Well, I had planned on offering a one-day special on a download of Brainfreeze, a 50-minute mix of funk 45s by DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, as a Labor Day treat. However, the Solesides Web site is auctioning off an original pressing of the CD, with all benefits to be donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The CD is for auction here at eBay.
Brainfreeze was recorded as practice session by Shadow and Cut Chemist before a 1999 Future Primitive gig in San Francisco. I was fortunate enough to find the CD last weekend in LA; I don’t know if it’s a first or second pressing, but I really don’t care. The music and mixing is absolutely fantastic. For a history and breakdown of the samples, visit this site.
I highly suggest placing a bid on this CD. It’s for a good cause and you get something out of it, too.
DJ Shadow (feat. Zack de la Rocha) | March of Death (via Solesides.com)
Cut Chemist | Lesson 4: The Radio