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 − Portrait | posted 10.09.2020
Melody As Truth
On the threshold of sound and silence
With his label Melody As Truth, Jonny Nash moves between balearic and ambient. The journey leads from new age to a new art of world chamber music.
Music − Review | posted 24.06.2020
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music − News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.
Music − Interview | posted 03.09.2020
Kelly Lee Owens
»We store emotions in our body«
The Welsh musician released her second album »Inner Song« which wipes tears from cried-out eyes with one hand after the closing set while opening the window into everyday life with the other. A conversation with Owens about rave memories, trauma sessions and her challenge with Four Tet.
Music − News | posted 16.07.2020
HHV For The Culture
Save Your Club
In support of the club scene, which was hit hard by the Corona crisis, a Vinyl 7" series was created with three Berlin clubs that are strongly connected to us. The complete proceeds will go to the venues. Together »For The Culture«! Save your club!