DJ Shadow, who is rightly regarded as one of the most influential and consistently innovative artists to emerge from music in the last 20 years, released four collections of his finest recordings on September 25, 2012 via UMe. DJ Shadow is known as an electronic musical pioneer and “turntable mastermind” (Pitchfork). Reconstructed: The Best Of DJ Shadow was released on one single CD and double vinyl, while Reconstructed: The Definitive DJ Shadow was issued as a multi-disc box set. Limited to 500 copies worldwide, each set is individually signed by DJ Shadow and includes 8 discs, 1 x 12” vinyl record, as well as a booklet, featuring an essay by acclaimed music writer Dave Tompkins, and numerous photos, some exclusive, by long time Shadow collaborator B+. With stunning artwork and design by Trevor Jackson, the box set is the most ambitious and comprehensive retrospective ever assembled to represent Shadow’s output. “It’s never an easy task to sum up a career in one release,” says Shadow, “but this box comes pretty close. This is the definitive, final document of the sound I’m most known for.” The box is available exclusively from DJShadow.com.
All the music across the three formats is drawn from Shadow’s 20-year career - from the early pre-Mo Wax days, right up to the present and his most recent album, The Less You Know, The Better. Perhaps most exciting to Shadow fans is the inclusion of two brand new tracks, including the pop masterpiece “Listen,” featuring legendary vocalist Terry Reid.
December US DJ Dates:
|12/6/12||Madison, WI||Majestic Theater|
|12/7/12||Chicago, IL||The Mid|
|12/8/12||Detroit, MI||Majestic Theater|
|12/9/12||Boston, MA||Royal Nightclub|
|12/11/12||Brooklyn, NY||Brooklyn Bowl|
|12/13/12||New Orleans, LA||Bassik @ Republic|