April 07, 1998
Ubiquity Recordings
Rap, Turntablism, Underground Rap

Album Review

Working interchangeably, Cut Chemist and Shortkut handled a total of five turntables on this album, recorded live in San Francisco. Unlike the vast majority of turntablist albums, Live at the Future Primitive Sound Session ably approximates the incredible excitement of actually watching a world-class DJ team in action. Old-school fans will recognize much of the material (from Eric B. & Rakim, Ultramagnetic MC's, Newcleus, Afrika Bambaataa, even a dramatically reworked version of the Beastie Boys' "Egg Man"), but there are quite a few rare grooves in the mix as well -- including what could be the first use of Homer & Jethro in a hip-hop context. Continually inventive and entertaining, Live at the Future Primitive Sound Session is one of the early turntablist classics.
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Periodic Table
  2. Tiny Bells
  3. Life As a Shorty Shouldn't Be So Rough
  4. Open/Close
  5. No Mistakes In This Number Song [Remix]
  6. Lesson 6: The Lecture
  7. Fats Comet's Tackhead Beat
  8. Chuck D Counts Down to Armageddon
  9. King Kumoniwanaleia
  10. Ready on the Right
  11. Solid Squealer
  12. Biggety Balls - Monkey = The Real Deal
  13. Let's Dance on Planet Rock
  14. Werd!
  15. Moon Base Alpha
  16. Prince of the Beats
  17. You Are Getting Scratchy
  18. Cak Ca Ba Ba
  19. Slow Fresh
  20. Are You Ready?
  21. You Don't Stop
  22. Who Rocks the House?
  23. The Flight of the Bumblebee