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Listen to DJ Shadow’s New BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix series, the Saturday morning cartoons of people who like to listen to 4 a.m. Saturday superstar DJ sets, scored a major booking this week: DJ Shadow. It’s the pioneering producer’s first solo Essential Mix since his debut performance in 2003.

The first hour of the set was recorded in April and features “new beats, new ideas,” and “lots of Cali stuff,” Shadow wrote on Twitter. The second hour is “one for the hip-hop fanatics,” and features “music very dear to my heart that is heretofore unknown.”

DJ Shadow’s latest album, The Mountain Will Fall, is just out from Mass Appeal Records. Listen to his new Essential Mix here (via Fact Mag), and check out some commentary from Shadow below.