DJ Shadow Goin Dutch With Supersister

DonaShadowDJ Shadow has not gone anywhere.  He hasn’t been pushing out steady tunes, but hes been touring and throwing down some awesome mixes, sometimes even getting too future for his venues.  So when he drops a new tune, well it is something to be gnawed on and masticated fully until all of the marrow is sucked dry.  This tune is also not some random joint he thought out and wrote down on the back of a cocktail napkin either.  This has history and soul behind it.  From the soundcloud link description:

Following from the buzz garnered by his remix for Machinedrum last Fall, Shadow has applied his production techniques to a fascinating subject: ’70s Dutch prog band Supersister. Releasing a handful of albums on Polydor between 1970 and 1974, the band counted among its ranks one Robert Jan Stips, whose keyboard playing caught the ear of Shadow way back in the mid ’90s. (That’s Robert Jan’s playing you hear sampled on both the “Organ Donor Remix” AND “Rabbit In Your Headlights” by Unkle!) Stips and Shadow met in 2010 at one of Shadow’s Netherlands “Shadowsphere” shows, and a discussion was introduced about the possibility of a remix or other collaboration. “It just seemed appropriate,” says Shadow, “Given how influenced I’ve been by RJ Stips’ playing. Plus, it’s a great way to draw attention not only to the songs I’ve sampled, but their broader work as well.” On his remix, Shadow interpolates portions of “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Supersister, and twists them into a complex framework inspired by elements of footwork and the contemporary California beat scene (check out that drop!!!)

 

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