DJ Shadow recently made headlines when story about him getting kicked off the decks for playing a set that is too future at Miami surfaced. I’m a big fan of DJ shadow but even then he has definitely pushed the limit in what is playable at a club. He recently uploaded that infamous set and I can kinda understand why he was being asked to stop. With the culture of American club scene where every DJs are expected to play anthem an avant garde DJ like him are bound to run into trouble. Yet, the blame should be put solely on the club’s shoulder. DJ Shadow has been known as that DJ that constantly push the boundary of club music. The club should have done their homework before booking him.
Below is the link to that infamous set. Personally, I love this set and it’s a very diverse non linear set, something that challenge you to think about club music. Here’s what he said about this particular set.
Beginning in the Summer of 2012 with his Low End Theory guest spots, DJ Shadow’s “All Basses Covered” set has morphed and evolved to incorporate as many different contemporary genres of urban and electronic music as possible. From hardcore rap to footwork and juke and beyond, Shadow has combed the web to curate seamless and dexterous blends of the most progressive sounds bubbling up from the underground. ‘Too hard?’ ‘Too future?’ Or just too raw? As always, DJ Shadow has provoked crucial flashpoints of discussion about the discipline of DJ’ing that have defined our turbulent times. -DJShadow.com Team
You can download the set at his soundcloud page by clicking more on the player below!