favourite things | 9.17

favourite things 9.17 Madlib, Rapsody feat. Busta Rhymes, El Michels Affair, Will Sessions feat. Wendell Harrison, 30/70, Oddisee, Danny Watts feat. Aye Mitch, Chester Watson, Mick Jenkins, Young RJ feat. Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah, EarthGang, Ivan Ave, FloFilz, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Mecca:83 feat. Monma, Mndsgn, B. Cool-Aid feat. Swarvy, Budamunk & Yotaro feat. TSuggs, James Vickery feat. Blue Lab Beats, DAYO feat. Simo Jelqzkov, The JuJu Exchange, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Matt Martians feat. Kaytranada & Badbadnotgood, BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Colin Stetson, Jordan Rakei, Vibration Black Finger feat. Maggie Nicols, Broadstrokes, Silo, KUPLA, Roberto Echo, René Schier, DJM trio, Kaytranada, Samiyam, Carlos Niño & Friends

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favourite things | 3.17

favourite things 3.17/soundcloud holds songs by: Bei Bei & Shawn Lee, Clutchy Hopkins & Fat Albert Einstein, Yazz Ahmed, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, Collocutor vs. The Expansions, Henry Wu, Alfa Mist, Butcher Brown, Jonah Levine Collective feat. Mndsgn, Elusive, Lojii & Swarvy, Bryant Dope, McKinley Dixon, Children of Zeus, HWLS, Freddie Gibbs, Madlib feat. MED, Joey Bada$$ feat. Schoolboy Q, Cohenbeats feat. Quelle Chris, Ol Burger Beats feat. Oliver The 2nd & Ivan Ave, Kiefer, Sugi.wa, Joey Fatts feat. Curren$y & JMSN.

Stream the entire playlist after the jump »

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Madlib | Bad Neighbor Instrumentals

Bang Ya Head Entertainment is gearing up to release the Instrumentals to the critically acclaimed Bad Neighbor LP by MED and Blu. All beats produced by Madlib. 15 banging instrumentals and 3 bonus beats for your enjoyment. Everything Madlib creates is innovating but the production on Bad Neighbor LP is timeless. Also listen to the unreleased track „The Turn Up“ featuring Oh-No below.

Available on Bandcamp

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carlos niño & friends | flutes, echoes, it’s all happening!

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„Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!“ is the fourth in an ongoing series of highly collaborative records by Carlos Niño & Friends, and features Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Iasos, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, Dexter Story, and more.

Los Angeles’ Carlos Niño is the exalted producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, ensemble orchestrator, and mentor who has traversed the multitude of music scenes the city has birthed within the last two decades. Host of the influential Spaceways Radio (1995-2015) on KPFK in Los Angeles, his curation of playlists run in complete parallel to his original compositions and collaborations collected on this album: “Psychedelic Love Music and classic, obscure and experimental recordings from around the world!”. This is Space Collage Hybrid music!

Worldwide release date is set to April 22nd, out on Leaving Records. The vinyl will be available exclusively at Stones Throw, digital pre-oder now on Bandcamp. Listen to the title track „It’s All Happening“ featuring Madlib, Jamire Williams and Dexter Story, strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson after the jump.

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favourite things | 11.15

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Our monthly ‚favourite things‘ series is based of the constant digging through soundcloud. We hope the original soundcloud service will remain with us for a long time to come.

The November selection for 2015  holds 1:28 hours of music by artists and producers such as Thundercat, Nate Smith, BadBadNotGood, Rodinia, Amanaz, Chaka Khan, The Kondi Band, Levitros, Wu15, Swarvy, Scoop, Nxworries, MED feat. BLU and Madlib, Anderson.Paak, Freddie Gibbs feat. Black Thought, Toothtaker & Kaytranada, The Broken Orchestra feat. Lady Paradox, Ol‘ Burger Beats, Ivan Ave, Knowsum feat. Anne-Louise Hoffmann, Sarah Williams White, Columbia Nights, Freddie Joachim, Chris McClenney, Holden McOwen, Frank Liin.

