Tag Archives: madlib

december groovement

Groovement Podcast – Agent J: Scramble (Dec 2014)

december groovement

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Knicks Remix ft Action Bronson, Joey Badass, Ransom
Chairman Maf – You and Me
J Rocc – Fire Dancer
Rene Costy – Scramble
The Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & Deejay Snoop – Hot Stuff
Ghostface Killah – Emergency Procedure ft Pharoahe Monch
De La Soul – The People ft Chuck D
Elaquent – She Hates Me
Son Little – Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches
Wu Tang Clan – Ruckus in B Minor
Your Old Droog – You Know What Time It Is
Gappy Ranks – Sheriff (Murlo remix)
Red Eye Hi Fi – Raise The Alarm ft Fox
Mecca:83 ft Jneiro Jarel and Doc Mastermind – Viberialude
Marcus Intalex – These Days
Dub Phizix and Strategy – Buffalo Charge
Deft – Drawn
Johney & 0h85 – The Show
Thelonious Martin – September
Prodigy & Boogz Boogetz – Queens
Def3 – The Truth ft Shad & Skratch Bastid
Mr Oizo – Bear Biscuit
Colonel Red – The Me
Matthew Larkin Cassell – Heaven
Sweater Beats – Rain Dance
Mecca:83 – Detroit Twilight (feat Emanative & Buscrates)

GROOVEMENT – AGENT J: SCRAMBLE // DEC2014 by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud

Probably not the last podcast I’ll get done this year but have been itching to get this latest one done and out. Here’s a rundown!

Listen on MixcloudSubscribe on iTunesDownload direct

Kicking off with the mighty Madgibbs aka Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – the new 12″ contains the remix of Knicks from Piñata featuring Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Ransom as well as instrumentals, a bonus Madlib beat and the track Home featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. The Knicks remix segues nicely into something from Sheffield producer Chairman Maf, whose new album PAINT will be available soon on his Bandcamp. Check his previous, 1976, here.

madgibbs

Cassette artwok PAINT

The third release on the 45 label Originals is Jay Dee’s Fuck The Police together with its main sample, Rene Costy’s Scramble. Straight after that The Mighty Mocambos (who have the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band album out in 2015 on Truth & Soul) with regular collaborators Afrika Bambaataa and Charlee Funk. Grab that 45, Rolling Stones cover Hot Stuff, here – but be quick!

hot stuff

Ghostface Killah, fresh from last year’s collab with Adrian Young, has worked with soul band The Revelations for his new album 36 Reasons for a great live sound. This one features Pharoahe Monch.

De La Soul’s The People is a free download featuring Chuck D – read more here.  Elaquent put up this Kelis interpretation on his Soundcloud and at the time of writing it’s still a free download.

I was humbled and lucky to meet up with Son Little last week in Manchester’s Soup Kitchen where he was supporting Curtis Harding  for Now Wave. Previously going by Aaron Livingston, he was the soulful voice on The Roots’ 2011 album Undun and was also one half of Icebird with RJD2. He’s got a catalogue of past work but is branching out under a new name with Anti- Records. You can read my interview with him in the forthcoming January 2015 issue of Now Then magazine. Download the EP Things I Forgot here.

The new Wu Tang album, A Better Tomorrow, is receiving a bit of a panning. I can see where those reviews are coming from, but Ruckus In B Minor is good and there’s definitely a leaf from the Adrian Young school of sound being taken. The album, in typical fashion for this lot, isn’t out until around April on vinyl. I love the line about pulling your drawers up.

The Your Old Droog album is a good listen, here’s a little more:

Swing Ting resident Murlo tears down his remix of Gappy Ranks’ Sheriff (available on Gappy Ranks meets Dub Club on Stones Throw), and leads nicely into another Manchester fixture in the form of Fox with Red Eye Hi Fi.

The retiree Mecca:83 (whom this podcast is dedicated too – thanks for the inspiration, man!) appears twice on this podcast, here briefly with Jneiro and Doc Mastermind and again to close proceedings. Please go and check all his music here and here.

Marcus Intalex has provided this stunner for Doc Scott’s 24 track Future Beats comp – it’s coming out on 6 x 12″ and digi which you can order here.  Buffalo Charge from Dub Phizix and Strategy is also out on vinyl, including an etched tribute to Salford John in the run out groove. The video just won ‘best’ at the DnB Arena awards – congrats!

Deft has a beautiful new EP out entitled Blue Jasmine, that’s a white 12″ on Project Mooncircle. The JOhney and 0h85 track is the first on the Smaze LP from Ground Mass Music (out now for free or pay-what-you-want), whom I was turned onto via the Graphs EP on Cosmic Bridge Records.

Thelonious Martin delivers some Apollo Brown-style beats on his new album Wunderkid while Prodigy and Boogz Boogetz have the Young Rollin’ Stoners project out now. Canada’s Def3 has a dope new album out featuring Shad (as heard on this podcast), Kay The Aquanaut, Moka Only and more.

Mr Oizo’s The Chuch, on Brainfeeder, is as mind-blowing as you’d expect. The below video, featuring John C Reilly, is definitely not safe for work.

HAM from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

The Colonel Red EP, Make Life Good 4 U, will be out on vinyl and digi in late January on Apollo, a sub-label of R&S Records.

matthew cat

Matthew Larkin Cassell’s Complete Works, featuring Heaven as sampled by Madlib, is out on Stones Throw. Rain Dance is from New York’s Sweater Beats EP Cloud City.  As promised above, Mecca:83 sees us out with one of my favourites from Life Sketches and his new compilation, Ain’t Done Too Bad.

Thanks for listening – all feedback appreciated! I know the volume levels were a little uneven on this episode, I’ll do my best to maximise consistency next time around. In a bit – J.

New music: Madlib x Snoop and Freddie Gibbs

cadillacs

A couple of new Madlib bits are forthcoming – this one is Cadillacs, due to drop today as part of mixtape ‘That’s My Work Vol 3′ hosted by DJ Drama. That’s going to drop here.

Also due to drop this month (18th March to be precise):
freddie

Piñata, the new album from Freddie Gibbs with Madlib on the boards.

It’s a combo of the three previous EPs and you can order it here.

“Piñata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib. 17 tracks, featuring every mother fucker in the rap game worth fucking with.”

Dig deeper over at Rappcats.

01. Supplier
02. Scarface
03. Deeper
04. High, featuring Danny Brown
05. Harold’s
06. Bomb, featuring Raekwon
07. Shitsville
08. Thuggin’
09. Real
10. Uno
11. Robes, featuring Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt
12. Broken, featuring Scarface
13. Lakers, featuring Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint
14. Knicks
15. Shame, featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
16. Watts, featuring Big Time Watts
17. Piñata, featuring Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko & Mac Miller

Find details on the three EPs below:

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Thuggin
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Shame
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Deeper

 

Groovement Podcast: AGENT J // 7DEC13

7dec13

It’s been a couple of months, but I’ve got a bag of new hip hop, jazz and funk to open December. Highlights for me are the most successful LabelGroovement release so far from Mecca 83, that Polystation track (Chilean beats from Discos Cetaceos) and the dons Jungle Fire, who I hooked up with on their Manchester date at Band on the Wall. An amazing band (featuring members of Orgone, Breakestra, Ozomatli and the like) who should smash 2014 – the track below is taken from their limited-to-3oo tour CD, available only at shows. Also a shout to the homie Depakote, who has a couple of features on this mix – his new one, Creative Freedumb, is out now on Zypher.

Debian Blak’s getting some wider exposure, Bolts has a forthcoming thing on Original Cultures, that Debruit and Alsarah album on Soundway is full tilt badness, the Teotima Ensemble track is 7 minutes of bliss, and all the hip hop on this mix demonstrates the top drawer quality about at the moment.

Oh and that Slugabed B-side.. Zoinks!

All song titles are clickable for buy, info and download links. Enjoy, and let me know what you think over on Twitter or Facebook.

GROOVEMENT: AGENT J // 7DEC13 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

DOWNLOAD // ITUNES // MIXCLOUD

00:00 Early Reed and J Scienide – MANSION & A YACHT (cuts by DJ JON DOE)
02:49 Polystation – Descoh
05:39 Mecca 83 – All Mine (LabelGroovement)
09:03 PrezSport – IFYA
13:28 Fatima – La Neta
17:49 Beat Spacek – ALONE IN DA SUN
19:43 Debian Blak – Say You ft Joshua Idehen
28:14 Slugabed – U RIGHT
31:30 Robot Koch – Sugar Owl
34:34 Depakote – bionic porn
37:18 Soul Khan – Praying for a River
38:18 Débruit & Alsarah – Alrahal
41:13 Sean Price & M-Phazes – Land of the Crooks (feat. Billy Danze, Maffew Ragazino & DJ Babu)
46:03 Madlib – Hold the Organ
46:54 Bolts – Luvblind
49:31 Jef Gilson – Choro In Blue
52:26 Teotima Ensemble – Nearly Everything
1:01:13 Harleighblu – Let Me Be
1:04:59 Jungle Fire – LOS FELIGRESES
1:07:28 The Liberators – Cairo Uprising
1:11:45 Jeftuz – Spaced Out
1:14:00 Jamall Bufford – Silencers (feat. Magestik Legend)
1:19:04 Early Reed and J Scienide – FULL CIRCLE feat. Kev Brown
1:22:54 Depakote – chilllllled mannnnn

Preview // Madlib x Freddie Gibbs’ Deeper EP

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 20.44.11

 

The third in a series of 12″s before the dropping of LP Piñata (currently scheduled for Feb 4th 2014) – have a listen to Deeper and Harold’s below. The EP is out on Madlib Invazion – the album will feature Raekwon, Scarface, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint and G-Wiz.

Madlib will be appearing as part of Four Tet’s curation at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, Sat 2 Nov 2013.

A1. Deeper (O. Jackson, F. Tipton)
A2. Deeper (Instrumental) (O. Jackson)
A3. Ups and Downs (Bonus Beat)
B1. Harold’s (O. Jackson, F. Tipton)
B2. Harold’s (Instrumental) (O. Jackson)
B3. The Long Walk Home (Bonus Beat)

Order the Deeper EP here.


 

On the Deeper EP, Gibbs showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger on the title track, in a lovelorn narrative that meshes perfectly with the weepy strings and insistent rhythm of Madlib’s beat. We haven’t heard something like this in rap music since Nas’ “One Love,” nearly twenty years ago. The b-side, “Harolds” – exclusive to this EP – gives Gibbs a chance to ride some low down Beat Konducta-fueled funk in a nostalgic ode to the Chicago chicken-shack that served as the backdrop to many of his seminal life experiences.”

MADLIB – EUROPE DATES – OCT, NOV 2013:

Tues, 29th October: Budapest, Hungary at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Thrs, 31st October: Brussels, Belgium at Europalia Festival
Fri, 1st November: Glasgow UK (TBA)
Sat, 2nd November: Manchester UK at Warehouse Project

FREDDIE GIBBS – ROCK THE BELLS
Sep 28: Washington DC at Rock the Bells
Oct 04: East Rutherford NJ at Rock the Bells

LISTEN: Benji B: DOOM Takeover on Radio1

Good Googly Moogly. A whole 2 hour show dedicated to the Supervillain on Radio 1. Benji’s show is always essential listening, but this one will make the coolest cat piss his Coogi in a minute.

The metal-faced enigma has been causing a stir lately by plotting shows like robberies, unleashing his Doombots to perform instead of him so he can keep his sweatshirt dry. Allegedly the investigation is still ongoing. DOOM joins Benji in the studio to chat at length about his various personas, collaborators, influences and albums (even if he can’t remember the names of them), comparing his rhyming process to an old homeless guy talking to himself. Most notably though, he claims the follow-up to 2004’s ultra-classic Madvillainy album could be finished by the end of the year, with the DOOMSTARKS album to follow shortly. OH, and a collaboration with Earl Sweatshirt is in the works – as if any beat can handle that much lyricism.

The show is only available on iPlayer for a week, so hear it on the radio, tape it, play it in your stereo – your crew’ll go apeshit. If this post doesn’t make any sense, it might be because I’ve paraphrased a little.

Stream the show here.

DOOM (supposedly) performs two shows for Soundcrash, along with Madlib and Jneiro and Jarel:

DOOM & Madlib

JJ DOOM

Cop the JJ DOOM album here.

 

Study your history, whoever don’t, I pity the fool like Mr. E.

Preview: GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW // Husfriend (Prod. By Madlib)

Vinyl: http://www.fatbeats.com/collections/frontpage/products/georgia-anne-muldrow-madlib-seeds-clear-45-download-card
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seeds-single/id498508801?ls=1

Press release: 

On March 27th, SomeOthaShip Connect, the label co-founded by Georgia Anne Muldrow and her life partner (and frequent collaborator)Dudley Perkins, will release Seeds, a collaborative album between Georgia and producer Madlib. Georgia recently announced the East Coast leg of her upcoming tour to support the album, and now is excited to release the album’s second official single, “Husfriend,”

“Husfriend,” which serves as the b-side to recent single and album title track “Seeds,” is an ode to the beauty of committing to another soul, and the song, built around an “Everything I want is here/ All looks perfectly clear” chorus refrain, comes complete with Georgia’s blissed out signature vibe. For his part, Madlib brings a little grit to the mix, with a beat that pairs bass-heavy low-end with crackling sample chops, a rawness that sits perfectly under Georgia’s free-flowing vocals.