DJ Shadow Auctions Turntable for Haiti Appeal


Was absolutely gob-smacked when Shadow posted an update via his Facebook fan page late last week about him donating one of his Technics SL1200 Turntables to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake appeal. The thing that got me the most, was that it wasn’t just an old 1200 he had out the back of his studio, it was one of the exact turntables he used in sampling and constructing his first album ‘Endtroducing‘. One of the most prolific hiphop albums of the 90s, and one which helped pioneer the whole art of sampling. For those not in the know, it’s listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the first ever album constructed entirely out of samples – quite an achievement if you ask me!

I think it’s great to see such high profile artists doing what they can do to help out those in need. I know it’s not that much in the scheme of things, but at the end of the day, it’s a lot more then many others are doing.  So mad props go Shadow’s way for doing what he can. No doubt the sentimental value in such a historic artefact is priceless – Shadow would have spent countless hours on that turntable, so im sure it would have held a special place in his heart.

So for any of you Shadow fans out there, here’s your chance to score yourself a piece of hip-hop history. As this post goes live, the bidding is currently up to AU$550 – quite a reasonable price for a second hand 1200, let alone something as musically significant as this! So get down and drop a bid. God knows I will! Can you imagine having this baby on display?!


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