There are concerts and then there are those unforgettable concert moments cemented in a small chunk of time shared by thousands of people who are all sure they’ve just experienced something big together. They carry the images and sounds back to their homes and offices in their brains, phones and laptops and share with anyone who will listen: I was there, I was a part of this. All music lovers store away these moments, that “top 5″ we can whip out when things get dull around the bar. This past weekend a moment or two occurred featuring DJ Shadow and about 2,000 people in a circus tent in Hyde Park in London, England, the ticketholders of Wireless Festival the first to hear some of his new music (“I Gotta Rock” + “Redeemed”). And as if that weren’t notable enough, Josh “Shadow” Davis DJed these new tracks from a huge orb in the center of the stage that rotated and displayed Shadow’s trademark video imagery. It was all very “Flight Of The Navigator” for 2010:
This is the first new music we’ve heard from the Bay Area beatmaster and 3-time URB cover star since his 2006 Outsider album so we were excited to sit down with him after the show to discuss the tracks, the Entroducing era, his new mobile app at DJShadow.com and that incredible stage set up in London. After the jump, check out our exclusive video interview and video of new music he debuted, all of it reminding us yet again how much we’d missed seeing him live. He is, after all, a bad (bad!) motherf**king DJ.
DJ Shadow debuts “I Gotta Rock” & “Redeemed” at Wireless Fest: returned because DJ Shadow is the man