On June 23rd 2002 I organised an event featuring Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf spinning at the now defunct Mazzo in Amsterdam for Fat Beats. It was Madlib’s first appearance in Amsterdam.
Madlib was cool but Wolf was moody. That may have had something to do with him expecting to stay at a hotel instead of my apartment or It may have had something to do with us taking a 13 strong crew out for a meal that was so bad that we skipped the bill.13 of us ran off in separate directions, however in the confusion I left the posters and flyers advertising the gig on the table at the restaurant.
10 minutes later a group of police were standing outside of the Fat Beats record store. Luckily nothing came of it and the party was a massive sell out success.
Although it was a DJ only gig, after heavy persuasion and a few drinks, Madlib performed MHB’s from Quasimoto’s album ‘The Unseen’.
Later that evening back at my apartment I accidentally wallked in on Madlib whilst he was getting ready for bed. Luckily he still had his socks on.
Above is the flyer I designed for the event.