DJ Shadow: classic or dud?

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discuss, with examples.

ethan padgett, Sunday, 18 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Shouldn't it be more like: "DJ Shadow -- wasn't he famous once?"

On the tolerable side of classic because he's a total fucking goth -- and like me doesn't immediately demonstrate it on first appearance. There's a reason why the UNKLE album turned out that way and had Thom Yorke on it -- I prefer to think of the hip-hop image he projects as covering up his doomy moodiness. Which may not sound very goth, but if Tricky can like Gary Numan and Danzig, anything's possible. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 18 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

i just realized that i should have given a bit of my own opinion when i asked. i think that shadow's legitimacy is a matter of context. 'turntablism' as a whole makes for rather boring rap music, but for rather interesting 'electronic' music (and that's how it's classified in most record stores, whether shadow likes it or not, and his non-pop album aesthetic stakes him decidedly out of the rap camp). i hate the critics who insist on revering turntablism for bringing the oh-so-essential 'live' element back into black music, because 1) it's just playing records, and live rapping is much more 'live' than that, regardless of how much you scratch, because the rapping is created entirely by the rapper and 2) black people don't listen to 'turntablism' anyway.

another point against him is that he falls into the 'only-thing-with-a-beat-at-an- indie-kids-house' camp that tom put the beastie boys in, and he's become the default torch-bearer of the dj element in 'real hiphop' beloved by jurassic 5 fan. mention grandmixer d.st and you'll get a blank stare, but mention shadow and you're sure to find someone to let you in on the secret that 'all the good rap is underground'. blech.

of course i can't blame shadow for that, and taken for what it is, his output is mostly fantastic. if this was a search and destroy, my verdict would be to search 'endtroducing' and early singles (and i still maintain that the unkle album is asorely underrated pop album, but i wouldn't advise one to 'search' for it) and to destroy his stereotypical indie production on solesides cuts. but this is classic or dud, so i have to say he's classic.

oh and ned, re: the goth connection, i think there's a good bit of truth to that, although the 'wasn't he famous once' comment is a bit harsh considering there hasn't been a new album with the man's name on it in five years. wait and see.

ethan, Sunday, 18 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I think it's *because* he hasn't had an album out with his name on it in five years which prompts the comment, though of course he's been doing a variety of things along the way. Still, until you mentioned him, I hadn't thought about him at all in moons, so that says something, I figure. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Ethan makes some good points. Still for the music: just on the classic side. 'Influx' and 'Lost & Found' both really, really good singles. "What does your soul look like?" is his masterpiece, after which "Endtroducing" seemed a pit patchy. "Brainfreeze" is an allright mix-cd with Cut Chemist, although it highlights one of the problems with Shadow: every music pre-90s and scratchy = good, everything else = bad. And Quannum sucks like a black hole.

Omar, Monday, 19 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Who are these people? Who the fuck is DJ Shadow? Is he that toss-pot that the NME love, the next Weatherall, the dance music its ok for indie kids to like? BT and Oakey-cokey for me every time.

William Casper, Monday, 19 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Who the fuck is William Casper?

Dr.C, Monday, 19 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

entroducing.com has news about new album.

Kevin Enas, Monday, 19 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

2 words: ORGAN DONOR. Played on Repeat 25-30 times, it never fails to deliciously drive me nuts. I love it. Drugs help, needless to say.

simon, Tuesday, 20 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Cigarette box shaking, kestrel training, northern smack-monkey if its any of your business "Foxy".

William Casper, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

one year passes...
Do Androids Dream of Electronic Beats?
http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~shivo/unkle77/androids.html

Anyone heard these? Three DJ mixes (Gi, Tai, Shin) done by UNKLE, they pressed 500 copies and mostly distributed them to friends and via one record store in England. They're available now on AudioGalaxy as single files, at 320 kbps compression ratio.

I've just downloaded them all. They're entertaining, mixing together UNKLE and Shadow tracks with the Beatles, Howie B, the Star Wars theme, some disco, hip-hop and rock ... there's one part I really like at the beginning of the Shin mix, where he cuts up the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Breaking the Girl" before letting it flow free. But they're not nearly as amazing as I'd hoped. They mostly seem interested in just setting a party atmosphere, with a lot of generic house and disco beats .. I'm really surprised at the house/techno flavor in some places, there's not much hip-hop. Also, he makes some poor choices like constantly looping the same vocal sample, and it's ass annoying on the Tai mix with this lame line by 3D on a Prodigy track .. not a lot of consistency. fun stuff, though. About 170 megs for each file.

