DJ Shadow returns to the BBC with a two-hour journey through his past and present.

In the wake of the release of his latest album, The Mountain Will Fall, DJ Shadow returned to the BBC Essential Mix last night, following his debut on the series in 2003.

The new two-hour mix was recorded in two parts, Shadow revealed on Twitter, with the first hour recorded in April and featuring a selection of the new music that has inspired him in recent years, including “lots of Cali stuff.” The second hour he calls one “for the hip-hop fanatics” with tracks dear to him.

There is no tracklist, though some people are trying to piece one together online, of course.

Hear DJ Shadow’s 2016 Essential mix via the BBC iPlayer.

Last month, DJ Shadow sat down with FACT to discuss his career to date and the inspirations behind The Mountain Will Fall, including his embracing of the beat scene his 1996 debut album, Endtroducing helped bring about.

You can also revisit DJ Shadow’s 2003 Essential mix below, which proved so popular the producer turned it into the Diminishing Returns release in 2009.



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