DJ Shadow to share set that got him kicked off decks
Wed 19th Dec, 2012 News 3734 viewsin
As we’ve seen on inthemix this year, DJs having their sets cut short is happening surprisingly often. However, it was the news of DJ Shadow’s recent run-in with Miami club Mansion that seems to be raising the most eyebrows. Shadow came to Miami on his ‘All Basses Covered’ DJ tour of the U.S., which ticked off shows in New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, Boston and Detroit. At Mansion, his bass excursions didn’t go down so smoothly, though, with Shadow given a tap on the shoulder to cut his set short. “I’ve waited a long time to play here,” he told the dancefloor on the mic, “but they said this shit is too future.”
After his unceremonious departure from the booth, Shadow took to Twitter to explain the situation in a series of Tweets: “I don’t care if I get kicked out of every rich kid club on the planet. I will never sacrifice my integrity as a DJ…ever. I appreciate everyone’s support. Obviously I should have never been booked there in the first place. Square peg in a round hole. Ironically it was drum and bass that broke the camel’s back (!). Note to self…play more drum and bass! Or maybe it was all the trap & juke that preceded it. I dunno. I’ll get the set up on Soundcloud soon so everyone can enjoy. Happy Holidays!” We’ll be staying tuned for that.
2012 saw the turntable wizard’s production career showcased on Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow, which cherry-picked gems like High Noon, You Can’t Go Home Again, You Made It and of course Organ Donor.