Editors’ Notes As a hip-hop-obsessed aspiring DJ and producer in the '80s, Josh Davis probably dreamed of making beats for rappers. There wasn't much else he would be expected to do at the time beyond perhaps a solo cut to show off his skills. But when Davis became DJ Shadow in the early '90s, his intricate collages of samples and scratching helped create turntablism, an epic instrumental journey through his deep record collection. Whether punchy and uptempo or slow and moody, Shadow's gripping mixes always create drama.

SONG
ALBUM
Midnight in a Perfect World
4:58
 
Nobody Speak (feat. Run the Jewels)
3:15
 
Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
4:27
 
Rocket Fuel (feat. De La Soul)
3:15
 
Mashin' on the Motorway
2:58
 
This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)
3:03
 
You Can't Go Home Again
7:03
 
What Does Your Soul Look Like, Pt. 4
5:02
 
Fixed Income
4:49
 
Kings & Queens (feat. Run the Jewels)
3:53
 
Stem / Long Stem (Medley)
7:47
 
Influx
12:14
 
Lonely Soul (feat. Richard Ashcroft)
8:53
 
Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
6:40
 
You Made It (feat. Chris James)
2:44
 

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