Madlib / Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6, A Tribute To...
Album: Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6, A Tribute To...   Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Madlib   Added:Jul 2009
Label:Stones Throw  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-18 Pull Date: 2009-12-20 Charts: Hip-Hop
Week Ending: Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
Bag of Bombs
4. Nov 30, 2009: Chunga Changa
In Jah Hands (Dilla's Lament), J's Day Theme #3 (Support)
2. Dec 06, 2009: FLASHBANG RADIO (BE/WOR)ST OF 2009
Slapped Up (Slap N' Clap)
5. Nov 17, 2009: 408's Finest
J's Day Theme #3 (Support)
3. Dec 01, 2009: 408's Finest
In Jah Hands (Dilla's Lament), J's Day Theme #3 (Support)
Rolled Peach Optimos (Call Day), Infinity Sound (Never Ending)

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-10-17
Excellent turntablist beats and sound collages. Madlib is the ultimate beat junkie. As a tribute to his recently-deceased friend, Madlib has woven a masterful, deeply atmospheric record. Constructed of mellow, spacey jazz beats and peppered by 1960’s television samples, Vol. 5-6 sounds remarkably surreal. Old snazzy string basses and sirens punctuate Madlib’s signature slurred marijuana-clouded, heavy drum beats. Much of the techniques and production used in mixing pay homage to J-Dilla.
This record sounds strangely foreign but reveals subtle familiarities that evoke washes of nostalgia. Most of the samples in this album were taken from obscure jazz and soul records, but when they are scrambled and juxtaposed, they sound remarkably familiar and comforting. Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6 is a haunting, spiritual masterpiece.
All tracks are raw, there are too many (42) to list individually. All songs are very short, usually around 2 min long. There are lots of FCCs though, so read the FCC list below so you don’t be trippin’. Overall, this album is superb. For the love of God, play this album.

Best Tracks (All These are Clean): 4,5,7,10,13,14,29,38

Play After 10 PM Only: 11,16,21,41

NEVER OK TO PLAY (Too many FCCs): 1,2,9,26,28,

Track Listing
1. For My Mans (Prelude)   15. The Main Inspiration (Coltrane)
2. The Mystery (Dilla's Still Here)   16. The Get Over (Move)
3. Beat Provider (Through The Years)   17. Shades Of Pete (Super)
4. J's Day Theme #3 (Support)   18. King Chop (Top Line)
5. In Jah Hands (Dilla's Lament)   19. Anthenagin' (?)
6. Get Dollaz (24-7)   20. Sacrifice (Beat-A-Holic Thoughts)
7. The String (Heavy Jones)   21. Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)
8. Two For Pay Jay (No Dough, No Show)   22. Dil Cosby Interlude
9. No More Time? (The Change)   23. Dill Withers Theme
10. Do You Know? (Transition)   24. First Class (The Best Catalogue)
11. Dirty Hop (The Shuffle)   25. Lifetime (Lifeline)
12. Floating Soul (Peace)   26. The Electric Zone (Plugged In)
13. Infinity Sound (Never Ending)   27. So Much (Music)
14. Rolled Peach Optimos (Call Day)   28. Smoked Out (Green Blaze)