Wednesday, May 4, 2016
DJ Shadow | The Mountain Will Fall | Official Music Video
DJ Shadow has unveiled the first music video from his new album, ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ (out June 24 on Mass Appeal Records). The otherworldly, gorgeous video for the title track features an astronaut floating across a mysterious planet and hurtling through a distant universe synched to the song’s “rolling, meditative” (Vice Noisey) rhythm. The video was created and directed by Territory Studios, who has worked on some of the biggest films of the past few years (The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron), plus video games like Forza, Need For Speed, Killzone and more. Says director Marti Romances: "As huge fans, it’s been a pleasure to collaborate with DJ Shadow on the graphics. We’re really excited by the project and look forward to an amazing come back. The peaceful and long momentum of the song inspired us to create something very unanimated and mysterious. The part we like the most is where we see the astronaut being shot into hyperspace and then we see that being part of that cosmic constellation at the end.” DJ Shadow will host three Beats 1 shows this year, the first of which will air in June. The show will be called DJ Shadow Presents: #radioface. His BBC Essential Mix will debut on July 2. 'The Mountain Will Fall' is DJ Shadow's first full-length release since 2011 and finds the groundbreaking artist shifting further toward original composition, experimentation, and live instrumentation. It features collaborations with Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall amongst others. The Mountain Will Fall” is available for instant download with pre-order of the album here: https://DJShadow.lnk.to/TMWFYT Video credits: Territory Studio Director: Marti Romances Artists: Christoffer Bjerre Daniel Højlund Producers: Sam Hart Genevieve McMahon TOUR DATES: June 24 - Artefact Festival - Strasbourg, France June 25 – Le Grand Mix – Lille-Tourcoing, France June 28 – Gretchen – Berlin, Germany June 29 – Gloria Theatre – Cologne, Germany July 1 – Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland July 2 - Pitch Festival - Amsterdam, Netherlands July 5 – Mojo Club – Hamburg, Germany July 8 - Les Ardentes - Liege, Belgium July 14 - Super Bock, Super Rock - Sesimbra, Portugal July 16 - The Peacock Society Festival - Paris, France July 17 – Benicassim Festival - Benicassim, Spain July 20 – O2 ABC Glasgow – Glasgow, Scotland July 21 – Motion – Bristol, UK July 22 – Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom July 23 - Blue Dot Festival @ Jodrell Bank - Cheshire, UK July 27 - Brixton Electric - London, UK July 28 - Island of Obonjan - Sibenik, Croatia July 30 – Audioriver – Plock, Poland
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.