DJ Shadow ‎– The 4-Track Era (Volume 2: Best Of The Remixes And Megamixes (1990-1992))

CD, Partially Mixed, Compilation, Promo, Limited Edition

Companies, etc.



Limited to 1000 copies.

Comes in a gatefold dvd-sized card sleeve. Only available from the official DJ Shadow website, this was given away with any t-shirt purchase from the site and included in one out of /200 "The 4-Track Era Collection Box Bundle".

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 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!".

© 2007 Reconstruction Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: RP-002 ++GX22601
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY93
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1078