DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World (Ben Gomori’s Utopian Edit)
This is the time when I admit that DJ Shadow isn’t someone I’ve particularly rated and I don’t subscribe to the general view that 1996’s Endtroducing was a classic dance album. Midnight In A Perfect World is the oft-quote track from the album but even that never grabbed me. But I’m prepared to engage with Ben Gomori’s chilled edit of the track. This gives it a shape to which I can relate and a sense of stillness but focusing on the slow keyboard sounds. Free download.
Blurb: Former Data Transmission editor puts his touch to a DJ Shadow classic in the latest of his long line of edits that have taken in everyone from Marvin Gaye to LL Cool J and Leonard Cohen. He put this brooding roller together during the summer, only to find out that Entroducing— the landmark album that the original is taken from—is being reissued this month for its 20th anniversary. Very fitting. If you don’t know that legendary LP, get to know! Premiered on his guest mix for John Digweed’s Transitions radio show today, it’s now yours for the keeping.