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DJ Shadow Drops Liquid Amber EP!

Friday, August 22, 2014
Travis Quick

Liquid-Stranger-Artwork DJ Shadow is kicking off his fall tour and debut of his new record label, Liquid Amber, by releasing the same-named Liquid Amber EP. If this is any indication for what is to come from his new imprint, then I think we've got a winner. With this EP being the first music released since 2011, DJ Shadow has come out of the darkness to shine bright among his fans. His latest EP even has one song for free download! DJ Shadow does an amazing job of describing his new songs to his fans:
"'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."

DJ Shadow - Ghost Town

"Ghost Town" is the perfect start to this talented DJ's EP. Not exactly sure what images conger in my head, but riding in the pitch black through an old town is definitely one of them. The flow, spark, and down right creepiness add to make this track the newest member of my bedtime playlist. (Yeah, I'm into the weird sounds.) ghost-town-dj-shadow

DJ Shadow - Mob

"Mob" continues with the Future Bass sound that DJ Shadow has perfected. You can hear "Mob" over and over in the song, but it is distorted in such a perfect way you almost miss it. I personally cannot get over how DJ Shadow combines sounds of all kinds into one amazing track?! Keep on rocking it! The final track on the Liquid Amber EP is a remix by Machinedrum who does a crazy job taking "Six Days" through a full revamp. It's no wonder DJ Shadow added this track. It is always refreshing to see DJ's boost the talent they support. You can really tell that DJ Shadow is quite excited about his new label and the ability to release the music he wants, when he wants.

DJ Shadow - Six Days (Machinedrum Remix)

Get ready for DJ Shadow's tour as his first stop is in Toronto, ON on 9/1. For a full listing of his tour schedule, click HERE!

Are you ready for DJ Shadow to release more music under Liquid Amber? Leave us your excitement in the comments below!