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DJ Shadow - 'Skratchcon Rehersal Mix - September 27, 2000' [(Black) Vinyl LP]
DJ Shadow - 'Skratchcon Rehersal Mix - September 27, 2000' [(Black) Vinyl LP]
DJ Shadow - 'Skratchcon Rehersal Mix - September 27, 2000' [(Black) Vinyl LP]
DJ Shadow - 'Skratchcon Rehersal Mix - September 27, 2000' [(Black) Vinyl LP]

DJ Shadow

Skratchcon Rehersal Mix - September 27, 2000

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"Skratchcon" was a DJ/Turntablism convention curated by the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, which occurred in San Francisco in the summer of 2000. When Shadow and Cut Chemist were asked to perform "Brainfreeze" at the closing expo, the guys suggested recreating "Lessons 1-4" instead, which they did with the help of Steinski .

However, Shadow was also informed that there was extra time available if he wanted to do anything else, sort of as a bonus to keep the crowd's attention between acts. Figuring it would be a rare chance to exhibit some simple, good old-fashioned club spinning, Shadow put this set together at home several days before hand, and recorded the final rehearsal.

Shadow did perform most of this set live at Skratchcon while Cut and Stein were setting up, but had to abort before the end due to time constraints. This set was also edited out of the Skratchcon videotape, as it wasn't really intended for consumption beyond its immediate purpose of moving the crowd between acts. It is nonetheless a rocking set, exhibiting a fine balance between showmanship and mix cohesiveness.

Time: 20 minutes

DJ Shadow Handmade:
It's a well-known fact that Shadow is a vinyl enthusiast. For people who love music, there's no replacing the warmth of a physical mold with grooves. Some people also prefer the ease and portability of CDs, and still others may find that traditional MP3 downloads are insufficient for their needs. For all of those reasons (and all of those people,) we are proud to announce DJ Shadow Handmade. Simply put, this is the ultimate collecting experience for Shadow fans that have it all. Quality and attention to detail is obvious, with all records pressed on extra-pure, 180-gram vinyl. The heavy paste-on, or "tipped sleeve" jackets are die-cut and hand stamped.

What about the music, you say? Shadow has raided his cupboard and turned loose DAT tapes, CD-R's, and cassettes from his own personal archive, unveiling mixes, live performances, and alternate versions of songs, many of which have never been heard before. In some cases, the mere existence of this material is an accident. Several of the live shows, for example, were confiscated from venue employees who were making their own recordings. Still others were made at Shadow's request, to archive a set that would never again be performed. Shadow reports that it has been a hair-raising process: "So many DAT tapes and CDs have become corrupted or broken," he laments. "I'm just glad to have salvaged whatever bits I could before they disappear, too."

As Shadow looks forward to his next wave of new music, fans can revel in some of the gems unearthed during his exhaustive archiving project. How long will they be available? "Until I feel like the demand has been filled," says Shadow. "I definitely don't want to be in 'glory days' mode forever... Once the new album is together, it'll be all about the future again. For now, though...enjoy!"
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