Provided by Sarah Avrin at Girlie Action Media
Cut Copy’s live performances are revered by fans and critics alike as an international festival staple that never fails to leave thousands enraptured, but DJing has always been an essential part of their career. No strangers to the decks, the band is thrilled to announce their first-ever proper DJ tour, making stops in LA, SF, Chicago, NYC’s PS1 series and more. Cutters labelmate Knightlife will join Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford & Tim Hoey on the majority of headline shows, and the combination should bring an unstoppable delicious groove through the night.
“We’ve always DJed as long as the band has been around, and club culture is an important part of what Cut Copy is about,” frontman Dan Whitford explains. “From the ‘Fabric Live’ series Cut Copy mixed in 2006, to the underground Melbourne dance compilation ‘Oceans Apart’ that we curated and mixed last year, this has been an important part of our musical makeup. So I guess it’s probably overdue that we’re finally doing proper DJ touring this year.”
In celebration of the upcoming DJ Tour, the band have released a brand new mixtape called A Forest Through The Trees, which effortlessly blends classics from Talking Heads, Chemical Brothers and Durutti Column with contemporary blazers from Jamie XX, John Talabot and Four Tet. It’s a great example of the band’s deep knowledge of dance music history and thirst for the newest grooves, a combination that is sure to set dancefloors alight.
“Every so often while we’re writing new music I’ll make a mixtape for the other guys in the band, or one of the other guys will put something together for us to get inspired by. It’s our band’s way of staying in tune about music we’re discovering while we’re apart.,” explains Whitford. “I’vebeen doing some low key DJ’ing on my own a little bit over recent months, so I’ve included a lot of tunes I’ve been playing out. But I’ve also weaved in some more esoteric stuff that I’ve been listening to at home. It’s a bit like emptying out musical part of my brain and putting it on tape.”
The closest Cut Copy gets to Omaha is Denver and Chicago. If you’re up for a summer road trip, this is an ideal destination.
Cut Copy DJ Tour Dates
7/2: Dallas, TX @ It’ll DO
7/3: Philadelphia, PA @ The Dolphin
7/4: New York, NY @ PS1
7/4: Washington, DC @ U Hall
7/5: San Diego, CA @ FNGRS CRSSD
7/8: Costa Mesa, CA @ La Cave
7/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Called Rhonda
7/11: Toronto, ON @ Studio Bar
7/12: Chicago, IL @ Mambys Festival
7/15: Denver, CO @ 1UP
7/16: Seattle, WA @ Q Nightclub
7/17: Vancouver, BC @ Pemberton
7/18: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Check out new music here: https://soundcloud.com/cuttersrecords/forest-through-the-trees-mixtape