Displaying formidable mixing and scratching skills and mixing tunes old and new, Josh Davies aka DJ Shadow brings his The Mountain Will Fall tour to Australia in May. Side shows to Sydney’s VividLive include an inspired choice of venue in Perth as he takes over the Astor Theatre on May 23.
DJ Shadow released his first album Entroducing… 20 years ago. It showcased his trip-hop and hip hop mixing mastery and cemented him as one of the worlds most progressive samplers and producers.
Shadow followed up with Preemptive Strike, The Private Press, The Outsider and The Less You Know, The Better. He has also worked with DJ Krush, Blackalicious, Handsome Boy Modelling School and DJ Cut Chemist among others.
In 2016, he released his excellent fifth studio album, The Mountain Will Fall. “I try to force myself to change things on every record, and it’s why I feel that my music will always change,” he said. “It’s a bit preposterous to use old samplers when there’s so much more you can do with the new ones. We’d never have the amazing music that Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock did in the 1970s if they’d refused to use new synthesizers, which really defined what they did. It’s people like that that I look to for inspiration.”
DJ Shadow plays The Astor Theatre on May 23. Tickets for the tour go on sale 12pm, April 3 with a presale from March 31. Head to the Astor website for more info.