DJ Shadow – Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm
DJ Shadow has unveiled a new single, “Bergschrund,” from his forthcoming album ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ (Mass Appeal Records / June 24). The song is a pulsating, icy collaboration with Berlin-based musician, composer and producer Nils Frahm.
A North American tour in support of the new album has been announced for September and October including two nights each in LA (Sept 28+29/Teregram Ballroom) and NY (Oct 14+15, Music Hall of Williamsburg). See below for full tour dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 10.
Says DJ Shadow on the “Bergschrund” collaboration: “Nils Frahm is an insanely smart composer. He created a sinewy, gated vintage synth line which I then expanded upon, hopefully to complimentary effect. Our track is called ‘Bergschrund,’ an obscure German word for a particular type of crevasse, or ice cliff, usually found on mountains at very high elevations.”
DJ Shadow will host three Beats 1 shows this year, the first of which will air June 23. The show will be called DJ Shadow Presents: #radioface. His BBC Essential Mix will debut on July 2 and he created a radio station for Pandora, the Producer’s Who Inspire Him Everyday: pdora.co/25IhBgI
‘The Mountain Will Fall’ is DJ Shadow’s first full-length release since 2011 and finds the groundbreaking artist shifting further toward original composition, experimentation, and live instrumentation.