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DJ Shadow posts video thanking Hong Kong after Sónar visit

American hip-hop titan is shown record shopping and riding the MTR in clip of his time in the city

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 April, 2017, 11:49am
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 April, 2017, 12:24pm

US hip hop star DJ Shadow has released a video thanking Hong Kong after his well-received performance at the city’s first Sónar festival last Saturday.

The DJ, whose real name is Josh Davis, was one of around 20 international artists who joined a host of local acts spread over six stages at Hong Kong Science Park.

“Hong Kong last weekend was dope!” Davis posted along with the video, which shows the DJ riding the MTR, grabbing a Sónar poster as a keepsake, going record shopping, taking in the city’s skyline, signing autographs for fans and then performing on the festival’s main stage before a capacity crowd.

The video concludes: “Hong Kong, thank you.”

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Shadow also tweeted his thanks:

About 5,000 people attended the first local edition of the pioneering electronic music festival, which was launched in Barcelona in 1994. Other headline acts included British jazz/funk/world music DJ and radio host Gilles Peterson, UK grime star Lady Leshurr and British techno pioneer Dave Clarke.