Twenty years have passed since DJ Shadow unleashed the trip-hop mastery of his debut album, 'Entroducing'. The next two decades have seen the Californian native release a string of a high-quality records: 'Pre-emptive Strike’, ‘The Private Press’, ‘The Outsider’ and the ‘Bay Area EP’.
Last year saw DJ Shadow release his fifth studio album, ‘The Mountain Will Fall’, once again showcasing the evolution and adventure that has defined Shadow’s career to date.
“I try to force myself to change things on every record and it’s why I feel that my music will always change,” Josh says.
“It’s a bit preposterous to use old samplers when there’s so much more you can do with the new ones. We’d never have the amazing music that Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock did in the 1970s if they’d refused to use new synthesizers, which really defined what they did. It’s people like that that I look to for inspiration.”
Listen to the sound of a mountain falling when DJ Shadow tours in May.
DJ Shadow ShowsTue 23 May – Astor Theatre (Perth)
Thu 25 May – The Tivoli Theatre (Brisbane)
27-28 May – Vivid Festival (Sydney)
Wed 31 May – 170 Russell (Melbourne)