eiki

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 3) eiki

July 12, 2020
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 3), 10", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl, MW 027 P3

Blue is a non standard color whereas black is the usual color, when nothing is stated it means that the color is black.
actually-records

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1) actually-records

July 6, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1), 10", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl, MW 027 P1
Should be noted that each of these white label 10" test pressings are on black vinyl. Very lucky to have been gifted a set from Tim Goldsworthy.
actually-records

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4) actually-records

July 6, 2020
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4), 10", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl, MW 027 P4
Should be noted that each of these white label 10" test pressings are on black vinyl.
borstalscum

Peshay Vs DJ Shadow / DJ Die Vs DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1) Remixes borstalscum

July 18, 2019
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1) Remixes, 12", MW087
A very simple and unfussy remix by Peshay here, just running the samples from the original over a two step with occasional amen fill, but the sample is so strong that this is much more preferable to a radical reworking. DJ Die’s more breaky reworking keeps the vocal, but is just that little bit less effective in being that bit more ambitious.
elahrairah

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like elahrairah

May 4, 2019
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, 12", MW027
New entry on the UK indie charts week of 25th March 1995.
Ildefonso

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like Ildefonso

January 15, 2019
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, 12", MW027
This single was and is a game changer. It paved the way for the new borders of sonic exploration, and is just bubbling with ideas about to burst out on a full (double) LP format from one of the most creative minds of the decade.
ShadowEgo

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like ShadowEgo

January 18, 2016
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, 12", MW027
at 3:28 min, the track "What Does Your Soul Look Like Part II", contains a vocal sample taken from the 1971 movie "Johnny Got His Gun".
spl3nd1d

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like spl3nd1d

December 28, 2014
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, 12", MW027
Life-changing release, basically impossible to dislike.

RARE-GRILLS

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like RARE-GRILLS

February 24, 2012
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, 12", MW027
I still can never decide what speed to play this, I love that.
DJPIGG

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like DJPIGG

May 4, 2011
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, CD, MW027CDL
When buying DJ Shadow's back catalogue (and you most certainly should), it's worth bearing in mind that this contains exactly the same music as MW027CD. It's only the cover that's different.
DJPIGG

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like as reviewed by DJPIGG

May 4, 2011
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, CD, Single, MW027CD
It doesn't matter that the first time I properly heard this was stoned out of my mind after an afternoon of drinking... this EP is HEAVY, even if you're straight!

It takes the art of sampling/DJ-ing/turntableism (whatever you want to call it) to another level. You don't (often) hear the cuts or scratches, what you hear is a magnum opus of mind-bending aural magnificence.

Having read Eliot Wilder's 33⅓ book on the making of "Endtroducing..." (which is a pretty good read) it's clear that much of DJ Shadow's early work was done when he was feeling quite lonely (at least in musical terms) and sometimes depressed (personally). This feeling is exemplified in "WDYSLL".

That's not to say that the music isn't uplifting... it most certainly is but it has a general air of melancholy that I feel is unsurpassed in the realm of 'hip hop' music (as broad as that spectrum needs to be to encompass this).

Highly, highly recommended and TOTALLY unique.
Faktor14

DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like as reviewed by Faktor14

May 27, 2008
referencing What Does Your Soul Look Like, 12", MW027
When I heard this EP, it turned a lot of things around for me musically.
I'd always loved rap/hip hop alongside a love for many other genres and the melting pot mentality that Shadow employs for his early tracks encompassed so many elements that I love about music.

The sheer emotion that he manged to get into these 4 tracks using only borrowed music is one of immense skill, ear and patience. Everything sits together perfectly and the sax solo in the breakdown is a very special musical moment.

Definitely one of my desert island discs.