Dj Shadow Returns With Run The Jewels Team Up
Crate digger par excellence DJ Shadow is set to return with his first new album in half a decade. Titled The Mountain Will Fall, the record will see Shadow collaborating with Nihls Frahm and – as the track he uploaded this week shows – Run the Jewels. RTJ have swiftly become one of the few hip hop outfits able to unite backpack rap fans and club hip hop heads alike, pushing a rare combination of deft lyricism and jump up rhythms – and Shadow has announced in his press release that they were the only MC he could imagine voicing his current single-
"Occasionally, I make a beat that demands a specific vocal treatment and attitude. In the case of 'Nobody Speak,' I wasn't going to settle for anyone other than Run The Jewels; in my mind, it was them or no one. Fortunately, they agreed, and they took the track to a place I could never get to on my own. That's the definition of a rewarding collaboration."
As it turns out Shadow's on point – RTJ show up spitting a barrel of battle lyrics spiked with typically not-so-subtle politics. Our current favourite line belongs to El-P; "flame you're crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest…"
The Mountain Will Fall is released on June 24th, and Shadow is touring Europe aroud that time – catch him at the following dates:
June 24 – Artefact Festival – Strasbourg, France
July 2 – Pitch Festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 8 – Les Ardentes – Liege, Belgium
July 14 – Super Bock, Super Rock – Sesimbra, Portugal
July 16 – The Peacock Society Festival – Paris, France
July 17 – Benicassim – Benicassim, Spain
July 23 – Blue Dot Festival @ Jodrell Bank – Cheshire, UK
July 27 – Brixton Electric – London, UK
July 28 – Island of Obonjan – Sibenik, Croatia