Posts Tagged ‘Technics 1200’

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!