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Unkle - 94% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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U.N.K.L.E. is the recording name originally employed by James Lavelle (1974, Oxford, England) of leading UK hip-hop label, Mo’ Wax Records, and American turntablist DJ Shadow (b. Josh Davis, 1 January 1973, Hayward, California, USA). Their Psyence Fiction set was released amid a blaze of hype and publicity in September 1998, debuting at number 4 on the UK album chart an Read more

RJD2 - 77% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ramble John Krohn, 27 May 1976, Eugene, Oregon, USA. Adopting a Star Wars -derived bastardisation of his own name, originally given to him in childhood and which he admits to hating, hip-hop artist RjD2 deftly bends, pitches and manipulates samples appropriated from grunge-rock, mid-60s psych-pop, rare groove, funk horn and even avant garde contemporary classical music into Read more

Herbaliser - 66% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Massive Attack - 60% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This loose UK collective, formed by rapper 3D (Robert Del Naja, 21 January 1966, England), Daddy G (b. Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (b. Andrew Vowles, Knowle West, Bristol, England), emerged from Bristol’s experimental music scene. The trio spent several years working on various mobile sound systems, as well as releasing records as part of the Wild Bunch (‘Fucking Read more

The Avalanches - 59% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally comprising Melbourne, Australia-based musicians and DJs, namely Darren Seltmann, Robbie Chater, Tony Diblasi, Gordon McQuilten, Dexter Fabay and James De La Cruz, the Avalanches’ music relies on a rag-bag of samples and beats. Appropriately for the irreverence of their sound, Chater and Seltmann originally formed two short-lived punk bands, Swinging Monkey Cocks Read more

Blockhead - 58% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Amon Tobin - 56% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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7 February 1972, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tobin visited Europe as a child and returned to the UK in his teens when he developed a passion for hip-hop, blues and jazz, including the music of Grandmaster Flash, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Eddie Palmieri and Thelonious Monk. When he was 17 he began experimenting with his own sounds with a sequencer and a ‘horrible little Casio Read more

Nightmares On Wax - 56% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in Leeds, England, Nightmares On Wax began as a duo of George Evelyn (DJ EASE) and Kevin Harper. In the early 80s, Evelyn spent time breakdancing with the Soul City Rockers, alongside future members of Unique 3, and as Nightmares On Wax he began DJing with Harper at parties and then clubs in the mid-80s. At they same time they recorded three tracks, ‘Let It Roll’ Read more

Tricky - 54% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Adrian Thaws, 27 January 1968, Knowle West, Bristol, England. One of the leading exponents of the trip-hop genre, Tricky began his musical career in the late 80s as a member of an informal crew of MCs, DJs and singers based in Bristol and known as the Wild Bunch. This collective eventually mutated into the pioneering Massive Attack, with Tricky contributing guest raps to  Read more

Kid Koala - 51% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Eric Yick-Keung San, 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Armed with multiple record decks and a stack of vinyl, self-confessed DJ-nerd Kid Koala aka DJ Eric Yick-Keung San creates thrift-store audio collages that are densely packed with sonic detail. The Scratchappyland demo that precipitated the irreverent turntablist signing to Ninja Tune Records in 1997 unusually f Read more

Coldcut - 50% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Since the mid-80s the UK duo of ex-art teacher Jonathon Moore and computer programmer Matt Black have been responsible for a number of important innovations in the dance music arena. Like DJ Steinski, they realized the creative potential of sampling records, television, Walt Disney sounds and other non-musical sources, and in 1987 made their first records, ‘Say Kids What T Read more

DJ Vadim - 49% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
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Prefuse 73 - 47% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Guillermo Scott Herren, Miami, Florida, USA. Producer Herren creates the most incredible of musics under the Prefuse 73 moniker, drawing on hip-hop’s restless range and electronica’s pioneering legacy. Although he says his impetus to record music was Michael Jackson’s legendary Thriller, Herren apparently derives his Prefuse 73 moniker from an irrepressible fa Read more

Thievery Corporation - 41% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Rob Garza was already recording under the name Thievery Corporation when he met Eric Hilton in 1995. Hilton had a profound effect on the act’s output, channelling Garza’s predilection for fast breakbeats into a more understated, down-tempo sound and bringing acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic. Combining dub, lounge, jazz, hip-hop and Latin ingredients, their init Read more

Bonobo - 39% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Simon Green, England. An acclaimed maker of ‘intricate, subtle mood music’, according to his label Ninja Tune Records, Green became interested in music as a teenager, copying the music from television adverts and programmes. While at art college in Brighton, Sussex, Green began to construct some of the music that would form Bonobo’s initial output (he took his Read more


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