Sunday, July 5, 2009

DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow is the king of all DJ's. This skinny little white dude from San Jose, CA is responsible for some of the most innovative and progressive music available today. Using the gear you see above, Shadow works extensively with "sampling," a musical process in which snippets of different songs are cut, modified, and pieced together to create a unique song. In 1996, he released Endtroducing..... which later made the Guinness Book of World Records as the first album comprised of entirely sampled sources. It is a work of unparalleled creativity, and one of my favorite records of all time. Here's an alternative version of "Organ Donor," which appears on Endtroducing..... If you're at all intrigued, I highly recommend you pick up one or two of his albums and delve into this unique genre of music.

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