DJ Shadow announces album details

By | Published on Tuesday 13 September 2011

DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow has released full details of his forthcoming new album, ‘The Less You Know, The Better’, which is due for release via Universal/Island on 3 Oct. Shadow’s fourth album proper, it will feature collaborations with Little Dragon, De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Talib Kweli, plus Tom Vek, whose track, ‘Warning Call’, you can hear below.

Speaking about the album, Shadow told FACT: “In terms of where it fits in [with my back catalogue], it stands up really well to the rest of the records. I think it’s a record that a lot of people will like. I haven’t felt that way about every record I’ve made but I do feel with this one, I struck a good balance with making music I was at peace with and making music that my fanbase will like”.

As for the process of finding new samples for his tracks, and the development of his sound, he said: “I can put a record on that I listened to five years prior and found nothing of interest and then maybe be totally amazed at what I didn’t pay attention to last time. As with any instrument you can be a drummer for your entire life and then you can decide to approach how you do differently and it will lead to new innovations and I think the same is true with sampling. I think as I mature and my understanding of music grows and changes so does my source material in my own eyes”.

Here’s the full tracklist for the album:

Back To Front (Circular Logic)
Border Crossing
Stay The Course (feat Posdnuos and Talib Kweli)
I’ve Been Trying
Sad And Lonely
Warning Call (feat Tom Vek)
Enemy Lines
Going Nowhere
Run For Your Life
Give Me Back The Nights
I Gotta Rokk
Scale It Back (feat Little Dragon)
Circular Logic (Front to Back)
(Not So) Sad And Lonely