Madlib – Rock Konducta

Madlib — December 5, 2013 | Comments (11)


Madlib will release Rock Konducta Vol. 1-2 on all formats in Spring 2014. Shipping now is the advance LP release of Rock Konducta Vol. 1. Vinyl only. No CD, no digital. There isn’t even track titles.

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-deceptive 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


  1. I’m looking forward to hear this,I wonder what the great loop digger has been up
    To latetly.

    Comment by Saheed Nku — December 5, 2013, 3:01 am
  2. Awesome! Cheers Malib! Nuff said!

    Comment by Carl McLaren — December 5, 2013, 9:11 am
  3. Wow, the cover is stellar on this one, I would like to frame it.

    Comment by Anton — December 5, 2013, 9:29 am
  4. Heat! Funk! Rock!

    Comment by James1 — December 5, 2013, 9:35 am
  5. Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jsand — December 5, 2013, 10:05 am
  6. Hold the organ is pure heat, gotta cop this for sure.

    Comment by DRTYDRDZ — December 5, 2013, 10:41 am

    Comment by James1 — December 6, 2013, 3:16 pm
  8. picked it up at my local record store yesterday and it’s amazing. so raw.

    Comment by bummyjab — December 12, 2013, 9:48 am
  9. A must buy!!!

    Comment by Ynqhead — December 16, 2013, 5:47 pm
  10. New secret weapon in the crate. wish I copped doubles!

    Comment by Wally Gumption — December 20, 2013, 8:22 pm
  11. I got the lp last week, massive, great, powerfull.. Thanks Master Madlib.. and for all Rappcats. Cheers !!!!

    Comment by Néo — January 19, 2014, 2:45 pm

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