DJ Shadow releasing album of pre-Endtroducing material are very excited to announce a major new archival release exposing Shadow’s early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled, "Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996." Included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP planned with The Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become "Six Days." The new collection of "MPC Era" tracks follows on from the much-loved "4-Track Era" releases from 2008 and 2009, and establishes a pattern which should be familiar to Shadow fans. "I like to follow up new material (such as the recent 'The Less You Know, The Better' LP) with a tastefully-done archival project," Shadow explains. "As long as the old stuff is given a context and doesn’t overshadow the new, I think it’s a healthy exercise for me, and one that re-calibrates me for whatever new musical path lies ahead. I think it’s important to revisit where you’ve been occasionally so that you can determine where to go.' "Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996" will be available on CD, double-vinyl, and download, with exclusive content available at In the meantime, go here and enjoy the free track to whet your appetite! Track List, CD/Vinyl Version: 1. Intropy (Original Version) 2. Vee In Detroit 3. Dreams Of A Piece 4. The Not-So-Quiet Storm 5. Fast Rap Fanfare 6. Intensely Hitting 7. Mystical With Solo 8. Alright 9. Don’t Try It 10. From The Old School 11. Freddi’s Popcorn 12. Quickstep 13. Movin’ On (Gab Demo 1) 14. Falling Up 15. Mellow But Chunky 16. Total Breakdown (Gab Demo 2) 17. Heavy Mood 18. Affectations 19. Perilous Journey (Gab Demo 3) 20. Aye 21. Brittle But Magic 22. Atmospheric Disturbances 23. Swimming Upstream (Gab Demo 4) 24. Up For Grabs (Outro) Bonus Tracks: 25. Give Up The Drums 26. Slow Poke 27. Vortex
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