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Music, DJ Shadow Goes Shopping for Inspiration at Amoeba

DJ Shadow Goes Shopping for Inspiration at Amoeba

Two years ago, Josh Davis realized he had accumulated a whopping $800 of store credit for Amoeba Music. Davis had built up the bounty after managers at the chain of independent record stores insisted on giving him credit as a…
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News, Feature Out of the Shadow

Out of the Shadow

Getting a face-to-face interview with DJ Shadow is, well, a somewhat shadowy pursuit. Weeks of tersely worded e-mail communiques with his New York City-based publicist finally resulted in a scheduled tête-à-tête, whose location wasn't disclosed until the day of the…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Feature Quannum Mechanics

Quannum Mechanics

The bass line thunders out of the DNA Lounge's colossal speakers as the sold-out crowd pushes toward the stage. With this many arms and bodies intertwined, it's hard to tell where one person ends and another begins. The beat drops.…
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Music, Reviewed DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow

If sharing is caring, DJ Shadow is a poster boy for restless devotion. In the six years since his seminal Endtroducing album, Marin County resident Josh Davis has collaborated with members of Radiohead, the Verve, and the Beastie Boys on…
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The Laws of Entropy

Fifteen years after rap's initial breakthrough, a second wave of international DJs has capsized the tired notion that samplers are not musicians. Tape-and-vinyl manipulators are now considered creators in their own right, and that sea change is borne out in…
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