Quasimoto

Multi-Instrumentalist, underground production wizard and rapper who was born Otis Jackson Jr on October 24th, 1973 is better known as "Madlib". The unique, outlandish and prominent alter-ego of this juggernaut artist is known as "Quasimoto". The Oxnard based artist would get his first start as Madlib by running first with the group "Lootpack" from Stones Throw Record Label by shining on their well received "Soundpieces: Da Antidote" project (1999). In the background, Madlib had been experiencing with his secretive Quasimoto side project since 1996. What made Lord Quas' (Quasimoto) music distinguishable and unique is his high pitched voice that was created by Madlib speeding up his own vocals. This alter-ego combined with Madlib's original deep monotonous voice creates a dope but unorthodox complimentary duo over his own experimental beats. 

This unique persona was first debuted in Peanut Butter Wolf's, "My Vinyl Weights A Ton" (1999). What really made Quasimoto splash onto the underground scene was after the release of the 12-inch single "Microphone Mathematics". Lord Quas' first full length project would be "The Unseen" (2000). To no one's surprise, the project received high praise from the hip-hop community and beyond as some even called it a music masterpiece. The legend of Quasimoto would continue to grow as he would release the instrumental version of this project a few years later. This release would set the stage for him to drop the vinyl only EP "Astronaut." "The Further Adventures of Lord Quas" was his sophomore effort under the alias QuasimotoArguably his best work as Quasimoto would be released years later in 2013 with the critically acclaimed project, "Yessir Whatever" with rare-unreleased cuts from the masterful Quasimoto and Madlib himself.  

Please bless your ears and peep the great Lord Quas' samples of music below!

Broad Factor by Lord Quasimoto. Video By Hans DeHaas

Planned Attack song by Lord Quasimoto

You know, “Nigga, you ain’t changing my motherfucking beats.” I learned from him too-that’s a good way of doing it. Everything stays true [to what you created]. It makes a difference in the way the whole thing comes together. Say you have-the way we do it-straight two tracks and you send it to a motherfucker. Then they put their vocals atop of it. A motherfucker can have it all bassy. A motherfucker can turn the highs up-a little bit. But as long as it’s gonna be the way you did it, the way that it was, it’s stuck like that. You can’t change the makeup of it.
— MF Doom on Madlib aka Quasimoto's beat-making process

Quasimoto - Low Class Conspiracy

Quasimoto- Catchin' The Vibe Music Video