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DJ Shadow announces Brixton date (2016)

DJ Shadow

Story by Jack Foley

HAVING just confirmed his long awaited new album The Mountain Will Fall, his first full-length release since 2011, DJ Shadow has now announced his return to London with a must-see headline show at Brixton Electric on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

The show will see the acclaimed DJ performing tracks from the new LP alongside some of the most celebrated cuts from his 25 year career.

Tickets will be available here from 9am tomorrow (Tuesday, April 12).

The Mountain Will Fall is set for release on June 24, 2016 via Mass Appeal Records.

The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career.

On The Mountain Will Fall he has shifted further toward original composition, a vast experimentation of beats and textures, synthesizers and live instruments including horns and woodwinds. The album features Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and more.

The seeds for The Mountain Will Fall were planted after two years of touring and DJ Shadow’s last full length and retrospective box set releases.

While taking some time to recalibrate, he was invited by the Low End Theory to do a DJ set, something he hadn’t done in over a decade.

It led to festival DJ sets, performing with Diplo, listening deeply to several subgenres of electronic music, doing remixes and the exploration of Ableton Live software – a new way for this profoundly original voice to compose and create.

DJ Shadow also launched his own label for the release of his work and other artists, called Liquid Amber.