DJ Shadow has released a new single, ‘You Played Me’. It’s set to appear on his new album Action Adventure, which arrives on October 27, along with the previously shared song ‘Ozone Scraper’. Check out its accompanying video, directed by the Reggies, below.
‘You Played Me’ was partly inspired by an eBay auction of 200 tapes that were culled from a Baltimore/DC-area radio mix station in the ’80s, blending dance music, R&B and early hip-hop. “It’s an example of one of my favorite aspects of the music I make, which is just 100% serendipity,” DJ Shadow explained in a statement. “There are a thousand records sitting next to me that aren’t going to work; the right record got put on at the right moment to change the course of my album. It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever made.”