Did anyone else know that DJ Shadow had a new album out? I don't know how, but we here at SBHQ completely overlooked this one. Well, after hearing the wake-up call that is "Scale It Back," we are no long sleeping. The track, which features Little Dragon frontwoman Yukimi Nagano, is a completely mesmerizing slice of musical heaven. Shadow does his thing with the lush, mellow, piano-driven melody, and the haunting vocal stylings of Ms. Nagano really send the song into an ethereal atmosphere that I totally didn't expect. In fact, this is probably Yukimi's best showing this year outside of LD's Ritual Union, and that's an already illustrious group of songs. But you don't have to take my word for it, press play below to hear the heavenly track in all its glory. Shadow's The Less You Know, The Better hit stores last Tuesday and not only features Yukimi, but Posdnous and Talib Kweli as well, so be sure to check it out.
DJ Shadow feat. Yukimi Nagano: "Scale It Back"