UNVEILS NEW TRACK ‘NOBODY SPEAK’ FEATURING RUN THE JEWELS
DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, will return with THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL June 24th on Mass Appeal Records, his first full length release since 2011. The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career 25 years ago. On THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL, he’s shifted further toward original composition, a vast experimentation of beats and textures, synthesizers and live instruments including horns and woodwinds. The album features Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and more.
DJ Shadow has unveiled the first music video from his new album, THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL. The otherworldly, gorgeous video for the title track features an astronaut floating across a mysterious planet and hurtling through a distant universe synched to the song’s “rolling, meditative” (Vice Noisey) rhythm. The video was created and directed by Territory Studios, who has worked on some of the biggest films of the past few years (The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron), plus video games like Forza, Need For Speed, Killzone and more.
Pitchfork has a Q&A on the new album, and premiere of title track ‘The Mountain Will Fall’. Read and listen here: http://pitchfork.com/news/64636-dj-shadow-announces-new-album-the-mountain-will-fall-featuring-run-the- jewels-shares-title-track-listen/
DJ Shadow recently unveiled new track ‘Nobody Speak’ featuring Run The Jewels. Shadow also joined Run The Jewels as a guest on stage at both weekends of Coachella to perform the song with them.
Says DJ Shadow of the collaboration, “Occasionally, I make a beat that demands a specific vocal treatment and attitude. In the case of ‘Nobody Speak’, I wasn’t going to settle for anyone other than Run The Jewels; in my mind, it was them or no one. Fortunately, they agreed, and they took the track to a place I could never get to on my own. That’s the definition of a rewarding collaboration.”
“Shadow is a legend and a friend. When he makes music he often changes music forever. When he asked us to jump on the record we didn’t blink.” – El-P of Run The Jewels
The seeds for the THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL were planted after two years of touring and DJ Shadow’s last full length and retrospective box set releases. While taking some time to recalibrate, he was invited by the Low End Theory to do a DJ set, something he hadn’t done in over a decade. It led to festival DJ sets, performing with Diplo, listening deeply to several subgenres of electronic music, doing remixes and the exploration of Ableton Live software – a new way for this profoundly original voice to compose and create. DJ Shadow also launched his own label for the release of his work and other artists, called Liquid Amber.
The title track and album opener is smoldering – an opening salvo of sounds, beats and pitches that shift, phase, shimmer and implode. A falling cascade of picked guitar notes opens ‘Nobody Speak’ a blazing statement- maker featuring Run The Jewels. The warped, jazz tinted ‘Ashes To Oceans’ features Matthew Halsall, and ‘The Sideshow’ is Shadow’s unbridled scratch track/old school hip hop send up with MC Ernie Fresh.
The album artwork was designed by UK street artist Paul Insect, who also designed the art for Shadow’s 2006 album ‘Outsider’.
DJ Shadow will host three Beats 1 shows this year, the first of which will air in June. The show will be called DJ Shadow Presents: #radioface.
THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL is available immediately with pre-order of the album.
UNVEILS NEW TRACK ‘NOBODY SPEAK’ FEATURING RUN THE JEWELS LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/massappealrecs/dj-shadow-nobody-speak-feat-run-the-jewels
UNVEILS VIDEO FOR THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/0Oyti58LzS8
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: http://smarturl.it/DJShadowTMWF
1. The Mountain Will Fall
2. Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels
3. Three Ralphs
4. Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm
5. The Sideshow feat. Ernie Fresh
6. Depth Charge
8. Ashes To Oceans feat. Matthew Halsall
9. Pitter Patter feat. G Jones & Bleep Bloop
11. Ghost Town
12. Suicide Pact
13. Swerve (iTunes Bonus Track)