DJ Shadow's 1996 Mo' Wax debut, "Endtroducing...," will be released as a deluxe, expanded edition on June 7 via Island/UME.
DJ Shadow's 1996 Mo' Wax debut, "Endtroducing...," will be released as a deluxe, expanded edition on June 7 via Island/UME. The set will feature a bonus disc of single versions, a live track recorded in 1997 in England and previously unreleased demos and remixes.
Highlights include the Extended Overhaul edit of "Organ Donor" which Shadow created for Mo' Wax founder James Lavelle to use in his DJ sets, Cut Chemist's Party Mix of "The Number Song," Peshay's previously unreleased remix of "What Does Your Soul Look Like" and demos or alternate versions of "Building Steam With a Grain of Salt," "Best Foot Forward," "Changeling," "Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96," "Mutual Slump" and "Napalm Brain."
Shadow personally oversaw the update and contributed new liner notes and photos. The booklet will boast excerpts from Eliot Wilder's upcoming book about "Endtroducing...," which will be published in September by Continuum Books.
Nearly a decade since its release, "Endtroducing..." remains a watershed of DJ culture thanks to its unique blend of samples from obscure vinyl albums, propulsive beats and moody atmospherics. The set has sold 290,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It took Shadow six years to release a proper follow-up, 2002's "The Private Press," and he has kept a relatively low profile in recent years. Of late, he has contributed a remix of Keane's "We Might As Well Be Strangers" for a 10-inch vinyl release and produced the track "Over You" for Lyrics Born's new Quannum Projects release, "Same !@#$ Different Day."
According to his official Web site, Shadow is hoping to release his as-yet-untitled new album before the end of the year.