EDM News: DJ Shadow Announces North American Tour; Speaks His Mind On Digital DJing And Software In EDM Culture

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EDM News: DJ Shadow Announces North American Tour; Speaks His Mind On Digital DJing And Software In EDM Culture

Having just come off a successful two week run through Europe and Japan, DJ Shadow is about to kick off another round of dates in North America this August and September with stops in Philadelphia, Boulder, Seattle, Toronto and more. While in the UK on July 21st, DJ Shadow took the decks on BBC Radio 1’s “Diplo and Friends” for a very special guest mix. Listen to the mix HERE.

Rolling Stone included DJ Shadow's groundbreaking Endtroducing album in both The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time and The 100 Best Albums of the Nineties; sporting how "This is DJ culture at its boldest: steeped in the past but zooming into the Space Age future."

In 2012, All Basses Covered reflected material from a variety of sounds ranging from hard core rap to footwork and juke, to dubstep and beyond as a showcase of memorable mixtapes and new releases. This year however, DJ Shadow will incorporate unreleased productions and live remixes by switching from playing on drum pads to digital software and Pioneer CDJs. As a 28-year veteran of the electronic music scene, he credits his staying power to knowing when and how to adapt. However, DJ Shadow stays true to his old-school hip-hop and disc jockey roots, saying in a Quietus interview, "To me it doesn’t matter if it’s a crate of records or a stack of CDs or a playlist of MP3s. I still buy vinyl and I would still prefer to play vinyl where possible."

When asked if DJ Shadow minds using digital DJing software:

There is one thing I will say. If Serato gives you access to thousands of songs, why are all the DJs still playing the same ten songs over and over and over again?

DJ Shadow is set to premier a slew of new antics across the United States. The tour will display a whole new take on DJ Shadow's typical mixing style, while still throwing down his distinctive sound that brings people of all different musical tastes and backgrounds together to enjoy.

Follow the hashtag #AllBassesCovered2013 for live tour updates.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

08/09 | Flatbread Company - Edgartown, MA
08/10 | The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
08/24 | Kaleidoscope Music Festival - Eugene, OR
09/12 | Neumos - Seattle, WA
09/13 | The Hoxton - Toronto, ON
09/14 | Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia, PA
09/25 | 2720 Cherokee - St. Louis, MO
09/26 | Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
09/27 | Belly Up Aspen - Aspen, CO
09/28 | Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO

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