Dare, Saturday, 27 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Oh, wait ... I've heard someone say it's just James Lavelle and another guy, DJ Shadow not involved. Comments unsubstantiated at this time.

Dare, Saturday, 27 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

At the very least, the revival of this thread validates one point I had, namely that he had practically disappeared at this time last year! Now that has changed, obviously. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 27 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I like his straight-up hip-hop tracks on the Solesides comp quite a bit, I wish he would work with more mc's.

'Holy Calamity' still fucking rules.

Jordan, Saturday, 27 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

peep my proto-anne style up top!!

ethan, Saturday, 27 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

live rapping is much more 'live' than that, regardless of how much you scratch, because the rapping is created entirely by the rapper

Yeah, but the rapper couldn't rap without vocal cords, lips, tongue, and the English Language!

Clarke B., Sunday, 28 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

DJ Krush will slice you with his turntable needle, Clarke ... Japan represent!

Dare, Sunday, 28 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

?? i think people can rap in other languages. besides, what are you talking about, clarke?

Ron, Sunday, 28 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Ditto to what Ethan said. He seems to have made his mark with the moody stuff, but I prefer the straight-up popjam stuff - "The Number Song", "Walkie Talkie" from the new one. He's great, but I gotta rank him behind Cut Chemist and RJD2 and Peanut Butter Wolf and Kid Koala (solo) not to mention Grand Wizard Theodore and the other originators.

J Blount, Sunday, 28 April 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

one month passes...
DJ Shadow on the cover of WIRE. "I spit on your groove." Dud.

DeRayMi, Tuesday, 18 June 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The WIRE's typeface discriminates against people with poor vision.

DeRayMi, Tuesday, 18 June 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

both good points, re. the relative worth of dj shadow.

jess, Tuesday, 18 June 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Hua Hsu in the Wire this month moaning about him and Shadow walking down the street and no one recognising THEM.

Girls! Boys! Start screaming and tearing off the clothes of world- famous icon Hua Hsu!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

three years pass...
What's a toss-pot? Are you all Limeys?

Dank Miser, Tuesday, 8 November 2005 05:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Roight Guv-nah!

ha ha!

Dank Miser, Tuesday, 8 November 2005 05:46 (fifteen years ago) link

We are all Americans except for Ethan, who is really Prince William.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 8 November 2005 05:47 (fifteen years ago) link

black people don't listen to 'turntablism' anyway

Please deconstruct this comment.

viborgu, Tuesday, 8 November 2005 05:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Please deconstruct this comment.

Okay: it's true.

Confounded (Confounded), Tuesday, 8 November 2005 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Entroducing is Classic! Preemptive has the extended Organ Donor so naturally a Classic. Private Press is Fun but disposable (he says oh so archly). Solesides comp I have isn't too great. UNKLE album still very listenable. Quannum has "Changed my mind" but that's not enough really for such a boring album.

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Tuesday, 8 November 2005 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I think DJ Shadow got caught in the trap of waiting way too long to put out a new album with imitators meanwhile getting better and better at copping his style. Private Press had some standout tracks but it reeks of trying too hard at originality. I appreciate his predicament, but Private Press felt sort of like a collection of outtakes and B-sides rather than an album. Some cool ideas, but an unfinished feel to the whole affair. Maybe if he gets to work and hones his newfound bargain-bin 80s-meets-trip-hop style a little more for a new album he can get back on top.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 8 November 2005 17:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Classic. He's the best at what he does.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Tuesday, 8 November 2005 17:27 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Why can I get a copy of influx - like - to-day?
(i've just been outbid on ebay and am very sad).

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 7 March 2008 12:40 (thirteen years ago) link

And I'm not proud to beg.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 7 March 2008 12:40 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=17256&ev=rp <-- that one?

mh, Friday, 7 March 2008 14:35 (thirteen years ago) link

it's on one of the compilations.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 7 March 2008 14:47 (thirteen years ago) link

xp
Yes that one. I've got it on Headz but I specifically want the one that starts with some guy talking which I believe is the single version. I have it but when I loaded it up yesterday I discovered it was cracked. Indestructable cds, pah!

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 7 March 2008 17:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Hey, I just found another copy. I have so much shit I don't even know I have. Sorry to have taken up your time. Anyway, while I'm here can i just say I am very much enjoying the DJ Shadow's early records what I am listening to presently. So, classic!

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 7 March 2008 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Entroducing was without doubt an absolute classic. In my head.

Maybe it was good timing - it was unlike anything to me at that time,me being a guitar indie fucker.

It had depth and was moving.

Why were his successive releases so shit?

