Three years ago, producer Irn Mnky entered a remix contest held by DJ Shadow. His submission impressed the turntablist pioneer quite a bit; the remix of Shadow's "Walkie Talkie" entered regular rotation on Shadow's live show. Here, Irn Minky curates and remixes a deeply thoughtful mini-mix of DJ Shadow cuts, from the classic Endtroducing..... to last year's The Less You Know, the Better.
"I was asked to put this together, a 20-minute mix for someone who has been a great influence on me," Irn Mnky tells Rolling Stone. "Shadow's incredible and vast discography made this a big challenge, as it could easily have been a two-hour-plus mix. So I decided to do the mix from an angle that incorporated my own production and remix background."
His idol is appreciative of the effort. "He's got a great sensibility for crafting sound, and I consider myself a fan," says DJ Shadow.
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The track listing follows below.
"I've Got Two," Sesame Street
"Shadow Propaganda Mix," Somepling
"Hole in Ya Speakers," Irn Mnky
"Let's Get It (Bass, Bass, Bass),"
DJ Shadow "Disavowed" (Irn Mnky Electro Edit), DJ Shadow
"Right Thing" (Z-Trip Set the Party Off Mix Bonus Beats 2), DJ Shadow
"Organ Donor," DJ Shadow
"Droop-E Drop," DJ Shadow
"Organ Donor" (Sovereign Universalist Remix), DJ Shadow
DJ esSDee scratch
"I Gotta Rokk" (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix), DJ Shadow
"Border Crossing," DJ Shadow
"Walkie Talkie," DJ Shadow
"Walkie Talkie" (Irn Mnky Beat Down Mix), DJ Shadow
"Building Steam With a Grain of Salt" (NiT GriT Mix), DJ Shadow
"Dats My Part" (feat E-40), DJ Shadow
"Inject the Beat" (feat. Cappo, Bane & DJ esSDee), Irn Mnky
"The Number Song," DJ Shadow
"Compton," Dan Greenpeace & Irn Mnky
"Scale It Back" (Irn Mnky Judgement Minimal Mix), DJ Shadow