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JANUARY 17, 2008
DJ Cutups digs the diverse descendents of drum 'n' bass

BY JUSTIN HOPPER

"Fuck Rave" -- Pittsburgh punks' jackets, circa 1995.

Just as disco culture's death knells were looped and warped into techno's groundbreaking bleep and house music's ubiquitous thud, the signature sounds of mid-'90s U.S. raves and jungle parties have now subsided in favor of music as broad in scope and experimentalism as in dance-floor appeal.

Case in point: Geoff Maddock, a.k.a. DJ Cutups. A veteran of those heady raves of yore and a staunch survivor of late-'90s drum 'n' bass formalism, he's now one of Pittsburgh's foremost proponents of the music's hybrid descendents.

Since its inception at the end of the millennium, Cutups has made a weekly home at FUZZ, the Wednesday night drum 'n' bass meltdown at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. And at Brillobox he joins like-minded dance-music graduate Ed Um and renegade interior decorator Thommy Conroy, transforming the room into a hedonistic confession-fest for their monthly Shame On ... parties. On the side, Cutups operates one of America's leading distributors of seriously underground dance music, Wrecked Distro, and works with DJ Keebs on Stackin' Paper, a new party series showcasing electronic dance music's more cutting-edge sides.

Not bad for a guy whose initial feelings on DJing were lukewarm at best.

"I came at DJing being skeptical of it -- of DJ culture [in general]," says Cutups. "I was more into experimental music, and layering sounds like ambient music -- using records to make sounds. But this was around 1995, and I was also into dance music. Pittsburgh had a [drum 'n' bass] scene before a lot of places in the U.S., and when that really started blowing up, it got me more interested."

Still, Cutups' first efforts at DJing weren't halls full of ecstatic dancers, but hallways full of raised eyebrows. Having played at house parties featuring electronic experimentalists (such as then-Pittsburgh-based computer band Operation Re-Information), he makes no bones about his initial DJing mission.

"At that point, I was playing the most far-out stuff I could, without worrying about what any other people thought," says Cutups. "Hardcore, breakcore, ambient music -- stuff that still, today, isn't exactly 'club' music, but is at least a little more accepted than it was then."

While other Pittsburgh drum 'n' bass scene DJs found nationwide fame -- such as Sine and Dieselboy -- it eluded Cutups. Not that he minded. Instead, he reveled in a place at the top of the tiny heap of DJs specializing in drum 'n' bass music's more extreme fringes such as breakcore. At one point, he plied his drastic beats upon audiences numbering in the thousands at raves such as 1998's Submerge II, in Cleveland.

But such events, and their attendant stereotypes, never defined Cutups, nor the majority of his friends in the electronic dance-music world. Rather than the social epoch of rave culture, it was the music's mercurial nature that kept their attention -- and still does today.

"As a teen-ager, [drum 'n' bass] was the first music I experienced where, every single week, there was a new sound," says Cutups. "It was kind of addictive -- even if you don't like something, you'd think, 'The last thing wasn't that great, but maybe the next one will be.'"

Between his regular events and occasional one-offs (like the dubstep room at the upcoming FUZZMANAUT party), Cutups finds himself able to continue that manic music fandom, sifting through drum 'n' bass' descendents as well as the slew of danceable electronics that have followed those, from poppy electro to hardcore hip-hop mash-ups. His list of recent turntable favorites includes everything from hands-in-the-air, sing-along party anthems to hard-hitting, stripped-down dub pounders.

He's not alone in such 21st-century diversification. By his own estimates, the core of the drum 'n' bass scene's supporters have followed that addiction for new, experimental dance sounds and branched off in many directions. But they all still share a desperate need for the low end of the sonic spectrum.

"The whole concept of all this music comes down to bass," he says. "It comes down to, 'I want to hear some really crazy sounds on a very loud system.' Take FUZZ -- we could sit around and listen to that music at home, but no one's got those giant bass cabinets. Drum 'n' bass, as its own thing, is dying out. But the people who were really into it, a lot of them are much broader now in their musical interests -- the people are the same, and they maintain that interest."

