A seminal, incredibly influential hip hop release (also regarded as pretty much the last word in instrumental ‘trip hop’, a term used a lot at the time), Endtroducing is simply one of the defining albums of the 90s. It is famously also the first record ever made entirely from samples of other people’s records – with a particularly broad array of sources used, many mined from the catacomb-like basement under the artist’s favourite record store in Sacramento, which has long since closed its doors. This is the store pictured by photographer B+ on the album cover and in many other shots included in the package.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album UMC are proud to present this Abbey Road Half Speed Mastered edition. ‘Half-Speed Mastering’ is an elaborate process whereby the source is played back at half its’ normal speed and the turntable on the disc cutting lathe is running at 16 2/3 R.P.M. Because both the source and the cut were running at half their “normal” speeds everything plays back at the right speed when the record is played at home,
We will also be offering an exclusive 7” featuring simply one the greatest remixes of the era, Cut Chemist’s remix of The Number Song on side A, Side B features a new track, exclusive to this release Endtroducing: Drums, Drops & Scratches created by DJ Shadow to celebrate the anniversary.
Best Foot Forward
Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
The Number Song
Changeling / Transmission
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt. 4)
Stem / Long Stem / Transmission 2
Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96
Midnight In A Perfect World
Napalm Brain / Scatter Brain
What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt. 1 / Blue Sky Revisit / Transmission 3