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Saturday, 1 December 2007

Madlib - The Beat Konducta - Prolific Beat Producer

From the unlikely beach town of Oxnard, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, the multi-dimensional Madlib quickly rose to prominence as one of the most interesting figures in late-'90s hip-hop. With his childhood buddies in the Lootpack, Madlib quickly made a name for himself as a rapper, producer, and DJ. In particular, his expansive style and deft touch for composition made him one of hip-hop's most sought-after producers. An enthusiastic crate digger, with a deep reverence for jazz and soul, Madlib branched out into a number of ambitious, engaging solo projects.
Along with DJ Romes and Wild Child, Madlib formed the Lootpack in their hometown of Oxnard. The trio made their debut on tha Alkaholiks' 21 and Over in 1993. They continued doing work for tha Alkaholiks and other artists before releasing their full-length Soundpieces: Da Antidote six years later. The album earned solid reviews but went largely unnoticed. Madlib did not, however. After hooking up with Los Angeles DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib did a lot of production for Wolf's Stones Throw label. In 1999 the label released Quasimoto's astonishing The Unseen LP. Doubling as himself and his alter ego Quasimoto, Madlib handled vocals and production duties on the album, a huge critical success.
Not resting on his laurels, Madlib followed The Unseen a year later with his Yesterday's New Quintet project. Madlib played all the instruments himself, infusing his exploration of jazz with both style and substance.
While continuing on with a massive release schedule and work load, Madlib completed a remix/reinterpretation project for Blue Note, a collaboration with Jay Dee under the Jaylib alias, a collaboration with MF Doom, produced 1/2 of fellow Lootpack member Wildchild's solo record and many other remix and producer tasks all in 2003.
With each year Madlib has continued to expand his abilities beyond the core hip hop that he is known for. (Stones Throw Website)........check website here: http://www.stonesthrow.com/

FREE MP3 - http://www.stonesthrow.com/jukebox/beatkonducta_masala.mp3

From Beat Konducta Vol. 3 (LP) released in July and

Beat Konducta Vol. 3-4 (CD) released in August.

Main DiscographyAlso see: COMPLETE MADLIB DISCOGRAPHYall from Stones Throw Records unless indicatedMadlib - Beat Konducta Vol. 3-4 CD 2007Yesterdays New Quintet - Yesterdays Universe CD/LP 2007Madlib - Beat Konducta Vol. 1-2 CD 2006Sound Directions - The Funky Side of Life CD/LP 2005 Quasimoto - The Further Adventures... CD/LP 2005 DJ Rels - Theme For A Broken Soul CD/LP 2004Yesterdays New Quintet - Tribute To Weldon CD/LP 2004Yesterdays New Quintet - Stevie CD/LP 2004Madvillain - Madvillainy CD/LP 2004Jaylib - Champion Sound CD/LP 2003Madlib - Shades of Blue CD/LP 2003 (Blue Note Records)Yesterdays New Quintet - Angles... CD/LP 2001Quasimoto - The Unseen CD/LP 2000Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote CD/LP 1999

Absoultely love this producers beats.....always with a touch of Jazz sprinkled all over them and often eminating from the leftfield in more ways that one can imagine.

My Must have....

The Unseen came out in 2000 and caught praise by fans and critics alike. SPIN went off on Quasimoto’s “recipe for resin-caked jazz and crusty comedy samples as a new flavor for the bland world of mainstream rap” and stuck him smack between Madonna and Outkast in their best of the year list. URB too named the album one of the best of the year. In the tradition of artistic “role playing” in black music, Quas was compared favorably to RZA, Kool Keith, and even Prince (City Pages, St. Paul/Minneapolis). Another dude wrote that rap music “hasn’t been this far out since 3 Feet High and Rising” (Sleazenation). And a few commented on the voice. What a voice. Was it a tree-blazin’ ghetto chipmunk? A cartoon Martian? Naw, it’s neither - but close.

Lord Quas personally demands a high level of privacy, so Madlib and the heads at Stones Throw have been dodging questions about Lord Quas for years. Who is he? Why won’t he perform live?.....(stones throw).....that is something i would love to see !!!!!!

Check Quasimoto's website: http://www.stonesthrow.com/quasimoto/

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