DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…..


Endtroducing…..¬†is the debut studio album by American music producer DJ Shadow, released on September 16, 1996, by Mo’ Wax. It is an instrumental hip hop work composed almost entirely of samples from vinyl records. DJ Shadow produced¬†Endtroducing¬†over two years, using an Akai MPC60 sampler and little other equipment. He edited and layered samples to create new tracks of varying moods and tempos.

In the United Kingdom, where DJ Shadow had already established himself as a rising act,¬†Endtroducing¬†received praise from music journalists at the time of its release, and reached the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart. It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry. Mo’ Wax issued four singles from the album, including the chart hits “Midnight in a Perfect World” and “Stem”. It took considerably longer for¬†Endtroducing¬†to find success in the United States. After promoting the album and returning to his hometown of Davis, California, DJ Shadow devoted his time to creating new music. During this period, interest in¬†Endtroducing¬†began to build among the American music press, and it peaked at number 37 on the US¬†Billboard¬†Heatseekers Albums chart.

Endtroducing¬†was ranked highly on various lists of the best albums of 1996, and has been acclaimed by critics as one of the greatest albums of the 1990s. It is considered a landmark recording in instrumental hip hop, with DJ Shadow’s sampling techniques and arrangements leaving a lasting influence. In 2020,¬†Rolling Stone¬†magazine ranked¬†Endtroducing¬†329th on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Source: Wikipedia

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