DJ Shadow unveils Hidden Transmissions

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  • The hip-hop innovator will has plans to release a collection of previously unheard archival material.
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  • DJ Shadow will release Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996 through his own website. The California producer and hip-hop veteran is probably best known for sampling other people's work, as on his now-canonical 1996 Entroducing..... album. This compilation, however, will showcase Shadow's earliest experiments with the Akai MPC spanning from 1992-1996, a drum machine that proved an important part of hip-hop history and still has a prominent place thanks to modern producers like Araabmuzik. The tracklist includes an aborted EP planned for a 1994 release called The Gift Of Gab, containing an embryonic version of what would later become "Six Days." Total Breakdown isn't the first time DJ Shadow has dipped into his own archives; 2008 saw the release of The 4-Track Era compilation, containing Shadow works from 1990-1992. Hidden Transmissions will be released as a CD, double vinyl LP, and digitally, and customers who order through will be treated to three exclusive bonus tracks. An exact release date is still to be announced. Tracklisting 01. Intropy (Original Version) 02. Vee In Detroit 03. Dreams Of A Piece 04. The Not-So-Quiet Storm 05. Fast Rap Fanfare 06. Intensely Hitting 07. Mystical With Solo 08. Alright 09. 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) Digital Bonus Tracks 25. Give Up The Drums 26. Slow Poke 27. Vortex will release Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996 later this year.