Lexis (MIMS Founder)

Lexis (MIMS Founder)

(Montreal) Lexis is a Montreal based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011). He has been djing since 2000 and a music lover / nerd since day 1! For more info check out: www.musicismysanctuary.com/djlexis

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Lootpack “Soundpieces: Da Antidote” (1999)

Hip-Hop

via Stones Throw: Originally released in 1999, Soundpieces was the debut album production by Madlib and an introduction to a whole stable of MCs – Quasimoto, Oh No, Declaime, MED. The full 70-min 3/LP edition was only in circulation during the first 1-2 years after the album’s release, but is now being brought back on March 27th, together with a Soundpieces-era track “Bone Marrow” which is included at a 7-inch single.

Lootpack’s Soundpieces ushered in a string of excellent productions by Madlib, serving notice that the West Coast underground scene was becoming one of tremendous creative vitality. With this albums fantastic production, Madlib began to stake his claim as one of hip-hop’s most imaginative track masters, underground or otherwise. With 24 tracks running over 70 mins, Soundpieces may appear at first to be a bit excessive, but the tracks are focused and concise, revealing new unexpected sound layered into the mix with each listen.

Reissue of the full-length wide-spine, 3/LP vinyl edition, plus the bonus “Bone Marrow” 7-inch single. Stones Throw orders also include a 4×6-inch Lootpack sticker from our archive, while supplies last.

Pre-order. Release date & expected ship date is March 27.

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Tracklist

  1. “Da Antidote”
  2. “Questions” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
  3. “Long Awaited” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/M. Perretta/R. Taylor)
    • Featuring Dilated Peoples
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from “UFO” performed by ESG
  4. “B-boy Theme” (J. Brown/O. Jackson)
    • Produced by Madlib
  5. “Whenimondamic” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from: “If It Don’t Turn You On (You Oughta’ Leave It Alone)” performed by B.T. Express
    • Contains a sample from: “Return of the Boom Bap” by KRS-One
  6. “The Anthem” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
    • Produced by Madlib
  7. “Level Zero” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/N. Rodriguez/M. Jackson)
  8. “Crate Diggin’” (O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains samples from:
  9. “Law of Physics” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from: “What Happened To The Real Me” performed by Mavis Staples
  10. “Frenz Vs Endz” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/K. Harper)
    • Featuring Kazi
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from: “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” performed by Miles Davis
  11. “Interview With Kurt”
    • Produced by Madlib
  12. “Speaker Smashin’” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from: “Computer Love” performed by Zapp
  13. “New Year’s Resolution” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
  14. “Answers” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/L. Quanty)
    • Featuring Quasimoto
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from “Shady Blues” performed by Lee Mason
  15. “Likwit Fusion” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/D. Johnson Jr./R. Smith/J. Robinson)
  16. “Hityawitdat” (O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from “Still Shining” performed by Busta Rhymes
  17. “Verbal Experiments” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/G. Williams)
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from “Method Man” performed by Wu-Tang Clan
  18. “Stylewild” (J. Brown/O. Jackson)
    • Produced by Madlib
  19. “Weededed” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez)
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from “Go Down Moses” performed by Hampton Hawes
  20. “20 Questions” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/L. Quattle)
    • Featuring Quasimoto
  21. “Break Dat Party” (J. Brown/O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/D. Perkins)
    • Featuring Declaime
    • Produced by Madlib
  22. “Wanna Test” (O. Jackson/R. Jimenez/N. Rodriguez)
    • Featuring Medaphoar
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains a sample from “I Wish You Were Here” performed by Al Green
    • Contains a sample from “Time’s Up” performed by O.C. (rapper)
  23. “Episodes”
    • Featuring Declaime, God’s Gift, Kazi, Medaphoar, Oh No
    • Produced by Madlib
    • Contains samples from:
      • “The Thirteenth Floor” performed by David “Fathead” Newman
      • “Sounds From the Sea’s Edge” performed by John Payne
  24. “Outro”
    • Produced by Madlib