Madlib played a DJ Set to a hyped crowd at The Mighty in San Francisco, CA this past Friday, January 29, 2010. Given the billion or so projects the man has going on at any given time it was no surprise that Madlib aka The Beat Konducta spun a pretty healthy variety of music. The only seemingly concurrent theme I could pick out in his set was that he had a hand in either sampling or producing each song himself (and believe me, there is a lot of music that falls into that category).
In other exciting news, the MC during Madlib’s set confirmed that a new Madvillain record is coming out this year (as we previously discussed here), in addition to the fact that 2010 will also see release of a new Quasimoto album!
During the DJ set Madlib played plenty of “exclusive” tracks; for example, he played a new song from Madvillain 2 (check out most of it in the video below). The (as of now) untitled song reminds us of Madlib and (formerly MF) DOOM‘s initial masterpiece Madvillainy as it also encompasses the winning formula of solid drum beats, dramatic interludes, startling horns, DOOM unveiling his best/wittiest saved up lyrics (“Guess you had to be there…there was free beer!”), and appropriately funky samples that only Madlib could ever dig up in his 4 ton (!!!) collection of vinyl. And do I here a Tom Jones sample in there?