Throughout his career, DJ Shadow has ben of two minds. One is the forward-looking producer and turntablist who insists on evolving, despite the call on fans to maintain a status quo (usually fixated around the time of his legendary debut album, Endtroducing). At the same time, Shadow himself has always acknowledged the archival element to his work, whether digging through long forgotten crates looking for the ultimate samples, or compiling his own past, much of which has never seen the light of day.
It’s in the spirit of the latter that Shadow has announced Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996. As is indicated by the title, this 24-track collection will feature 24 unreleased cuts from Josh Davis’ DAT collection, all of it composed on his trusty MPC. There is no release date set for this double-vinyl, CD or download compilation, but you can download the 1996 track “Affections” after the jump.