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Mighty Atom Recreates DJ Shadow's 'Endtroucing' With His Tribute Mix

One of the most important albums in my personal musical journey was DJ Shadow's Endtroducing, which was release 20 years ago. I remember getting it that year for Christmas and being enamored by the way he weaved his sample-based sound in this way. I'd not felt that way since Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation..., and have held this album in high regard ever since.

To celebrate its release, Mighty Atom does the same thing he did for De La Soul, Beck, and The Beastie Boys and recreated Endtroducing track by track, sample by sample, on some real destroy and rebuild shit. It's an intriguing way to revisit this album, especially when you realize that sometimes it's just a quick line or sound from a song that I'd never heard before. Mighty Atom should be applauded for this, but truthfully, it's amazing to see how deep Shadow went in making this album.

You can stream and download the mix below, and for a dope throwback, here's an episode of Solid Steel circa 2000 where Coldcut interviewed Shadow and the Quannum crew.


1. Stanley Clarke – Concerto for Jazz/Rock Orchestra (Part II and Part III) / DJ Shadow – Best Foot Forward / Jeru the Damaja – You Can’t Stop the Prophet / Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Poison / Masters of Ceremony – Dynamite / Stezo – It’s My Turn / Lifer’s Group – Real Deal (Acapella) / Lifer’s Group – Real Deal (Shadow Mix) / Beastie Boys – Party’s Gettin’ Rough

2. Jeremy Storch – I Feel a New Shadow / DJ Shadow – Building Steam With a Grain of Salt / Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders – Soul Food / H.P. Riot – I Need You / Lexia – I Worship You

3. Metallica – Orion / Third Guitar – Baby Don’t Cry / DJ Shadow – Number Song (Cut Chemist Remix) / The Troubleneck Brothers – Back to the Hip Hop (Acapella) / Kuris Blow – AJ Scratch / T La Rock – Breakdown / Pearly Queen – Quit Jivin’ / Don Covay – Bad Luck

4. Motherlode – Soft Shell / Kay Gardner – Inner Mood 1 / Tangerine Dream – Invisible Limits / Embryo – Klondyke Netti

5. Flying Island – The Vision and the Voice

6. Nirvana – Love Suite / Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company – Oleo Strut / DJ Shadow – Stem/Long Stem / Just Ice feat. KRS One – Moshitup

7. Pugh Rogefeldt – Love, Love, Love / Bjork – Possibly Maybe

8. Lefties Soul Connection – Organ Donor / Giorgio Moroder – Tears / Supersister – Judy Goes on Holiday /

9. Samson and Delilah – There’s a DJ in Your Town / Cleo McNett – Snap

10. David Axelrod – The Human Abstract / David Axelrod – The Human Abstract (Om Unit Edit) / Pekka Pohjola – The Madness Subsides / Baraka – Sower of Seeds / Rotary Connection – Life Could / Meredith Monk – Dolmen Music (part 1) / Organized Konfusion – Releasing Hypnotical Gases

11. Top Priority feat. Percee P – Let the Homicides Begin / Charles Bernstein – Moment of Truth (Ghetto Shakedown) / Jo Ann Garrett – Walk on By / Shawn Phillips – All Our Love / DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1) (Peshay Remix) / Heath Brothers – Voice of the Saxophone

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