Madlib & J. Rocc at the Red Bull Music Academy in Copenhagen, and meeting with Embryo – Christian Burchard, Roman Bunka, Uve Mullrich.
Photos below by Egon.
Egon: “We were late for our flight on Tuesday, putting us in Copenhagen a day before the gig. Arriving fourteen hours later, J. Rocc and I went straight to an old theater for the Red Bull lecture, dropped by the hotel, then straight to the gig. Luckily they supplied a nice selection of French wines – the Merseult, a village cuvee, was my favorite. The show, as usual, was chaotic and fun. I would guess that the ratio of men to women at the event was 10 to 1. But J and Madlib got ‘em going, per usual. There was one moment where Madlib did some sort of extended monologue where he shouted out forthcoming records. It got pretty ridiculous by the end: “How many of y’all ready for the new Vanilla Ice album?” (Weak applause.) “Ok – how many of y’all ready for the new Vanilla Ice album, produced by Madlib?” (Crowd goes wild.) By 2 am, at about forty eight hours with about two hours of sleep, I was starting to hallucinate and really couldn’t wait to get to Munich to meet the Embryo folks. But more on that in the next dispatch.