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DJ Shadow feat. De La Soul – Rocket Fuel

New DJ Shadow single “Rocket Fuel” featuring De La Soul out today, July 24th.
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DJ Shadow – The Mountain Has Fallen EP

DJ Shadow has released a surprise EP called ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ via Mass Appeal Records. The EP features collaborations with Nas, Danny Brown, Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price and a brand new solo composition and is available now.

Video: DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak

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DJ Shadow has unveiled the music video for the song “Nobody Speak” featuring Run The Jewels, a standout track from his latest album ‘The Mountain Will Fall,’ out now on Mass Appeal Records. The video depicts a meeting of leaders that quickly descends into chaos, a scene not unlike what is unfolding in governments around the globe. It also features appearances by DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels.

Says DJ Shadow: “We wanted to make a positive, life-affirming video that captures politicians at their election-year best. We got this instead.”

Says Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike: “It’s such a dope video. It’s what I really wish Trump and Hillary would just do and get it over with…And even in that fight I think Hillary would win – and that’s not an endorsement.”

The video was directed by Sam Pilling and produced by Pulse Films, stars Igor Tsyshkevych and Ian Bailey, and was shot in NYC, London and Ukraine.

DJ Shadow – Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm

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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.

Video: DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall

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DJ Shadow has unveiled the first music video from his new album, ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ (out June 24 on Mass Appeal Records). The otherworldly, gorgeous video for the title track features an astronaut floating across a mysterious planet and hurtling through a distant universe synched to the song’s “rolling, meditative” (Vice Noisey) rhythm. The video was created and directed by Territory Studios, who has worked on some of the biggest films of the past few years (The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron), plus video games like Forza, Need For Speed, Killzone and more.

Says director Marti Romances: “As huge fans, it’s been a pleasure to collaborate with DJ Shadow on the graphics. We’re really excited by the project and look forward to an amazing come back. The peaceful and long momentum of the song inspired us to create something very unanimated and mysterious. The part we like the most is where we see the astronaut being shot into hyperspace and then we see that being part of that cosmic constellation at the end.

DJ Shadow will host three Beats 1 shows this year, the first of which will air in June. The show will be called DJ Shadow Presents: #radioface. His BBC Essential Mix will debut on July 2.

‘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. It features collaborations with Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall amongst others.

DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels

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DJ Shadow has unveiled a new song from his forthcoming album ‘The Mountain Will Fall.’ The track is titled “Nobody Speak,” a collaboration with Run The Jewels. ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ will be released June 24 on Mass Appeal Records and includes the previously released title-track.

Occasionally, I make a beat that demands a specific vocal treatment and attitude. In the case of ‘Nobody Speak,’ I wasn’t going to settle for anyone other than Run The Jewels; in my mind, it was them or no one. Fortunately, they agreed, and they took the track to a place I could never get to on my own. That’s the definition of a rewarding collaboration.” – DJ Shadow

Shadow is a legend and a friend. When he makes music he often changes music forever. When he asked us to jump on the record we didn’t blink.”
– El-P of Run The Jewels

“Nobody Speak” is part of the Run The Jewels’ Record Store Day release this Saturday. The RSD exclusive, dubbed “VRTJ” is a Virtual Reality cardboard viewer that comes with a download code for the collaborative track.

DJ Shadow will host three Beats 1 shows this year, the first of which will air in June. The show will be called DJ Shadow Presents: #radioface.

Pre-order ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ here: DJShadow.lnk.to/TMWFso

TOUR DATES:
June 24 – Artefact Festival – Strasbourg, France
July 2 – Pitch Festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 8 – Les Ardentes – Liege, Belgium
July 14 – Super Bock, Super Rock – Sesimbra, Portugal
July 16 – The Peacock Society Festival – Paris, France
July 17 – Benicassim – Benicassim, Spain

DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall

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DJ Shadow is back with The Mountain Will Fall, his first full length album release since 2011, out June 24th. The 12-track LP includes collaborations with Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, & more. The album is available for pre-order today on TheMountainWillFall.com. Bundle options include The Mountain Will Fall t-shirts, posters, and limited edition screen prints signed by DJ Shadow and legendary UK street artist Paul Insect.

Head over to Pitchfork now for an exclusive Q&A on the new album, and premiere of title track “The Mountain Will Fall” here.

Pre-order the album now at https://DJShadow.lnk.to/TMWFSN. All pre-order bundles include an instant download of the eponymous first track from the album called “The Mountain Will Fall”, and all customers will receive the full download of the album on June 24th, 2016.

Friends,

On July 6th, 2015, I started working on my fifth solo album. I’m excited to announce that it is finished, and ready for you all to hear. It’s called “The Mountain Will Fall,” and it features Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, and Matthew Halsall, among others. Songs will begin to emerge in the coming days and weeks, but the official release date is June 24th via Mass Appeal Records and Liquid Amber. In addition to the standard digital/ iTunes version, there will be double vinyl and CD examples, as well as some limited goodies we’re putting together for fun. If you go tothemountainwillfall.com, you can sign up for additional updates from me as we draw closer to release.

I truly appreciate all of the support I have received in my 25 years of sharing music, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to do so again. I’ll be doing solo shows again starting in late June and continuing into next year, so I hope to see you all very soon.

Respectfully,
DJ Shadow