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On Friday evening the artist was slated to play Mansion Miami, a nightclub in the Florida city. However roughly 20 minutes into his set it appears someone associated with the club or a promoter informed DJ Shadow that his set wasn't what they expected and to call it a night.
A short video was posted on Facebook showing someone talking to DJ Shadow.
"I waited a long time to play for you but they said this shit is too future for you if you want to know," DJ Shadow can be heard saying in a video posted on Facebook.
The person in the video was DJ Joe Maz, but a tweet from Maz said he wasn't the one telling him the bad news.
"actually i didn't deliver that," Maz tweeted in response to seeing the video. "actually I was telling him he was one of my inspirations to become a DJ 11 yrs ago," Maz tweeted when again asked about the clip.
The replacement DJ, Maz, had originally acted as opener for DJ Shadow before being called back to do double-duty.
"I don't care if I get kicked out of every rich kid club on the planet," DJ Shadow -- born Josh Davis -- tweeted afterwards. "I will never sacrifice my integrity as a DJ...ever #AllBassesCovered."
Fans took to Facebook to voice their displeasure with the decision, many leaving different comments on the Mansion Nightclub's Facebook page with "you're a shame for club culture!" and "Disgrace throwing off Shadow. You're not a club, just a plastic cattle market!" being some of the remarks.
A Facebook page has been created to shed some more light on what transpired. Many speculate the change was due to DJ Shadow not playing enough commercial or well-known songs for the club, instead melding a variety of different styles. This would go hand in hand with his current "All Basses Covered" trek supporting his recently released Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow.
Shadow's next performance is on Dec. 29 in San Francisco. Hopefully he'll be able to finish what he starts.