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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island, 1996. New Copy ... On October 28, 2016
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 was held up as the watershed mark. A number of years down the line, Endtroducing holds up incredibly well, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, and even sort of an avant rock album – giving it a timeless feel that obliterates any trendy pigeonhole! 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). Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveler in the coloristic approach he uses – and never forgets the funk! Disc one features the main album – 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". 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
Also available Mountain Will Fall (with download) ... LP 26.99
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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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Lyrics BornSame !@#$ Different Day (CD & DVD) ... CD
Quannum, 2005. Used CD & DVD ... $1.99
A surprisingly strong remix album (and more) for Lyrics Born, but really the only thing we should be surprised by is the fact that we were surprised, 'cause LB hasn't let us down yet! The roster of remixers and contributors is impressive – including Jumbo (Lifesavas), Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Morcheeba, Lateef The Truth Speaker, DJ Shadow, Chief Xcel, E-40, Casual, Poets Of Rhythm, DJ Spinna and others. Nice! Tracks include "Hello (Jumbo rmx)", "Pack Up" feat Evidence & KRS-One, "The Last Trumpet (Halou rmx)" feat Leteef & DJ Shadow, "Over You" feat Joyo Velarde and production by Shadow, "Callin' Out (rmx)" feat E-40 & Casual, "I Changed My Mind (DJ Spinna rmx)" and more! Bonus DVD includes videos for "The Last Trumpet", "I Changed My Mind", "Bad Dreams", "Callin' Out", "Pack It Up" and more! CD
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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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