Open Late with MADLIB
Throwdown at our late-night party capping the first day of EMPAC’s public opening. Starting at 11:00 PM and going into the wee hours, dance and hang out under our 360° screen (suspended overhead) with Madlib’s fused strata of encyclopedic beats, the turntable mastery of J. Rocc, the 8-bit hip-hop antics of Juiceboxxx, and live video projections by lmnopf. Be sure to catch a nap somewhere in the midst of the packed schedule of the EMPAC opening, or at the very least save that third wind so you can see what the crew at Open Late are cooking up for you.
From the unlikely beach town of Oxnard, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, the multi-dimensional Madlib rose to prominence as one of the most interesting figures in late-’90s. In particular, his expansive style and deft touch for composition made him one of hip-hop’s most sought-after producers. With each year Madlib has continued to expand his abilities beyond the core of hip hop, creating projects ranging from remixes of Indian pop to a jazz record where he plays every instrument (with deep reverence for the 1960s Blue Note releases).