DJ SHADOW - THE 4 TRACK ERA VOL. 2 BEST OF REMIXES & MEGAMIXES
DJShadow.com/ShopDJShadow.com is pleased to present the latest volume in the 4-Track Era series highlighting Shadow’s formative work. Entitled “Volume 2: Best of the Remixes and Megamixes,” this collection of work spanning from 1990 to 1992 focuses on Shadow’s first steps into full-fledged production. Classics like Eric B and Rakim’s “Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em” and Jungle Brothers’ “Jimbrowski” are given the full cut-and-paste treatment, all performed with turntables and a multi-track cassette recorder; no samplers or computers are used. Included in this volume are tracks from the infamous “Reconstruction” tapes which led to Shadow’s first big breaks into the broader hip-hop scene (including the Source Magazine article which led to commissioned works from Hollywood BASIC Records’ Dave Funkenklein, which directly led to interest from Mo’ Wax).
In some cases, the remixes were created for the fun of it; others, such as Poor Righteous Teachers’ “Shakiyla,” were made at the behest of A&R men, hopeful that the result would amount to remix gold (admittedly a difficult task given the sonic limitations of cassette tape!) And then there’s the megamixes, earlier examples of the technique eventually realized and broadcast on Bay Area radio (see Volume 1 of this series); Ice Cube meets Brand Nubian, T La Rock meets Freshco & Miz, and N.W.A. meets 3rd Bass, all for your sonic amusement!
Designed by Paul Insect in a beautiful "DVD-style" package, this is one offer every DJShadow.com/ShopDjShadow.com enthusiast shouldn't miss.
DJ Shadow - The 4-Track Era (Volume 2: Best Of The Remixes & Megamixes [1990-1992]
Eric B & Rakim_Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em [DJ Shadow Remix]
DJ Shadow_Best Of The Megamixes_ [Part 1]
Poor Righteous Teachers_Shakiyla [DJ Shadow Remix]
DJ Shadow_Bubble Gum Beat
DJ Shadow_Best Of The Megamixes [Part 2]
TKA_Give Your Love To Me [DJ Shadow Remix]
Cutty Ranks_Stopper [DJ Shadow Remix]
Jungle Brothers_Jimbrowski [DJ Shadow Remix]
Latee_No Tricks [DJ Shadow Remix]
DJ Shadow_Best Of The Megamixes [Part 3]
3rd Bass_Wordz Of Wisdom [DJ Shadow Remix]
(tracklist compiled by the people at the solesides messageboards)