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Press Releases

Here you will find Press Release Sheets, Biographies and Newsletters.

Zimbabwe Legit EP

1992

Photography: Sue Kwon

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This biography was included in with some promotional copies of the Zimbabwe Legit EP. It describes who the group are, their background and promotes the release of their debut EP. It includes a promotional photo. 

In/Flux / Hindsight

1993

Design: Swifty

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This Promo Sheet talks of two tales of the dark side and contains a review by John Stapleton. This sheet was distributed with with White Label Promotional 12" copies of what was Shadows first solo single and release on Mo'Wax.

Lost And Found (S.F.L) / Kemuri

1994

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This Promo Sheet came with White Label Promotional 12" copies of the first joint release between Shadow and Krush. It announces the commercial release date of 12th September 1994 and talks of the upcoming Mo'Wax Headz Compilation (October '94) and DJ Krush's first album on Mo'Wax, Strictly Turnablized.

A Whim / 89.9 Megamix + Bonus Beats

1995

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This Promo Sheet came with White Label Promotional 12" copies of the second joint release between Shadow and Krush. It announces the 10th July 1995 Release date.

Meiso LP Sampler

1995

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This Promo Sheet came with copies of the Mesio LP Sampler 12". The release contained 4 tracks to promote the upcoming release of Krush's album Meiso. The sampler contained the track Duality (not referenced to on this sheet) which was a collaborative track between Shadow and Krush. 

Mo'Wax Newsletter January 1996

1995

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This Mo'Wax Newsletter in the main focuses on Andrea Parker and her upcoming single, Melodius Thunk. However, under "Future Releases" the soon to be released Meiso single from DJ Krush is mentioned and the fact it will feature a remix by DJ Shadow.

Meiso Remixes (Single)

1996

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DJ Krush's Meiso single was relased in several formats with a variety of different track listings. This Promo Sheet was included in copies of the Promotional 12" version of MW042DJ, which contained remixes of the orginal album version. As you can see at the time only 50 copies of this promo had been sent out.

DJ Shadow Biography

1996

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This biography written around the release of Shadow's debut LP, Entroducing..... providing a short history of his background and releases up to that point.

The biography was accompanied with a promotional picture of Shadow, taken by B+.

Mo'Wax Headz 2 Announcement

1996

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This letter written by James Levelle, announces that Headz 2 will finally be released on 28th October '96. He explains how it was 2 years in the making, how it will be released and presented.

Headz 2 was split into to releases Headz 2A and Headz 2B. Shadow appears on both, with Karmacoma (UNKLE Situation Instrumental) on 2A and Shadow's Legitimate Mix on 2B.

Latyrx Album Sampler

1997

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This Promo Sheet came with the 12" Album Sampler for Latyrx's debut LP of the same name announces the 17th March '97 release date and gives a short explanation as to who Solesides are.

Two of the four tracks on the Sampler are produced by Shadow (Latyrx and The Quickening).

Mo'Wax Newsletter

1997

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This Newsletter is essentially an 8 page booklet, showcasing the upcoming release from the label.

Page 7 talks of the 1st September '97 release of Shadow's High Noon Single and also mentions his recent American Tour with Solesides and Jeru The Damaja.

High Noon

1997

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This Promo Sheet came with the UK Single Sided Promo 12" releases of Shadow's first single since Endtroducing, High Noon. The sheet details the 22nd September '97 release date.

Lady Don't Tek No

1997

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This Promo Sheet came with the US Promo 12" of Latyrx's single Lady Don't Tek No, announcing the release date of 13th November '97.

The record contains the Radio and Instrumental versions of Lady Don't Tek No, which was produced by Shadow.

Preemptive Strike

1998

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Press Release Sheet for Shadow's first compilation album Preemptive Strike. The sheet explains how these tracks were all previously released in the UK, but wanted to released this collection to bring US audiences up to date as these tracks has not been previously released in the states (High Noon had, but promo only).

UNKLE Press Release

1998

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This Press Release acts as an UNKLE biography, explaining James Lavelle and DJ Shadow's backgrounds and the origins of UNKLE and Psyence Fiction. 

 

This Press Release came with some copies of the Psyence Fiction Survival Kit. 

UNKLE Press Release

1998

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Essentially the same as the above UNKLE Press Release, in that the text is identical. This one however comes on Mo'Wax headed paper.

 

This Press Release came with some copies of the Psyence Fiction Survival Kit. 

UNKLE Biography

1998

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Another UNKLE Biography, this one prepared for the  US release of Psyence Fiction. The Bio announces the 29th September '98 release date for the album which was a month later than it was in the UK (24th August '98).

Psyence Fiction

1998

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Press Release Sheet for the US release of Psyence Fiction, detailing its 29th September '98 release date and chart entry positions in the UK (#4), Gavin College (#10) and CMJ (#19).

Rabbit In Your Headlights

1998

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Press Release Sheet which came with the promotional 12" version of the single. The sheet focuses on the remixes which feature on this release.