Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Loop Digga

Madlib makes strange beats, about as far away from the mainstream as you can get without going crazy. It's obvious to me that his brain is a jazz archive over a million albums deep, seriously he would kill on Jazz Jeoprady. Here are 2 albums which highlight three of his many Hip Hop skills; Rhyming, Producing and Mixing.
When Quasimoto came out I was driving across Canada shooting a surf documentary. We must have played the album 100 times over, as we drove through the massive old hardwoods of Vancouver Island on the way to the rocky beaches, it's engrained in my mind. I digress, truly a unique hip-hop album. Lazy, jazzy beats drift out of the headphones and wrap your brain in an aural atmosphere, while Madlib comes at you double time with his own voice and his "protege" Quasimoto laying down the rhymes. Fascinating stuff.

Quasimoto - The Unseen

"Blunted in the Bomb Shelter" is a 40+ track continuous mixtape of Trojan's reggae and dub catalogue. Similar in concept to the later released "Shades of Blue" (in which Madlib had access to Bluenotes entire record library) Madlib locked himself in the bomb shelter (his studio) and as the title suggests got blunted. So obviously this is a killer chillout mix, enjoy it with headphones on a sunny, Sunday afternoon.

Madlib - Blunted in the Bomb Shelter


Anonymous Serbalicious said...

sumomofo, can your music posts get any better ... you from amazing to brilliant ... where to next!!

My Red Rocket rides have never been better. Thanks!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Miller said...

Lord Quas up in the place.

The Unseen is without doubt my favorite album for the past year. The new Quasimoto is ok, but it goes a little crazy towards the end; the Unseen is quality from start to finish.

Madlib just put out a jazz album with a proper band as "Sound Directions." (Dude puts out an album like every month it seems) It's covers plus some original stuff. Apparently it's supposed to be good, but I haven't heard it.

12:10 AM  
Anonymous Lord Blak said...

If U want the new Jazz joint I have it just lemme know. the name of it is:

Sound Directions - The Funky Side Of Life


12:45 AM  
Blogger Sumomofo said...

Blak hook me up, sounds promising

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Lord Blak said...

u got it brother, i'll post it tonite for ya.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Lord Blak said...


Sound Directions - The Funky Side Of Life

01. Directions
02. Dice Game
03. Wanda Vidal
04. Fourty Days
05. Play Car
06. A Divine Image
07. The Funky Side of Life
08. Theme for Ivory Black
09. The Horse
10. One for J.J. (Johnson)
11. On The Hill


*Thanks to my bro Native*


5:19 PM  
Blogger Sumomofo said...

Thanks MAn, but the link isn't working for me what's the secret? Love the cover art though, good shit

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Lord Blak said...


I was going to email it to ya but i don't have ur addy.
I have alot Stones Throw and Prince Paul


6:18 PM  
Anonymous Lord Blak said...

look them later at :


U can pull them from there to post here with blessing.


6:24 PM  
Blogger the scarlet pimpernel said...

Extranice!! I also dig the Lamb post...thanks

3:17 AM  
Blogger Sumomofo said...

Lord Blak, that is a killer album thanks for the hook up, do you have a site or anything I can shout out when i post this?

11:34 AM  

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