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Exit Music Mix 004: DJ Cutler

Exit Music Mix 004: DJ Cutler: A Tribute to MCA

When the news broke that Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys died at the age of 47 from cancer, it rippled through the world wide music community. Rockstars, rappers, DJs, and pop stars all felt the impact of the death of the hip hop innovator. That’s because MCA and the Beastie Boys crossed over all of those genres. Their samples were a complex mix of funk, rock, pop, and jazz that helped to form hip hop as we know it. Buffalo’s DJ Cutler works in all of the same departments, mixing funk, rock, and hip hop on a regular basis. I started talking to Cutler about putting together a mix back in March before MCA passed away. After he died though, it became clear that this mix would be a tribute to the fallen hip hop star. Cutler is a true crate digger, and for this mix he’s picked out long lost gems, old favorites, and obscure tunes as well as classic Beastie Boys tracks that have helped define the trio’s style over their 30 years of hip hop dominance. Listen to DJ Cutler’s tribute to MCA below and if you like what you hear, check him out with Lo Pro at the Blue Monk every Monday night for Blue Collar Funk. Beginning Sunday, June 3rd Cutler and his homie Tone will also be taking over Sunday afternoon at the Monk between 12pm and 3pm for Sunday Jazz Brunch each week. Keep an eye out for more Exit Music Mixes and check out some of the past mixes from Medison, The Vinyl Retentives, and Fenbred. To submit a mix to Exit Music contact


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01 Loran’s Dance by Idris Muhammed
02 Funky Snakefoot by Alphonse Mouzon
03 33% God by The Dust Brothers
04 Born To Love You by Rose Royce
05 Shake Your Rump by Beastie Boys
06 Flue Thing by The Blues Project
07 Rubber Lips by Young Holt Unlimited
08 Flute Loop by Beastie Boys
09 I’m Chief Kamanawanalea (We’re the Royal Macadamia Nuts) by The Turtles
10 Foxy Lady (Scratch) by Jimi Hendrix
11 Jimmy James by Beastie Boys
12 Hot and Nasty by Black Oak Arkansas
13 Shadrach by Beastie Boys
14 When I’m 64 by The Beatles
15 Sounds of Science by Beastie Boys
16 The End by The Beatles
17 Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise by The Beatles
18 Sport by Lightnin’ Rod
19 Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
20 Egg Man by Beastie Boys
21 Sittin on the Dock of the Bay by Peggy Lee
22 Ch-Ch-Check it Out by Beastie Boys
23 A Year and a Day by Beastie Boys
24 That Lady (Part 2) by Isley Brothers
25 Namaste by Adam Yauch

Check out Cutler’s Mix Crate  or download the mix here. Let us know what you think  @artvoice #ExitMusicMix