DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist = Hard Sell Tour


A journey through the history of music told in their
own unique way using 8 turntables and only using original 45rpm seven-inch

By Blurt Staff



Breaking news just in…

Presenting the final-ever performances of the show that has spanned the globe
and wowed audiences worldwide! Following in the footsteps of their
now-legendary “Brainfreeze” (1999) and “Product Placement”
(2001) sets, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist’s “The Hard Sell” is almost
music history…just five shows remain, all back home in North America.
Incorporating eight turntables, two guitar loop pedals, & only using
original 45rpm seven-inch singles, “The Hard Sell” features tricks
and complexity rarely attempted by a DJ duo.  



As with the two previous
sets, the pair eschew their own material in favor of an amalgam of music from
all eras and styles, providing for amusing and provocative mash-ups; rap mixes
with fiddle music, doo-wop with new wave, and every thing in between…all
while avoiding the obvious, “been there, heard that” stuff you get
from most DJs. 


The first time “The Hard Sell” was performed in the United States was
in front of 15,000 people at the world famous Hollywood Bowl (2007).  As
demand for the show has grown, the pair have continuously refined and reworked
the song selection, so that aspects of it are different every time.  In
the words of Shadow himself, “If you happened to catch one of the earlier
shows, never fear…you won’t be disappointed!” Don’t miss these final
appearances by two of California’s most cutting-edge DJs.The Hard Sell exists
as a result of a unique combination of the duo’s shared passions –for records,
for playing them to people, for collecting them as objects and understanding
their tactile properties as well as loving, appreciating contextualising and
recontextualising the sounds they were designed to reproduce.

This is the third part in the trilogy of Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow
collaborations and is probably the most ambitious in its execution. The show
was then performed in Major European Festivals last fall and sold out London’s Roundhouse earlier this year before going to Australia.

The Hard Sell Dates

16-Jul-2008   Washington,
9:30 Club

Brooklyn, NY    
Park Pool

Atlantic City,
NJ         HOB 

Mariaville, NY        
Indian Lookout Country Club      

Portland, OR
        Roseland Theatre

Seattle, WA
        Showbox SoDo

Pemberton, BC        Pemberton
Festival Site


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