Hip Hop / Rap
180 Gram Vinyl Record
|No. of Discs:||2|
|Shipping October 2021|
180-gram double LP
Half-speed mastering at Abbey Road Studios
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — rated 329/500!
"A pioneering instrumental hip-hop album." — Pitchfork, 10/10
"I was so happy to have recently discovered the original DAT tape that served as the final mix source of the album, and was able to provide it for the remaster just in time for this release. When comparing the new version with the old, I was shocked at how many audible details were revealed that I had completely forgotten about," — DJ Shadow.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... A seminal, incredibly influential hip-hop release, Endtroducing..... is simply one of the defining albums of the `90s. Now available as an Abbey Road Half-Speed Mastered Edition 2LP.
DJ Shadow's groundbreaking debut album, Endtroducing, is a genre-defying masterpiece that has helped redefine sample-based music. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Universal and Island Music release a special remastered 2LP vinyl edition of this groundbreaking record.
Endtroducing 25 Abbey Road Half-Speed Mastered edition is released on gatefold, double 12" vinyl and features totally remastered audio taken from the original master tape and cut at half speed — a technical, specialized process that results in significantly more detailed, high-quality sound.
Back in the mid '90s, DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) painstakingly created Endtroducing over a two-year period using a minimal set up consisting of a sampler, turntable, tape recorder and huge array of vinyl records of all ages and genres. The result is a cinematic, postmodern collage of sound that's received immense acclaim and is regarded as one of the defining albums of the '90s. Instantly recognizable to music fans worldwide thanks to its iconic cover photo — taken by photographer B+ at Shadow's favorite record store in Sacramento, California — Endtroducing has been acknowledged by the Guinness Book Of World Records and influenced countless producers, musicians, bands and artists.
Despite the success of Endtroducing, DJ Shadow has continued to innovate rather than rely on a formula — in the ensuing 25 years, the producer has moved beyond solely sample-based music and collaborated with a wide range of notable names, including Thom Yorke, De la Soul, Little Dragon, Zack de la Rocha, Nas, Run The Jewels, and many others.
|1. Best Foot Forward|
|2. Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt|
|3. The Number Song|
|** Transmission 1|
|1. What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt. 4|
|2. Stem / Long Stem|
|** Transmission 2|
|1. Mutual Slump|
|2. Organ Donor|
|3. Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96|
|4. Midnight In A Perfect World|
|1. Napalm Brain / Scatter Brain|
|2. What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt. 1 / Blue Sky Revisit|
|** Transmission 3|