Madlib and Four Tet have shared a gritty, funky new song entitled “Dirtknock”.
Madlib is a legendary Los Angeles beat maker who was born in Oxnard, California to musician parents. He made his first beat at 11 years old, sampling a record he found in his father’s collection. Over the years, Madlib became celebrated for his jazzy, eclectic sound. He produced a number of legendary albums including Madvillainy with the recently deceased MF Doom. He collaborated on “Dirtknock” with British electronic musician Four Tet. Four Tet first rose to prominence with the band Fridge before pursuing a solo career. He has since released 11 solo albums.
The laid back “Dirtknock” begins with a gritty, deeply groovy bass and drum line. The bass is twangy and the drums sound organic and smooth. Overall, the production on the rhythm section is warm and textured. A peaceful vocal line enters early on in the song, adding to the song’s relaxed atmosphere. Dry, natural percussion is interspersed throughout to add layers to the track. “Dirtknock” is a simplistic yet engaging listen, full of textural sounds and groovy rhythms.
“Dirtknock” will appear on Madlib and Four Tet’s forthcoming album Sound Ancestors. Madlib’s Madlib Invazion label will release Sound Ancestors on January 29. “Dirtknock” is the third single from Sound Ancestors. Similarly to the first two singles from the project, this is a very strong release from Madlib and Four Tet. Overall, one can only look forward to their upcoming album with much excitement.