Jaylib went HAM in their respective ways on Da Rawkus, an unreleased track from 2002. Stones Throw have launched a vinyl subscription service and to kick things off, the first release will be a Madlib’s remix of Champion Sound and unreleased track “Da Rawkus”. The cut was recorded by Dilla and Madlib between LA and Detroit in 2002 with the Oxnard-native on the beats and…

We’ve taken a look at Tha Alkaholiks’ “All Night” sampling Stevie Wonder’s “Too High”. Stevie features prominently in every producer’s music collection. That invariably leads to sampling once in a while – or a lot. “Too High”, from his 1976 classic Innervisions, has been sampled on at least 8 tracks WhoSampled can account for. The majority are from the world of hip hop but one…

Stones Throw’s Mndsgn compiles an exclusive mixtape for Bonafide Magazine. One of the best UK music magazines by far is Bonafide Magazine and after a few design changes, they’re stronger than ever. Their last issue featured interviews from Madlib AND DOOM (together, I might add), Theo Parrish, New Order, Just Blaze and BadBadNotGood amongst others. Although they’re only on their ninth issue, their mixtape series…

Check out this Latin jazz playlist, with tracks taken from Madlib’s Mind Fusion series. The title says it all really. About a year or so ago, Stones Throw compiled a playlist of jazz tracks from Madlib’s Mind Fusion mix series. It’s a who’s who of classic Latin jazz musicians from all over the globe: Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Bill Summers and Gato Barbieri are just some…

Ashton James Brown interviewed the exciting jazz/hip hop quartet Sumochief and discussed their origins, their thoughts regarding London’s vibrant music scene and how music technology is incorporated into their creative process. The UK hip hop scene has an abundance of talent when it comes to emcees and producers, however live hip hop bands are few and far between. Sumochief are a London based four-piece whose…

Pipomixes – the self-proclaimed “PBS of the mixtape game” – throws together a fine mix featuring Madlib, James Brown, DOOM and plenty more favourites. We’re all fans of the themed mix but sometimes you just want to hear the greats together in one single stream and Pipomixes has provided. Saying that, there is a tenuous link to all the artists, as he explains: I’ve never…

Yesterdays New Quintet’s Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing (Medley) is our Song For Sunday. Back in 2001, a mysterious jazz band named Yesterdays New Quintet released their debut album Angles Without Edges to many a jazz/hip hop fan but the band harboured a little secret. All the instruments were coming from just one man: Madlib. The “group” have since gone through a wide range…

Ashton James Brown gives his own insights into what made Madvillainy so special, 10 years after its release. Hip hop’s underground is often cited as the metaphorical promised land of the genre. A place where creativity and artistic freedom remain unfettered, with emcees and producers not having to bend their rhymes and sonic identities to whim of major label executives. The early 2000’s was a…

Snoop leaves the reggae behind to jump back to the Cadillacs in his new Madlib-produced G-funk voyage. He’s been Snoop Lion and Snoopzilla as part of funk duo 7 Days Of Funk but now we’re back to the OG Snoop Dogg for his new track with Madlib. Cadillacs shows Snoop having not lost anything after his reggae renaissance and wranglings with the Rasta community and…