Shame On ... feat. DJs Cutups and Ed Um. 10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 at Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $4. 412-621-4900

FUZZ feat. DJ Cutups (drum 'n' bass). 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, 4412 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. $2. 412-682-8611

FUZZMANAUT feat. DJ Cutups (dubstep and jungle room). Sat., Feb. 2, at Anthony's, 950 Ohio River Blvd. Bellevue. CostTKTK 412-734-4000

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Updated Fri February 15th, 2008 at 04:26 PM by cutups More | Comments (2)



Stackin Paper Vol. 1
mix by cutups recorded 07/09/07

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a short mix for a split promo mix with keeb$.  electro crunk rave party music.
TRACKLIST
cindy lauper vs dizzy rascal (dj stv slv) - girls just wanna fix up
boom bip - the pinks
cobra dukes - leave the light on (knightlife remix)
justice - d.a.n.c.e. (mstrkrft remix)
dragonette - i get around (midnight juggernauts remix)
midnight juggernauts - road to recovery (miami horror remix)
heavy d - in living color theme (sta remix)
intoxicated - burn it down (hatchmatiks burn down the club remix)
dutchess says - black flag (pirate soundsystem remix)
math head - do damage
drop the lime - final crackdown
lethal forumula - feel the blast
crime mob - stiletto pumps (krazy fiesta version)

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Updated Mon July 9th, 2007 at 02:05 AM by cutups More | Comments (2)


DOWNLOAD YR LIFE
mix by cutups recorded 06/11/07

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electro rave mashup jams
TRACKLIST
radioclit - mature macho machine f ears, skepta, ttc, tinchy strider
busy p - chop suey
peaches - the boys wanna be her (tommy sunshine remix)
mstrkrft - paris
ludacris - fantasy
klaxons - golden skans (sebastian remix)
drop the lime - get up
dangerous dan and nicky van she - around the world
the gossip - standing in the way of control (soulwax nite version)
the sounds - tony the beat (rex the dog remix)
cajuan - raven (joakim's antwerp rework)
digitalism - zdarlight (shout it out remix)
party crashers unite - ballers
nebula II - flatliners
diplo - don't go snitching
electroset - theme from techno blues
knightlife - all systems
muscles - one inch badge pin (bagraiders mix)
mylo - otto's way
lillica libertine - loose lips sink ships
lo-fi fnk - steppin out
css - alala
mathhead - magnum

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Updated Mon June 11th, 2007 at 02:03 AM by cutups More | Comments (0)


DOOM ROCK
mix by cutups recorded 05/03/07

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noisey dubstep and things
TRACKLIST
wolf eyes - the driller - sub pop 12"
armour - iron man - tectonic 4 10"
current value - the unspoken - spoothsayer 6 12"
vex'd + search & destroy - end of line - destructive "our sound" LP
fzv - leviathan - rag and bone 13 12"
drop the lime - brooklyn skank - ruff 1 12"
luke envoy - gamma - hot flush 12 12"
scuba - harpoon - hotflush 3 12"
skream - 0800 dub - "skreamism vol 2" tempa 2LP
digital mystikz - earth a run red - soul jazz 135 12
skream - check it (instrumental) - tempa 6 "skream!" LP
ladybug - dem a bomb we - soul jazz 149 12"
boxcutter - brood - hotflush 10 12"
search & destroy - detox - storming 8 12"
mark one - stargate '92 rmx - storming 6
three thieves and a liar - audio fear - moonshine "speed limit 140bpm+" 2LP
milanese - mr bad news - planet mu 165 "extend" LP
somatic responses - motion sickness - black monolith 2 12"
vex'd - lion vip - planet mu 115 "degenerate" 2LP
spl - it won't stop - technical itch 46 12"
voidloss and villan - feel nothing - singularity 1 12"

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Updated Thu May 3rd, 2007 at 08:08 PM by cutups More | Comments (1)



