Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, blew up the game in 1996 with his debut album, Endtroducing, an influential slab that helped put instrumental hip-hop on the map with its orchestral galaxy of all-sampled tracks mostly of the extremely eclectic and obscure variety. A natural-born trailblazer, he moved on up to other big stuff, like doing all the tracks for the 1998 U.N.K.L.E. album, Psyence Fiction, and on through his most recent album, The Less You Know, The Better. These days, Shadow does a lot of big shows with flashy lights and effects and all that kinda biz, and that's cool, but point is the man's a legend whose artistry shines in a way he never gets slack about. If you get a chance to watch Shadow up close tonight, you'll see one seriously athletic DJ earning his hard-working dollar. Also: prime mixology from L.A.'s Team Supreme crew.
Fri., March 14, 8:30 p.m., 2014
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