An Amazing Live Tribute to DJ Shadow's Masterpiece
ENDTRODUCING LIVE !!!
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
ENDTRODUCING LIVE !!!
DJ Shadow's first full-length work, Endtroducing....., was released in late 1996 to critical acclaim. Endtroducing would go on to make the Guinness World Records book for "First Completely Sampled Album" in 2001. The only pieces of equipment Shadow used to produce the album were the AKAI MPC60 12-bit sampling drum machine, a pair of turntables and a borrowed-by-visiting Pro Tools setup from an early adopter of the technology, Dan "The Automator" Nakamura. In November 2006 Time magazine named it one of its "All-Time" 100 best albums...
The Shadow Sessions is a 7 piece band fronted by San Francisco drummer Dan Luehring, who brings together A-List musicians from several different parts of the country, all sharing the same goal of successfully recreating DJ Shadows iconic 1996 release ENDTRODUCING..... To see ENDTRODUCING performed by a live band is a MUST for any DJ Shadow fan. The album takes on that organic awareness that you get from seeing a group of musicians playing with a true love for their instrument. Sampling the sampler with the same tools used to create the albums being sampled from originally, The Shadow Sessions successfully bring DJ Shadows orchestral masterpiece ENDTRODUCING..... Full Circle. The brilliant soundtrack coupled with the chemistry and energy of the band, mixed with the amazing atmosphere of The New Parish, will make this one of the most memorable shows you'll ever see! Special guests TBA!
From DJ'ing at the now infamous Future Primitive parties to running his own Change the Beat weekly in San Francisco for nearly 5 years, Mophono (also aka DJ Centipede) has been an unsung mainstay of the Bay Area, CA electronic/hip hop DJ scenes for some time. Fresh off of both an appearance on The Gaslamp Killer's latest Death Gate EP and live at his 10/10/10 Brainfeeder Session in Los Angeles, the beatmaker and crate- digging aficionado has begun to focus on his next step – a full length release entitled Cut Form Crush for his own label CB Records.
Benji's sample digging and break hunting roots stem from the era where DJ Shadow was "Entroduced" and vinyl was the only way to DJ; as Mophono, he specializes in the art of dusty drums and heavy synthscapes. Cut Form Crush presents an expert take on the escalating west coast beat scene with 14 tracks of formidable compositional styles that beautifully weave together all sorts of musical breeds – the wide-ranging influences of music concrete, B- Boy culture, classical string arrangements and dirty jazz drumming can all be heard throughout. "Cut Form Crunch", which was created from a live studio session with the luminary Flying Lotus, is completely exemplary of the album's hard edge drum machine crunch and odd rhythms. After a listen to the album, the unique stamp of Mophono's skillful past and future in music becomes exceedingly clear.
Having performed at the Brainfeeder festival (Flying Lotus brain child) and shared the stage with Amon Tobin, Edan, DJ Food, DJ Krush, Dabrye, Diplo, Gonjasufi and De La Soul and many others), Mophono is poised and ready to present Cut Form Crush, his finest and most all-encompassing statement.