DJ Shadow has again surprised the music world with the release of a surprise EP, featuring the like of Nas and Danny Brown, as well as an Oscar winner.
The project has been titled The Mountain Has Fallen, taking it’s cue from Shadow’s long-awaited 2016 studio album. The EP is four tracks long and avalable to stream now.
The project’s first tack ‘Systematic’ feature’s New York rap lord Nas, and was premiered during the fourth season of HBO’s Silicon Valley tv show, furthering the show’s reputation for outstanding soundtrack choices.
‘Horror Show’ also features Danny Brown, continuing the momentum from 2016’s outstanding Atrocity Exhibition with a 24 karat banger with one of hip-hop’s most respected producers.
‘Corridors’, the EP’s final track is a collaboration with the aforementioned Oscar winner Steven Price, who has scored films like Suicide Squad (boo), Garvity (which he won the Oscar for), and most recently Baby Driver (which is pretty good.
Prior to the EP dropping, Shadow spoke to Rolling Stone, describing the project as a “victory lap” after 2016’s The Mountain Will Fall.
“Prior to the last album, I made a lot of high-risk moves behind the scenes, including walking away from a comfortable major-label deal […] My thinking was, If The Mountain Will Fall LP ends up being successful, I’d be in a much more positive place in my career.
“With everything that’s happened since it came out, I feel like I bet on myself and won. So I guess you could say that this new EP is my version of a victory lap. It’s a celebration, and an extension of those confident steps forward.”
A remixed edition of the Califronia-based DJ’s most lauded album Endtroducing was also released at the end of 2016, to commemorate the majestic album’s 20th anniversary.
Following a set at 2017’s Glastonbury Festival- as well as joining Run the Jewels during their incendiary set on the Pyramid Stage- DJ Shadow is set to continue with a tour of the UK throughout August and most of the Autumn. you can see the full list of dates below.
13/08/2017- Boardmasters Festival-Newquay
15/08- Concorde 2- Brighton
16/08- Concorde- Brighton
28/09/17- O2 Academy- Oxford
30/09- O2 Institute- Birmingham
01/10/17– O2 Academy- Leeds
03/10– O2 ABC-Glasgow
05/10– Albert Hall Manchester- Manchester
06/10– O2 Academy- Bristol
07/10– Roundhouse- London