Joshua Paul «Josh» Davis (born June 29, 1972)better known as DJ Shadow is an American music producerDJ and songwriter. He is considered a prominent figure in the development of instrumental hip hop and first gained notice with the release of his highly acclaimed debut albumEndtroducing….., which was the first album to be recorded using only sampled sounds.He has an exceptionally large personal record collection, with over 60,000 records.He is the cousin of singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen.