DJ SHADOW

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The al­ter­na­tive hip-hop leg­end re­turns with a new al­bum in tow

A sem­i­nal fig­ure among turntab­lists, DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) greatly con­trib­uted to pop­u­lar­iz­ing in­stru­men­tal hip-hop, putting it on the map with his cel­e­brated 1996 de­but al­bum, the clas­sic Endtro­duc­ing…..

In­spired by pi­o­neers like Grand­mas­ter Flash and Afrika Bam­baataa, who de­fined hip-hop as “elim­i­nat­ing genre bar­ri­ers in mu­sic,” he re­mains true to that phi­los­o­phy, uti­liz­ing ob­scure sam­ples from his gar­gan­tuan record col­lec­tion to craft lively sonic col­lages from nearly any­thing – pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ments, clas­si­cal strings and heavy metal power chords – into a mul­ti­fac­eted whole.

Twenty years on and en­joy­ing world­wide renown, his fifth record The Moun­tain Will Fall sees DJ Shadow more am­bi­tious than ever, cre­at­ing his own sounds to go with his sam­ple vault and team­ing up with Run The Jew­els, Nils Frahm and even Nas. Though for all the ac­claim the long-awaited re­lease has earned him, he re­mains true to his name – the brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

SEP 21, 20:00, WUK. 9., WÄHRINGER STRASSE 59. WUK.AT

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