Fer Ark, Saturday, 8 March 2008 02:23 (thirteen years ago) link

it's on preemptive strike dude

winston, Saturday, 8 March 2008 02:39 (thirteen years ago) link

right???

winston, Saturday, 8 March 2008 02:39 (thirteen years ago) link

I really liked The Private Press, but I haven't had the stomach to try The Outside yet...

Simon H., Saturday, 8 March 2008 02:41 (thirteen years ago) link

er, Outsider.

Simon H., Saturday, 8 March 2008 02:41 (thirteen years ago) link

High School Band Plays DJ Shadow !

http://ia300108.us.archive.org/2/items/BrianUdelhofenTheShadowPercussionProject/spp.wmv

oscar, Saturday, 8 March 2008 04:43 (thirteen years ago) link

classic up to and including entroducing, patchy after.

stet, Saturday, 8 March 2008 04:56 (thirteen years ago) link

i also liked Private Press. not 100% classic, but damn good.

The Outsider was a mess.

one time, Saturday, 8 March 2008 05:12 (thirteen years ago) link

last time I saw him play he got huge boos for anything from the outsider. Eventually he stopped and spent a while explaining to the crowd that he wasn't going to apologise for experimenting, and he'd never make the same record twice, and he had to keep on trying new things.

Really nasty mood in the crowd that night.

stet, Saturday, 8 March 2008 05:21 (thirteen years ago) link

maybe he should just apologize for making a shitty record

Hurting 2, Saturday, 8 March 2008 05:22 (thirteen years ago) link

and selling it to us

Hurting 2, Saturday, 8 March 2008 05:22 (thirteen years ago) link

making a hyphy track when hyphy is at its peak is not 'experimenting'. more like trying to capitalize lol.

oscar, Saturday, 8 March 2008 05:33 (thirteen years ago) link

last time I saw him play he got huge boos for anything from the outsider. Eventually he stopped and spent a while explaining to the crowd that he wasn't going to apologise for experimenting, and he'd never make the same record twice, and he had to keep on trying new things.

this sounds really awkward and weird. given a boring, predictable lecture by a dude you paid to see rock the decks???

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 8 March 2008 07:35 (thirteen years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/2CHgQA0.jpg

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:23 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

couldn't make it through more than 10 seconds of any track on new album. really unpleasant music.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 18 November 2019 18:22 (one year ago) link

whoa jesus that bad???! Like The Outsider bad? his last was fairly decent given its submission towards current trends rather than attempting to redefine his sound on top of it.

more unlistenable than Jesus is King?

octobeard, Monday, 18 November 2019 19:27 (one year ago) link

lol Kanye + gospel could not be more repellant to me, haven't heard it
this sounds like a shitty mowax album from 2002 you'd find in discount bins 2 months after it was released. No idea what he was going for, it's all over the place. Either tuneless techno workouts or boring aimless triphop.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 18 November 2019 19:52 (one year ago) link

the 2nd half is with rappers huh. Not as bad as 1st but I just don't have the energy now to dig thru it for possible gems.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 18 November 2019 19:54 (one year ago) link

his songs with rappers are almost never good, at least post-Solesides

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 18 November 2019 20:04 (one year ago) link

mo'wax went under in 2002 and only released a couple of things that year, but they stand out among the best in the mo'wax catalog

1. jordan fields' luminous deep house album "moments in dub"

2. parsley sound's elephant-six-alike s/t album

3. dj shadow's "the private press"

also released a couple of mostly forgettable but otherwise acceptable singles by skelf (howie b doing progressive breaks) and malcolm catto that year

but no aimless trip hop or tuneless techno in 2002

djdirtbagstyle, Monday, 18 November 2019 20:30 (one year ago) link

Lol wtf

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 18 November 2019 20:32 (one year ago) link

just sayin

djdirtbagstyle, Monday, 18 November 2019 20:34 (one year ago) link

Mo wax didn't seem exactly right to me but I couldn't think of another label from around then plus shadow was involved with them and good god it's a simile I didn't expect the music nerd police

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 18 November 2019 20:37 (one year ago) link

i didn't expect the music nerd police

on ILM?

djdirtbagstyle, Monday, 18 November 2019 20:40 (one year ago) link

ha. Private Press is great and heartfelt.

Ludo, Monday, 18 November 2019 20:43 (one year ago) link

his songs with rappers are almost never good, at least post-Solesides

I liked the De La track that came out a few months ago, could have taken an EP of them teaming up

insecurity bear (sic), Monday, 18 November 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

mo'wax went under in 2002 and only ...