FORTEAN CRIMES
mix by cutups recorded 01/05/07

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new breakcore mix for JAGOFF UPRISING box set
TRACKLIST
01. Resurrector - Broken (unreleased)
02. Magus - Son of Son (Advanced Idea Mechanics 2)
03. Mechanic Willow - Conflitto di Interessi (Idroscalo Dischi 4)
04. Somatic Responses - Robot Fight (Zhark 9)
05. Prometheus Burning - Acid Rephlux (unreleased)
06. Sileni - Lobe Crack (Thac0 C1)
07. Anticracy - Embarrassing Evidence (Hydrophonic 7)
08. Xanopticon - Symptom (Thac0 C1)
09. Enduser - Manoeuvre (Soothsayer 2)
10. Larvae - Empire (Enduser Remix) (Ad Noiseam 48)
11. Defazed - Coretex Run (1 Man Army 1)
12. Curtis Chip - Non-working Mouth (Zod 20)
13. Flashbulb - Binedump (Bohnerwachs Tontraeger 15)
14. Xanopticon - Lockjaw (Zhark forthcoming)
15. Shatterbreak - Shadowdeep Paradise (unreleased)
16. I:gor - Its So Empty (Noizecreator Remix) (Strike 34)
17. Aaron Spectre - Mordor (Death$ucker 12)
18. Rotator - Mutantoid Soundboy (PeaceOff Ltd 6)
19. Duran Duran Duran - Hairmetal (Mutant Sniper 3)
20. Abelcain - Danse Macabre (Zhark 17)
21. Shatterbreak - Stygian Storm Chamber (Thac0 C1)
22. Karl Marx Stadt - Ode to the Fate of Mankind (Lux Nigra 32)

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Updated Fri January 5th, 2007 at 02:41 PM by cutups More | Comments (0)


KNIVES & HEARTS
mix by cutups recorded 04/18/05

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dark drum and bass with melodic elements


TRACKLIST
1 future prophecies - illusion of time - disturbed 2 12"
2 unknown error - shadows - renegade hardware "hardware chronicles vol 4" 2x12"
3 john b & exile - broken language (exile remix) - planet-mu 113 12"
4 ewun & evol intent - headcase - barcode 7 "back to the void" 2x12"
(john b & exile - broken language (exile remix) - planet-mu 113 - reprise)
5 digital - Frontline" (Nat Clarxon NJC remix) - phantom audio 5 12"
6 blame - burnout - metalheadz 58 12"
7 spor - dante's inferno - barcode 7 "back to the void" 2x12"
8 bizzy b - murda style 2004 - planet-mu 117 "Science EP" 2x12"
9 dj hidden - ghost story - metrik 5 12"
10 raiden - carpet bommin - sinuous 7 12"
11 panacea - wrong is right - high pulse 1 12"
12 raiden - flat 32 - sinuous 7 12"
13 panacea - found a lover (sarah's song) - high pulse 1 12"
14 prodigal son - the return of bowser (dark castle edit) - foul play records 1 12"
15 de-koder - knife (paul blackout 2003 remix) - bloody fist 31 12"
16 the enemy and kid kryptic - malice afterthought - killing sheep 1 12"
17 dj hidden - blast doors of perception- theoretic records 4 "personality disorder ep" 12"
18 process - fascination - ohm resistance 14k 12"
(dj hidden - blast doors of perception- theoretic records 4 "personality disorder ep" 12"- reprise)
19 epsilon - parting shot - bloody fist 35 12"
20 enduser - manouevre - soothsayer 2 12"
(epsilon - parting shot - bloody fist 35 12" - reprise)

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Updated Tue April 5th, 2005 at 01:49 AM by cutups More | Comments (0)


