DJ Shadow

In Tune and On Time Live!
(Geffen)

DJ Shadow's latest CD captures his live shows.
DJ Shadow's latest CD captures his live shows.
There are tons of great DJ Shadow concert bootlegs floating around on disc and vinyl, but the stunning clarity and seamlessly mixed content of the official In Tune and On Time Live! puts all the rest to shame. This 20-track, 78-minute CD (packaged together with a 24-track DVD) is culled from a performance at London's Brixton Academy during the 2002 Private Press tour. Shadow's set draws from his entire career, and there's lotsa flips on the original scripts -- some subtle, some extreme -- to keep longtime fans happy: Deft hamster scratching and hyperkinetic jungle gymnastics juice up "Walkie Talkie"; there's an inspired mash-up of U.N.K.L.E. tracks "Drums of Death" and "Lonely Soul"; early singles "What Does Your Soul Look Like? (Part 3)" and "In/Flux," and Endtroducing's "Stem/Long Stem," are augmented by harder beats, scratches, and alternate samples without destroying their beautifully blunted vibe; and Shadow taps the MPC for a fully live version of the ever-tricky "Organ Donor." Also dropped are Handsome Boy Modeling School's "Holy Calamity" and Quannum stablemate Blackalicious' "Halfway Home" (both of which Shadow co-produced). Unlike for most DJs, technical wizardry and the art of songcraft are not mutually exclusive pursuits in Shadow's world, which makes this disc -- like practically anything else he puts out -- essential listening.
 
My Voice Nation Help
 
Phoenix Concert Tickets

Concert Calendar

  • December
  • Fri
    19
  • Sat
    20
  • Sun
    21
  • Mon
    22
  • Tue
    23
  • Wed
    24
  • Thu
    25
Loading...