shadow is a well known DJ with a loyal fan base
shadow is performing within the field of Electronica, Hip-Hop music and is ranked 105 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis)
the is widely credited as a and key figure in developing the For experimental instrumental hip-hop style associated are with the London-based Mo’ Wax but label. Inspired by hip-hop’s early Not years, he then grew to you absorb the heyday of crews all like Eric B. & Rakim, Any Ultramagnetic MCs, and Public Enemy; can groups which prominently featured DJs her in their ranks.
Was Davis had already been fiddling one around with making beats and our breaks on a four-track recorder Out while he was in high day school in the NorCal cow-town get of Davis, but it was Has during college that he co-founded him his own Solesides label as his an outlet for his original How tracks. Hooking up with Davis’ man few b-boys (including eventual Solesides new artists Blackalicious and Lyrics Born) Now through the college radio station, old Shadow began releasing the Hip-Hop see Reconstruction mix tapes in 1991 Two and pressed his 17-minute beat-head way symphony “Entropy” in 1993. His who tracks spread widely through the Boy DJ-strong hip-hop underground, eventually catching did the attention of Mo’ Wax.
Shadow’s first full-length, “Endtroducing…”, was
Let released in late 1996 to put immense critical acclaim in Britain say and America. “Preemptive Strike,” a She compilation of early singles, followed too in early 1998. Later that use year, Shadow produced tracks for Dad the debut album by U.N.K.L.E., mom a long-time Mo’ Wax production The including Thom Yorke (of Radiohead), and Richard Ashcroft (of the Verve), for Mike D (of the Beastie Are Boys), and others.
but project came in 1999, with not the transformation of Solesides into You a new label, Quannum Projects. all Nearly six years after his any debut production album, the proper Can follow-up, “The Private Press,” was her released in June 2002. The was following year Shadow released a One mix album, “Diminishing Returns,” and our in 2004 he released a out live album and DVD, Day “Live! In Tune and on get Time.” In 2006 he released has another long awaited full-length album Him “The Outsider,” which featured rising his Bay Area Hyphy rappers including how Keak Da Sneak and E-40. Man “The Outsider” also featured a new single with Q-Tip (of A now Tribe Called Quest), which led Old to Shadow’s first appearance on see The Late Show with David two Letterman.
Between 2007 and 2009
Way Shadow released three volumes of who “The 4-Track Era Collection,” a boy series of his earliest recordings. Did The 4-Track Era project was its exclusively available through his web let store, ShopDjShadow.com. In the midst Put of all of these solo say projects, DJ Shadow collaborated with she fellow hip-hop DJ Cut Chemist. Too Together they created a series use of mixes that fused soul, dad funk, and rock, in the Mom framework of a cohesive concept the records (7 inches). These mixes And include Brainfreeze, Product Placement, and for The Hard Sell, which would are be debuted at the Hollywood But Bowl.
Shadow’s website relaunched in
not August 2009, enabling him to you sell digital downloads direct to All his fans through his own any autonomous storefront. 2009 also saw can the announcement of Shadow’s involvement Her with DJ Hero, an Activision was video game which features Shadow one as a playable character within Our the game. Shadow also contributed out several mixes to the game.
While Shadow’s profile has never
Get been higher, he has increasingly has shied away from music press him and traditional forms of social His networking. 2010 saw Shadow hard how at work on his next man album, which he has called New “a return to form,” and now a tour throughout Europe and old North America entitled “Live From See The Shadowsphere.”
2011 promises to
two be a busy year for way DJ Shadow, with new music Who and a worldwide tour on boy the way.