Madlib's Motown Mix
This mix is from many years ago. I'm not even sure if I ever uploaded this mix to the blog because it was released back in the day when Stones Throw was not allowing blogs to upload their mixes in any format other than iTunes. I'm uncertain if Stones Throw's draconian policy on that issue ever officially changed, but I think they've at least softened up over the years because these podcasts are pretty common place now. Back to the mix. I never gave this mix a close listen when it was originally released because Madlib's deejaying skills are not anywhere near his production skills. What a mistake! I don't know if it's the influence of the whole "Beat" movement and the style of deejaying associated with that subgenre, but I've really come to appreciate Madlib's deejaying style. This mix comes of sounding like a how you'd think a Motown inspired Madlib beat tape would sound like. Absolutely phenomenal! Highly Recommended that you re-listen to this mix if you're already familiar with it. If you're not familiar with the mix, sit back and enjoy.