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DJ Shadow “The Mountain Has Fallen"

Today DJ Shadow has released a surprise EP called ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ via Mass Appeal Records.  The EP features collaborations with Nas, Danny Brown, Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price and a brand new solo composition and is available now via all DSPs.  The physical version of the album will be available August 18th. 

Listen to ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ EP in its entirety here: https://DJShadow.lnk.to/TMHF 

‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ starts with “Systematic,” DJ Shadow and Nas’ first-ever collaboration together.  The song debuted during the season premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley in April.  “Horror Show” finds Shadow and Danny Brown collaborating for the first time over a jagged, haunting soundscape.  “Good News” is a brand new composition, reminiscent of some of Shadow’s more free-form, fractured work found on 2016’s ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ full-length. 

The EP closes with “Corridors,” a piece featuring Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (who scored the ‘Gravity’ film).  Shadow is a massive fan of his work, and Price wrote and programmed the string parts on the song. 

"From the start of my last album, I envisioned collaborating with other instrumentalists who operate outside of the bass and hip-hop realms, ultimately working with the amazing Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall.  Like many, I had always been enthralled by the soundtrack for the film 'Gravity,' and went about connecting with Steven purely as a fan.  I was overjoyed when the opportunity to combine on a song came to pass.  His ability to harness orchestral elements and join them with a sound design aesthetic made my contributions seem almost effortless, which is the mark of a fruitful partnership." – DJ Shadow, on “Corridors”

“Turns out sometimes you should meet your heroes.  Working with Josh to create ‘Corridors,’ hearing musical ideas and phrases come back to me twisted and skewed through the filter of his unique sensibilities, was an amazing experience.  The mark of a good collaboration is when the track heads off in a direction you could never have imagined when working on your own, and no one puts a track together like DJ Shadow.  It was an honour to work with him.” – Steven Price, on “Corridors

‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ comes on the heels of a tremendous year for the legendary DJ and producer. He performed at Coachella 2017, marking his fifth appearance overall at the festival. He recently launched his KCRW show called Find, Share, Rewind, which airs at 10PM the first Saturday of each month.  His extensive ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ tour continues through 2017 and has seen him circle the globe more than once since launching in 2016, with recent dates in Australia, Japan and Europe.  He will finish his 2017 dates in London in October.  Shadow released his latest feature album ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ via Mass Appeal Records to raves last year, which lead to a performance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Run The Jewels.  The music video for that track, “Nobody Speak,” just won the 2017 A2IM Libera Award for Best Music Video. 

‘THE MOUNTAIN HAS FALLEN’ TRACK LIST:

1. Systematic (feat. Nas)

2. Horror Show (feat. Danny Brown)

3. Good News

4. Corridors (feat. Steven Price)

www.djshadow.com


Live:

17.09.17 Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg

18.09.17 München - Technikum

22.09.17 Mannheim - Alte Feuerwache

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