Madlib is a DJ, producer, rapper and musician from Oxnard, California. He records and performs under several pseudonyms. He is a past member of Lootpack and also known for his collaborations with producer J Dilla (known as Jaylib) and the British MC and producer MF Doom (known as Madvillain).
Madlib in Features
Music − Column | posted 29.06.2019
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. But it is also the first big statement of the still widely unknown producer Madlib and also the first performance of his alter ego Quasimoto. How much more relevance can be attributed to a single album? Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
Music − List | posted 05.05.2011
Mary Anne Hobbs, the popular DJ of BBC Radio 1, has anointed Young Montana? as her »Favourite Unsigned Artist of 2010«. Well, this title can not be defended by Jon Pritchard, because Daddy Kev has just listened precisely and did not hesitate to commit him for his label Alpha Pub. For us the 20 years-old has picked out ten of his current favorite records and comments them.
Madlib in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 18.04.2016
J Dilla’s »The Diary«, originally planned for 2002, can’t quite be described as another classic. Still, it’s a highly recommendable record.
Music − Review | posted 20.08.2014
Rock Konducta Part 2
Rock around the world and clock, the second. On part two of his Rock Konducta album, Madlib is as predictable as he is great. Hence, everything is as usual.
Music − Review | posted 21.03.2014
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Ever since Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released their first EP together, we’ve all waited for their first actual record. It was well worth it, »Piñata« is a master stroke.
Music − Review | posted 17.01.2014
Rock Konducta Vol. 1
On »Rock Konducta Volume 1«, Madlib defends his position as chef-progger of the international beat-cosmos by assembling his best beats in quite some time.
Music − Review | posted 09.01.2012
Medicine Show Volume 12 & 13 - Filthy Ass Remixes
With Medicine Show 12+13 Filthy Ass Remixes finally draws a line under the controversially debated series. It’s 37 minutes of sheer Beat Konducta Remix-madness!
Music − Review | posted 01.12.2011
In the past, Medaphoar has mostly raised awareness throughout featurings with other artists. Now, his solo-debut has finally been released.
Music − Review | posted 20.06.2011
Madlib + Frank Nitt
Madlib Medicine Show #9: Nittyville
With a little delay, the ninth part of the Medicine Show, which was to be released in September 2010, is finally available! Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite worth the wait.
Music − News | posted 30.08.2018
New Album: »Broken Politics«
»Broken Politics« is the new work by Neneh Cherry. The album of the Swede, completely produced by Four Tet this time, will be released on October 19th on Smalltown Supersound.
Music − News | posted 18.04.2019
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.
Music − Portrait | posted 17.01.2020
Blackest Ever Black
Search for alienation
Among connoisseurs of fucked up, intoxicating sounds, the record label Blackest Ever Black was appreciated like no other. IAt the end of the year 2019 it was suddenly closed. We look back on a label that musically determined the 2010s like few others.
Music − Review | posted 09.01.2020
Jan Schulte, also known as Wolf Müller, here as Bufiman, has released a whole »Albumsi« with the Dutch trendsetters of Dekmantel. Pure summer!
Music − News | posted 16.02.2018
Rediscovered: »Grata Compañia«
The Australian based reissue label Left Ear Records, which specializes in rediscoveries, will continue to pursue its business idea in 2018. For »Grata Compañia« they selected five pieces of the Spanish project Respuesta Alternativa.