DJ Shadow Takes Turntablism From “Sideshow” To Hip-Hop’s Main Stage (Audio)

For more than 20 years, DJ Shadow has been a dependable source of turntable wizardry. More than simply a deft scratch DJ, the Northern California native is a top producer too—able to extract magic out of MCs and groups such as Blackalicious, Paris, David Banner, Phonte, and even Depeche Mode. Sometimes, those worlds have beautifully collided—where the Solesides co-founder brings all his talents and passions to one place, cutting up the dustiest of grooves.

“The Sideshow” is the latest case of this. After years of honoring greats like Grandmaster Flash, Steinski, Coldcut, and others in narrative scratch records, this uptempo inclusion from The Mountain Will Fall (June 24) is highly technical, spirited, and spans the eras and sub-genres of Hip-Hop. If you want the kind of music that helped Shadow become a top-draw in the DJ world, he’s still making them in that vain.


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This features some book-ended interview with Shadow and Zane Lowe. As a note, Shadow will be holding his own Beats1 radio show throughout the duration of 2016. So keep your digital ‘decks ready.

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As a bonus, Heads across the globe can catch the devastating Josh Davis’ live show throughout the rest of 2016:

06-24 Strasbourg, France – Artefact Festival
06-25 Lille-Tourcoing, France – Le Grand Mix
06-28 Berlin, Germany – Gretchen
06-29 Cologne, Germany – Gloria Theater
07-01 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
07-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Pitch Festival
07-05 Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club
07-06 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
07-08 Liege, Belgium – Les Ardentes
07-09 Trencin, Slovakia – Pohoda
07-14 Sesimbra, Portugal – Super Bock, Super Rock
07-16 Paris, France – Peacock Society
07-17 Benicassim, Spain – Benicassim
07-20 Glasgow, England – ABC
07-21 Bristol, England – Motion
07-22 East Anglia, England – Secret Garden Party
07-23 Cheshire, England – Blue Dot Festival @ Jodrell Bank
07-27 London, England – Brixton Electric
07-28 Sibenik, Croatia – Island of Obonjan
07-30 Plock, Poland – Audioriver
08-19 Mexico City, Mexico – Plaza Condessa
08-20 Monterrey, Mexico – Hellow Festival
09-27 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09-28 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
09-29 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
09-30 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom
10-01 Portland, OR – Star Theater
10-02 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10-03 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
10-06 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10-07 Chicago, IL – Metro
10-08 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
10-09 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda
10-10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts
10-11 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10-13 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
10-14 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10-15 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10-27 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival