Music Review | posted 09.01.2012
Madlib
Medicine Show Volume 12 & 13 - Filthy Ass Remixes
Stones Throw, 2011
Text Carlos Steurer
Your Rating:
6.0
User (1)
6.5
Editorial
Cover Madlib - Medicine Show Volume 12 & 13 - Filthy Ass Remixes

With his new release, Medicine Show 12+13 Filthy Ass Remixes, Madlib combines songs of Raw Medicine and beats of the yet unreleased Black Tapes, the 13th part of the series. What was planned to be sold exclusively at the rare gigs by Stones Throw’s flagship has now been released as a special edition of 1.000 copies and contains remixes of rather well-known rap-contributions. Many will be glad to hear that Madlib has remixed Talib’s Get By and Nas is Like, but they sound as little affected and classical, as most of his late productions do. The initial intention was to deal out the complete Medicine Show-series of 13 parts amongst his beat-followers in the year of 2010.But despite Madlib’s almost inhuman creative output, the mammoth task couldn’t quite be carried out logistically. Meanwhile, many fans started to complain about the output’s quality, which seemed to be decreasing noticeably. Some even tried to claim the Beat Konductor had passed his peak, eventually, and pointed out the irrelevance of his latest productions.
Underlining this dilemma is the – rather short – 37 minute collection, which has just been released, even though this is really splitting hairs. Because Otis Jackson Jr. Doesn’t lower his guard and instead samples his way through his indefinite pool of bizarre records and more well-known breaks. Toto’s Africa is just as well recycled as Between the sheets by the Isley Brothers, which had already served as a basis for Biggie’s Big Poppa. And, of course, some elements have been used in this construction, of which a whole generation of bedroom-beat-fiddlers wouldn’t even dare to dream. But since we all expect something superhuman by a Madlib, and, unfortunately, the Oxnard-Native is not willing or capable to deliver, at the moment.

You can find Madlib’s Medicine Show 12 & 13 – Filthy Ass Remixes at hhv.de
Your Comment
Related Articles
Music Review | posted 01.12.2011
M.E.D.
Classic
In the past, Medaphoar has mostly raised awareness throughout featurings with other artists. Now, his solo-debut has been released.
Music Review | posted 17.01.2014
Madlib
Rock Konducta Vol. 1
On »Rock Konducta Volume 1«, Loop Digga Madlib has assembled his best beats in quite some time.
Music Column | posted 29.06.2019
Records Revisited
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. Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
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! It wasn’t a worthwhile wait.
Music Review | posted 20.08.2014
Madlib
Rock Konducta Part 2
Rock around the world and clock, the second. On Rock Konducta Part 2, Madlib is as predictable as he is great.
Music Review | posted 21.03.2014
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Piñata
Ever since Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released their first EP together, we’ve all been waiting for their first actual record. It was worth the while.
Music Review | posted 21.03.2012
Quakers
Quakers
There are 35 people involved in this project around Geoff Barrow and 7STU7 from the environment of Portishead and producer Katalyst.
Music Review | posted 13.06.2012
Oh No
Ohnomite
Oh No was granted access to Rudy Ray Moore’s archives and, on that basis, released a record peppered with top-class guests.
Music Review
Nef
Mais Alors !!?... C'Est a L'Envers
»Mais Alors !!?…. C’Est a L’Envers«, the first and only album of the French band Nef, has now been re-issued.
Music Review
Velodrome
На Велодроме 141
Dark Entries has reissued the Belgian New Beat smash hit »На Велодроме 141« from Velodrome.
Music Review
Emily A. Sprague
Water Memory / Mount Vision
RVNG Intl releases »Water Memory« and »Mount Vision«, the first two albums of the American sound designer Emily A. Sprague.
Music Review
Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation
Katakata
Now Hot Casa has released »Katakata«, another album by Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation.
Music Review
Oren Ambarchi
Grapes From The Estate
“Grapes From The Estate” by Oren Ambarchi is a masterpiece of gentle reduction. It will now be reissued with a new mastering.
Music Review
Various Artists
Musique Experimentale
Finders Keepers releases the compilation »Musique Experimentale« from 1962 via their sublabel Cacophonic for the first time in a long time.
Music Review
Yves de Mey
Bleak Comfort
»Bleak Comfort«, the third album by Yves de Mey, has to be thought from the motion, maybe even from performance dance.
Music Review
Eblen Macari
Musica Para Planetarios
»Musica Para Planetarios«, the album recorded by Eblen Macari in 1987, is nothing less than a condensed cosmology.
Music Review
Lusine
Sensorimotor
Likable? Yeah, so what! Lusine’s »Sensorimotor« was created in such an elaborate and affectionate way that it’s OK if everyone likes it.
Music Review
Karriem Riggins
Headnod Suite
With »Headnod Suite«, Karriem Riggins has come up with a convincing follow-up to »Alone Together«.
Music Review
Ahmed Malek & fLako
Electronic Tapes
Take a box of cassettes full of electro-experiments by the Algerian film composer Ahmed Malek, add fLako and receive one of 2017’s best reissues.
Music Review
Children Of Alice
Children Of Alice LP
James Cargill has a new Projekt. You can get lost in the music by »Children Of Alice« – but you won’t lose interest anytime soon.
Music Review
Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors’ latest record full of alien-r’n’b and future hybrid pop will be quite a challenge for both fans and novices.
Music Review
Mind Over Mirrors
Undying Colors
Every new record by Mind Over Mirrors marks a new stage in his artistic development. »Undying Colors« is no exception.
Music Review
Bing & Ruth
No Home Of The Mind
In the cosmos of piano based post-classical music, Bing & Ruth have kept their special position with »No Home Of The Mind« to this day.
Music Review
Gepy & Gepy
Body To Body - 12"
Giampiero Scalamogna used to be called the Italian Barry White. Gepy & Gepy’s 12" »Body To Body« from 1979 is now being reissued.
Music Review
Laaraji
Celestial Vibration
»Celestial Vibration«, the 1978 debut of New-York based zither player Laaraji, is being reissued.
Music Review
Carla dal Forno
You Know What It's Like
In the 1980s, Carla dal Forno’s debut-style on »You Know What It’s Like« would have been labelled as »sound of Berlin«.
Music Review
Kassem Mosse
Disclosure
This record wants to be conquered: On »Disclosure«, his latest album on Honest Jon’s, Kassem Mosse is concealing the groove.
Music Review
Katie Gately
Color
On »Color«, Katie Gately demonstrates how to put seemingly chaotic sounds and vocals into the right mixing ratio.
Music Review
The Mystic Jungle Tribe
Qvisisana
This is what Ibiza could sound like again if it was cleaned from shattered glass and vomit.
Music Review
Mndsgn
Body Wash
A homeless person falls into a mind-expanding bubble bath. That’s where the journey begins.
Music Review
Danny Brown
Atrocity Exhibition
Between ecstasy and depression: Danny Brown’s »Atrocity Exhibition« is an excellent record.
Music Review
Jenny Hval
Blood Bitch
More melodies, more blood, more pop: On her latest record, Jenny Hval is taking it easy, which is becoming to her music.
Music Review
Ka
Honor Killed The Samurai
Ka’s music would fit much better into MoMa than the works of his very famous hood-neighbor.
Music Review
Jordan Rakei
Cloak
Believe the Hype! Jordan Rakei’s debut »Cloak« is the finest post-Dilla-Jazz, paired with ghostly Soul.
Music Review
Zomby
Ultra
As a musical statement »Ultra« by Zomby is so clearly articulated, that it could once again be the start of something new.
Music Review
Zov Zov (Oliver Ho & Tommy Gillard)
The Sacred Pornography Of God
As Zov Zov, Oliver Ho and Tommy Gillard occupy themselves with abstract sound experiments on »The Sacred Pornography Of God«.
Music Review
Exploded View
Exploded VIew
Annika Henderson’s voice. It’s a voice that enchants you through not telling you why it is enchanting.
Music Review
Blood Orange
Freetown Sound
Under the name of Blood Orange, Devonté Hynes is presenting his third record »Freetown Sound« as a sample-based mixtape.
Music Review
Atmosphere
Fishing Blues
Vigorous rhymed storytelling in tangible pictures, also with pulled down trousers; Atmosphere sings the »Fishing Blues«.
Music Review
Igor Tipura
Dwams
Igor Tipora has appeared out of nowhere and puts you on your couch with goosebumps. It took a Philip Lauer to make »Dwams« become the uber-hit it is.
Music Review
Brian Case
Tense Nature
On his solo debut »Tense Nature«, Brian Case is going for repetition. The fragmented character of the 12 tracks is not without poetry.
Music Review
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
IV
With their new LP »IV«, BBNG (BadBadNotGood) are proving the critics wrong: their instrumental hip hop has defeated the alleged elevator-jazz.
Music Review
Marijata
Pat Thomas introduces Marijata
It’s a record that sure stands out in the flood of re-issues: raw Afro-funk, far away from African utopias, no oasis to be seen.
Music Review
Jean-Bernard Raiteaux
Les Démons O.S.T.
Lesbian sex in the Middle Ages – the b-movie »Les Démons« from 1972 was on fire. However, Jean-Bernard Raiteaux‘ freshly released soundtrack smolders all the finer.
Music Review
The Kills
Ash & Dice
Five years after »Blood Pressures«, the Kills are back and on »Ash & Dice« they sound as minimalistic and raw as ever.
Music Review
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
We Be All Africans
Not only with their new album chant Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids »We Be All Africans«. They have been legends since 40 years.
Music Review
Max Graef & Glenn Astro
The Yard Work Simulator
There is freedom in the confusion: With »The Yard Work Simulator«, Max Graef and Glenn Astro are celebrating their joint debut in album-length.
Music Review
Suzanne Ciani
Buchla Concerts 1975
Buchla? Complicated! Suzanna Ciani mastered the synthesizer 40 years ago, like »Buchla Concerts 1975« proves impressively.
Music Review
Vivien Goldman
Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982)
The label Staubgold assembles songs by Vivien Goldman on »Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982)«.