“Midnight In A Perfect World,” the beautiful hymnlike centerpiece of DJ Shadow’s 1996 debut album Endtroducing…, is about to turn 20, and it remains the most perfect and influential track Shadow has ever released. (When we ranked Shadow’s best tracks earlier this year, it was the obvious #1 pick.) By way of paying tribute, the UK producer Hudson Mohawke, who has definitely picked up a few tricks from Shadow, has done his own remix of “Midnight In A Perfect World,” breaking it down and glitching it up while keeping the song’s central piano motif. As Pitchfork points out, Shadow himself debuted the remix during a recent live show at London’s Electric Brixton, and HudMo tweeted out a link to the video. (HudMo also says he saw Shadow live when he was 10, which seems insane.) Check it out below.
— HudsonMohawke (@HudMo) August 2, 2016
You have to wonder if there’s some sort of deluxe 20th-anniversary edition of Endtroducing… coming out. There’s definitely an “Endtroducing Turns 20…” Stereogum post in the works.