Multi-platinum rap star DJ Quik is slated to release The Midnight Life, his 9th studio album, October 14th via his Mad Science label in conjunction with INgrooves Music Group. The Compton, California legendary rapper-producer says the collection reflects his favorite music-making environment. “This album is my ode to having fun in the midnight hour,” Quik says of his new LP. “That’s the best time for making music in my opinion. It’s quiet, especially if you’re in a recording studio. You can hear everything and you know everybody’s asleep. You can sneak and do your best work.”
The iTunes pre-order link of the album dropped yesterday, September 16th. Once fans purchase they will instantly get the first released track from the album, “That Getter” featuring Quik’s son David Blake. The 2nd iTunes “instagrat track” will be “Pet Sematary” out September 30. See below for album artwork with a full 16-song track list.
Quik’s main single “Life Jacket” is likely to be a fan favorite and features longtime collaborator Suga Free and revered California rapper Dom Kennedy. He showcases his sly sense of humor on “Fuck All Night” and flexes his tremendous musicality on “Quik’s Groove 9” and “Bacon’s Groove.” El Debarge, Bishop Lamont, Mack 10, Tay F 3rd and Tweed Cadillac round out the rest of the albums features and it all adds up being a stellar lyrical and musical journey.
“Musically, this album is a bulls-eye for me,” Quik says. “Can’t nobody tell me different because I’ve seen it give people chills. I’ve seen it make people happy, smile, drink, party, dance, ask for it on repeat. This album is for people who like to have fun.”
DJ Quik was also recently announced as a headliner at this weekend’s Sunset Strip Music Festival in his hometown of Los Angeles performing Sunday on the Murs 316 Stage. Other artists performing the 2 day SSMF include Janes Addiction, Bun B, Empire of the Sun, Riff Raff, Killer Mike and many others. Single day or weekend packages can be purchased via this link.
Quik will also be performing at his album release show in NYC October 7 at S.O.B.’s as well as October 11 in Irvine, CA as part of the “How The West Was Won” concert and also October 25 in Oakland, CA for KMEL’s “Legends of Summer Jam” concert.