“Opening salvo” from the sampling maestro.
By Barbi Martinez, Blurt Intern
Even though I was still in diapers and sucking a binky when DJ Shadow’s groundbreaking album Endtroducing was released, when I came of age I also became a huge fan. So I’m doubly excited about this new Liquid Amber EP that he just dropped. You can listen to it right now, in fact:
The EP is to mark his new Liquid Amber label and in addition to a pair of new tracks, “Ghost Town” and “Mob,” it features a remix of The Private Press track “Six Days.” It’s his first new release since 2011’s The Less You Know, The Better.
Shadow issued the following statement:
“[The label] will be primarily digital, with some physical releases from time to time…whatever feels right. I’m going to try to keep it low-key and fun… This single/EP serves as the opening salvo in what I hope is a long string of music,” Shadow wrote on his official site. “‘Ghost Town’ is an ambitious ride through many of the micro-genres within the Future Bass umbrella that have inspired me recently, while ‘Mob’ is an intentionally stripped-down, Cali-certified head-nodder. Both songs were written, programmed, and mixed by myself, and they represent the forward steps I feel I’ve taken as an engineer. The ‘Six Days’ remix was something I asked Machinedrum to knock out as a tour weapon, and he crushed it (naturally), so I felt it deserved a proper release.”