Pigeon John is currently on tour with DJ Shadow across America. We asked theMC to check in periodicaly with URB.
My last diary note was accidently cancelled. The tour with DJ Shadow is going good and swift. We’ve played Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Vegas, LA , Anahiem and now Albq, NM. so far and i cant wait to get to the East Coast. I dont get out there that often. I’m on tour with the amazing Erica Dee, Evy Jane and Adam Davis as tour manager. A mix of nuts and kind people that im honered to meet. Here are some pics so far. My skin is dry as a bone and heart is broken and strong. Love ya’ll!
This Halloween I didn’t go trick or treating nor did I costume up, I didn’t even give candy to children—instead, I went to check out one of my favorite DJ’s, the legendary DJ Shadow at the House of Blues on Sunset. Always skeptical when seeing DJs perform live as their ‘stage performance’ is never truly eventful, I embarked into this show with high hopes of creativity, originality, and entertainment. To my surprise (not really), Shadow delivered on all fronts with his inventive Shadowsphere apparatus and outstanding and thought-provoking visual accompaniment courtesy of longtime VJ collaborator, Ben Stokes. DJ Shadow, who introduced himself by walking out on stage waving to his fans following an energetic and headnodding performance by Quannum homie Pigeon John (pictures …
DJ Shadow continues to come out of the…uh, shadows…this time appearing on the BBC with Gilles Peterson. It’s not quite as exciting as when Thom Yorke appeared on the program a few months back but the two renowned diggers don’t let us down, delivering a selection of obscure jazz, funk, trip-hop and other sonic exotics. Slightly disapointing is the fact that Shadow didn’t use this opportunity to unveil any new material, like he did when debuting the track “Def Surrounds Us” back in August with BBC presenter Zane Lowe.
You can stream the radio show for the next two days, here.
DJ Shadow has announced a rare North American tour this fall to preview his as yet untitled follow-up album to 2006′s The Outsider, scheduled to drop some time next year. The legendary mixmaster recently unveiled a new stage show in Europe this summer, involving him performing inside a large sphere.
DJ Shadow fans have been slowly wiping the dust from our eyes ever since the beat maestro started to unveil some new music this summer. Well now it’s time to wake up and download two new tracks—free for the next 24 hours—from DJShadow.com.