I love this place sometimes.

this is a terrible album tho

stet, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:29 (one year ago) link

ha i listened to that Parsley Sounds album 100 times. That's what Elephant 6 sounds like? I should check those guy out

maffew12, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:01 (one year ago) link

i just got that mixed up in my head with "Cage the Elephant" who is someone i saw Beck was touring with

pay me no mind

maffew12, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:03 (one year ago) link

I have that Parsley Sound album, need to listen to it again.

Picked up the new DJ Shadow because I’d been listening to ‘Endtroducing’ and ‘Private Press’ recently and...it’s not either of those.

Read an interview with him recently where he talks about having learned more studio skills recently, and I think there’s sometimes a relationship between “later career enthusiasm for learning technical aspects of craft” and “making duller music”.

michaellambert, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 18:56 (one year ago) link

Listening to Endtroducing recently I was thinking that part of what I love about the record is the way Shadow acts as a drum/percussion soloist on the MPC. Maybe that had been done before, but it was what made the record feel so fresh to me when I first heard it as a teenager and so different from other sample-based records that were mainly about loops. Also the oddly pleasing dissonances created by the samples brushing against one another, which I wonder if it was partly accidental. Like it's actually a harmonically and melodically interesting album too, and it's not just individual loops by jazz fusion dudes that make it so.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 19:02 (one year ago) link

The beat on the Run The Jewels track is horrible, the De La Soul song is way better

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 19:05 (one year ago) link

I remember the first thing previewed off of Private Press was "Monosylabik" and he was talking about how it's based on a one second thing chopped a thousand different ways and it took months to do... and hearing it and just thinking.. ok good for you...... Thankfully there was plenty more going on with that album.

maffew12, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 19:05 (one year ago) link

I loved that song and its expression of craft. That album is as good as Endtroducing to me - while not as "fresh" the songs felt far more polished and established the pinnacle of his sound, which he quickly and forever abandoned afterwards, almost as if to intentionally tell his audience to fuck off.

octobeard, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 20:58 (one year ago) link

Only heard the first disc so far - pretty dull and even less original than the last one, which was marginally decent but a shadow *pun intended* of his first two. Ugh. RIP DJ Shadow.

octobeard, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 21:10 (one year ago) link

yeah man alive, well put about how the interesting harmonic/melodic roughness

brimstead, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:24 (one year ago) link

I put on the first 20 mins or so of the instrumental suite this morning and it's sort of a mess. The first track I thought was just bad. Second was sort of interesting but maybe didn't quite hit the mark it was going for. What was maybe either the third or fourth track (I was in the car and didn't notice) sounded like a really shitty jam session involving a real jazz drummer and a complete novice keyboard player (like when the guitar player who doesn't know keys jumps on the keys for fun during a break). I made it as far as Ju-ju-juju-juggernaut and I felt like I didn't get what he was even going for.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 15:21 (one year ago) link

Listening to the instrumental side and it sounds like he's fully absorbed the influence of the beat scene (that was originally influenced by him, at least in part) and become a self-sufficient digital producer who doesn't need to sample records when he doesn't want to. Unfortunately it sounds like shitty future bass half the time.

He still has a pretty idiosyncratic approach to rhythm and I like that a lot of it is pretty wonky. But a lot of the sound design just sounds like presets or software demos, but with a weirder approach to rhythm & structure.

Got to the last few tracks and it's amazing how much more 'DJ Shadow' it sounds when he throws a breakbeat in there.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 20:16 (one year ago) link

There are a few good songs on side 2 (Wiki, Pusha T, the fake Future Islands track), but it's so all over the place. Maybe it's just supposed to function as a "hey maybe hire DJ Shadow as a producer" resume.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 22:00 (one year ago) link

i don't see anyone but the most ardent Shadow stans giving this much play at all

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 22:10 (one year ago) link

I tried but I won't be going back to this really.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 22:12 (one year ago) link

The Outsider killed any interest I had in hearing his new material. Except for 3 Freaks which I think is the weirdest song I've ever heard played on commercial hip hop radio.

The Private Press showed that he had been expanding his listening in contemporary music beyond just backpacker hip hop/trip hop and the sources of those samples. That was an explosive time in music there, a lot of disparate factions mingling styles.

viborg, Thursday, 21 November 2019 02:18 (one year ago) link

Everyone should be allowed a bad album. But yeah I can't really see listening to this a second time.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 21 November 2019 02:39 (one year ago) link

he seems genuinely restless and always searching which I think is bound to result in another good album at some point, but yeah on first pass this ain't it

Simon H., Thursday, 21 November 2019 02:42 (one year ago) link

That's optimistic considering what others pointed out that his interests are moving increasingly in the navel gazing technical production aspects.

