Endtroducing to Psyence Fiction

1996-00:

The golden age of Mo Wax

Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World

1996

Mo Wax

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1st single taken from Endtroducing, it was officially released on the 2nd of September 1996 in the UK.

MW059RF

Introducing.....Endtroducing

1996 Aug. [MW059RF]

Mo Wax / UK

Cassette, Sampler, Promo
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Issued in an o-card, it plays snippets of a selection of songs from Endtroducing. Same programs plays on both sides.

Sampler

Endtroducing...

1996

Mo Wax / UK

Cassette, Sampler, Advance
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Chrome Super II - Heavy Duty Ultra Stabilized - IEC II . Position High. Single-sided tape.

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1996

Design: Ben Drury & Will Bankhead

Photography: B+

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Nearly exclusively composed of samples, this seminal LP is considered a must have by music specialists. To Shadow's recollection, it took about a year before to become an acclaimed success as we know it.

Endtroducing.....

Stem

1996

Design: Ben Drury & Will Bankhead

Photography: B+

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2nd single taken from Endtroducing officially released 28th of October 1996, exclusively in the UK.

Stem

High Noon

1996

Photography: B+

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Shadow’s first single post Endtroducing, and intended as an antidote to the "Chillout, Trip-Hop" pigeonholing. Ironically, it would anticipate the UK Big Beat movement to a ‘t.’ One of Shadow’s highest-charting singles in the UK, and one of the most well-received.

High Noon

SAC 1294

1997 Cassette, Sampler, Promo

FFRR / US [SAC 1294]

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Besides sharing the same family name, Jeru and Josh extensively toured together between March and April 1997.

This tape was released to promote the 30 dates Tour in the USA.

Jeru The Damaja / DJ Shadow ‎– Snippets From Wrath Of The Math / Endtroducing.....

Number Song DAT

1997 DAT

Mo Wax / UK

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Somewhere in 1997, a handful were created in the Mo Wax studios to be sent to various DJs for remixes, as it contains the raw samples. Josh confirmed that to date, the only official Number Song Remix made is the Cut Chemist one, released end of that year on MW086DJ.

Number Song / Organ Donor

1997 [AMDJ042897]

A&M Records / Canada

12", EP, Promo

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A very unusual item with mostly alternate versions only available on this Canadian promo.

The Remix EP

1997 [AMDJ042897]

A&M Records / Canada

12", Promo

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Another Canadian promo, this time a split. Incidentally it shares the same cat# as the one above.

DJ Shadow / Underworld

Midnight In A Perfect World / Pearl's Girl

1997

Solesides / USA

12", Sampler, Promo

Photography: B+ / Design: Brent Rollins

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A sampler that dropped ahead of the Latyrx LP release. Even though Mo Wax was the licensee in the UK, the logo is nowhere to be seen.

Shadow produced "Latyrx" and "The Quickening (The Wreckoning Part II)".

Latyrx - Latyrx

1997

Solesides / USA

Photography: B+

Design: Brent Rollins

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Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born's seminal LP. 4 tracks were produced by Shadow.

Latyrx - Latyrx

1997

Solesides / USA

Design: Brent Rollins

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Title track and its instrumental produced by Shadow.

Latyrx - Lady Don't Tek No

1997

Solesides / USA

Design: Brent Rollins

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4 tracks produced, mixed and written by Shadow.

Latyrx - The Muzapper's Mixes EP

1997

Solesides / USA

Design: Brent Rollins

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The TP was pressed end of 1997, for street releases as early as 1998.

Latyrx - The Muzapper's Mixes

Number Song

1997

Design: Ben Drury

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The first TP dropped late 97 but it was in the streets in 98. It contains the Cut Chemist remix emanating from the above DAT and the remix of Painkiller made for Depeche Mode. Apparently Mute let the remix be released out of their sight.

Number Song / Painkiller (Remixes)

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1997

Design: Phil Frost

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This compilation features most songs produced for the UK market with the intention to be released in the US. Only 20000 copies were supposed to be pressed but after the success of Endtroducing, FFRR overruled it.

Preemptive Strike

1998 Jul. 22

Design: Futura

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2 versions of this promo kit exist, they were released ahead of UNKLE's first LP with a quantity of goodies, a real collector. It remains unclear how many copies of each were created, some say 700 of each. If some tape is on box, it's the 2nd run.

Content:

- 12" gatefold pop-up sleeve
- 5" vinyl in a resealable envelope
- UNKLE Insignia pack of 11 stickers

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction (Survival Kit)

Psyence Fiction (Sneak Preview)

1998 Aug.

Design: Futura

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Sent to various stores and radios as a follow up to the Survival Kit above. It even got a French release on cassette.

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction (Sneak Preview)

1998 [815 399-1]

ElektroMotor / Germany

12", Sampler, Promo

Design: Futura

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Available in Germany only through ElektroMotor, the local Mo Wax distributor.

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction (Sampler)

Psyence Fiction

1998 Aug. 24

Design: Futura / Sk8thing

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"A billion years in the making..." before Psyence Fiction hit the market, supported by Thom Yorke, Ian Brown and many others. UNKLE was Shadow and Lavelle. This LP defined a generation.

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction

Virgin In-Store

1998 Oct. 12

London Records / USA

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Promoting PF in the States, Shadow and Lavelle toured Virgin records stores. Out of 5 dates, 2 mixes have been released, including 1 as part of the Handmade Series in 2009.

UNKLE - Virgin In-Store

Rabbit In Your Headlights

1998 Oct. 12

Design: Futura / Sk8thing

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1st single extract from Psyence Fiction released October 12th 1998 in the UK.

Featuring Thom Yorke.

UNKLE - Rabbit In Your Headlights

1998

10", Picture disc, Promo, Ltd. edition + Book

Design: Futura

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Cube is a loosely biennial bookzine published in Italy by Sartoria Communicazione and still active as of 2020. It's full of visual imagery, be it in the form of photography, painting or graphic. Curated by Giorgio De Mitri.

 

This "I'm Number Zero" issue was coming within a box with a book based on the work of Glen E. Friedman and this 10". Strictly limited to 1000 hand numbered copies, it was never for sale. Same track on both sides.

UNKLE - Celestial Annihilation (VIP Mix)

1998

London Records / USA

CDr, Single, Promo

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Only sent to a selection of radios in the USA, this is probably one of the hardest single to find in the scope of the Psyence Fiction era.

UNKLE - Bloodstain

1998

London Records / USA

12", Single, Promo

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Shadow felt that a white-label would allow the curious in America to test the waters without prejudice. "As it turns out, nobody played it anyway! Too hardcore for rock dudes, too out there for rap dudes. At the time, anyway."

UNKLE - Guns Blazing

1998

Mo Wax / UK

CDr, Promo

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Contains early mixes and not yet finalized Ian Brown vocal versions of the track.

According to James Lavelle, there were only 10 copies made by Tape to Tape and mastered at Masterpiece.

UNKLE - Be There (Rough Mix & Vocals)

Be There

1999 Feb. 1

Design: Futura / Sk8thing

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2nd single extract from Psyence Fiction released in Japan April 21, 1999. The track is essentially a rework of "Unreal", an earlier UNKLE track.

UNKLE feat. Ian Brown - Be There

Extravaganza

1999 Jun. 14

Design: ?

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Main track on all permutation b/w Latyrx feat. El-P "Looking Over a City"on most, minus the UK promo b/w Divine Styler & DJ Shadow "Divine Intervention".

Quannum MC's - The Extravaganza

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