Madlib, one of hip-hop’s most inventive and prolific producers has released a series of instrumental beat records under the series name Beat Konducta, and each installment of the series has focused on a particular genre or particular area of interest — Movie Scenes is pretty self-explanatory; Beat Konducta in India had Madlib focusing on found sounds from Bollywood and other Indian genres; A Tribute to J. Dilla focused on the work of the beloved producer J. DillaBeat Konducta in Africa focused on the African rock scene of the 70s with an intense focus on Zambia’s Zamrock; and interestingly enough, the fifth installment, Rock Konducta focus on garage rock — but in a global sense across the 60s through 80s and includes American psychedelia to Germany’s Krautrock to acid-soaked Spanish prog to synthy, early-80s oddities. 

Egon, created a mixtape based on Madlib’s Rock Konducta, featuring some of the same records and oddities that Madlib came across including a track by a bunch of Dusseldorf 20 somethings, who recorded a Krautrock album in a former Nazi bomb shelter; several bands with pop aspirations, who recorded something heavier and more awesome than they ever expected; and other oddities that are psychedelic and strangely funky. 

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