Introducing Endtroducing again! DJ Shadow’s 1996 album, Endtroducing was such an extraordinary game changer for me. It shifted not just the genres of music I listened to, and was open to, but even how I listened to music.

It is still epic, I’m sure I don’t need to convince many of you of that.

There is such a distinctive sound to early DJ Shadow, with the beats snagged off records where it was easy to separate them from the rest of the music (eg. U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday sample).

I don’t think he’s ever managed to hit the heady heights of the beginning of his career again, but that’s just the way of it sometimes. It certainly doesn’t make the achievement represented by Endtroducing any less.

In the spirit of brevity, hit the play button, and check out the tracklisting below (artists other than DJ Shadow appear with sections of their music he sampled).

  • Giorgio Moroder – Tears
  • Organ Donor
  • Bjork – Possibly Maybe
  • Mutual Slump
  • What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt 3)
  • In Flux
  • What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt 4)
  • Lost & Found
  • The Number Song (inc. Cut Chemist Party mix)
  • What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt 2)
  • Transmission 1
  • Transmission 2
  • David Axelrod – The Human Abstract
  • Midnight In A Perfect World
  • DJ Shadow’s Theme
  • Building Steam With A Grain Of Sand
  • Napalm Brain
  • Scatter Brain
  • Changeling
  • Hardcore (Instrumental)
  • Bubble Gum Beat
  • DJ Krush – Meiso (DJ Shadow Klub mix)
  • Stem
  • Long Stem
  • The Third Decade – Our Move (DJ Shadow mix)
  • What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt 1)
  • Six Days
  • Soup