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DJ Shadow: the songs which inspired Endtroducing

Pioneering producer DJ Shadow takes control of the 6 Mix, talking about the making of his seminal Endtroducing LP and his brand new album.

Pioneering producer DJ Shadow takes control of the 6 Mix, talking and playing the music which inspired his seminal debut LP Endtroducing and his brand new album.

Raised in California, Shadow - AKA Josh Davis - started his career as a college radio DJ in the early 90s but soon started experimenting with making sample based electronic music, which found its way into the hands of British DJ, hip hop aficionado and founder of the Mo' Wax label, James Lavelle. A remix of Massive Attack's Karmacoma got people talking, but it was the release of his 1996 album Endtroducing - the first ever LP to be wholly constructed out of samples - which made Davis' name.

In this special 6 Mix, Shadow plays the music which inspired Endtroducing, on the 15th anniversary of its release. He talks about how music by De La Soul, Afrika Baambataa, Peshay and Debbie Harry amongst others informed its sound.

There's also a chance to hear what inspired the production on his new album - The Less You Know, The Better -including tracks by Little Dragon and the Weekend.

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Sat 1 Oct 2011 22:00

Music Played

  • The Music That Inspired 'Endtroducing'

    • DJ Shadow

      Best Foot Forward (Excerpt)

    • De La Soul

      The Magic Number

    • Public Enemy

      Night Of The Living Bassheads

    • Main Source

      Looking At The Front Door

    • Blackalicious

      Changes

    • Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force

      Planet Rock

    • DJ Shadow

      The Number Song (Excerpt)

    • The Invaders

      The Invaders - Spacing Out

    • DJ Shadow

      Stem

    • The Jackboys

      Sling That Monkey

    • Debbie Harry

      In Love With Love

    • DJ Shadow

      Scatter Brain (Excerpt)

    • DJ Shadow

      What Does Your Soul Look Like? (Peshay Remix)

    • Queen

      We Will Rock You (Rick Rubin's Ruined Mix)

    • Hustlers FC

      Big Trouble In Little Asia

    • DJ Shadow

      Organ Donor

    • 3i0

      Organ Donor

    • Fidgital

      Organ Donor

    • Unknown

      Organ Donor

    • DJ Shadow

      Midnight In A Perfect World

    • DJ Shadow

      This Time (I'm Gonna Go My Way)

  • The Music That Inspired 'The Less You Know, The Better'

    • Unknown

      Unknown Title

    • Little Dragon

      Fortune

    • DJ Shadow Feat. Little Dragon

      Scale It Back

    • The Weekend

      Too Bad

    • Orchid Spangiafora

      Unknown

    • Nirvana Vs Rick James

      All Apologies/Give It To Me (DJ Shadow mashup)

    • DJ Shadow Feat. Tom Vek

      Warning Call

  • The Music That Inspired Endtroducing

    • DJ Shadow

      Best Foot Forward (Excerpt)

    • De La Soul

      The Magic Number

    • Public Enemy

      Night Of The Living Bassheads

    • Main Source

      Looking At The Front Door

    • Blackalicious

      Changes

    • Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force

      Planet Rock

    • DJ Shadow

      The Number Song (Excerpt)

    • The Invaders

      The Invaders - Spacing Out

    • DJ Shadow

      Stem

    • The Jackboys

      Sling That Monkey

    • Debbie Harry

      In Love With Love

    • DJ Shadow

      Scatterbrain (Excerpt)

    • DJ Shadow

      What Does Your Soul Look Like? (Peshay Remix)

    • Queen

      We Will Rock You (Rick Rubin's Ruined Mix)

    • Hustlers FC

      Big Trouble In Little Asia

    • DJ Shadow

      Organ Donor

    • 3i0

      Organ Donor

    • Fidgital

      Organ Donor

    • Unknown

      Organ Donor

    • DJ Shadow

      Midnight In A Perfect World

    • DJ Shadow

      This Time (I'm Gonna Go My Way)

  • The Music That Inspired 'The Less You Know, The Better'

    • Unknown

      Unknown Track

    • Little Dragon

      Fortune

    • DJ Shadow Feat. Little Dragon

      Scale It Back

    • The Weekend

      The Weekend - Too Bad

    • Orchid Spangiafora

      Unknown

    • Nirvana Vs Rick James

      All Apologies/Give It To Me (DJ Shadow Mashup)

    • DJ Shadow Feat. Tom Vek

      Warning Call

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