Archive for the ‘beats for days’ Category

Coroner’s Music

July 23, 2009


Madlib (Otis Jackson) + Guilty Simpson = OJ Simpson

I’ve been looking forward to this release for a minute now; Guilty is a baritone monster and Madlib needs no more superlatives.

The album drops later in the year (i think) but Stones Throw has released this single, setting the tone very quickly for the goodness that is an album of bangers by these two artists, with only a couple of guests (Elzhi and Strong Arm Steady).

Heaters galore.

OJ Simpson – Coroners Music


Madlib breaks cover… appears on cover.

July 16, 2009


It should be pretty clear by now that i am a fan of Otis Jackson Jnr.

Notoriously reticent, he has given his first interview since 2006, appearing in the UK’s Wire magazine.

It probably won’t make it onto shelves for a few weeks yet in oz, but Stones Throw has some excerpts, including a little tidbit that he was high on ‘shrooms when he made both Quasimoto albums… who’d have thought?

DOWNLOAD: Lord Quas – Shroom Music

Madlib Radio

June 23, 2009


The greatest producer of the last decade… yeah… i said it.

Contentious claims aside, the Gilles Petereson radio podcast series has just dropped the first of a two part, 1 hour Jazz mix by none other than

“Mr. I-have-more-creative-aliases-than-your-five-favourite-rappers”.

Occasionally you get undereducated people throwing up other names as the greatest Hip-Hop producer of the last decade, but i’ll be damned i there’s a better artist making both Jazz and Hip-Hop, not to mention wild Brazillian neo-funk.

Anyway, dash overkill in this drop aside, to put it simply, it’s Madlib, its Gilles Peterson Worldwide, its free from iTunes.

NOTR’s Natural Selection #8

June 23, 2009


Carlito Darwinio, had a mad crack habit plus foot fetish, he preferred The Hot Boy$ over Wayne’s new stuff and helped Robert Moog invent the synthesiser. He also co-wrote ‘Walk On By’ with Burt Bacharach.


Simmer down now

June 10, 2009


Mos Def Quiet Dog Bite Hard (Prod by Preservation)

The Ecstatic (Downtown Records, 2009)

Another one from the new Flaco. Only heard a few tracks so far but I’m real keen to hear it in full. Also seen him on the Late Show last night performing this track while rapping and playing some big assed orchestral drums at the same time. sic.

Production on the new album by the likes of Madlib, Oh No, Preservation, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Mr. Flash and the one and only J. Dilla.

Cop that disc!


June 10, 2009

Where ever did barbershop go?

Debut record “A Strange Arrangement” out on the 09.09.09.


June 7, 2009


Bit out of it today, so apologies for the randomness… my quest to drink the planet dry of Jamesons continues unabated.


DJ SEGA @ the Espy…

May 30, 2009

I’ma be dancing a little bit like this kid tonight at the Espy.

Scatterblog Presents: DJ SEGA

Support from the whole crew. Holla if you see me poppin’ like i’m an underage b-boy.

Cool Calm Pete.

May 29, 2009

Just a lil something for ya Friday mornin’


Cool Calm Pete – Heart


“you cant stop a war with ya T shirt”

– Cool Calm Pete.

Lee Fields & The Expressions

May 27, 2009


I’ve got an admission to make, Truth & Soul Records were the first label to actually get on to us about previewing their tracks and checking for shows etc…

That said, it’s pretty serendipitous, because they (along with Now & Again) are serving up some glorious funk and deep soul nuggets, both re-issues and freshly minted productions. And that is just what i’m listening to at the moment.

Here’s a new track from 70’s legend Lee Fields, featuring what looks like half of the El Michels Affair, it’s from the forthcoming full length My World, and its all about the Ladies.

Head to Truth and Soul for more info on the record and other projects.

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Ladies

Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby