on music full time.
Edan released his first album, Primitive Plus, on Lewis Recordings in 2002. It was described by The A.V. Club as “one of the year’s most promising debuts”. He released the EP, Sprain Your Tapedeck, later that year.
His second album, Beauty and the Beat, was released in 2005. It features vocal contributions from Mr. Lif and Insight.
Edan released the 29-minute mixtape, Echo Party, in 2009.
Silicon Valley – Initial Coin Offering
Richard gets unsettling news as the Pied Piper guys prepare to close their Series B funding. Meanwhile, Gilfoyle suggests a risky proposition; Dinesh goes to great lengths to compete with a coworker; Jared keeps an eye on Richard’s new assistant; and Gavin tries to charm small-town America.