DJ Shadow

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‘I accidentally invented trip-hop’ – how we made DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing
‘People said: “Nobody’s going to listen to instrumental trip-hop.” But I was thinking of huge soundscapes, like the ones by Pink Floyd or Beethoven’

Interviews by Rich Pelley

27, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Vivid Sydney: the Avalanches' block party with DJ Shadow shuts down just as it's revving up
It takes a couple of hours to get going and then shuts down abruptly, but at its best, the Since I Left You block party is infectiously energetic and upbeat

Stephanie Convery

28, May, 2017 @4:07 AM

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DJ Shadow: 'Music has never been worth less, and yet sampling has never been more risky'
In Australia for a ‘block party’ curated by the Avalanches at the Sydney Opera House, the pioneering DJ spoke about the evolving challenges of his craft

Stephanie Convery

24, May, 2017 @2:32 AM

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Music icon David Axelrod: six essential tracks
Soul Sides blogger Oliver Wang takes a dive into the back catalog of a musician who fused jazz with funk and soul, and reshaped 90s hip-hop

Oliver Wang

07, Feb, 2017 @6:04 PM

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David Axelrod, composer and producer, dies aged 83
LA-born musician helped shape the direction of hip-hop and inspired the likes of Wu-Tang Clan and DJ Shadow

Guardian music

06, Feb, 2017 @10:18 AM

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Destruction, daydreams and dystopia: the music videos that summarised 2016
From Grimes’ cyber-goth takeover to Radiohead’s ominous animation, crying supermodels to dictator politicians, music videos this year have mirrored a disruptive world

Harriet Gibsone

20, Dec, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Five of the best... rock & pop gigs
DJ Shadow | Indietracks | Jean-Michel Jarre | Camp Bestival | Hinds

Tim Jonze

22, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

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DJ Shadow review – a hyper-evolved beat frenzy
Trip-hop pioneer embarks on a bumpy, fun-filled safari that manages to sound both sci-fi and vintage

Graeme Virtue

21, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Me and the muse: DJ Shadow on his sources of inspiration
The California hip-hop innovator on the records at the root of two decades of beat-making sampling and scratching

Killian Fox

26, Jun, 2016 @10:00 AM

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DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall review – winning reboot
Mass Appeal

Phil Mongredien

26, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Albanese listening: Labor's DJ shadow minister spins the music at fundraiser
Anthony Albanese moonlights as a DJ, pairs Black Eyed Peas with New Order and offers advice on how to get a dancefloor going

Elle Hunt

22, May, 2015 @3:13 AM

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DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist review – a vinyl trip as profound as Moses’s stone tablets
The turntable auteur and Jurassic 5 DJ prove funk never loses its power as they cut and hack through Afrika Bambaataa’s vintage vinyl

Stevie Chick

05, Feb, 2015 @4:18 PM

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