DJ Shadow - The 4-Track Era Volume 2: Best Of The Remixes And Megamixes (1990-1992)
Label: Reconstruction Productions
Format: CD, Promo
Released: 11 Dec 2007
Genre: Hip Hop, Non-Music
Style: Interview, Cut-up/DJ, Hip Hop
Credits: Artwork By - Paul Insect
DJ Mix [Megamix] - DJ Shadow (tracks: 2, 5, 10)
Remix - DJ Shadow (tracks: 1, 3, 6 to 9, 11)
Notes: Comes in a gatefold dvd-sized card sleeve.
01 - Eric B & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit Em (DJ Shadow Rmx) (2:39)
02 - DJ Shadow - Best Of The Megamixes (Part 1) (17:17)
03 - Poor Righteous Teachers - Shakiyla (DJ Shadow Rmx) (6:08)
04 - DJ Shadow - Bubble Gum Beat (3:42)
05 - DJ Shadow - Best Of The Megamixes (Part 2) (14:23)
06 - TKA - Give Your Love To Me (DJ Shadow Rmx) (4:12)
07 - Cutty Ranks - Stopper (DJ Shadow Rmx) (2:57)
08 - Jungle Brothers - Jimbrowski (DJ Shadow Rmx) (4:25)
09 - Latee - No Tricks (DJ Shadow Rmx) (4:02)
10 - DJ Shadow - Best Of The Megamixes (Part 3) (7:26)
11 - 3rd Bass - Wordz Of Wisdom (DJ Shadow Rmx) (8:01)
There's no official tracklisting, the CD contains 11 untitled tracks with no denotation of source. The tracklisting used below is revealed when using itunes or winamp to play the CD.
The press release from the official website stated: "This collection of work spanning from 1990 to 1992 focuses on Shadow’s first steps into full-fledged production. Classics like Eric B and Rakim’s “Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em” and Jungle Brothers’ “Jimbrowski” are given the full cut-and-paste treatment, all performed with turntables and a multi-track cassette recorder; no samplers or computers are used. Included in this volume are tracks from the infamous “Reconstruction” tapes which led to Shadow’s first big breaks into the broader hip-hop scene (including the Source Magazine article which led to commissioned works from Hollywood BASIC Records’ Dave Funkenklein, which directly led to interest from Mo’ Wax). In some cases, the remixes were created for the fun of it; others, such as Poor Righteous Teachers’ “Shakiyla,” were made at the behest of A&R men, hopeful that the result would amount to remix gold (admittedly a difficult task given the sonic limitations of cassette tape!) And then there’s the megamixes, earlier examples of the technique eventually realized and broadcast on Bay Area radio (see Volume 1 of this series); Ice Cube meets Brand Nubian, T La Rock meets Freshco & Miz, and N.W.A. meets 3rd Bass, all for your sonic amusement!"