In the hands of Madlib the Beat Konducta, the played-out concept of using a fantasy radio station as a way to make sense of a disjointed mix is still played out. But it says a lot about how his rep has risen in recent years that he believes a hazy mix on disc created in sensi-round will go over just as well as a blunted club set.
His Mind Fusion mix series works because there is a certain coherence to the material, which at least appears to be carefully chosen, whereas King Of The Wigflip comes off like a quickly thrown together assortment of odds, ends and leftovers from Stones Throw sessions.
The sick is far outweighed by the sloppy as the selection shifts from slo-mo chronic puffers to wobbly boozer bumps bracketed by two thugged-out rips by Guilty Simpson.
Madlib hits Wrongbar Friday (October 17).