Artist Of The Day: DJ Shadow

posted by Shane German on 11/19/2019

Joshua Paul Davis better known by his stage name DJ Shadow, is an American record producer and DJ. He first gained notice with the release of his highly acclaimed debut studio album, Endtroducing....

Endtroducing would go on to make the Guinness World Records book for "First Completely Sampled Album" in 2001

DJ Shadow was experimenting with a four-track recorder while in high school in Davis, California and began his music career as a disc jockey for the University of California, Davis campus radio station KDVS.

DJ Shadow is significant in developing the experimental hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo' Wax record label, merging elements of funk, rock, hip hop, ambient, jazz, soul, and used-bin found records.  He has a personal record collection of over 60,000 records.

DJ Shadow has released many critically acclaimed albums and has worked with artists such as UNKLE, Run The Jewels, and Nas to name a few.

His latest album Our Pathetic Age features guest spots by De La Soul and Ghostface Killah and was recently added to the WYCE Music Library.

 

Photo Credit: Derick Daily

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