If you’re old enough to drink, then you can remember it well: the early nineties when those cats in Bristol defined a sound that would lead every late-night chill-out session for years to come. It was that whole Massive Attack/Portishead/Tricky thing that would prove that electronic music is more than something to sweat to, more […]


As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by […]


Pretty Lights — aka Derek Vincent Smith — has been one of the most consistent instrumental producers of the last half decade. With a complex layered approach that’s more DJ Shadow than cornball EDM mainstage, the Denver producer is one of the few talents that has flavorfully blended the world of hip-hop beats with electronic textures. […]


Last year DJ Shadow released All Bases Covered, and this summer the man known to his mom as Josh Davis will be touring to support the album. The tour will hit everywhere from Red Rocks to the Shoreline Amphitheatre, and many points in between. To promote the album, the famed San Francisco producer hit up […]


15 Nov
17-minutes of drum & bass & hip-hop-rinsed Shadow

British producer and remixer Irn Mnky earned DJ Shadow’s attention 3 years ago when he won a remix contest held by Shadow himself. Soon Shadow was playing Irn Mnky’s remix of “Walkie Talkie” on a regular basis, and a mutual relationship was born. Now to celebrate the release of DJ Shadow’s limited edition box set Reconstructed: […]


16 Feb
From Four Tet, Floating Points, Teebs & DJ Shadow to 50s jazz

Escondido-via-Oakland producer Shortcircles — the latest signee off Los Angeles label Plug Research — released his eponymous debut EP this week. He claims influence by artists the likes of Four Tet, Teebs, Floating Points, DJ Shadow and a “a plethora of 50’s jazz records,” so you can sort of get where his music’s coming from. […]


6 Oct
The latest clip from "The Less You Know, The Better" LP

The latest video from DJ Shadow‘s recently released album The Less You Know, The Better, aptly titled “Border Crossing” shines a light on Shadow’s feelings on Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration law. The grind house-esque video was made by filmmaker Dean Fernando. Good to have  new music by Shadow in the world…


26 Aug
Brits offer up bass, grime & folktronica on extended mix

British culture magazine i-D offers up an interesting selection of tracks for their August mixtape. The longest mixtape they’ve ever assembled, the August edition treads from bass, grime and trip-pop to acoustic, folktronica and alt ambient, including tracks from an army of artists such as Afrikan Boy (who rapped on DJ Shadow’s “I’m Excited” video), Joe […]

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