By sweeneykovar | July 6th, 2012
Madlib might be the most prolific beatmaker of all time. He reportedly releases less than a quarter of what he produces, and is not confined by his tools. The man can get down on the most basic of production equipment as well as a plethora of instruments. A workaholic recluse, Otis Jackson Jr. is truly immersed in his music. His sound is inherently musical, warm and personal. From his work with the Likwit Crew in the 90s to the beginning of his long and productive relationship with Stones Throw to his seminal work with MF DOOM and J Dilla, the Loop Digga has quietly left a lasting footprint in modern music with no signs of stopping.
This friday, we’re featuring five Beat Konducta remixes that cover the range from sultry R&B to mid-90s L.A. underground to grimy East Coast. Like Madlib, these are a bit odd but dope. Some verses are cut off, there’s random interludes and the sound quality can vary, but it always has that feeling — it always works.
Madlib is revered for a reason. Relax on a Friday and unwind to the weird cool of one of hip-hop’s last relics.