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Mar292011

DJ Shadow - Entroducing

Info

Genre Junkies: Trip Hop, instrumental Hip Hop
Release Date: 1996
Hometown: Davis, California, USA
Learn More: DJ Shadow Wiki

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When to Listen?
Evening/ Late Night listening
Chilling out




Review

The father of Trip Hop creates a genre defining album. Layers of atmospheric loops with an ability to draw you into a world he has created. This album was a key influence on many bands that were to come in the instrumental hip hop/ trip hop world. This album is easily the best body of work from DJ Shadow. Combined with his talent to create soundscapes this album was a true pioneer of samples and easy listening hip hop. The album easily conjures mental images of DJ shadow rumaging through piles of old records searching for unique loops and samples. Besides the influence it had on trip hop to come it also is a fantastic album in its own right with tight beat management with a sprinkling of loops and a myriad of vocal tracks that creates a concise and tight album.

Tracks

1. Best Foot Forward – 0:48
2. Building Steam with a Grain of Salt – 6:42
3. The Number Song – 4:39
4. Changeling – 7:52
5. What Does Your Soul Look Like Part 4 – 5:09
6. – 0:25
7. Stem/Long Stem – 9:22
8. Mutual Slump – 4:04
9. Organ Donor – 1:57
10. Why Hip Hop Sucks in '96 – 0:42
11. Midnight in a Perfect World – 5:03 (hover for more info)
12. Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain – 9:24
13. What Does Your Soul Look Like Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit – 7:29

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