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What resonated about Endtroducing when it was released in 1996, and what makes it still resonate today, is the way in which it loosens itself from the mooring of the known and sails off into an uncharted territory that seems to exist both in and out of time. Josh Davis is not only a master sampler and turbantablist supreme, he is also a serious archeologist with a world-thirsty passion (what Cut Chemist refers to as Josh's "spidey sense") for seeking out, uncovering and then ripping apart the discarded graces of some other generation - that "pile of broken dreams" - and weaving them back together into a tapestry of chronic bleakness and beauty.
Over the course of several long conversations with Josh Davis (DJ Shadow), we learn about his early years in California, the friends and mentors who helped him along the way, his relationship with Mo'Wax and James Lavelle, and the genesis and creation of his widely acknowledged masterpiece, Endtroducing.
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About the Author
Eliot Wilder is a writer and editor, having spent more than ten years at the Los Angeles Times and five years as editor and senior writer for Amplifier, an alternative music magazine. He is also a musician and songwriter and is currently promoting his latest album, The Sentimental Education. He lives in Boston.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
... you should get this book. If you have even a passing interest in hip-hop and DJ Shadow, then this is a must- have. In a lengthy and insightful Q&A, Shadow talks openly about how he came up with one of the definitive musical statements of the latter part of the 20th century. Endtroducing is an album that sounds as fresh today as when it came out 10 years ago, and this book put the record in a new light. A fun and fantastic read.