DJ Shadow on the Mid


We individually needed to leave out DJ Shadow on the Mid because of a industry commute however we bought combine opinions on the convey. It’s by no means our intention to undermined any adventure or performer, however we experience listening to & sharing HONEST opinions on how a exhibit or adventure went throughout the partitions of our metropolis. It appears from the three critiques under that extra of the standard Dj Shadow was once anticipated, and left to be preferred and all Chicago residents killed it. Beneath is the news…

Our visitor creator Smaranda Gildea stated:

DJ Shadow recently came through Chicago to spin a set at the MID supported by DJ Intel and Zebo. DJ Intel warmed up the party with style, layering electro and bass drums on the classic hip hop beat. His mash-up skills were also on point, mixing Beastie Boys ‘Intergalactic’ and Snoop’s ‘Next Episode.’

On his 15th time playing in Chicago, DJ Shadow made it clear that he is reaching back to his roots as a DJ, and his mission is to highlight brand new and underappreciated tracks rather than play back-to-back hits. He addressed the dancing crowd often, warning that “If you’re closed minded or uptight, you’re gonna have some trouble.” He philosophized that it would be disrespectful to his audience if he played the same set time and time again. Only playing about six of his own tracks, he focused on supporting new music and claimed it was “a breath of fresh air.”

The build-up was dark and slow, but he quickly got into some heavy beats, regardless of style. In fact, no style was spared as he played everything from Hip Hop to Drum’n’Bass, to Dubstep, to Hyphy. He rocked from trippy bassy Dancehall, to Chopped and Screwed tracks, which proved to be a great segway to Underground Bass music from the UK. All of this led back to Juicy J and ASAP Rocky. A few highlights included a Dubstep remix of ‘La Bamba’, a dubplate he recorded with Bun B, some Gucci Mane and TI and E-40’s ‘Function’. Throughout the set, DJ Shadow would grab the drumsticks and throw some live drums on top of the beats, much to the delight of the audience.

Following an eclectic set such as this, proved to be no big deal for MID resident Zebo who launched straight into Flosstradamus. Most likely a nod to them headlining a offered out exhibit stuffed with Chicago artists in Hollywood on the identical evening. The group didn’t appear to skinny out as Zebo stored the celebration going into the morning.”

One Dj Shadow fan mentioned:

“The anticipation and anxiousness had been past phrases as I stored speaking about this experience for weeks to pals, co staff and even blasting it on Fb day in and day trip. Simply to be dissatisfied through the legendary DJ Shadow! No longer handiest had been the opinions hyping this experience up however they made it appear to be it is a convey that you can now not leave out! However I’d’ve somewhat been slumbering or higher but be enjoying video video games, he failed to play any of his just right shit, all he performed was once a bunch of industrial rap blended with beats and “NEW SHIT” as he stated like we have been going to be in shock and awe! I needed to go away the experience 10 minutes after he used to be on, it gave the look of the one folks that loved/loved it have been both inebriated or on medicine as a result of that is what it appeared like only a full blurr!

However when he performed organ donor the gang together with myself went utterly insane! The vibe was once out of this world I felt goosebumps and chills working down my backbone as a result of that is the DJ Shadow me and everybody who is aware of his track needed to look. However after that it simply went downhill once more and saved on with the nonsense, his beat computing device techniques had been additionally now not on level it seemed he used to be hitting the beat computing device however the beats weren’t matching what the audio system had been giving out, it gave the impression of any individual used to be lip singing, it used to be very pretend and I believe he did it simply to get a crowds response. However I was once now not fooled neither had been my chums, all in all I would not see him once more if he performs crap like he did tonight I am positive there’s a lot those who felt the identical as I did………….I need my cash/time again!”-Hector Roldan

Some other Dj Shadow fan who desires to stay nameless stated:

“DJ Shadow carried out a suite with somewhat little bit of the whole thing, from new radio jams, dub, hip hop, and even some dance corridor/reggae beats. A little bit upset via the shortage of his personal songs in his set, he did ship with one thing to bop and get hype to. Being partial to Shadows crate digging type that frequently nearly at all times embody voice clips off of extraordinary and uncommon albums, I was once craving slightly extra of his signature sound. He instructed the group that he wasn’t going to play the identical jams we regularly hear at DJ presentations, he talked about ninety’s hip hop jams that everybody sings the phrases to. I used to be hoping he was once going to return exhausting with a loopy musical journal, however quickly discovered the set could be a mild let down as a result of even though he did not play the basic standard hip hop jams however blended up different tremendous performed out types, like dub. He did warn the group that should you had an in depth thoughts towards completely different types of track, this express would not be for you. But it surely introduced up the considered “hmm, why diss the old-fashioned classics then?” He made up with an excellent efficiency, exhibiting a lot like to Chicago, and even taunting “Chicago, one little factor chances are you’ll discover. No computer”. Admire on that. Closing conclusion, just right set. We moved we danced, however some extra of Shadows genuine taste would have made the night time.”-Nameless

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