What I meant by 'disparate styles' on The Private Press was mostly drum & bass and affiliated styles that were booming in the Bay Area around that time. You can hear also the echo of James Lavelle in that polished sheen over some of it, and I'd guess Lavelle was probably a guy vacuuming up influences from up and coming styles.

Still, Psyence Fiction has held up decently, but my favorite Shadow release is In Tune & On Time. The transition from Fixed Income/What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt 2. Great tour too.

viborg, Thursday, 21 November 2019 03:36 (one year ago) link

the De La joint live on Kimmel with Babu & Melo-D from Beat Junkies, and a horn section:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_I_CDJTyfs

insecurity bear (sic), Friday, 22 November 2019 07:09 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

man is gonna get checks from nobody speaks for decades, i swear it’s been used in dozens of ads and trailers

whiney on the moon (voodoo chili), Sunday, 30 August 2020 23:11 (one year ago) link

That album is as good as Endtroducing to me

I rank his first two albums roughly equally as well - Entroducing is superior in terms of depth and texture, but Private Press is much catchier and more playful.

chap, Monday, 31 August 2020 16:31 (one year ago) link

This is obviously all my opinion but Endtroducing is one of those classic debuts where it’s obviously the result of years and years of honing a “long”term artistic vision and sorting wheat from chaff (there’s probably an actual term for this sort of thing). It just has a such a deep deep mood and it’s obvious that he went all in and threw down all his favorite magical samples... Private Press to me sounds like it was made by someone else who was really into Endtroducing but also maybe Moby’s Play and other electronica things.. with significantly less love for electric pianos. it’s like the old yarn about a band using up all its good songs on the debut... it’s not even remotely in the same wheelhouse to me, he fell to earth with a thud. endtroducing evokes a lot of heavy Bay Area atmosphere to me.. downtown SF at sunset, foggy mornings at the Ashby BART station flea market... Private Press doesn’t have a feel to me. Just my 8 million cents, sorry to go all turrican

brimstead, Monday, 31 August 2020 18:15 (one year ago) link

I made similar point re: The Avalanches. Sample-based-collage producers blow their wad on 1st album and struggle thereafter.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 31 August 2020 18:19 (one year ago) link

imo shadow's real debut was "what does your soul look like"

the late great, Monday, 31 August 2020 22:51 (one year ago) link

i like entroducing and brimstead's post a lot tho

the late great, Monday, 31 August 2020 23:03 (one year ago) link

Yeah, brimstead otm. I should probably revisit The Private Press tho, I haven't heard it in 18 years.

totally not pomentiful (pomenitul), Monday, 31 August 2020 23:15 (one year ago) link

I made similar point re: The Avalanches. Sample-based-collage producers blow their wad on 1st album and struggle thereafter

they only became sample-based collage producers on that album though, whereas Shadow's 1993-94 stuff is very much in the vein of Endtroducing - and the Avs had the problems of having albums that weren't in the vein of SILY rejected by Pav, and then the two who did the collage stuff becoming unable to work together, possibly related to various health issues of the one who didn't quit, which then further slowed down his process.

Shadow just seems to have wanted to make all his albums have a different sound, and to change his working methods

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Monday, 31 August 2020 23:31 (one year ago) link

brimstead makes a very valid point for sample based music. when you think about it, dj shadow was probably destined to fall into that mode. he literally built his early eps and endtroducing on his favorite records. and everyone's list eventually ends, so it only figures that he started to just look for similar records to build similar sounds on with the private press. i still think private press is really good, but ultimately disappointing coming after endtroducing.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 31 August 2020 23:36 (one year ago) link

Dilla didn't seem to have that problem

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 31 August 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link

Read Nate's new book about sampling and hip hop, which is excellent.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 00:02 (one year ago) link

^Didn't know about that book, looks great, thanks!

JRN, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 01:34 (one year ago) link

for those that would prefer The Private Press to be a little more compact :

https://soundcloud.com/strictly/press-cuttings-the-private-press-compacted

(totally forgot i had this until this thread bump)

mark e, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 09:45 (one year ago) link

Dilla didn't seem to have that problem

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, August 31, 2020 4:43 PM

and superman didn't have any problem flying. bit difficult for the rest of us tho.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 17:36 (one year ago) link

i like endtroducing and brimstead's post a lot tho

― the late great, Monday, August 31, 2020 6:03 PM (yesterday)

yep. and yeah, like many others, private press did nothing for me.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 17:37 (one year ago) link


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