DJ Shadow‘s 1996 album Endtroducing….is 20 years old and so next month, Universal will reissue this debut album as three- CD and six-LP deluxe sets
This new edition effectively adds a further bonus album to the 2005 two-disc set. Christened Endtroducing Re-Emagined this contains new remixes, “personally curated” by DJ Shadow.

The 2016 edition also comes with expanded notes from a new interview conducted by Eliot Wilder (he wrote the 33 1/3 book on the album) and some never-before-published photographs by B+ and Phil Knott.

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Next up we have the deluxe edition of his Debut album 'Endtroducing' which is bolstered by a bonus disc of demo's and B-sides entitled 'Excessive Ephemera' which also contains DJ Shadow's full debut live appearance in Oxford. This will be added to the successful 2005 2CD Deluxe Edition, along with expanded notes from a new interview conducted by Eliot Wilder and never-before-published photographs to create the 20th anniversary release as Deluxe 3CD and 6LP. DJ Shadow‘s 1996 album Endtroducing. Is 20 years old and so next month, Universal will reissue this debut album as three- CD and six-LP deluxe sets This new edition effectively adds a further bonus album to the 2005 two-disc set. DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis) is widely credited as a key figure in developing the experimental instrumental hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo' Wax label. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing. [2 CD Deluxe Edition] - Music Interesting Finds. Endtroducing is the debut album of DJ Shadow, aka Josh Davis.

The lavish six-LP vinyl package comes with a deluxe lift-off lid box with embossed title and “hype sticker”, 48-page hardback book, three double LPs, two in gatefold sleeves, all with printed inner sleeves and pressed on 180g vinyl.

These new editions of Endtroducing…. will be released on 28 October 2016.

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Disc: 1
1. Best Foot Forward
2. Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
3. The Number Song
4. Changeling
5. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
6. Untitled
7. Stem/Long Stem
8. Mutual Slump
9. Organ Donor
10. Why Hip Hop Sucks in ’96
11. Midnight in a Perfect World
12. Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
13. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 – Blue Sky Revisit)

Disc: 2
1. Best Foot Forward (Alternate Version)
2. Building Steam With a Grain of Salt (Without Overdubs)
3. The Number Song (Cut Chemist Party Mix)
4. Changeling (Original Demo Excerpt)
5. Stem (Cops ‘N’ Robbers Mix)
6. Soup
7. Red Bus Needs to Leave!
8. Mutual Slump (Without Overdubs)
9. Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
10. Why Hip-hop Sucks in ’96 (Alternate Take)
11. Midnight in a Perfect World (Gab Mix)
12. Net yaroze collection. Napalm Brain (Original Demo Beat)
13. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Peshay Remix)
14. DJ Shadow: Live in Oxford, England, Oct. 30, 1997

Disc: 3
1. Best Foot Forward (Teeko Remix)
2. Building Steam With a Grain of Salt (Salva Remix)
3. The Number Song (Lee Bannon Remix)
4. Transmissions (Kuedo Remix)
5. Changeling II (Adrian Younge Remix)
6. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4 – Teklife Remix)
7. Stem/Long Stem (Clams Casino Remix)
8. Mutual Slump (Daedelus Remix)
9. Organ Donor (UZ Remix)
10. Midnight in a Perfect World (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
11. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 – Prince Paul Remix)
12. Building Steam With a Grain of Salt (Bondax & Karma Kid Remix)

Reissue of the pioneering instrumental hip-hop album adds a bonus disc of remixes and singles.

Ask the NoCal turntable nerds, the trip-hoppers, the frat boys, the hippies or the ravers stoned on the beach at sunrise: Endtroducing.. is deeply spiritual. Not in the conventional sense, but in the spirituality of the soul that lives in your chest and got there from the ether and returns to the collective unconscious-- the one you feel when you feel things. That's the spirit that saves us from being fleeting and disposable: If I necked with that one girl that one sunset, with Endtroducing on the car stereo, then no matter who else did the same thing, I'm me and that moment's still mine. Dig?

Endtroducing taps that inner-whatever better than most of the albums of its day, and it swims so easily that it established an entire genre of instrumental hip-hop-- count how many records come out every month and are dubbed 'Shadowesque.' Building the album from samples of lost funk classics and bad horror soundtracks, Shadow crossed the real with the ethereal, laying heavy, sure-handed beats under drifting, staticky textures, friendly ghost voices, and chords whose sustain evokes the vast hereafter. Even the 'look at me' cuts like 'The Number Song' didn't break the mood; the album was so perfect and the technique, so awesome that it's still definitive today, and Shadow has yet to top it. (Never mind that if Four Tet could swing a record as proficient as The Private Press, we would throw him a parade.)

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For this Deluxe Edition, Endtroducing hasn't been enhanced or remastered, but it now comes with a bonus disc of remixes and singles, including Cut Chemist's fantastic 'party mix' of 'The Number Song' and Gift of Gab's rhymes on 'Midnight in a Perfect World', as well as alternate versions that give a useful perspective on the album. For example, 'Building Steam With a Grain of Salt' and 'Mutual Slump' omit the overdubbed speech, and without it, the samples seem naked and duller-- which highlights one of the album's subtler strengths.

But Shadow can't avoid the irony that this is a revival of an album that revives other albums. We could be hearing this music, not for the second time around, but for the third and maybe the fourth. The buzz of these dug-up sounds infuses the texture of the album; focusing on it reminds me of the few times that I've heard an album by a deceased performer and actually realized he had passed-- like the time I listened to Kind of Blue the night that Miles Davis joined three of its personnel in the grave, and felt their absence, even while their solos hadn't lost a shred of vitality.

Shadow clearly gets that. In the documentary Scratch, Shadow takes us to the record store where he found most of the vinyl used on Endtroducing. Upstairs we see the regular shelves and bins, but downstairs, in the basement, are tens of thousands of old albums stacked or dumped all over the room, barely lit by a few light bulbs and littered with dust and dead bats. Shadow patronized the store for five years before they let him in this crypt, and as he says in the documentary, 'Just being in here is a humbling experience for me, because you're looking through all these records and it's sort of like a big pile of broken dreams..Whether you want to admit it or not, 10 years down the line you'll be in here. So keep that in mind when you start thinking like, 'I'm invincible and I'm the world's best,' or whatever. Because that's what all these cats thought.'

We usually dismiss reissues of CDs as the ultimate cash-in-- the most cynical way for artists like Elvis Costello to charge us again and again for the same album. We think this because we assume that once you commit music to a disc and put it in a store, it's immortal. But without new attention and rereleases, albums can drift off the radar. Today, Entroducing may be a legend of the 1990s, but the world of beat-driven music regularly throws away old milestones to make room for new ones. How do we know this album will impress-- let alone connect with-- anyone 10 or 20 years down the road?

So you could call this rerelease Shadow's first bid for a legacy, and his admission that no matter how many fans called EndtroducingDescargar amores perros soundtrack listing. a masterpiece, someone else needs to slap that word on the cover for the next batch of kids. Yet even more than the first time, this is also a meditation on mortality. Shadow knows what it's like to wander through that basement, find some buried treasure-- some sax riff like those immortal notes on 'What Does Your Soul Look Like, (Pt. 1 - Blue Sky Revisit)'-- and resurrect it for millions of listeners, like an irrational God on beats 'n breaks Judgment Day. And he also knows how it feels to be in that bin, like all of us on the way to our own graves, where we'll be trapped with all the other goners-- hoping someone will see something a little different and special in us, that might pull us out of the pile.

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