Heard speculation that this was gonna happen again, and much of that speculation was that it would basically just be the same records from the first time, but that was not the case. In terms of overall volume, I think there might have been fewer records this time, but there was even more quality, more weirdness, just more brought to us from the amazing collection of DJ Shadow, November 4-5 at Rappcats in Highland Park. Shadow had shared a bit of the philosophy behind these sales, where he’s going through his collection, and basically what ends up in the sale are through duplicates. Sometimes he has multiple copies of the same record, but variations between pressings means he’ll hold on to 5 different copies of Shaft In Africa, but give up one because he has two copies of the American pressing. Whatever the reasons, it was a joy to peer into the mind of one of the greatest DJs of our time and bring a few of his albums home into my collection. Looking forward to (the hopeful) round three in 2018!!!