DJ Shadow Dissects "Mutual Slump"

The often excellent Song Exploder podcast has dropped an episode featuring DJ Shadow pulling apart his seminal 1996 track "Mutual Slump":


It's difficult to overstate just how much of a creative gut-punch DJ Shadow's early recordings were to those of us producing electronic music at the time. I remember how the pre-Entroducing singles on Mo'Wax – such as "Lost & Found (S.F.L.)" – totally blew my mind and forced me to raise my studio game. I know I wasn't alone.

I met Josh / DJ Shadow at a record show in Austin in the early 2000s before one of my gigs. After introducing myself he laughed and said, "ohhh, now I know what my friend meant when he told me DJ Q-Bert was in town."