Friday, 23 October 2009


‘Seen this!!!?’ It’s an email from a friend, one of many hundreds we all receive at work from various amigos and electronic associates on a daily basis; but this one’s from a trusted source. And, what’s more, it has three exclamation marks and a question mark; this is going to be good. Open. It seems to be DJ Shadow related, already worth an exclamation mark or two. Read on. And here’s where the extra exclamation, to say nothing of that quizzical question mark, comes in. It seems that Shadow’s seminal Endtroducing was the first album ever to be comprised solely of samples. It’s in the Guiness Book of Records, no live performance whatsoever. Who knew? Matt Derbyshire did, and he’s turntabling the whole album on its head by performing it live, note for note, with a nine piece band at the Jazz Café this very evening. OMG!!!! /

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