Tickets: £12.50 Early Birds, £19.50 Advance, MOTD
The multi-instrumentalist, the rapper and the legendary Los Angeles based producer MADLIB, will be flying in for a rare and exclusive Soundcrash London performance at KOKO on 19th April 2014 with the company of some serious support: Brainfeeder’s JEREMIAH JAE, Werkdiscs’ MOIRÉ + a DJs favourite DJ, KUTMAH! Beatmakers and beyond, come show some love for the Mad Liberator…
Certainly not needing any introduction, MADLIB is a loop-digger, excavating the sounds of the past and harnessing his scattered ideas and musical fragments into a cohesive train of thought. Madlib’s whole life revolves around music. His 4 tonne record library spans countless genres, with his symphonies including one-man jazz séances, sweltering reggae and Brazilian mixes, attic-creaking instrumental hip-hop, and collaborations with acts like J Dilla and Erykah Badu.
“Some people think I’m crazy but I’m just a normal dude that loves music.” – Madlib 2014 x Dazed + Confused
Madlib has been a man of many aliases having begun his music career in the early 1990’s. Releasing his first proper album as Madlib in 2002, he set himself apart with his future thinking and individual approach to production. A year later he teamed up with the late hip hop producer J Dilla, cementing the duo’s project Jaylib to wide acclaim. During this period Madlib also collaborated with a myriad other world renowned hip hop artists including Mos Def, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah and Talib Kweli. In 2004 he partnered up with DOOM to record ‘Madvillainy’ making for one hip hop’s most influential albums of recent years. Madlib ranks among the most influential artists of his generation. Odd Future, Flying Lotus, Four Tet and Thom Yorke have all borrowed from the Beat Konducta; even Kanye West once trekked to Highland Park to meet with Madlib in his Masonic temple-turned-studio.
JEREMIAH JAE has orbited around the vibrant LA beat scene for ages. After meeting FlyLo online years ago, he decamped to the West Coast for a good six months and soaked up the mind-expanding sounds emanating from the venerable imprint. Soon he got signed, and after exploring soundscapes around the globe with labelmate Teebs, Jae finally abandoned Chi-town to make weird art-rap in LA full time .
“I think it’s safe to say Jeremiah Jae is one of my favorite artists of his generation. For years now I’ve been a witness to the incredible progression of his craft. Underrated and understated, Jae is ready to show these muhfuckers what’s really good. Believe in Jeremiah Jae” – Flying Lotus
Werkdiscs + Ninja Tune’s latest signing MOIRÉ, makes his debut Soundcrash performance as part of this mega KOKO lineup. If you don’t know him -you soon will as his brand new EP ‘Never Sleep, out 4 February 2014, is the result of a lack of sleep – the obsessive expressions of a mind inspired by the city and the scene that has surrounded him for a long time…The London producer is set for big things, as 2014 already sees him gaining major interest from the likes of FACT Magazine, Dummy, RA and XLR8R.
“When talking about Kutmah, it’s tempting to use an epithet such as “the best DJ you’ve never heard”, or “best kept secret”. But we like to think enough people know about him now to make that unnecessary.” – FACT Magazine on KUTMAH
This is a unique show that and a rare chance to see one of the most acclaimed artists of the last 20 years on your very doorstep, with some seriously heavyweight support. But then, you knew that…
- Line up:
- Madlib (dj set)
- Jeremiah Jae