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DJ Shadow: The Private Press

Nick Southall, Stylus, 1 September 2003

IN 1996 JOSH DAVIS RELEASED ...Endtroducing, an expansive, intricate and morose tapestry of samples that wove brass, pianos, filtersweeps and hip hop beats together, creating something new from many things old. Quick to garner critical acclaim, public acceptance slowly but surely followed, making ...Endtroducing one of those rare things; a cult record that found mainstream success, attracting serious hip hop chin-strokers and casual music fans alike. Predictably, DJ Shadow became a cool name to drop on the back of very little material.

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