July 1, 2020 – Our dead stock copies of Mind Fusion Vol. 1-3 are SOLD OUT
Madlib’s five-volume mixtape series, Mind Fusion, was released 2004-2007. These CD releases bare no label or address, just the name “Madlib” designed like the Tamla Records logo. Each of these were made for various tours or informal events. Aside from a small re-pressing of Vol. 1 & 2, none were repressed. None are commercially available.
Vol. 1 and Vol. 4 contain production from Madlib. Vol. 2 is a jazz mix. Vol. 3 and Vol. 5 are mixes of records from around the world. Each mix has a minimal or incomplete track list and a descriptive subtitle. The package for each CD was made by Jeff Jank, utilizing scans of paintings by Manuel Ocampo.
Years after this series Madlib created another Mind Fusion called African Earwax, a CD-R release with hand-drawn artwork by Jason Jagel. About 50 of these were made and sold at Jagel’s art show at Rappcats in 2015.
Audio, Photos, Track list for each mix:
Madlib – Mind Fusion Vol. 1: Hip-Hop
Madlib – Mind Fusion Vol. 2: Jazz, Funk, Soul
Madlib – Mind Fusion Vol. 3: Dirty Crates from the Bottom
Madlib – Mind Fusion Vol. 4: Hip-Hop Remixes, Nas Vs. Jay Z, & CDP Archives
Madlib – Mind Fusion Vol. 5: Dirty Crates from Around the World
Madlib – Mind Fusion: African Earwax