After leaving his sanity in the lost and found, Luso made his way back to earth in the Madlib invasion. He arrived with nine scrolls documenting his journey, which he crafted into musical form, bringing us the project known as... "Mad Luso". Here is Episode 23 serious heat.
Soundcrash announce two huge new additions to Flying Lotus at Brixton Academy on 1 May. Madlib collaborator, one half of the classic 'Madvillainy' and legendary rapper / producer MF Doom will join FlyLo, as well as Essex-born experimental electronic producer Lupalux.
Due to overwhelming popular demand the Doctor's Orders have added a second date to the screening of Beats, Rhymes & Life followed by Phife Dawg playing Live! The KOKO show on November 21st is now SOLD OUT. The second screening will take place at Cargo on November 22nd 2011.
This one goes out to the land of fjords and the northern lights. In honour of their musical movements around the Nordic Lands, Mikey D.O.N and Philly B are proud to present From The UK 2 Norway. On this compilation they bring to your attention some of the UK's finest exports alongside a tuff selection of musical flavours from around the globe to keep your speaker box rockin'.
Coming up under the wing of Task Force can never be a bad thing. First appearing in 2002 on the ‘Mud Fam EP’ and then again in 2003 on ‘Music From The Corner Volume 2’, Ramson Badbonez has had a good start in UK rap life. Along with DJ Harry Love he now brings us an epic collection of verses and concepts over a load of beats from the greats (Premier, RZA, 9th Wonder, Alchemist, Madlib and more).
Baron von Alias, the lyrical time Lord is proud to deliver the prelude to his debut album for free download, The Mechanism. Based in the North of England, the Baron has attracted the attention of names such as Guilty Simpson, Melanie Rutherford, T3 (Slum Village), Frank N Dank, Butta Verses along with producers Oh No, Dom P, Steesh and Khrysis; all of whom will appear on his impending release Timepiece.
With official Hip Hop remixes of old jazz fusion joints on the up it seems appropriate that prolific and sample friendly vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson sees his superior jam ‘Montara’ - lifted from the classic 1975 LP of the same name - released on 7 inch.
If I’m honest, Madlib confuses me what with all the aliases and collaborations and the HUGE back catalogue. To become a fan - where to begin?!