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Watch DJ Shadow Soundtrack A Chevy Ad

While watching college football this weekend I noticed a familiar piano figure soundtracking a car commercial. Indeed, there was DJ Shadow’s “Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt,” the opening salvo from the 1996 classic Endtroducing… DJ Shadow, selling Chevy trucks. Can’t hate on Shadow for getting that GM bailout money, but as someone o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014 - 10:47 am

Stream DJ Shadow The Liquid Amber EP

The pioneering turntable auteur DJ Shadow is starting a new label called Liquid Amber, and he’s celebrating the occasion by dropping three free songs, bundled together as The Liquid Amber EP. Two of those are all-new Shadow tracks: “Ghost Town,” which he calls “an ambitious ride through many of the micro-genres within the Future Ba… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Kimbra – “90s Music (DJ Shadow x Salva Remix)”

’90s Music” is the recent nutso single from the New Zealand-born and Australia-based pop singer Kimbra. DJ Shadow, meanwhile, is someone who made some really, really great music during the ’90s. And along with the EDM standby Salva, Shadow has now remixed “’90s Music,” making a song that was already messy and cluttered into a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2014 - 5:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, there were some good videos this week! Two of the five videos below come from the directing team of Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris, neither of whom I’d ever heard of before. They even came out on the same day. Nice work, Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris! We’ve got those, as well… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2011 - 4:47 pm

DJ Shadow – “Scale It Back” (Feat. Little Dragon) Video

The video for “Scale It Back,” DJ Shadow’s new collaboration with Little Dragon, opens with a vaguely creepy guy who explains that, to memorize a deck of playing cards, he creates a story in his head by assigning an image to each pair of cards. We then see a group of actors and puppeteers recreate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 3:50 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We’ve put together a quick list of ten excellent songs from indie’s past (and from a few associated genres), all of which end in 120 seconds or less. These tracks throw their… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am

DJ Shadow – “Warning Call” (Feat. Tom Vek)

The Less You Know, The Better, the long-gestating new album from veteran turntable traveler DJ Shadow, comes with a long, weird, and weirdly impressive list of collaborators: Talib Kweli, Little Dragon, De La Soul’s Posdnous, and, on “I’m Excited“, Afrikan Boy. Another guest on the album is British dance-rocker Tom Vek, and his track, “Warning… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2011 - 9:20 am

DJ Shadow (Feat. Afrikan Boy) – “I’m Excited” Video

DJ Shadow recently dropped the clip that corresponds with his new single from the forthcoming LP The Less You Know, The Better. It stars Afrikan Boy commanding an all-female solider troupe in a vivid warscape. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 25, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Saturday Recap

Pitchfork Fest Friday inspired thoughts about the intimate and situational appeal of much of today’s crop of independent artists, and the challenges inherent to translating that allure in sunny festival climes. Fittingly, Saturday’s most successful performers were those that were malleable enough to play to the festival, not in spite of it — or just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2011 - 2:28 pm

DJ Shadow – “I Gotta Rokk”

Last year we mentioned that DJ Shadow was at work on his first album since 2006’s The Outsider. Yesterday he announced via Facebook that his album, The Less You Know, The Better, was finished, and that he had also completed a single and remix EP called I Gotta Rokk to hold people over under the… More »

By: jessica / May 11, 2011 - 10:06 am

DJ Shadow – “Def Surrounds Us” & “I’ve Been Trying”

DJ Shadow hasn’t had a new record since 2006’s The Outsiders (or, for a lot of you, since 1996’s Entroducing …..). He’s marking his return with two new tracks from his upcoming album, due sometime next year. Both “Def Surrounds Us” and “I’ve Been Trying” are available from as free downloads for today only… More »

By: jessica / September 13, 2010 - 5:27 pm

DJ Shadow’s LiveJournal’s Current Mood = :(

He’s bumming because “a large portion” of the Internet’s “an utter shit fest: a Pandora’s box of violence, neurosis, bad impulses, and bad intentions.” Also, the music industry runs on “bottom-of-the-barrel, embarrassing pop tripe.” Real talk. (via DailySwarm). More »

By: brandon / January 6, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Preview Daft Punk’s DJ Hero

Lately Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have been turning up in new and noteworthy contexts — like going helmetless in clubs. And soundtracking films. But none are as new or noteworthy as their previously reported decision to license their likeness to the careful custodians of likenesses at Activision for the premiere installment of DJMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2009 - 10:11 am

Let The In Rainbows Mash-Ups Begin: Mojib Reworks “Videotape”

That didn’t take long, did it. Just over a day-and-a-half after the big release, In Rainbows has its first reworking, by Sweden’s Mojib. He picked a good track to tweak, too, given the number of folks that took issue with Radiohead’s studio treatment of “Videotape.” Mojib takes the In Rainbows closer and splices it with… More »

By: Stereogum / October 11, 2007 - 2:06 pm