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Keane find themselves no strangers to DJ Shadow


Story: Jack Foley

DJ SHADOW has hooked up with Keane to remix one of the songs from their acclaimed debut album, Hopes and Fears.

The track in question, We Might As Well Be Strangers, is one of the strongest ballads on the album, and is being released in a limited edition DJ Shadow vs Keane Mix 10-inch special.

According to the DJ Shadow website, 'it's getting great feedback and is a different type of sound for Shadow'.

The project could well mark an interesting new direction for both Shadow and Keane, which is certain to bring new fans to both artists.

In related DJ Shadow news, the talented artist is also to reissue a project on his own Cali-Tex label; The Complete Mus-I-Col Recordings of J.C. Davis.

J.C. Davis was a funk artist from Ohio and if you look at the collage inside Endtroducing you'll see one of his 45s on New Day. 

Shadow remixed the music from the original tapes in the same studio it was recorded at in 1969. 

In what is proving to be a busy time for the artist, Shadow has also produced a track for Lyrics Born's new LP, Same S---, Different Day, which is coming soon on Quannum Projects.

Keane, meanwhile, have announced new UK tour dates in the form of a headline night for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall (along with Engineers and Stephen Fretwell), as well as at the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park this Summer.

Keane are also supporting the Make Poverty History Campaign and have made a cover version of What A Wonderful World available for download, which is accessible via the band's website.

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