Posts Tagged ‘madlib’

0150 J Dilla – Every Siren on the Donuts album

Monday, February 11th, 2013

It was the 7th anniversary of J Dilla’s passing on Feb. 10th this year, and Stones Throw are re-releasing the Donuts album as a box set of 7″ singles. Pitchfork (I know I’m mentioning them again) did a great review (10!!) of the release and Nate Patrin pinpointed what is always such a great part of any Dilla tune, the siren:

Even the ubiquitous siren he lifted from Mantronix feels like Dilla’s sole property now– maybe because Kurtis never thought to lay it over a mobius-strip revamp of Kool and the Gang album track “Fruitman” (“The Diff’rence”) or a tense, staggered piano loop cut from Martha Reeves’ mid 70s post-Motown solo debut (“Thunder”).

The siren is all over the Donuts album and like Nate says, it’s his now.

Side Note: Armand Van Helden used it first back in 2000, but Dilla used it best.

The Diff’rence 0:09

Thunder 0:29

As I said on March 5, 2006 when I aired these tributes on CIUT. The Best Ever.

Lowsound – J Dilla Tribute Part 1
Lowsound – J Dilla Tribute Part 2

From Donuts, released through Stones Throw Records, 2006 and re-released on 7″ Vinyl, 2013

0132 Mo Kolours – Intro/ Bakiraq @ 0:00

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

“…thank you very much for the opportunity to share with you a very wonderful, exciting, memorable, casual, experiences..”

Taking the whole intro off the EP and the first 10 seconds of the first track for this best parter…this guy found some space to inhabit in the music universe that is wholly his own. This music has a real spirit to it,  and he’s in good company with Bullion on One Handed Music. Check out the EP, and if you want more, check out this track.

Intro/ Bakiraq 0:00 – 0:38

From Drum Talking, released through One Handed Music, 2011

0102 Madlib – Medicine Show #10 Track 6 @ 1:30

Monday, December 13th, 2010

“Upon this piece of earth, I choose to go to church, heaven is within….my friend”

This one’s been in the drafts for a while. It’s some funky shit. Merry Xmas.

Track 6 1:26 – 1:56

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From MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #10: BLACK SOUL , released through Stones Throw records, 2010.

0099 Madlib – Medicine Show #10 Track 2 @ 2:15

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

‘that thing when she walks, I’m on a string when she talks”

If anyone can find anything that is out right now that is as hot as this part of Madlib’s new mix CD right here, I will swim over to Toronto island buck naked.  This is a pure fire Black disco la flama blanca fastball.

More coming from this CD soon, #100 is next, that’s big, almost 2 years being the best parts pimp. Thanks for being here.

Track 2 1:38 – 2:28

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From MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #10: BLACK SOUL , released through Stones Throw records, 2010.

0068 Beat Konducta – Infinity Sound (Never ending) @ 0:55

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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“….has each hour been fully tasted?”

Originally this caught me because of the amazing sample. You hear it a lot on the album. It sounds Native, but who knows what Madlib chopped or looped. This part of the song though, also rolls into the extro which I love, and is another rare find record Madlib plays through. It’s a 2fer, enjoy!

Infinity Sound (Never Ending)
0:55 – 1:27

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From Beat Konducta Vol. 5–6: A Tribute To J Dilla, released through Stones Throw Records in 2009.

0061 Madvillain – Sermon @ 0:18

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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“Now, full details of the offer later”

2nd post from this album, hey I’m getting excited for the 3rd one! Madlib has records for days, I can only imagine how extensive his collection is. When I interviewed him back in 2005, he said it was even better than DJ Shadows’. At the beginning of this song, he just lets a few of them play. They’re pretty weird, radio commercials and what not.

Sermon 0:18 – 1:07

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From Madvillainy 2, released on the internet in 2008.

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0003 Madvillain – 3.214 @ 0:06

0022 Madlib the Beat Konducta – Blindfold Test #10 @ 0:12

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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“…meeoooowwww”

Blindfold Test #10 is the scratch record from the BBE released WLIB AM King of the Wigflip album, and there are some wild samples on this cut as you’ll hear.  This part is the best because of the old “Mystery Movie of the Week” type sample.  It sounds like it’s from an old black and white movie. Either that or it’s a holdout from the Madvillain album, because its got a Batman-style comic book feel too. Click that old play button sonny, and listen for the trumpet.

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Madlib Myspace

0014 Jaylib – Champion Sound @ 1:30

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

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“Yeah! For my live B%$*#&es!”

Dilla, Madlib. The collab. So banging. Xmas 2003 it dropped.

The title track right here (produced by Lib, with Jay on the mic) has an Indian sample, a Jamaican duplate vocal, and some heavy, heavy gunclap drums. This part is before Jay’s second verse, where the drums come back in. Listen for when Dilla says “Yeah!” and for the windy sounding instrument right at the very end. This one is for the trunk!!! Turn it up!!

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Jaylib Myspace

PS – Support Jay Dee’s Mom Ma Dukes by picking up a copy of The Suite for Ma Dukes EP by Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson. It’s a 4 song EP featuring orchestral interpretations of some of J Dilla’s finest work. Also, if you’re in LA on the 22nd, they’re going to play it live.