DJ Shadow has unveiled his first hint of new music in three years. Available below, “Rocket Fuel” is a rock steady reunion with De La Soul, which Shadow first sampled on his seminal LP Endtroducing…... The producer also tapped Posdnous for a track (“Stay the Course,” which also featured Talib Kweli) on his 2011 album The Less You Know, The Better.
“It’s been awhile since my last album The Mountain Will Fall, and the corresponding tour,” explains Shadow. “Since the tour ended, I’ve been mostly silent. This is because I’ve been focused and working on a ton of music. I usually try to avoid hyperbole, and I’m not super-comfortable hyping up my own stuff, but things are about to get pretty exciting. My heroes De La Soul were kind enough to join me on the debut single, ‘Rocket Fuel,’ and the collab encapsulates so much of what I love about hip-hop — energy, beats, and fun.”
DJ Shadow’s sixth album is due out later this year through Mass Appeal.