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Re-Endtroducing DJ Shadow

After a long phone conversation, the last thing I asked Josh Davis, was, if at age 40, he still had something to prove. "Oh, definitely," the man better known as DJ Shadow immediately replied, despite having just released a box set and greatest hits.

By DAN WEISS  |  December 07, 2012

DJ Shadow | The Less You Know, The Better

Bias alert: 1996's Endtroducing . . . DJ Shadow is one of the most firmly enduring perpetual motion machines in all of musical history, defying genre ("What was trip-hop, dad?") and all preconceived notions regarding an hour filled with turntablism, spo
Verve (2011)
By DAN WEISS  |  October 07, 2011
ID fest 3

Identity Festival rocks out the dance party

Genre predictions are dumb, but there is one thing absolutely certain in music: rock music is dead, and the era of electronic dominance is finally here.
Beats happening
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  August 19, 2011

The Manhattan project

"Was I a coward to abandon the broken down mechanics that crowned Biggie Smalls as the king of Atlantis?" asks Providence-based wordsmith B. Dolan.
B. Dolan breaks north on Fallen House, Sunken City
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 26, 2010

Brand new funk

Evan Hanson and Brendon Bjorness-Murano, better known as lyricist 90Sevan and beatminer/composer Low B, teamed up just seven months ago to form Broken Ground.
Broken Ground launch their Sneak Attack
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 27, 2009

Review: DJ Hero

Shortly after DJ Hero ’s release, a couple of craiglist ads popped up from gamers claiming they’ll plug in and play the game at your party for $75 — all you have to provide is the TV and the speakers.
Hit the decks in DJ Hero
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 13, 2009


Fantastic damage

Unlike hip-hop acts that deny bucking convention for the sake of eccentricity, Anti-Pop Consortium were as clear on day zero as they will certainly be at Great Scott next Thursday about their maverick intentions.
Anti-Pop Consortium’s unfinished business
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 02, 2009

Same difference

"I grew so weary of playing by myself on the laptop. I felt so controlled by the computer."
It's a pleasure keeping the Field on repeat
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 15, 2009

Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information 3

The idea behind the Strut label's Inspiration Information series is simple: pair "modern artists and producers with their musical heroes"
Strut  (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 01, 2009

Riot act

Girl Talk plays a little bit of everything
Girl Talk plays a little bit of everything
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  November 10, 2008


It’s the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song” (a track Nobody has covered) expanded into a full-blown stoner opera.
Blank Blue: Western Water Music Vol. II | Ubiquity
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 03, 2008


Top 10 Hyphy Videos of all time

With Warner Bros. snapping up  the cream of the Yay Area rap scene , TVT capitalizing on  Hyphy Hitz , and even indie-rock geeks learning how  to  ghost ride the whip , we figured it's high time to take a quick look back at how we got here. So get yo
Ghost riding 'til we die
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  February 15, 2007

The IFC Soundtrack

The bridge between independent film and indie rock has been getting easier and easier to cross with the rise of a new generation of directors weaned on music videos and the multimedia underground.
Indie rock for indie movies
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2006

On the racks: September 19, 2006 DJ Shadow, Chingy, and Kasabian
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Fergie, Smash Mouth...
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 19, 2006

Work ethics

You can file Jason Molina with the über-prolific. Magnolia Electric Co., "Lonesome Valley" (mp3)
Jason Molina and Magnolia Electric Co.
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  September 15, 2006


Dabrye is one of a handful of aliases used by Michigan-based knob twiddler Tadd Mullinix (a name so cool, you could be think it too must be a nom de guerre ).
Two/Three | Ghostly International
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 10, 2006


Going on sale: May 12, 2006

Bruce Springsteen, DJ Shadow, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, Ashlee Simpson, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 09, 2006

The M's

Like their current tour mates Of Montreal, this Chicago quartet know how to keep ’60s-inspired guitar pop interesting: you throw in as many different sonic signifiers as you can.
FUTURE WOMEN | Polyvinyl
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 02, 2006