The late 1980s and early ’90s saw the dawn of a new day as sampling was at a high point with hip-hop’s
golden era. Following in the footsteps of Double Dee & Steinski, Prince Paul, and the Dust Brothers, DJ
SHADOW would push the boundaries of sampling with his early Mo’ Wax releases. His frst full-length
album, Endtroducing..., further shined a light on the art form, as the album exploded through popular
culture and put the reluctant star in the spotlight.
Producer/composer DAVID AXELROD landed a dream job at Capitol Records in 1964, immediately
working with jazz legend Cannonball Adderley and lifting soul singer Lou Rawls to great heights.
Gifted songwriter, bassist, and producer LEON SYLVERS III led his siblings’ group the Sylvers from
their teenaged harmony-tinged sweet-soul beginnings to mainstream disco heights, DJ KRUSH
embarked on a journey with British label Mo’ Wax that found the turntablist/producer using hip-hop’s
breakbeat foundation while pioneering a new genre of abstract instrumentals, Sly and the Family
Stone trumpeter CYNTHIA ROBINSON became lovers with Sly, giving birth to their daughter, Sylvyette
“Phunne” Stone, who helped carry the torch with the Family Stone into the next century, Australian
plunderers THE AVALANCHES release their frst record in sixteen years, adventures of a reggae
messenger with DANNY HOLLOWAY. Available from 12.05.2017