DJ Shadow Similar Artists

Unkle - 70% 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

Cut Chemist - 58% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
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The Herbaliser - 36% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Herbaliser is led by Jake Wherry and DJ Ollie Teeba, who work from the former’s TrainTrax studio in Twickenham. Wherry grew up in south London interested in jazz, funk, rare groove and hip-hop, and played the bass and guitar in several jazz, funk and rock bands. Teeba began DJing when he was 15 and later played hip-hop, electro and funk in clubs and warehouses around L Read more

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Amon Tobin - 35% 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

Kid Koala - 34% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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

DJ Vadim - 31% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
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Tricky - 30% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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

Coldcut - 29% 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

Nightmares On Wax - 28% 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

The Chemical Brothers - 28% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tom Rowlands (Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands, 11 January 1971, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, England) and Ed Simons (b. Edmund John Simons, 1970, Herne Hill, London, England) met while studying medieval history at Manchester Polytechnic in the late 80s. Rowlands became a member of the Balearic group Ariel, which put out a number of releases on Deconstruction Records. At the sam Read more

Massive Attack - 26% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: 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

Squarepusher - 25% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tom Jenkinson, Chelmsford, Essex, England. In the mid-90s, this UK DJ was one of a number of artists who attempted to create more integrated dance music in the midst of a splintering scene. He began playing the bass guitar and drums as a teenager, inspired by his father’s collection of dub records. From there he became interested in 70s jazz fusion artists such as Stanl Read more

Bonobo - 24% 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

Dan The Automator - 24% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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San Francisco, California, USA. Nakamura, a third generation Japanese American, creates music with enough proficiency and prolificacy to suggest he has superpowers to match his near comic book alter-ego, Dan The Automator. The legendary producer has worked with artists including Eels, Primal Scream, Cornershop and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dr. Octagon, recorded all the ea Read more

Leftfield - 24% match to DJ Shadow

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Progressive house act which originally comprised just Neil Barnes, formerly of Elephant Stampede and, bizarrely, the London School Of Samba. He released a solo track, ‘Not Forgotten’, on Outer Rhythm Records, before Leftfield were expanded to a duo with the addition of former A Man Called Adam and Brand New Heavies contributor Paul Daley. Barnes first met him through Read more


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