Here is DJ Shadow’s infamous DJ set from Miami’s Mansion Nightclub. If you don’t know the story, Shadow was asked to stop DJ’ing during his set because the promoter of Mansion labeled the music being played as “too future.” Since then the promoter has apologized, but I’m sure Shadow won’t be asked to come back (or would even accept to come back). And I thought DJ’s were the backbone of music?
DJ Shadow’s team releases a statement:
Beginning in the Summer of 2012 with his Low End Theory guest spots, DJ Shadow’s “All Basses Covered” set has morphed and evolved to incorporate as many different contemporary genres of urban and electronic music as possible. From hardcore rap to footwork and juke and beyond, Shadow has combed the web to curate seamless and dexterous blends of the most progressive sounds bubbling up from the underground. ‘Too hard?’ ‘Too future?’ Or just too raw? As always, DJ Shadow has provoked crucial flashpoints of discussion about the discipline of DJ’ing that have defined our turbulent times.