DJ Shadow Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography & More

DJ Shadow

Real NameJoshua Paul Davis
ProfessionRecord 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 ColourLight Blue
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 June 1972
Age (as in 2017)45 Years
Birth PlaceSan Jose, California, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownDavis, California
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityUniversity of California
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutStudio Album: Entroducing (1996)
FamilyNot Known
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseLisa Davis (m. 2001-present)
ChildrenSon- None
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.