New Madvillain Song at Madlib DJ Set (1/29/10)

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?

Upcoming: New DOOM EP and Madvillain LP

Our favorite multi-aliased, comic-based, masked, villainous MC known as DOOM (…remember all caps when you spell the man name) has prepared a new EP (see album art above) centered around the Gazillion Ear track off DOOM’s recent record Born Like This. The Gazillion Ear EP features remixes (headlined by Thom Yorke of Radiohead and David Sitek of TV on the Radio), instrumental tracks, an a capella, and a few non Gazillion Ear b-sides, all to be released on December 8 via Lex Records. Check out the tracklist and a stream of the Thom Yorke Gazilion Ear remix below.

In other news, DOOM has been busy at work with fellow blunted super producer Madlib on the sequel to their 2004 masterpiece Madvillain – Madvillainy. Although there is still no official title or release date to the new Madvillain LP, you can be sure that it will be released on Stones Throw Records (hopefully in early 2010). J Rocc (of the Stones Throw crew) recently played a few snippets of songs from the upcoming Madvillain album on the Fat Beats radio show (on and as expected, they sound quite promising. Check out the a stream of JRocc’s Madvillain previews on the radio show below (via youtube). If you’re still wanting more, there was also a good article recently by the New Yorker on DOOM (with some details on the new Madvillain album), which can be partially read via Stones Throw.

Gazzillion Ear EP:

01 Gazzillion Ear
02 Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix)
03 Gazzillion Ear (Dr WHo Dat? Remix)
04 Gazzillion Ear (Jneiro Jarel/SITEK Remix)
05 Gazzillion Ear (Acappella)
06 Gazzillion Ear (Instrumental)
07 Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix) (Instrumental)
08 Gazzillion Ear (Dr WHo Dat? Remix) (Instrumental)
09 Gazzillion Ear (Jneiro Jarel/SITEK Remix) (Instrumental)
10 Green Whore Net (bonus beat)
11 Feta (scratch samples)
12 Kat Girl (bonus)