DJ Shadow – “Swerve”

Lost in the hubbub of holiday releases from superstars such as Radiohead was a free single from their old influence and collaborator DJ Shadow. The pioneering hip-hop DJ/producer, whose landmark debut Endtroducing… turns 20 next year, shared a new song called “Swerve” as a free download. It’s a trap- and DnB-influenced banger that sounds nothing like the transcendent trip-hop Shadow made his name on, but then again Thom Yorke’s new music doesn’t much sound like OK Computer either. A press release explains that “DJ Shadow has been working on his new material that’s in all shapes and forms and this track is just one small piece of the larger and more diverse project that will be his LP next year.” Listen and download below.

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