Madlib’s Early Bedroom Studio & Vinyl Collection

May 5, 2010

From the record cover lined walls to the stacks recording equipment piled high on itself, Madlib lets loose a small collection of photos that were taken by DJ Design and date as far back as 1994.   As expected, there are quite a few gems from his early days as a producer/beat maker.

Most of the music on Madlib Medicine Show #5: The History of the Loop Digga, was created from beats stored on floppy disc, created on SP-1200, and recorded & mixed on a Tascam 8-track, 1/4-inch reel-to-reel, or Tascam 8-track cassette deck. (Even the debut Quasimoto album was recorded on 8-track cassette.)

See the complete collection over at Stones Throw.

{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

Jayson Feller May 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

That’s what’s up….interesting, the way he used to stack his crates…almost seems inconvenient…i definitely respect Lib’s deep digging…


juiceboxjackson May 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm

haha, that’s the same thing I was thinkin…now his “library” is much cleaner (and muuuuuuch bigger)…ya’ll should check out the “Behind the Beat” book


Jayson Feller May 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm

^ BtB was and is a great inspiration…glad I got it!


Flux302 May 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

WTF I remember back when that book was being made I had submitted pics for it. Never went back to check on it. Gotta go peep that now lol.


Sinosure May 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Now that’s crazy dope!


Boombapster May 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm

That SP look cleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!



Heir May 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm



Haroon May 5, 2010 at 7:22 pm

He’s got the Gemini Flashformer there. Memories.


ichselbst May 6, 2010 at 4:49 am

Quite cozy…


Michael May 6, 2010 at 8:01 am

Doesnt show shit, just two interesting pictures, would have loved some more pictures of the studio instead of those Reel to Reel boxes.

Reply May 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

Man, I get so hyped on making beats checking this out. Damn Dissertation.
Also need to get that Medicine Show 5 asap!

Reply May 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

That clean as hell.


bonitabasics May 13, 2010 at 3:20 am

those studio pics are sick!


Ravi P December 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Me and Lib rock the FlashFormer and the shitty Gemini Jazzy Jeff PMX 2200 mixer!! Ha!


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