NEWS: DJ Shadow announces 20th anniversary edition of ‘Endtroducing’

NEWS: DJ Shadow announces 20th anniversary edition of ‘Endtroducing’

Two decades on from the release of his seminal debut album Endtroducing, DJ Shadow has announced that the LP will be re-released in a deluxe format to celebrate its 20th anniversary.  Upon its release in 1996, the album was praised for its experimental mix of electronica, hip hop, spoken word clips, funk and ambient sounds.  The new special edition of the record, which comes out on 28th October via UMC/Island, also contains a plethora of demos, alternative takes, live versions and 12 specially commissioned remixes from the likes of Hudson Mohawke and Salva.

DJ Shadow revealed how he thinks about Endtroducing:  “I’ve had to sort of concede that there is something about the record that took on a life of its own, that probably has very little to do with me.  Nobody can plan these sorts of things.  I think that everyone aspires to their music being loved and heard and appreciated on some level, but there are a lot of in tangibles, and there are a lot of things that even the original artists couldn’t have planned or fully understood at the time.  I feel that way about Endtroducing.  And I think that’s the main difference between Endtroducing and all the other records I’ve made—it was the first time and it was a kind of a flag in the ground, at least within my body of work.

He continued: “As a music lover, my favourite records always have some hallmarks of an era, but also sound as if they could have been made almost any time within a 20 year time span.  I’ve always felt that as someone who buys a lot of records and sits there and studies them and kind of vibes off them, I also feel like once you put something out into the world, it can be discovered later.  That happened so much with Endtroducing – 10 or 15 years down the road, people were discovering it.”

Listen to the Clams Casino remix of ‘Stem/Long Stem’ below.

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