|Real Name||Joshua Paul Davis|
|Profession||Record Producer, DJ|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
|Eye Colour||Light Blue|
|Date of Birth||29 June 1972|
|Age (as in 2017)||45 Years|
|Birth Place||San Jose, California, U.S.|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|College/University||University of California|
|Debut||Studio Album: Entroducing (1996)|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife/Spouse||Lisa Davis (m. 2001-present)|
Daughters- 2 (twin)
Some Lesser Known Facts About DJ Shadow
- Does DJ Shadow smoke?: Not Known
- Does DJ Shadow drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Shadow’s connection with the music began when his mother moved to a remote area of California to get away from her husband. He spent a lot of time listening to the radio in their car.
- The light in his eyes for music sparked during the disco era. The music then sounded to him more synthetic and futuristic.
- His first experiment with music was with a $99 Sears home entertainment system, which had a turntable, radio receiver, and a dual cassette deck. He initially experimented with Charlie Brown’s children record to see how many times he could echo out Lucy’s voice.
- He had to spend his pocket money for a year to buy back his brother the Archie comics collection, that the latter lent him, and Shadow gave them away to an older kid.
- The music that he produced when in association with Mo’ Wax, a UK based record label, carried covert meaning. He was, at that time, working as a DJ for KDVS, an American student and community radio station, owned by the University of California, Davis.
- His remixes were released on ‘Hollywood ABC’ a short-lived rap/hip-hop subsidiary label of Hollywood Records, between 1991 and 1992.
- He was a part of the creation of ‘Solesides,’ an underground hip-hop label, in early 1993. The first 12″ release on this new imprint was titled ‘Entropy.’
- Shadow’s first full-length album, ‘Entroducing,’ released in 1996, bagged him the Guinness World Record for ‘First Completely Sampled Album,’ in 2001.
- Rafael Rashid’s 2005 book, ‘Behind the Beat’ has a mention of Shadow’s home studio. It has a brief description and a couple of photographs of twenty notable hip-hop producers and their studios.
- Time Magazine named Entroducing as one of its ‘All-Time’ 100 best albums, in November 2006.
- Shadow has a personal collection of over 60,000 records.
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