DJ Shadow Reveals More LP Details, Tour Dates
His new record The Outsider doesn't have a release date yet but is set to feature guest spots from Q-Tip, David Banner, and Yay Area upstarts Keak Da Sneak and Turf Talk (last three are all on those leaked Freaks songs).
Here is what Mr. Davis has to say about his upcoming record:
The album is very diverse, and reflects the fact that I don't fit comfortably in any one genre. My critics see that as a problem, but I don't...it's simply the way things are. I've never really fit into any one clique. That's why the album is called The Outsider. "In some ways it's a risky record. It's going to turn some people off. And I think I'll lose some fans. On the other hand, I know I'll gain some new ones. That's a fair trade in my mind. Besides I can't see playing it safe at this point in my life.
There's songs with samples and songs with no samples. There's very dark stuff and very light stuff. Fast and slow. Simple and complicated. And there's songs on this album that I think blow away almost anything else I've ever done, so...we'll see. I think song for song it's the best album I've ever made. One thing's for sure...it's going to make it very difficult for people to imitate my sound.
Thanks for the lowdown Kati Llewellyn of Pitchfork.