DJ Shadow, Entroducing... (1996)
Label: Mo' Wax
Jesse Marco: "I think I got this record sort of pretty early on. Definitely around the same time as some of my early influences with hip-hop. 'Building Steam with a Grain of Salt' is my favorite song on that record. A very ethereal and heavenly vibe that makes you feel like not normal."
"The best, amazing combination of extreme knowledge of music. A lot of the records on here are samples, and they're just samples of really obscure stuff, and obviously put together and arranged in a timeless, classic fashion. A classic record.
"When someone finds a sample today and flips it like into 'A Milli'-that's one thing. This is not a great club record. This was one of the best albums of all-time. It's that good. It transcends a lot of things. DJing, club music, record collecting, it's a lot of things together. If you go see DJ Shadow now live, it's not for everyone, and I think some people might be like, 'What is this? I don't get this.' But it's dope. He's the precursor to the guys like Flying Lotus, and all those hip-hop instrumentalists."