Beat Konducta

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Beat Konducta is a 7-album series released by hip hop musician Madlib. "Beat Konducta" is also an alias which Madlib uses. The series began officially in 2006 with the release of Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes. The album was stylystically a companion to (James Yancey) J Dilla's Donuts, which was released a month earlier just before Yancey's death. He has since followed with Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India in 2007 and Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to...(Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suite) in 2008, which is a tribute to Yancey.

Volume 0[edit]

Beat Konducta Vol. 0: Earth Sounds
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Studio album by Madlib
Released 2001
Genre Instrumental hip hop, remix, hip hop
Label Stones Throw
Producer The Loopdigga
Madlib chronology
Angles Without Edges
(2001)
Beat Konducta Vol. 0: Earth Sounds
(2001)
Blunted in the Bomb Shelter
(2002)

Beat Konducta Vol. 0: Earth Sounds or commonly known as Beat Conductor and Earth Sounds is the prequel project to the Beat Konducta instrumental albums by hip hop producer Madlib. Recorded sometime around 1994 to 1996, these tracks were released on Stones Throw Records in 2001. This album was released in the format of two 7-inch EPs. It was also produced by Madlib under the alias of "The Loopdigga."

Track List[edit]

  • Side A
  1. "Earth Sounds"
  2. "Conducted Rhythms"
  3. "Collie And Beer"
  • Side B
  1. "Breaks of Meditate Pt. 1"
  2. "Elements of Mr. Crabfeather"
  3. "Blades"
  • Side C
  1. "Pike's Strike" (featuring Yesterdays New Quintet)
  2. "Chops & Thangs"
  3. "Lost Lust"
  4. "Drama Scene #4"
  • Side D
  1. "Ashby Road"
  2. "Soul Sonata"
  3. "Mindtouch" (featuring Yesterdays New Quintet)

Samples[edit]

  1. "Conducted Rhythms" contains samples of "Basketball Throwdown" by Cold Crush Brothers

Volumes 1-2[edit]

Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes
Studio album by Madlib
Released March 21, 2006
Genre Hip hop
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
The Funky Side of Life
(2005)
Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes
(2006)
Liberation
(with Talib Kweli)
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 7/10 stars[4]

Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes is an instrumental album by Madlib, an American hip hop musician signed to Stones Throw Records. The album, entirely produced by Madlib under the alias of the Beat Konducta, is meant to be a soundtrack to a nonexistent movie in Madlib's imagination. The album boasts an extensive use of 1970s soul samples, but there are also hints of various soundtracks, rock and funk.

Track listing[edit]

Volume 1
  1. "The Comeback (Madlib)"
  2. "The Payback (Gotta)"
  3. "Face the Sun (Africa)"
  4. "Open (Space)"
  5. "Tape Hiss (Dirty)"
  6. "Sir Bang (Bounce)"
  7. "Third Ear (More)"
  8. "Stax (Strings)"
  9. "Electric Company (Voltage-Watts)"
  10. "Left on Silverlake (Ride)"
  11. "Painted Pictures (Art)"
  12. "Gold Jungle (Tribe)"
  13. "Offbeat (Groove)"
  14. "Pyramids (Change)"
  15. "Eternal Broadcaster (Authentic)"
  16. "Spanish Bells (High Dreams)"
Volume 2
  1. "The Rock (Humps)"
  2. "Box Top (Cardboard Dues)"
  3. "West Zone (Coastin')"
  4. "Filthy (Untouched)"
  5. "Friends (Foes)"
  6. "Toe Fat (Ghettozone)"
  7. "Money Hugger (Gold Diggin')"
  8. "The Comeup (Come Down)"
  9. "Two Timer (The Pimp)"
  10. "Chopstyle (Suey Blast)"
  11. "Black Mozart (Opus II)"
  12. "Understanding (Comprehension)"
  13. "Snake Charmer (Heads Up)"
  14. "Old Age (Youngblood)"
  15. "Fukwitus (The Eights)"
  16. "African Walk (Zamunda)"
  17. "Whutkanido (Can Do It)"
  18. "The Forest (Greens)"
  19. "Outerlimit (Space Ho)"

Chart positions[edit]

  • Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes [5]
    • Chart: Top Heatseakers
      • Peak position: 35
      • Year: 2006
    • Chart: Top Independent Albums
      • Peak position: 38
      • Year: 2006

Credits[edit]

  • Executive producer: Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Mastering: Dave Cooley, Kelly Hibbert
  • Photography: B+
  • Artwork & Design: Jeff Jank

Volumes 3-4[edit]

Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India
Studio album by Madlib
Released August 28, 2007
Genre Hip hop
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Yesterdays Universe
(2007)
Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India
(2007)
Perseverance
(by Percee P)
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Okayplayer 3.5/5 stars[6]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]

Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India is an instrumental album by Madlib, an American hip hop musician signed to Stones Throw Records. The album, entirely produced by Madlib under the alias of the Beat Konducta, features hip hop beats which use samples of Bollywood music.

