Hear to the mix that saw DJ kicked off decks in Miami nightclub
DJ Shadow has uploaded the set which saw him kicked off the decks in a Miami nightclub for being “too future”. Scroll down the page to stream the full mix now.
The set was first aired at Miami club Mansion in December where, according to video footage, which you can watch below, the California DJ’s set was cut short after the promoter whispered to Shadow as he was playing Krampfhaft’s ‘Spit Thunder’. The DJ then addresses the crowd, saying: “I’ve waited a long time to play here, but they said this shit is too future for all y’all.” He was subsequently replaced by DJ No Máz.
DJ Shadow later wrote on Twitter “I don’t care if I get kicked out of every rich kid club on the planet. I will never sacrifice my integrity as a DJ…ever”.
The club in question has a history of booting DJs off the desks, according to Fact magazine, New York house DJ Dennis Ferrer had his set cut short for not being “commercial” enough.
Shadow subsequently promised fansthat he will upload his planned set in full. In a series of tweets, he thanked supporters, and said that it was the drum ‘n’ bass he was playing that seemed to have offended the club’s promoter.
“I appreciate everyone’s support. Obviously I should have never been booked there in the first place. Square peg in a round hole, etc,” he wrote. “Ironically it was drum and bass that broke the camel’s back(!) Note to self… play more drum and bass!!!”
He added: “Or maybe it was all the trap and juke that preceded it… I dunno. I’ll get the set up on Soundcloud soon so everyone can enjoy. Happy Holidays!”
DJ Shadow – real name Josh Davis – released his debut album ‘Endtroducing…’ in 1996. He followed it up with 1998’s ‘Preemptive Strike’, 2002’s ‘The Private Press’, 2006’s ‘The Outsider’ and ‘The Less You Know, The Better’ in 2011. Earlier this year, he put out ‘Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From MPC Era 1992-1996’ – a collection of previously unreleased material.
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