Friday, May 19, 2006

Preemptive Strike

DJ Shadow just wrapped up recording on his new album "The Outsider" and he's speaking out about rumors that he's taken the hyphy route this time around:

"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''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."

He added that the record contains no samples and "there's songs on this album that I think blow away almost anything else I've ever done".

: Also if you happen to be outside the London offices of Island Records about the time this posts Shadow is doing a listening party with a discman for any fans hardcore enough to stalk him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happen to see who produced the new record? None other than Halou's COUNT.

Has Halou gone hyphy?