DJ Shadow is the stage name for Joshua Davis of San Jose, California. He is also a songwriter and producer. He had his first DJ position on the UC Davis campus radio station, KDVS. Considered the progenitor of trip hop, he debuted with Endtroducing... in 1996. It was inducted into the Guiness World Book of Records in 2001 as the world's "First Completely Sampled Album."
DJ Shadow's 2011 release, The Less You Know, The Better, continues his tradition of pumping out sounds that make your body move and your heart race. He performs at a multitude of club and concert venues across the world.