So we're going to have a bit of a break from the norm today and feature a Video. It's been a really busy few weeks for both myself and fourbearsjr, and we've both had to jump in to cover each others turns quite a bit of late, and today I'm doing just that.
I've been off work for the week, and as such have been catching up with some music and in this case Music related videos that i wanted to watch, and after watching this I thought it was well worth sharing with you all. It is DJ Shadows guest spot on the Boiler room.
Shadow should need no introduction, but Boiler Room if you don't know is an invite only club night that takes DJ's and broadcasts their set via a live video Stream. It sounds a bit odd, but it actually works really well. they've had some huge huge names pass through and play guest mixes. Dj's like Richie Hawtin, Âme, Kevin Saunderson, Sandwell District and a whole host of underground fringe DJ's as well. It's probably closing in on Red Bull as the premier Curators of modern electronica based music.
Now their output has predominantly been house, and electornica based, so it is really nice to see a hip hop dj like Shadow step up and take it back to basics.
It's a pretty simple and no frills set form Shadow, recorded during his recent tour he strips it back to, Vinyl, two 1200's a mixer and a Pioneer Effects unit, with Shadow essentially running through the sample history of his latest album. Which means don't expect club bangers, or even a lot of music you will know. But it's 30 minutes of insight into a very talented mans process, so hit play and enjoy… if you don't have time to watch the video i've also included the link to the audio stream.