Album Review: DJ Shadow - 'The Less You know, The Better'

DJ Shadow - 'The Less You know, The Better'

“He’s still at it?!” Not my words, but those of DJ Shadow ’s own painfully self-deprecating press release, on which the word “genius” has been scratched out by me and replaced with “wankery”. Yet just because the goateed...

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DJ Shadow : Birmingham Academy

DJ Shadow : Birmingham Academy

NME is worried. Within touching distance, there's a pissed up Brummie, arms and legs flailing, going all out in an attempt to pull-off some convincingly old skool B-Boy moves. It's part Keith Flint, part Bez and the rest seems to be made up of...

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DJ Shadow : Boston Roxy

DJ Shadow : Boston Roxy

Abstract turntablism isn't a totally empty art. When California's premier sample-slayer, Josh 'DJ Shadow' Davis ' hummingbird hand sends his fader chasing after the GoBot-fart bass of 'WalkieTalkie' or when he hooks up 'Right Thing/GDMFSOB' with...

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DJ Shadow : The Private Press

DJ Shadow : The Private Press

Talk about the weight of expectation. You make a record that's hailed as a defining moment in the genesis of modern music, then wait six years to release a follow-up, the anticipation could crush you like an asteroid. DJ Shadow , aka Josh Davis,...

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist : Product Placement

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist : Product Placement

Ouch. This record is so cool it hurts. Purchased for £15 at the recent London date of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's brief Product Placement UK tour, its rarity (only 6,000 copies exist) means it now fetches three times that on eBay. Whether...

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