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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island, 1996. New Copy 3 CDs ... $39.99 49.98
Massive 20th Anniversary edition of DJ Shadow's masterpiece! It seems like when this came out, critics and even DJs liked to drop the then new moniker "trip hop" whenever possible, and this pivotal album is held up as the watershed mark. A number of years down the line, Endtroducing holds up stands the test of time as an instrumental hip hop LP, and even sort of an avant rock album – giving it a timeless feel that obliterates any trendy pigeonholes! Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod (though some of us were hip to him all along) and Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveler in the coloristic approach he uses – and never forgets the funk! This great 3CD edition includes the classic original album on Disc One – with "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World" – the bonus album Excessive Ephemera on Disc Two – and the all new (circa 2016) remix album Endtroducing Re-Emagined on Disc Three – with remixes by Adrian Younge, Lee Bannon,. Hudson Mohawke, Daedelus and others! CD
Also available Endtroducing (6LP deluxe edition) ... LP 119.99

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DJ ShadowOutsider ... CD
Universal, 2006. Used ... $2.99
A fascinating full length departure from DJ Shadow – an album that's more or less made up of genre suites – rolling from sound library groove, to hood-shaking hyphy hip hop, to topical post-Katrina commentary, to beat-driven live instrument avant funk! The album's flow is more or less held together with the occasional backing of the Heliocentrics – featuring drummer Malcolm Catto – as a tight rhythmic backdrop in a number of spots with heavy drums plus keys, vibes, bass and guitar. But even more tracks are buoyant bombs of deeply pulsing, heavily thumping contemporary hip hop. The album is ultimately kind of a mess, but it's a very ballsy one – featuring some of Shadow's most mainstream hip hop productions ever – which is actually in itself a pretty radical move when you think about it! Titles include "This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)", "3 Freaks" feat Keak Da Sneak & Turf Talk, "Turf Dancing" feat The Federation & Animaniaks, "Keep Em Close" feat Nump, "Seein' Thangs" feat David Banner, "Broken Levee Blues", "Artifact (inst)", "Backstage Girl" feat Phonte Coleman, "Triplicate/Something Happened That Day", "The Tiger" feat Sergio Pizzorno & Christopher Karloff, "Erase You" feat Chris James, "What Have I Done" feat Christina Carter, "Enuff" feat Q-Tip & Lateef The Truth Speaker, "Dats My Part" feat E-40, "3 Freaks (Droop-E rmx)" feat Mistah FAB, Turf Talk & Keak Da Sneak and more. CD

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DJ ShadowPreemptive Strike ... CD
London, 1997. Used ... $1.99
For everyone who wasn't there the first time around, Shadow was kind enough to compile his early MoWax material, released originally as 12" singles. Unfortunately none of the really early, really hard to get stuff is here, but cuts like "Influx" and "Hindsight" are still essential, plus there's the 7" tracks "High Noon" and "Organ Donor (extended overhaul)" and the entire 4 part "What Does Your Soul Look Like?" suite, presented in it's original out-of-order order. Includes bonus CD with the DJ Shadow Megamix by DJ Q-Bert. CD

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DJ ShadowPrivate Press ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $1.99
Your favorite DJ savior returns, after an extended absence, with another mindnumbing full length exercise in future hip hop. 10 instrumental excursions into the world of Josh Davis (with a few extra interludes, of course), and as you might expect, the drum programming is top rate, intricate and detailed, with nice moody atmospherics and a few well chosen vocal bits laid over top for a great cinematic feel. Includes the epic "Blood On The Motorway", "Monosylabik", "Giving Up The Ghost" and "You Can't Go Home Again". CD

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✨✧ DJ ShadowMountain Will Fall ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
DJ Shadow at his most stylistically sprawling –doing his thing as distinctively as ever, unpredictable from one track to the next, but very much himself whether it's a sample and scratches cut reminiscent of the Entroducing era or beats-enriched avant jazz or keyboards-heavy tracks! Lots of different moods at play here, whether it's topical rap with Mass Appeal label mates Run The Jewels, or atmospheric hip hop jazz with Dusty Groove favorite Mathew Halsall. You gotta hand it to Shadow for following his muse, regardless of expectations! Titles include "The Mountain Will Fall", the barbed, timely "Nobody Speak" with Run The Jewels, the modern mood jazz standout "Ashes To Oceans" with Matthew Halsall, "California", "Ghost Town", "Three Ralphs", "Depth Change", "Mambo", "Suicide Pact", 'The Sideshow" with Ernie Fresh and more. CD

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✨✧ DJ ShadowDiminishing Returns ... CD
DR, 2003. Used 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Diminishing Returns finds DJ Shadow in his element – nothing but live mixer madness and scratchy hip hop production genius – originally broadcast on the BBC's Radio-1 in March 2003, laid out in it's entirety, including John Peel's adulatory intro! 80 minutes of DJ Shadow doing what he does best – What more can we say? The CD version comes with a bonus disc featuring a 40 minute mix of Shadow in his moodier, more soulful and funky vein – with funk & soul cuts playing more prominently in the mix than the more hip hop-oriented BBC set. The bonus track "War Is Hell" is nice little organ-driven mood piece that could easily fit on Shadow's Mo Wax/MCA LPs. 120 minutes of music on two CDs! CD
(Out of print first pressing.)
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LatyrxAlbum ... CD
Quannum/Solesides, 1997. Used ... $2.99
A great reissue of the waaaay overlooked Latyrx LP from '97. Lateef & Lyrics Born pretty much laid the groundwork for what was going to be some of the most adventurous underground hip hop to come out of Cali in the mid-to-late 90s – opening the door for Blackalicious, the J5 and others. DJ Shadow's great production on several of the best cuts is some of his punchiest work, and Blackalicious's Chief Xcel is at his peak on a few of the others. Lyrics Born's production work doesn't come near the above mentioned maestros (his rhymes, on the other hand, are indeed top notch, in a freaky Pharoahe Monche kinda way) making the whole a bit uneven, but don't let that stop you. This is essential underground hip hop, an LP we're thrilled to see get a high quality official reissue! Cuts include ""Latyrx", "The Quickening", "Balcony Beach", "Funky Granules", "Bad News", "Burnt Pride" and more. CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ OddiseeAlwasta ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Just an EP from Oddisee, but a set that's got a lot more to offer than most other artist's full length sets! As with previous work, there's a sublime blend between the rhymes, backings, and live instrumentation – especially the strong use of bottom currents that really ground the music deeply, but with flows of bass, rather than heavy beats – almost jazzy energy that's really reflected in the way Oddisee riffs along on his lyrical contributions. Ralph Real adds in some great extra keyboards to the music – warming things up in the middle with a Rhodes-y vibe – and titles include "Strength & Weakness", "Asked About You", "Slow Groove", "Catching Vibes", "Lifting Shadows", and "No Reservations". CD

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