DJ Shadow

American trip-hop musician

Joshua Paul Davis, (born June 29, 1972)[1][2] known by his stage name DJ Shadow, is an American music producer, DJ and songwriter. He is an important person in the history of instrumental hip hop. He became well known after his first album Endtroducing....., which was made entirely from samples. He has a collection of over 60,000 records.[3]

DJ Shadow
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Background information
Birth nameJoshua Paul Davis
Also known asDJ Shadow
Born (1972-06-29) June 29, 1972 (age 48)
San Jose, California
OriginDavis, California
GenresHip hop, Hyphy, instrumental hip hop, trip hop, turntablism
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
InstrumentsKeyboards, turntables, sampler, synthesizer
Years active1989–present
Quannum Projects
Associated actsUNKLE
The Quannum Collective
WebsiteOfficial Site


  1. "DJ Shadow". Discogs.
  2. "Free Family Tree, Genealogy and Family History - MyHeritage".
  3. "Soap 2018".