DJ Shadow: The Outsider Instrumentals

It’s clear that Shadow intended The Outsider to defy all of the preconceptions about his prior work (that it should be a certain tempo, represent a certain sound or ethos, be predominantly instrumental, etc, etc.) As a result, many of the album’s detractors overlooked one of it’s main strengths: the undeniably top-flight production. Tracks such as “Erase You” and “Backstage Girl” represent some of his finest sample work to date, while songs like “What Have I Done” and “Seein’ Thangs” take on a poignant and intimate allure once stripped of lyrical context. Those eager to reevaluate The Outsider without the presence of vocals will be pleased by this exclusive release, featuring all of the album’s tracks in instrumental form.