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FFRR / Mo Wax

DJ Shadow ‎– Preemptive Strike

$38.00

FFRR / Mo Wax

DJ Shadow ‎– Preemptive Strike

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This set compiles much of DJ Shadow's pre-major label material in one convenient package in an attempt to foil bootleggers and bring new fans up-to-date in the curriculum. The results are naturally varied, but all point to a marvelous evolution of talent.

The collection is kept together primarily by its propensity for jazzy beats and psychedelic loops. Shadow (né Josh Davis) moves through everything from old school funk ("In/Flux") to grungy '60s-style guitar raveups ("High Noon").

The centerpiece of the set, however, is a four-part composition called "What Does Your Soul Look Like," which is likely to be the first ever entirely sample-driven rock opera. It's a brilliant piece of work, laced with intriguing sounds, sound bites, and a detectable set of motion. It is also quite possibly better than anything on the critically -acclaimed Entroducing. - Aidin Vaziri

About DJ Shadow:

DJ Shadow, Joshua Paul "Josh" Davis (born June 29, 1972), is an American music producer and DJ. He is a prominent figure in the development of instrumental hip hop and first gained notice with the release of his highly acclaimed debut album Endtroducing......

DJ Shadow's reputation is largely built on the skill with which he manipulates samples, taking rare and unheard pieces of music and reworking them into parts and phrases for his songs. Many of his tracks feature dozens of samples from a wide array of styles and influences including rock, soul, funk, experimental, electronic and jazz. Shadow famously sampled American composer David Axelrod twice: the piano in "Midnight In A Perfect World" from 1996's Endtroducing was originally recorded for Axelrod's "The Human Abstract"; and on his collaboration with DJ Krush, "Duality", sampling Axelrod's "The Warnings" (Part 1). Although Shadow currently uses fewer samples than on his earlier albums, several examples feature on 2006 album, The Outsider. His collaboration with David Banner, "Seein' Thangs", features a synthesizer and vocals from Cecilia's "Crimson Red" and "Outsider Intro" includes an excerpt from Ron Geesin's "Concrete Line Up" from the 1973 album, As He Stands. - Wiki

Item description:

Artist:

DJ Shadow

Title:

Preemptive Strike

Label:

FFRR / Mo Wax

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2000s | Original - 1997

Genre:

Electronica, Hip Hop

Style:

Instrumental, Downtempo, Trip Hop

Catalog No:

314 540 867-1

Condition:

New