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Video: Madlib in the Radio France record library

Madlib — December 27, 2013 | Comments (31)

Madlib was invited to dig through the record library at Radio France during his recent trip to Paris. In this video he talks with Laura Leishman about a few of the records, and his own influences.

Photos: Beat Konducta in Paris | Thanks: Laura Leishman, Discoth

BINKBEATS: J Dilla Live Mixtape

Binkbeats is a musician, percussionist, and producer who has produced a series of live mixtapes dedicated to the work of various hip-hop producers on his Youtube page BINKBEATSmusic. In his latest, he unravels J Dilla’s tracks Make’em NV, E=MC, Won’t Do, and Fall in Love.

Filmed by Johannes Fabery de Jonge, Dongwei Su, Bas Vermolen. Audio recording and mix by BINKBEATS & Simon Akkermans at the Epic Rainbow Unicorn Studio.

Madlib – Rock Konducta 1 LP

Madlib — December 5, 2013 | Comments (11)

NOW SHIPPING AT RAPPCATS.COM: MADLIB – ROCK KONDUCTA PT. 1 LP

The full 50+ track album Rock Konducta comes out July 15, 2014.

Rock Konducta is the latest in Madlib’s instrumental “Beat Konducta” series, the producer’s raw hip-hop beat tapes brought to life. Previous titles include Movie Scenes and Beat Konducta in India, imaginary film soundtracks; the self-decriptive A Tribute to J Dilla;the Beat Konducta in Africa inspired by the Zambian “Zamrock” music scene of the ’70s.

The latest album finds it’s inspiration in various worldwide underground rock scenes from the 1960s through the 80s: American psychedelia, Germany’s Krautrock, acid-soaked Spanish prog-rock and synthy, early-80s oddities. Tied together by Madlib’s unique sensibility, these music scenes coalesce into a new whole.

Album cover: half high-gloss white, half filthy. Design by Jeff Jank.
Pitchfork: Madlib “Hold the Organ” from Rock Konducta v.1 LP