It's been a good while since we heard from DJ extrordinare DJ Shadow who has been touring nonstop since the release of his last LP The Less You Know The Better. However, today we got some awesome news for fans of Shadow as well as hip hop with the announcement of a brand new release coming this fall. However, before you get all super excited thinking this upcoming release is a brand new production, think again. This time around Shadow takes you back in time on the Wayback Machine without Sherman (Sorry for the Mr. Peabody joke, just watched that recently<3) with his upcoming archival album Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996.
This release highlights Shadow's earliest productions on the Akai MPC and contains previously unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996 which to some is the peak of Shadow's career with the release of Endtroducing. Included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP planned with The Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become The Private Press hit "Six Days." MPC Era is set to be released this August and is now available for pre-order at DJShadow.com. You can also download 2 free tracks "Affectations" and "Dream of a Piece" from the upcoming release below as well as check out the 30 second samples of each track. Definitely, a highlight for any DJ Shadow collector out there.