DJ Shadow reveals details of his new direction and the first fruits are borne.
Remember the first time you heard Entroducing..., DJ Shadow's first commercially-available LP? From the dark, introspective rhythms to the perfectly looped samples from all over the globe, it was a true classic and herald of a new genre. Well, much like his good friends Seafood, he's BACK.
The follow-up to 2002's The Private Press is said (from the big horse's mouth) to be "stylistically... very different from The Private Press. Some have said Press was an inward-looking album. If that's true, than (sic) this album is the opposite, and that suits me just fine. I've also stopped worrying if my changing taste in music costs me fans. You can't please everybody all the time, but you can please yourself."
A video for new track '3 Freaks' has been posted on his website djshadow.com. Maybe you should go and watch it?
He's also playing live at the O2 Wireless festival in June - London (Hyde Park) on the 23rd and Leeds' Harewood House on the 24th.
DiScuss: Is Shadow still relevant? Did Dr. Octagon's 'Dr. Octogonecologist' LP render every other attempt at the genre completely pointless? Will you be going to see him play? Have you seen the muffin man?