Last month, DJ Shadow, whose 1996 debut album Endtroducing….. is a must listen, was playing a Miami, Florida nightclub, Mansion, when his set was cut short. Apparently, club promoters thought, according to Shadow, “this sh*t is too future for y’all,” because they’re 150 years old? They’ve since apologized, but the damage was done, and as retaliation, Shadow released the mix in question to SoundCloud yesterday.
DJ Shadow’s “All Basses Covered” set has morphed and evolved to incorporate as many different contemporary genres of urban and electronic music as possible. From hardcore rap to footwork and juke and beyond, Shadow has combed the web to curate seamless and dexterous blends of the most progressive sounds bubbling up from the underground. ‘Too hard?’ ‘Too future?’ Or just too raw? As always, DJ Shadow has provoked crucial flashpoints of discussion about the discipline of DJ’ing that have defined our turbulent times. (Via)
Judge for yourself if a remix of The Simpsons theme song (35 minutes in) is “too future.”