DJ Shadow: I Gotta Rokk EP

The first full-fledged commercial release from Shadow since 2006, the “I Gotta Rokk” EP contains three distinctly unique sonic manifestos: the title track is a club banger, “I’ve Been Trying” is Shadow in top introspective form, and “Def Surrounds Us” is a beastly amalgam of mutated hip-hop and dance floor beats. Paired with equally unique remixes of each track, the “I Gotta Rokk” EP is an attention-grabbing preface to the heralded LP which follows, “The Less You Know, The Better.”