DJ Shadow’s latest album is The Mountain Will Fall. Derick Daily/Courtesy of the artisthide caption
Derick Daily/Courtesy of the artist
The Royal Guardsmen, “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron”
DJ Shadow, “Blast Off/I Gotta Rokk/Walkie Talkie”
Twenty years ago, DJ Shadow made his debut with an album composed virtually entirely of samples. It was called Endtroducing, and it set a new standard for the creative parameters of hip-hop. In 2016, he’s still pushing the boundaries with his new record, This Mountain Will Fall. In this session, Shadow shares his thoughts on the fine balance between paying homage to hip-hop history and keeping things fresh.