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Endtroducing..... (1996)

DJ Shadow
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Electronica, Trip hop, Hip hop music, Breakbeat

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Endtroducing..... is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist DJ Shadow. It was released on November 19, 1996 by Mo' Wax Records. The album was conceived as an effort by Shadow to make an album completely based around sampling. It is structured almost entirely out of sampled elements from genres ranging from hip hop, jazz, funk, psychedelia, as well as samples from films and interviews. All sampling on the album was done on an Akai MPC60 MKII sampler.
DJ Shadow released Endtroducing..... when he was 24 years old. Frequenting record stores to find music, he would often bring a small Fisher Price battery operated record player to listen to the records in the store. Obscure albums are of interest, while DJ Shadow tries to avoid obvious material in his recordings.
Endtroducing..... is structured completely out of sampled elements, including hip hop, jazz, funk, psychedelia, old television shows, interviews and percussion tracks. The entirety of the album was composed on an MPC60, a machine which Shadow would later pass on to Chief Xcel. The album has been cited in Guinness World Records as being the first album created entirely from sampled sources, although the liner notes of

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Tracks

0:50 Best Foot Forward
6:39 Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
5:08 What Does Your Soul Look Like, Part 4
0:25 [untitled]
1:57 Organ Donor
0:43 Why Hip Hop Sucks in '96
9:21 Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
7:29 What Does Your Soul Look Like, Part 1: Blue Sky Revisit / Transmission 3
9:22 Stem/Long Stem / Transmission 2
7:51 Changeling / Transmission 1
4:04 Mutual Slump
4:38 The Number Song
4:58 Midnight in a Perfect World
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Frank's picture
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A triumph for vinyl recycling. And hip hop.