MADLIB & FREDDIE GIBBS TOUR DATES:
March 07: Chicago IL @ Metro tickets
March 08: Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom tickets
March 22: New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre tickets
March 27: San Francisco, CA @ 103 Harriet tickets
March 28: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex tickets
MADLIB SOLO TOUR DATES:
March 15: SXSW @ The North Day (Stones Throw Showcase)
March 21: Boston @ Middle East Downstairs
April 10: Ghent @ Vooruit tickets
April 11: Milan tickets
April 17: Dublin @ Sugar Club tickets
April 19: London @ Koko tickets
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, Discothèque de Radio France & France Inter
Chute Libre “Penelope au balcon” (Chute Libre, 1977)
Sun Ra “Door of the cosmos” (Sleeping Beauty, 1979)
Nathan Davis “Theme from Zoltan” (Happy Girl, 1965)
Tha Alkaholiks “Killin’ it” (Likwidation, 1997)
Melvin Van Peebles “Come on feet” (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, 1971)
Alain Goraguer “Le bracelet” (La Planète Sauvage OST, 1973)
Embryo “Radio Marrakesch / Orient Express” (Steig’ Aus, 1973)
Jay Dee “Featuring Phat Kat / Shake it down” (Welcome 2 Detroit, 2001)
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.
NOW SHIPPING AT RAPPCATS.COM: MADLIB – ROCK KONDUCTA VOL. 1 LP
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
The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica wrote about Houston Rap for the paper’s Holiday Gift Guide….
‘HOUSTON RAP’ “Houston Rap,” the book, is a handsome collection of photos by Peter Beste and interviews by Lance Scott Walker that capture the city’s hip-hop history in full. But the deluxe bundle edition is where the goodies are — an additional book of interviews, a vinyl pressing of DJ Screw’s album “All Screwed Up,” a seven-inch single with DJ Screw remixing UGK on one side and Fat Pat on the other, and most exciting, a DVD of “Fat Pat: Ghetto Dreams,” a hard-to-come-by late-’90s document of the hip-hop scene on Houston’s south side. It showcases the candy-painted cars, the molasses-slow music and, ultimately, the casualties: Fat Pat was shot dead in 1998, and, in 2000, DJ Screw died of a codeine overdose. (Sinecure, two books, one LP, one seven-inch single and one DVD, $150.) – Jon Caramanica, The New York Times, November 29, 2013
HOUSTON RAP with slipcase and deluxe package now shipping worldwide.
HOUSTON RAP (HARDCOVER SLIPCASE) | HOUSTON RAP (DELUXE PACKAGE)
Madlib joined Benji B in the studio for an extremely rare interview and an hour long DJ mix.
Madlib did a set for Boiler Room in San Francisco on October 19th. Here’s the video. Call out the track list in comments if you got ‘em.
Last night we announced a last-minute Madlib show in London at Dance Tunnel.
With support from One Handed Music’s Paul White, Mr Beatnick, Radio 1′s Benji B, and Now-Again’s Egon, an hour before the doors opened the queue stretched half-way down Kingsland Road. Those who did get in were treated by two impressive special guests: Madlib collaborator MF DOOM, and another collaborator of yet-to-be-released works, Mos Def. (Sorry. We’re suppose to call him Yasiin Bey.)
You can watch a Vine of Mos Def spitting over Madlib below, courtesy of Mr. Beatnick. Thanks also to Fact Mag for shouting out the show.
Updated, Nov. 2013 | Earlier this year we put together a short collection of tracks from Madlib Medicine Show #1-13 called Pill Jar, presented here as a free download from Rappcats.com. The collection has now been expanded and pressed onto vinyl. The record is a limited edition pressing, available on white vinyl only through one retailer in USA and black vinyl in Europe.
You can still download the original 8-track collection here: Madlib Medicine Show: Pill Jar
Madlib – Pill Jar LP – Track list:
A 01. Static Invazion (from MMS #5)
A 02. Episode XVI (from MMS #5)
A 03. Kill ‘Em Remix (from MMS #1) with Guilty Simpson
A 04. The Paper (from MMS #1) with Guilty Simpson
A 05. What Can U Tell Me (from MMS #9) with MED
A 06. The Frontline (from MMS #3)
A 07. African Voodoo Queen (from MMS #3)
A 08. Afrosound Panorama (from MMS #3)
A 09. Kane (from MMS #12-13) with DOOM
A 10. Interlude
B 01. Plastic Cup (from MMS #12-13) with J Dilla
B 02. Watch Out (from MMS #12-13)
B 03. The Poet (from MMS #12-13)
B 04. Interlude
B 05. Afritonic Pt. 1 (from MMS #3)
B 06. The Show (from MMS #3)
B 07. Jungle Sounds (from MMS #3)
B 08. Red, Black and Green Showcase (from MMS #3)
B 09. Interview #4080 (from MMS #11) with Karriem Riggins
B 10. Funky Butt, Part 1 (from MMS #7) with James Poyser & Karriem Riggins
Artwork by Rogerio Puhl, design by Jeff Jank.