DJ Shadow was kicked off the decks in Miami this weekend for playing a set that was “too confusing” for the crowd.
According to video footage, which you can watch below, the California DJ’s set was cut short at Miami’s mansion nightclub after the promoter whispers to Shadow as he was playing Krampfhaft’s ‘Spit Thunder’. The DJ then addresses the crowd, saying: “I’ve waited a long time to play here, but they said this shit is too confusing for all y’all.” He was subsequently replaced by DJ No Máz.
Shadow later wrote on Twitter “I don’t care if I get kicked out of every rich kid club on the planet. I will never sacrifice my integrity as a DJ…ever”.
The club in question has a history of booting DJs off the desks, according to Fact, New York house DJ Dennis Ferrer had his set cut short for not being “commercial” enough.
DJ Shadow – real name Josh David – released his debut album ‘Endtroducing…’ in 1996. He followed it up with 1998’s ‘Preemptive Strike’, 2002’s ‘The Private Press’, 2006’s ‘The Outsider’ and ‘The Less You Know, The Better’ in 2011. Earlier this year, he put out ‘Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From MPC Era 1992-1996’ – a collection of previously unreleased material.