Endtroducing..., Shadow has kept himself ahead of the pack in many areas, and his latest feat only adds to his legacy. The Mountain Has Fallen, a short and sweet four-track EP released at the beginning of July, features big-name guests Nas and Danny Brown and confirms that Shadow is firmly in control of his own life, even willing to step away from a major-label deal in order to produce and create the style of electro-funk hip-hop that has become his calling card.
The number of producers/DJs who can replicate or even contend with the career of Josh Davis, better known as DJ Shadow, are rather slim. DJ Quik and Dr. Dre are cut from the same Compton cloth, but their production styles are wholly different. A few New York and Atlanta-based turntable experimenters can tug at Shadow’s cape as well, but few can actually fly with him. Since 1996’s groundbreaking