DJ Shadow is about to release Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996, containing lots of previously unheard tracks, sketches and rough takes from the period of his early experimentations on the Akai MPC. It also includes tracks from a ruled out 1994 EP with Gift Of Gab.

No release date is scheduled yet, but the collection will be available on CD, double-vinyl and digitally via DJshadow.com. Full tracklist is here below, alongside with two streamable and dowloadable for free snippets out of it: ‘Dreams Of Piece’ (1992) and ‘Affectations’ (1996).

Tracklist, CD/Vinyl Version:

  • 1. Intropy (Original Version)
  • 2. Vee In Detroit
  • 3. Dreams Of A Piece
  • 4. The Not-So-Quiet Storm
  • 5. Fast Rap Fanfare
  • 6. Intensely Hitting
  • 7. Mystical With Solo
  • 8. Alright
  • 9. Don’t Try It
  • 10. From The Old School
  • 11. Freddi’s Popcorn
  • 12. Quickstep
  • 13. Movin’ On (Gab Demo 1)
  • 14. Falling Up
  • 15. Mellow But Chunky
  • 16. Total Breakdown (Gab Demo 2)
  • 17. Heavy Mood
  • 18. Affectations
  • 19. Perilous Journey (Gab Demo 3)
  • 20. Aye
  • 21. Brittle But Magic
  • 22. Atmospheric Disturbances
  • 23. Swimming Upstream (Gab Demo 4)
  • 24. Up For Grabs (Outro)

  • DJshadow.com bonus tracks:

  • 25. Give Up The Drums
  • 26. Slow Poke
  • 27. Vortex