In the sample-based world that we live in today, there are very few artists that have provided such a unique twist to hip-hop's sound like DJ Shadow. His extensive history within the scene has provided him with an unparalleled knowledge of hip-hop culture, and his emotionally-driven productions have become a reference point for many when learning the true potential of sampling in music.
His latest EP, The Liquid Amber, celebrates the launch of his new "Liquid Amber" imprint, and takes a unprecendented approach to his already unique productions. DJ Shadow utilizes many of his biggest influences in EDM today and blends them with his profound hip-hop knowledge to create a 3-track EP that includes 2 originals titled "Ghost Town" and "Mob," and a featured remix of the classic "Six Days" by Machinedrum.
EDM.com has premiered the single "Ghost Town" off of the EP for free download, and it is a dark and brooding composition that is filled to the brim with ecstatic drum breaks and footwork-inspired percussion. As described by DJ Shadow himself, "'Ghost Town' is an ambitious ride through many of the micro-genres within the Future Bass umbrella that have inspired me recently..."