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med, blu & madlib | bad neighbor

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MF DOOM, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam-Funk join MED and Blu over 100% Madlib beats.

A couple years ago Blu got a few Madlib instrumentals and put together a few demos. The rough collection became the foundation of what would become „Bad Neighbor„. MED, a longtime collaborator of Madlib, put the pieces together, bringing together an impressive group of MCs and vocalists to complete the album.

Listen and see the full tracklist after the jump.
Released on October 30th, pre-order on Rappcats or iTunes.

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favourite things | 9.15

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Our soundcloud playlist for september 2015, „favourite things 9.15“ is packed with nearly two hours of music.

The Set features selected tracks through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Nils Frahm & eeph, Khruangbin, Rodrigo Amarante, Jono McCleery, Jospeh Scaturro, Josa Peit & Dexter, Sinh feat. Natty Reeve, Adam Snow, Floating Points, Ian Ewing & Flamingosis, Spaze Windu, Gi-Tori, KIP, Melo-Zed, Jenova 7 & Eddie Shinn, Nite-Funk (Nite-Jewel & DaM-FunK), Brenk Sinatra, Blended Babies feat. Anderson Paak & Asher Roth, Jamie Woon, The Cactus Channel feat. Chet Faker, Roots Manuva, YP, Handbook, Giallo Point, Philanthrope, J Dilla, MED, BLU, MADLIB feat. MF DOOM, Golden Rules & Paul White feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey, ShunGu feat. Chester Watson, WOKE feat. George Clinton, Homeboy Sandman, Kirk Knight feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, & Dizzy Wright, Mick Jenkins, KAYTRANADA & A Tribe Called Quest. Enjoy.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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favourite things | 7.15

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Our monthly installment of favourite things for July 2015 holds 1,30hrs of new productions.  The set features 30 tracks by musicians such as Ka-Yu, Tom Misch, Brock Berrigan, Saib, Ziga Murko, Sandpeople, Russ, JuJu Rogers, Ben Beal, Chester Watson, Alchemist, Madlib, Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, Illa J, JR&PH7, Instrumentalist, Matt Perez, Abstrakt, Jonah Christian, Okami, Chinsaku, eeph, and Hans Hustle.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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madlib | trouble knows me

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Future Islands’ Sam Herring teams with Madlib for Rap Project „Trouble Knows Me“. The record will be released Sep 1, 2015 on Madlib Invazion, and a limited run of vinyl with one-of-a-kind screen-printed covers. Three rap tracks andthree instrumentals on Side A. Flip side has instrumentals for the rap tracks. The artwork is by Gustavo Eandi & Jeff Jank, printed by Hit & Run. There are 15-20 variations on the covers, each printed by hand.

Listen to the new track below. Available on Rappcats.

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declaime | andsoitisaid the instrumentals

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Georgia Anne Muldrow`s record label Someothaship recently released the instrumentals of Declaime aka Dudley Perkins‘ 2001 album „Andsoitisaid“. 14 tracks produced by Madlib, Kankick and Oh No. Listen to the beats after the jump – get them on Bandcamp.

Be sure listen to Declaime`s brand new album, released on June 6th. „Southside Story“, reflects Dudley’s eventful growing up & living at the Westcoast – the legendary Californian city Oxnard keeps a lot of exciting stories on hand. Only feature guest on this magnificent LP is Dudley’s wife Georgia Anne Muldrow aka Ms. One! Pproduction by Dudley himself together with Chris Keys! Continue reading

the beats

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Madlib’s new album ‚The Beats‘ contains 10 tracks of instrumental hip-hop created for the Stones Throw film ‚Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton‘. This is Madlib’s first original soundtrack and first 10-inch vinyl release. The album is being issued with two different sleeves (girls on one, skull & bong on the other) each wrapped with a custom, removable card, designed in the style of the Boss SP-303 sampler. Out now on Stones Throw!

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rock konducta

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Madlib’s ‚Rock Konducta‘ – the blatantly titled, rock-inspired entries in the producer’s long-running Beat Konducta instrumental series – will be released July 15. It is the fifth installment in Madlib’s Beat Konducta series following Beat Konducta: Movie Scenes (2006), Beat Konducta in India (2007), A Tribute to J Dilla (2009) and Beat Konducta in Africa (2010). Rock Konducta grabs its source material from various worldwide rock scenes from the 60s through the 80s, from American psychedelia to Germany’s Krautrock to acid-soaked Spanish prog to synthy, early-80s oddities. Madlib announced his Rock Konducta album with a limited edition 45 made specifically for sale at the Zamrock Live! Madlib Medicine Show in San Francisco in early 2013. It was a fitting place to make the debut, as his previous Beat Konducta in Africa album was heavily inspired by Africa’s vibrant 70s rock scene, with a specific focus on Zambia’s Zamrock.

On vinyl, the album has been released in two parts – Rock Konducta Pt. 1, released earlier this year, and Rock Konducta Pt. 2 coming July 8. Order on Rappcats.

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piñata beats

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Madlib’s instrumentals for ‚Piñata‘ are now available on Rappcats. The vocal album with Freddie Gibbs was made between 2011 and 2013, but Gibbs also dipped back into Madlib’s archives going back as far as ten years for a few of the beats. Get your copy now.

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favourite things | 5.14

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bklyn’s latest soundcloud selection holds about 43 tracks out of various genres. The collection 5.14 includes tracks by Fink, Moods, Electric Wire Hustle, BadBadNotGood, Madlib, J Dilla, Tom Misch, Taylor McFerrin, Nick Price, Guts, Alice Russell, and some more. Check out our latest selections on the daily updated soundcloud page.

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III

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BADBADNOTGOOD are back … Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since their inception at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011, the three have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken jazz tradition into the future. With early champions including acclaimed BBC broadcaster Gilles Peterson and Tyler The Creator who helped fuel their discovery with a series of live jams that instantly went viral and dubbed them the “Odd Trio”, the band released their first EP ‚BBNG‘ in June 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a fresh take on the traditional “standard” applied to hip hop classics by taking on choice cuts from the golden era rap cannon and writing inspired arrangements for them instead of one-dimensional covers.

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piñata

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Madlib and Freddie Gibbs‚ new collaboration project „Piñata“ now arrived a the record stores. Pinata is “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax,” Gibbs says, and the full-length result of a process that began in 2009. It’s an album with a sound that couldn’t be any further from the radio, where, according to the Gibbs, every rapper is Superman, or the dope dealer of the century, who has grinded to the top, never made a mistake and has no chinks in his armor. Read the full interview and order the album on Rappcats.

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cadillacs

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Snoop Dogg teams up with Madlib, the result is “Cadillacs”, one track off Snoop’s third installment of his „That’s My Work“ mixtape series. Get the whole 20-track strong mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama for free on Dat Piff.

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loootpack

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Lootpack – Madlib, Wildchild and DJ Romes – formed in the sea-side town of Oxnard CA, a couple hours north of Los Angeles, and a lifetime away from the mainstream hip-hop world. When Wolf signed the group to Stones Throw in 1998, Madlib had already produced an impressive body of work, enough to fill a 3LP debut album („Soundpieces“) and a series of 12-inch singles. Loopdigga EP collects the rare tracks on those out-of-print singles, each taken from the original master record. The EP is now available at Stones Throw.

„Loopdigga,“ the title track featuring Madlib and MED, is as definitive as any Madlib production of this area, with three disconnected hip-hop verses about digging for records, connected by dusty jazz interludes and the sounds of Quasimoto browsing a record store.

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rock konducta vol.1

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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.


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the buzz

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MED & Blu announced their new collaboration over Madlib beats with The Burgundy EP earlier this year. „The Buzz“ featuring Mayer Hawthorne, b/w Peroxide featuring Dam-Funk. This is the first time Stones Throw alumni Madlib, MED, Mayer & Dam have all appeared on the same record. This 8-track vinyl EP released by Bang Ya Head & Fat Beats features a bonus beat, instrumentals, and an acappella. Order now!


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