Track listing[edit]

Volume 3
  1. Enter...Hot Curry - 2:25
  2. Indian Hump - 2:34
  3. Movie Finale - 1:44
  4. Raw Tranquility Pt. 3 - 1:54
  5. Freeze - 1:36
  6. Masala - 1:08
  7. OnThatNewThing - 1:31
  8. Indian Deli - 1:47
  9. The Rumble - 2:32
  10. Dancing Girls Theme - 1:57
  11. Piano Garden - 1:45
  12. Dark Alley Incidental Music - 2:23
  13. Early Party - 1:53
  14. Fifth Chant - 1:32
  15. The Rip Off (Scene 3) - 1:02
  16. Sitar Ride - 2:23
Volume 4
  1. Get It Right - 1:56
  2. More Rice - 2:06
  3. Accordion for Raj - 1:51
  4. Indian Bells - 1:36
  5. Club Scene - 1:27
  6. Duel - 1:55
  7. Organ Stroll - 1:20
  8. In the Cave - 1:23
  9. Malfunction - 1:08
  10. Victory - 0:20
  11. Smoke Circle - 1:42
  12. Raw Ground Wire - 1:17
  13. New Bombay - 2:11
  14. Shah Sound - 1:54
  15. Another Getaway - 2:24
  16. Main Title - 1:31
  17. (Variations) - 2:47
  18. No Sitar (Outro) - 1:54

Chart positions[edit]

  • Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes [5]
    • Chart: Top Heatseakers
      • Peak position: 11
      • Year: 2006

Volumes 5-6[edit]

Beat Konducta Vol 5-6
Studio album by Madlib
Released February 10, 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 67:19
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip
(2008)
Beat Konducta Vol 5-6: A Tribute to…
(2009)
In Search of Stoney Jackson
(with Strong Arm Steady)
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[8]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[9]

Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to… (Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suite) is an instrumental album produced by Madlib, an American hip hop musician signed to Stones Throw Records. The album, alongside with J Rocc, is meant to be a tribute to his deceased friend J Dilla. This album boasts an extensive use of soul, jazz and funk.

Tracklisting[edit]

Volume 5
  1. For My Mans (Prelude)
  2. The Mystery (Dilla’s Still Here)
  3. Beat Provider (Through the Years)
  4. J’s Day Theme #3 (Support)
  5. In Jah Hands (Dilla’s Lament)
  6. Get Dollaz (24-7)
  7. The String (Heavy Jones)
  8. Two for Pay Jay (No Dough, No Show)
  9. No More Time? (The Change)
  10. Do You Know? (Transition)
  11. Dirty Hop (The Shuffle)
  12. Floating Soul (Peace)
  13. Infinity Sound (Never Ending)
  14. Sacrifice (Beat-a-Holic Thoughts)
  15. Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)
  16. Rolled Peach Optimos (Call Day)Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)
  17. The Main Inspiration (Coltrane of Beats)
  18. The Get Over (Move)
  19. Shades of Pete (Super)
  20. King Chop (Top Line)
  21. Anthenagin’ (?)
  22. Dil Cosby Interlude
Volume 6
  1. Dill Withers Theme
  2. First Class (The Best Catalogue)
  3. Lifetime (Lifeline)
  4. The Electric Zone (Plugged In)
  5. So Much (Music)
  6. Smoked Out (Green Blaze Subliminal Sounds)
  7. Another Bag of Bomb (No Seeds)
  8. All Love (The Movement)
  9. Detroit Playaz (Gator Walk)
  10. Blast (Computer Rock)
  11. J.B. and J.D. (Interlude)
  12. Never Front (Ears Up)
  13. Dillalade Ride (Contact High)
  14. Suffer (Concentration)
  15. Show Me the Good Life (Chip Stack)
  16. Slapped Up (Snap n’ Clap)
  17. Another Batch (Play It Again)
  18. Full Figure Pockets (Pay Jay)
  19. Smoke Interlude (Hawaiian Punch)
  20. The Sky (Beyond Sight)

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