Why I Love Madlib

Today is Madlib’s birthday. Here’s why I love his music and personality so much. In the mid-to-late 00s, I discovered a compilation by Zero 7. It was part of Late Night Tales’ mix series (then called Another Late Night) and it featured a song called Real Eyes by Quasimoto. I found it intriguing for many reasons but it took a few years before I discovered…

Sampleface Five: 100 Years of Thelonious Monk

To celebrate Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, we take a look at five samples from the iconic jazz pianist. He was a trailblazer with his improv style, wide-ranging melodic shifts, and trademark fashions. Thelonious Monk was born on this day in 1917. We have been blessed to have had him in our presence, physically and musically. In commemoration of this, we have compiled a list of…

Eric B & Rakim AREN’T Collaborating w/ Quasimoto So Here’s A Spotify Mix Instead

Update: Yep, we read it wrong. Madlib’s long-snouted alter-ego will not be joining forces with Eric B & Rakim for their comeback album next year. So we’ve compiled a Spotify mix to save face. It’s one thing to hear Eric B & Rakim announce a comeback, but another to hear of Quasimoto’s involvement and then find out it was all a joke. The Golden Age…

Quasimoto – Further Instrumentals

Just before you get yourself ready for Yessir Whatever, Stones Throw have decided to re-release the instrumentals for Quasimoto’s Further Adventures of Lord Quas on double LP. The Unseen is a hip hop classic (in our eyes at least) and its sequel, Further Adventures of Lord Quas, extended the psilocybin mushroom fantasies that inspired the debut. So, before Quasimoto’s Yessir Whatever drops on 18th, Stones…

Quasimoto Receives Certificate Of Recognition By City Of Los Angeles

It’s official: Quasimoto is certified by the city of Los Angeles for “excellence in masonry”. Hip hop hasn’t always had a good rep amongst the wealthy and influential in America, with them often blaming the culture on crime in the country. Well, it looks like the city of Los Angeles don’t give a f*ck about any of that as they have issued Madlib’s “bad character”…

NEWS: New Quasimoto Album Will Be A Compilation Of Rarities

Madlib and Stones Throw will drop Quasimoto’s “Yessir Whatever” on 18th June. The plot has thickened and finally reached its climax. The new Quasimoto album we mentioned a few days ago will be a compilation of rarities: some rare, some out-of-print and some unreleased, according to Pitchfork. Although that might not be what fans were initially anticipating, at least you know the quality will be…

Madlib To Release New Quasimoto Album Soon?

First a tweet, then a photo, it looks like Quasimoto will be back with a new album sometime soon. Now, we don’t want to be presumptuous but the evidence is pretty compelling. First, Madlib tweeted this on his Twitter account: Now playing Quasimoto “Yessir Whatever” test press LP ā€” Madlib (@madlib) April 16, 2013 Already, we were stoked because… it’s Quasimoto! It’s been 8 years…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Decknologist – Madlibmix2 (Madlib Mix)

Our good friendĀ Decknologist has put together another fantastic Madlib mix for our earlugs and it’s absolutely free. We’ve been fans of Decknologist ever since he dropped his first Madlib mix last year and we’re eternally grateful for him putting together part 2. Being one of our favourite producers, it’s great to hear his material, especially in mixes, seeing as that’s the craft he identifies with…