Coachella 2013: Los Angeles hip-hop group Jurassic 5 reunites at festival on first day

Coachella 2013: Los Angeles hip-hop group Jurassic 5 reunites at festival

Posted:   04/13/2013 05:02:19 PM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 03:59:21 AM PDT

 

Jurassic 5 perform Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Jurassic 5 perform Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Jennifer Maher/staff photographer)

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INDIO – Los Angeles hip-hop group Jurassic 5 successfully reunited at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to a large audience at the Outdoor Theatre on Friday night.Group members arrived on stage one by one introducing themselves to the audience to cheers before they performed many of their greatest hits that spanned 1999′s “Improvise” off their self-titled debut album to 2000′s “Quality Control” off the album of the same name and “2003′s “Freedom” off Power in Numbers and more.

The group disbanded in 2007, about a year after their album “Feedback” was in stores. The group had been around since 1995. Additionally, original member DJ Cut Chemist was not featured on “Feedback” and left sometime before the 2006 album was released.

On Friday, the group reunited for the most part like they had never been away. At one point, DJ’s Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist cut and scratch on a large, must-be-seen-to-be-believed record with a Jurassic 5 logo that looked like a stage prop when the set started to massive cheers.

Both DJ’s also used mobile devices at another part in the set to cut, scratch and make drum sounds away from their turntables. Cut Chemist had a brief bit of trouble trying to get his device on but eventually figured it out.

Additionally, the group would also mix in different breakbeats and pieces of other songs such as Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” to rhyme over which led to dancing and head nodding.

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