Free MP3s: DJ Shadow – Dreams Of A Piece / Affectations (1992-1996)

Free MP3s: DJ Shadow – Dreams Of A Piece / Affectations (1992-1996)

DJ Shadow recently announced a new archival release exposing his early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled “Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996.” It also includes tracks from an aborted EP with Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become “Six Days.”

DJ Shadow recently announced a new archival release exposing his early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled “Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996.”

Music: DJ Shadow – Dreams Of A Piece

The upcoming release also includes instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP with Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become “Six Days.” “Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996” will be available on CD, double-vinyl and digital. An official release date is not announced yet.

You can download the first two tracks, ‘Dreams Of A Piece’ and ‘Affectations’, below for free. Honestly we’re not too impressed by these first pre-“Endtroducing” productions, but it’s definitely recommended for collectors and DJ Shadow fans.

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

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