He says it will be 'very different'

DJ Shadow has unveiled the first fruits of his new album sessions – and he says his forthcoming third album will be “very different”.

The reclusive artist is currently working on the follow-up to 2002’s ‘The Private Press’.

A video for a track called ‘3 Freaks’, which features underground rappers Keak Da Sneak and Turf Talk, can be streamed from Shadow’s official website djshadow.com.

Shadow says of the album on his site: “Stylistically, it’s very different from ‘The Private Press’. Some have said ‘Press’ was an inward-looking album. If that’s true, than this album is the opposite, and that suits me just fine. I’ve also stopped worrying if my changing taste in music costs me fans. You can’t please everybody all the time, but you can please yourself.”

DJ Shadow will play his first solo shows in more than three years at the 02 Wireless Festival on June 23 in London’s Hyde Park and June 24 at Leeds Harewood House.

DJ Shadow said of the upcoming events, “I think the time is right to scale back and concentrate on putting a show together that highlights what I’m doing now, rather than an exhaustive retrospective. Maybe after two more albums it’ll be time for another super tour, but for now I think we’ll keep it to a size we can all digest.”