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