I've been boycotting this douche canoe for years - ever since he put on a show at the Park West billed as a DJ Shadow show when it was really him DJing (poorly, I might add) for a bunch of d-grade hip hop wanna be's he decided to parade about with. Soul crushingly bad.I mean, Endtroducing was great and all but I can't dig on him much past that.
The section from 7:50 - 12:15 is badass! I heard some good stuff in there, but there is some Prefuse type freakout stuff going on. Too future is code for,"Why you ain't playin your hits"? If they paid him to play Entroducing, then he should. If not, he is free to do his thing. I actually liked The Private Press.
It's difficult...I mean, how do you maintain dignity as an artist, keep your shit real and with integrity, but at the same time take your fans into consideration? Can you do that without your "sound" getting stale? It's a tricky road. I think Shadow has got it figured out though...he wants to push the envelope a little bit, expand the genre of "breakbeat" music. If he was trying to just get people to dance, then he should probably rethink that approach.
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