One of the world’s great record collections available for your listening pleasure.
Ever wondered where all those crazy beats, voices and soulful grooves that make up a Madlib track come from? Now you can find out thanks to a brilliant new Spotify playlist that compiles over 1,000 samples from the revered hip-hop producer.
You don’t get to become one of the great minds in hip-hop without a sensibility for sampling, and as far as record collections go, Madlib boasts one of most incredible archives to draw on for his work. Ranging from funk, Brazilian boogie and Italo-disco, his smoked-out tracks are littered with the world’s most obscure sounds. These have become the basis for a playlist that will give you a new-found appreciation for Madlib’s musical perception and arrangement. Listen to the first 200 or so in the playlist below, and find the full 1287 song playlist here.