Endtroducing.....

Endtroducing.....

by DJ Shadow
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Endtroducing.....

Hip-hop started with the cult of the DJ -- young turntable wizards playing records at block parties and in parks throughout Harlem and the Bronx. Those early DJs not only made the crowds dance, they laid the foundation for the lyrical exhortations of the MC, by extending certain parts of a record -- drum breaks, instrumental riffs, vocal snippets -- to create a whole new song. Yet, despite the earth-shattering innovations crafted by everyone from Grandmaster Flash to Large Professor, few DJs had recorded a fully realized full-length disc of their own. DJ Shadow (a.k.a. Josh Davis) changed all that, creating a sonic soup that perfected mid '90s abstract hip hop by taking the intoxicating sound of his 1994 "trip-hop" dreamscape "In/Flux" in directions no one could have imagined. Endtroducing segued from breakbeat beatdowns like "The Number Song" to coolly atmospheric sound suites like "Changeling." This was mutant funk, a sublime experimental weird-hop mindbender littered with hilarious, nonsensical spoken-word bits. (If you can figure out what the sampled beatnik comedian in "Mutual Slump" is rambling on about you're some kind of sleuth.) Endtroducing confused bodies and warped minds all over the hip hop world, and its influence on the DJ underground is still being felt in likeminded contemporaries from Mix Master Mike to Cut Chemist. Yet, to this day, no one has topped it.

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Release Date: 12/10/1996
Label: Fontana Island
UPC: 0769712412319
catalogNumber: 124123
Rank: 17770

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