Fabulously inventive in its wordplay and sonic world-building, Kool Keith and Dan The Automator’s ‘Dr. Octagonecologyst’ pushed hip-hop to weird places.
DJ Shadow and Mo’Wax boss James Lavelle teamed up for the star-studded UNKLE album ‘Psyence Fiction’ 20 years ago.
The enormous critical success and cult following which DJ Shadow’s seminal debut Endtroducing….. attracted has been a double-edged sword for its creator over the subsequent two decades. The first ever album to be constructed entirely from samples, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, it came to so completely encapsulate the hazy, smoky trip-hop that became fashionable in the late ‘90s that it’s been an millstone for Josh Davis