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DT759 – James Curd

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Chicago’s very own multitalented musician, James Curd began his musical career in his hometown at the ripe age of 15.

Through his love of DJing and music, Curd began to write and produce for himself. At nineteen he released his first track on the globally respected label Basenotic out of Paris.

Curd‘s range of musical taste and capability as an artist is apparent from the music he releases. Holding the attention and respect of the world’s favourite labels, Curd has recently released via the likes of Exploited, Dirtybird, Tsuba, Trax Records, Repopulate Mars, Sweat It Out, Defected’s Classic Records and Ministry Of Sound.

If his originals weren’t enough, Curd also has released a plethora of remixes for the likes of PNAUMidnight Magic, Poolside, Kaskade, Groove Armada, Flight Facilities and more. In reciprocation for his stellar work on these tracks, Curd’s music has also been remixed by great artists like Poolside, Flosstradamus, Flight Facilities, Juan Maclean, Felix Da Housecat, Doorly, Treasure Fingers, The Rapture, Dimitri From Paris, and Derrick Carter.

Curd currently resides in Adelaide Australia, regularly touring the world at the most respected clubs and festivals, recently playing Fabric in London, Avalon in Los Angeles, Home in Sydney’ The Arches in Glasgow, Park Life in Australia, Lollapalooza In Chicago, T In The Park Scotland and Electric Picnic Ireland.

In addition to his already impressive resume, four of Curd’s songs have been featured on Grey’s Anatomy; while others have appeared on T.V shows such as C.S.I Miami, Point Pleasant. His music can also be found on Hollywood blockbusters such as What Happens In Vegas, The Vow and the hugely successful animation The Incredibles.

Today, he joins on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
The piano didn’t keep me off the streets, maybe clarinet will.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Shafty Riptide

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Herdez Salsa Verde

Tell us about your next EP? 
The full album “Taken All This Time” is a collection of old and new unreleased music on Exploited Records. What have you got coming up?
New music coming out Circus and Desert Hearts! I’m also music supervising and scoring a Mel Gibson film as well as a 4 part documentary about a serial killer. 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
A dinner party develops strangely when the roast chickens are dropped by the waiter and turn out to be stage props, and then the curtain goes up and the guests find themselves on stage before an audience. If that sounds fun then you might like my music. 

Tracklist

1 Raffaele Ciavolino – Random Piano
2 Bonne & Gueush – Paris Wheel
3 James Curd & Marcellus Pittman – Shafty Riptide
4 Ache Baez – Funk The World
5 Moody Green – Whos Got That Jae
6 James Curd – I Can Still Fly
7 James Curd & Homs John – Keep Talking
8 Mr G – The Struggle Of My People
9 T.U.R.F. – Easy Way Out
10 HP Vince & Dave Leatherman – Space Disco
11 Dan Shake – 3am Jazz Club
12 HNNY – No Tears
13 Jackson Swaby – Cos We’re Funky
14 Iner – Trip Of Happiness
15 Paul Johnson – Welcome To The Warehouse
16 Cobblestone Jazz – Dump Truck

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Grahame Farmer

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