In my lifetime, I have never met any music aficionado who disliked DJ Shadow’s music. Shadow has always had the ability to transcend the musical landscape. So imagine a music imprint where he acts as the gatekeeper and decides what goes through. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening. DJ Shadow has announced the start of his own label, Liquid Amber. It will initially start out with featuring music of his own and once traction is gained, he plans on release music from other artists. His intention? To keep things “low-key” and “fun,” letting “the music do the talking.”
Here’s what he had to say about The Liquid Amber EP, the project to jumpstart it all:
I’m pleased to announce The Liquid Amber EP. This single/EP serves as the opening salvo in what I hope is a long string of music, by myself and others, on my new imprint: Liquid Amber. There’s two new songs, “Ghost Town” and “Mob,” and a nifty remix of “Six Days” by Machinedrum.
“Ghost Town” is an ambitious ride through many of the micro-genres within the Future Bass umbrella that have inspired me recently, while “Mob” is an intentionally stripped-down, Cali-certified head-nodder. Both songs were written, programmed, and mixed by myself, and they represent the forward steps I feel I’ve taken as an engineer. The “Six Days” remix was something I asked Machinedrum to knock out as a tour weapon, and he crushed it (naturally), so I felt it deserved a proper release.