'"Send Them/Entropy (Hip Hop Reconstruction from the Ground Up)"', is a double A side EP by Asia Born (now known as Lyrics Born) and DJ Shadow and the Groove Robbers. This was released 1993 from Solesides. Parts of this were later featured on the retrospective album Solesides Greatest Bumps.
Following the release of several early singles on Hollywood Records, DJ Shadow then started his own imprint, Solesides, and this was the first record to be released on this label, with a track from future collaborator and fellow Quannum Projects member Asia Born. This was a 12" single, numbered "SS001," featuring DJ Shadow's 17-minute epic, "Entropy" on one side, described as 'One continuous track moving from upbeat deck-work and bin shuddering beats, through thick, downtempo head music."
Lyrics Born (then known as Asia Born) featured on the other side with the song, "Send Them.", which received somewhat less acclaim, labelled by Allmusic as a 'Forgettable vehicle" for his talents.
The white-label 12" was preceded by a cassette single version of the release and both have fetched high dollars in the re-sale market. Only 400 cassettes and 200 12" vinyl singles were originally pressed up and sold on consignment in record stores in the Bay Area. It has since been very widely bootlegged, due to the initial limited run, and both artists' greater success following this. The original vinyl copies can be identified, as the 'deadwax' (the smooth part following the actual recorded part of the vinyl) is inscribed "Reconstruction Continues" on the "Entropy" side, and " For Dad" on the "Send Them" side.
Entropy is an 18 minute 'sound collage', divided into 7 parts. It has been described as "The first defining moment in his (DJ Shadow's) career" DJ Shadow's style is usually made up of very short samples of other records, of which he has over 60,000.