In what is now an annual tradition, we're playing catch up during this final week of the year. If this post seems outdated, that's because it is. Happy Holidays!
photos by Benjamin Lozovsky
DJ Shadow has been in the turntabilist scene for nearly seventeen years now. He's been doing this for a long time, and only now has he finally taken that giant leap to push himself, and his audience to that visual cutting edge. The DJ, producer, and recent r&d specialist, born Josh Davis, is currently on tour putting your eyes through a visual journey with "Live From The Shadwosphere".And just like at Irving Plaza the night before (11/15), DJ Shadow brought the Shadowsphere and support from Pigeon John to Brooklyn Bowl on 11/16. More pictures from that appearance are below.
"I'm inside the sphere on stage, and the audience is seeing me there with the back visuals, so there's two planes. It had to swivel because I didn't want to be hidden from the crowd the whole time either; there's also an opening in the back that allows that."
Even though DJ Shadow has never took that huge leap with a technology driven centerpiece like DJ artists, Daft Punks pyramid, Etienne de Crécys cube, Deadmau5's wall housing, or David Guettas laser robots, his new approach has turned out for the best.
"We didn't want to be projecting on flat screens anymore as we had done prior. It was really about coming up with a concept, and selling it in the visuals -- now that we have about 50 shows under our belt, I'm really happy with it."-[Nerd Reactor]