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#31 Josh G

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:42 PM

^^cosign. loved the dj rels. suppose you have to be into broken beat etc to like it tho eh

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:16 PM

^^
Well I hardly know what broken beat is, and I still love the DJ Rels :lol:

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

i dont think anything is underrated, more like alot of other things cloud the rest of the shit.

Hands Up - Wildchild - one of madlib's finest productions. plus wildchild actually has a consistent flow.

Sao Paulo - Dj Rels - i don't know why but i can't get enough of that track.

Aloe Blacc - Nascimento (Birth) - this shit gives me chils.

Simply A Joy - Georgia Anne Muldrow - i love this track. so simple but so great.

America's Most Blunted (Koushik's Remix) - we already know doom ripped the verse but this beat is BANANAS.

Burn Rubber [Dam Funk Remix] - i love pretty much all of Dam Funk's shit.

and this track right here has me FEENING for a new LP,

Survivin' The Game - Homeliss Derelix

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:48 PM

You can't say Jaylib or MED is underrated, two both of my favorite rappers / producer / geniouses.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:48 AM

^^cosign. loved the dj rels. suppose you have to be into broken beat etc to like it tho eh


love b-r-o-k-e-n-b-e-a-t

I always forgot about Rels. It just seemed like such an out there piece of work. 04, and broken beat from a small US indie that really has nothing to do with that scene?? Further fueling the rumors that this was a full on Madlib side project under an alias.

There is some validity to it. A great record nonetheless.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:21 PM

I'd also like to add:

Chippin-Quas

Percee-Untitled

Madvillian-Figaro that ST remix..I think it's the vinyl version. All the Hoo-Haa about Madvilliany never hear that mentioned

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:02 AM

and broken beat from a small US indie that really has nothing to do with that scene?? Further fueling the rumors that this was a full on Madlib side project under an alias.


erm hate to ruin your detective work but it IS madlib i didnt even know people thought it was someone else, he had spent some time in london hanging round with the likes of dego from 4-hero and the like and decided he wanted to do sumthin similer

heres a review


Madlib (DJ Rels) :: "Theme for a Broken Soul" :: Stones Throw Records

as reviewed by Dan Mennella

If you're getting annoyed by the whole alias fad in hip hop (especially these cooky, slightly-demented backpackers), you're probably not alone. MF Doom (whose aliases are too numerous to remember, and too long for the sake of brevity in a review such as this) may be the one to blame. Either way, it can be downright confusing at times. Nevertheless, DJ Rels is, for all intents and purposes, the production genius more-commonly known as Madlib.

One trait Madlib has never lacked is creativity—and though his releases like Shades of Blue, Champion Sound, and Madvillainy certainly set a thematic sound—so too does "Theme for a Broken Soul", albeit a very different one from what we've grown accustomed to. But on this release, Madlib strikes out completely on his own; there are no much-anticipated collaborations with artists like MF Doom or Jay Dee, and there is no reclamation project for the underappreciated art forms of the past (a la Shades of Blue). Putting aside his affinity for jazz and obscure soul records, Madlib instead turns to more funk, dance and electronica influenced sounds to build his latest compositions. I use the term compositions deliberately because it would be unfair to refer to Madlib as anything less than a composer—a producer legendary for his re-recording of samples and sounds with live instrumentation that he admirably plays himself.

The individual stand-out tracks on "Theme for a Broken Soul" are difficult to pick out simply because instrumental tracks rarely do so, and even less on a release such as this which features such a low frequency of disparate tracks in terms of quality. In other words, this album flows especially well from one track to the next (not unlike most other Madlib releases), and the absence of vocals, which undoubtedly add distinction to more formulaic hip hop, only accentuate this affect. The dreamy organ vibes of the aptly-titled "Waves" and the trance-inducing bass line of the marathon listen "Broken Soul/Dawn" (it clocks in at just over 9 minutes). Picking "highlight" tracks off this LP really proves to be an exercise in futility, if not for its lack of 50 Cent catchiness (for better or worse), but also because Madlib does not make individual tracks—he makes full length albums. Yes, you can skip from track to track on your trusty mp3 player by pushing forward, or by dropping the needle on a different spot on the wax (for you old schoolers), but it would be a disservice to yourself as a listener. Instead, this one should be allowed to play from start to back, just the way Madlib intended.

You won't bump this in your homie's Jeep, pimped out with subs galore, sitting on 22 inch chrome, and you won't make love to your girl as this record plays softly in the background (although I suppose you could, in both instances). Rather, you'll likely pull this one out when you're sitting in your living room with your boys, sharing some brownies of the green variety or even just "staring into space / when you're feeling berzerk" as the great Q-Tip once said. The multiple handle may or may not be getting stale, but that doesn't stop this from being yet another valuable addition to Madlib's already impressive catalogue. When you're as well accomplished as Madlib is, you've earned the right to try something a little different like this. Heck, he's already made a career out of it.
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:11 PM

You can't say Jaylib or MED is underrated, two both of my favorite rappers / producer / geniouses.


Push Comes To Shove is somewhat underrated. That one track "So Real" is pushed to the side, and that's a banger IMO.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:39 PM

Push Comes To Shove is somewhat underrated. That one track "So Real" is pushed to the side, and that's a banger IMO.



that track bangs so hard.. deep shit

the Heavy remix is one of my faves. That should have been a single w/Raw Addict as a B-side. how ridic. would that hae been??!??

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:04 PM

im not sure if many others love it, but "Starz" from Jaylib and "T. Biggums" from Oh No

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:52 PM

secondary protocol is ill and i think underrated. also A lil' light had the ILL beats on it. seriosuly...

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

love b-r-o-k-e-n-b-e-a-t

I always forgot about Rels. It just seemed like such an out there piece of work. 04, and broken beat from a small US indie that really has nothing to do with that scene?? Further fueling the rumors that this was a full on Madlib side project under an alias.

There is some validity to it. A great record nonetheless.

H!


CAN U REFER GEECH TO ANY BROKEN BEAT ALBUMS THAT R JUST AS GOOD AS RELS?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

CAN U REFER GEECH TO ANY BROKEN BEAT ALBUMS THAT R JUST AS GOOD AS RELS?

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Misturada 4 lp?
Also any singles by seiji...

Check the special thanks section of that dj rels album for more broken beats shout outs...dj rels is my shit, glad I found it on wax!
Guud luck!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

Madlib - Rolled Peach Optimos

J Dilla - Rainy Orpheus (Not sure if we can call that an official ST song though)

Jonwayne in general

Quasimoto - Players Of The Game

Just off the top of my head...




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