KILL DISCO
mix by cutups recorded 04/27/04

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DESCRIPTION

A mix of electro, disco punk funk, and industrial. Lots of vocal trax.
TRACKLIST
erase erata - retreat the most familiar (kid606 remix) - troubleman unlimited 12"
ich und elaine - 2raumwohung - k7 (tiga dj kicks 2LP)
putsch '79 - asian girls - clone 32 12"
syd - discomanic (instrumental) - viewlexx 12/20 12"
the juan maclean - every little thing - dfa 2128 12"
detroit grand pubas - one hump or two - intuit-solar 16 2LP
twilight 22 - electric kingdom (kingdom version) - vanguard 68 12"
margueritas - margherita (hot edit) - environ 2 12"
le tigre - decepticon remix (DFA remix) - k7 (tiga dj kicks) 2LP
the fox - ride on (ATOC disco dub) - atoc 9001 2LP
!!! - me and giuliani down by the school yard a true story- touch'n'go 12"
the cure - the walk - razormaid 2LP 
legowelt - the english ARP - vynalogica 2 12"
j.j. fad - supersonic - dream team records 632 12"
rapture - house of jealous lovers - DFA 2121 12"
L'Trimm - cars with the boom - Time-X / hot productions 3307 12"
nine inch nails - head like a hole - tvt2810 (from pretty hate machine LP)
numbers - prison life (gold chains remix) - tigerbeat 74 12:
charles manier - bang bang lover (dance mix) - ghostly 9 12"
sulphuric saliva - crash ("body 88" remix by the hacker) - uncivilized world 1312:
meat beat manifesto - dog star man - play it again sam usa 3037 12" 
t.raumschmere - querstromzerspaner - novamute 108 2LP
adjust - behavior modification - lowres 14 (from "Your Bad Luck" 12")
kid606 - the illness (12" mix) - tigerbeat6 88 12"
dizzee rascal - i love you (original mix) - xl 165 12" 

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Updated Tue April 27th, 2004 at 10:53 AM by cutups More | Comments (1)


FIVE MILLION
mix by cutups recorded 08/01/03

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Mix of Drill'n'Bass, Ragga, Breakcore.
TRACKLIST
prefuse 73 + daedelus - busy signal (make you go bombing mix) - warp 105 "one word extinguisher" LP
hrvatski - vatstep dsp - planet-mu 25 "swarm and dither" LP
squarepusher - anstromm-feck 4 - warp EP97 "do you know squarepusher" LP
rotator - thrash 'n' ready - fraktal music 1 "diffraction comp" LP
com.a - dream and hope (knee stabbing mix by curtis chip) - zod 16 "we are the pervert" 2LP
telefon tel aviv - 8 track project cut - heafty 41 "immediate action #9" 12"
exillion - gtanmi - zod 18 12"
chris clark - shonny - warp 161 "ceramics is the bomb" ep
amen andrews - 1000001 style - rephlex 138 "vol 01" EP
general malice - platinum - big cat 1 12"
aphex twin - cock/ver10 - warp 92 "druqkz" LP
com.a - raider - fat cat 40 - split EP w/ duplo remote 12"
minion - ... - euopholus 4 - "red/black ep" 12"
resurrector - amnasty - no room for talent records 1 12"
curtis chip - cars are awesome - zod 13 "eating paste" ep
electronic music composer - suggested surgery - planet-mu 62 7"
noise creator - let the rhythm pump - suburban trash industries 15 7"
sickboy - ganja bullet - robo records 3 7"
rudeboylicious - 2bad - ? - 12"
dj shadow - you can't go home again (LP Version) - island from "The Private Press"
the police - every breath you take - k-tel comp 12"
busdriver & radioactive + daedelus - carl weathers - mush 215 "the weather" 2LP
doormouse - no fool - addict 10 "broken e.p. (two)" 12"
amboss - bad tuesday - koolpop 12 "speedhall" 12"
enduser - beatdown - sonic terror 4 12"
shitmat - witness - planet-mu 72 7"
bloodclaat gangsta youth - kill or be killed (bogdan raczynski remix) - amx 1 12"
toecutter - sodomecstacy - system corrupt 1 12"
ceephax - trolley service - first kask 12 "exidy tours" 2LP
u-ziq - meinheld - planet-mu 70 "bilous paths" 2LP

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Updated Tue July 1st, 2003 at 10:55 AM by cutups More | Comments (0)


ALMOST SUMMER
mix by cutups recorded 12/01/02

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DESCRIPTION

Downtempo, hiphop and IDM getting ready for a warm summer afternoon.
TRACKLIST
1 dalek - speak volumes - ipecac
2 kettel - cenny - dub
3 boards of canada - aquarius - warp
4 wagonchrist - sopping shitty - ninja tune
5 diverse - build - chocolate industries
6 wagonchrist - step to the music- ninja tune
7 dabrye - 73.3 megamix (by prefuse73) - ghostly
8 boombip - roads must roll- lex
9 mum - sleep/swim - fat cat
10 algorithm - cpu (instrumental) - counterflow
11 cex - first for wounds - tigerbeat6
12 lali puna - bi-pet - morr
13 cyne - 400 years (instrumental) - rice and beans
14 prefuse73 - desks pencils bottles - warp
15 main source - fakin' the funk - wild pitch
16 chris de luca & peabird - i gonna give it to you - k7
17 machine drum - yo what uh yeah - merck
18 casino vs japan - where to? / what for? - neo ouija?
19 funckarma - kobalt - music aus straum
20 cyne - steady - rice and beans
21 telefon tel aviv - fahrenheit fair enough (prefuse remix) - hefty
22 d'arcangelo - all that j - rephlex
23 phonecia - dilido - schematic
24 scorn - dangler - hymen
25 animals on wheels - build a - ninja tune
26 sense - byeway rewired (metamatics remix) - delikatessen
27 proem - early rings (tim koch's late night pick up window remix) - 
merck
28 amon tobin - sabateur - ninja tune
29 dj shadow - building steam with a grain of salt - mo wax

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Updated Sun December 1st, 2002 at 03:10 PM by cutups More | Comments (0)


COUGHING UP BLOOD
mix by cutups recorded 09/01/01

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Dark ambient into rhythmic noise into breakcore into idm.
TRACKLIST
bombardier - sickness - dyslexic response
cassandra datakill - discussion - eupholus
hecate - trial of gille de rais pt2 - zod 2
slepcy - repeat - koolpop
atrax morgue - case history #10 - self abuse
pthalocyanine - u know the score (scud remix) - klangkreig 1
rotator - enemy... - damage 1
noize punishment - i remember it...clearly - hardliner
parasite - freak stepper - peace off ltd
doormouse - a million more - addict 5
the syncopated elevators legacy - vincenzo's grammatical cumshot - ambivilence lens
ryko - hype - protokole
bambule - tripped wire (photon emissions remix) - praxis
somatic responces -  alpha augmentation (t1x remix) - hymen 30
hecate - agrippa - zhark lp
abelcain - aguirre: der zorn gottes - lowres5
somatic responces - automata (hardway) - hymen30
synapscape - bizarre vinyl junky - antzen
imminent starvation - hypsen - hymen6
minion - ... - eupholus 4
curtis chip - it starts with a - zod
d'arcangelo - goodbye l (andre esterman mix) - orange
while - slip - chocolate industries
squarepusher - red hot car - warp
drazen - ancient future - balkan radar
joseph nothing - ballad for the unloved - planet mu
wagon christ - king's lyn - ninja tune
soundmurderer - bad sound - rewind
venetian snares - clearance bin - history of the future

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Updated Sat September 1st, 2001 at 02:31 PM by cutups More | Comments (1)


WHOOMP IDM
mix by cutups recorded 06/01/01

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Mashed up electro, video game music, booty jams. 80's pop and more.
TRACKLIST
jeroen tel - music from turbo outrun
perspects - desire and efficiency
phonecia - odd job (sould oddity rhythm box rmx)
datatheif - silicon empire
radiohead - idioteque
tr-generation - trippin funk
tag team - whoop there it is
genesis - invisible touch
freak nasty - da dip
huey lewis and the news - hip to be square
duice - daisy duks
drexciya - surface terrestrial colonization
ministry - every day is halloween
somatic responces - never been to rome 
low-pitched killers - prone 01
bombardier - possess 
skinny puppy - inquisition
m500 - future
mr projectile - bypass
autechre - montreal
cylob - griller warfare
richard devine - 28 patelle lens
frost jockey - vex
adult - nausea
aphex twin - yellow calyx
joseph nothing - but not for me

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Updated Sun January 21st, 2001 at 01:18 PM by cutups More | Comments (1)


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