I got caught up on my Sole Sides news yesterday, and the site pointed to a project I’m going to follow with great interest.
The Shadow Sessions, which I’m assuming is the group’s name, is a live band performing DJ Shadow’s classic Endtroducing … in its entirety. Details are sketchy, but the group’s MySpace notes that it’s targeting a June release and that the project is for charity.
Nothing is downloadable yet, but the group is streaming “Phase I” of the recording: drum tracks. That only makes sense seeing as how Endtroducing … is built on the foundation of drums and beats.
I’ve been trying to match up the beats the Shadow Sessions posted with the corresponding DJ Shadow song. I’m pretty sure that Track 4 of the drums matches Building Steam With a Grain of Salt. I think Track 1 might be Changeling/Transmission 1. Track 3 could be What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)??
It’s neat to see this come together piece by piece. Also, think about what’s going on here: A DJ samples live instrumentation, which then is pieced back together by, uh, live instrumentation.
On that note, does anybody have the deluxe edition of Endtroducing … ? Worth it? Yay? Nay?
Anyway, go check out the Shadow Sessions on MySpace.