Cutz on Cuts: Reunion Show 06/30/2016
Cutz on Cuts (DJ Moppy, Shazam Bangles, and Rice the sound transmitter) hosted a reunion show on Thursday, June 30th at the Double Door. The night started out with open tables for scratching and mixing. This portion of the evening was led by Eric Gupana. He is one of the best scratchers in Chicago. He is one of three members of CTA (Chicago Turntablist Authority). The group consists of DJ J. Marz , DJ Toltech, and DJ RTST. These guys are on the cutting edge of mixing and scratching.
Following the open table table session DJ Tim Zawada warmed up the crowd for Rich Jones( Chicago Emcee) and ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat . He is one of the best DJs in Chicago. He is a member of the Boogie Munsters and founder of Star Creature Universal Vibrations. A Chicago record label that releases some the best music you've never heard. His set was flawless unbelievable transitions and song selection. If you have never seen him perform your really cheating yourself.
Rich Jones hopped on the microphone while Krush Love Dropped the beat. He performed a set of raw Chicago Hip Hop. Nothing compares to the feeling of discovering a raw Chicago emcee. Rich Jones is on the rise be on the look out for this dope Chicago emcee.
The crowd was nice and warmed up for ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat. This group was voted the best band by the Chicago Reader. They are a versatile 10+ piece band. Their influences range from Dance Hall, Reggae. Cumbia, Salsa, Rock, and Hip Hop. They are the perfect band in my opinion. A lot of people in Chicago who would agree with me. Their performance was nothing short of amazing. I have seen them on multiple occasions and I look forward to seeing them perform again.
Overall the night was perfect for a music lover like myself. My favorite DJs and band all in one spot. From the pulsating afro-cuban rhythms of ESSO to the flawless set of Tim Zawada and the technically perfect scratching of DJ Toltech. I am very tired but it was well worth it.