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Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show #7: High Jazz

The “Madlib Invazion” has been going on for a long time, but this year Madlib is working extra hard to get as much money from my wallet as possible. The Madlib Medicine Show is a monthly series of albums all…

Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show #1: Before The Verdict

I’m having trouble keeping up with Stones Throw. It seems as if every product they release is designed specifically to make me reach for my wallet. The first in Madlib’s monthly album series, Medicine Show #1, is no exception. To…

Top 10 Albums of ’09

Another year, another list. 2009 was strange for me in terms of music. While 2008 seemed to offer a long list of great albums, ’09 felt more subdued. Of course this could be the result of two key music stores…

Whitefield Brothers – Earthology

Jan and Max Whitfield, Munich-born founders of deep-funk pioneers The Poets of Rhythm, have returned with a follow up to their once-rare 2001 album In The Raw. The new album continues their signature combination of American Meters-inspired funk and African…

James Pants – Seven Seals

James Pants’ new album Sevel Seals, “inspired by being in the mood to start a cult”, is being released on November 25th. Above is a video of “some dude called Max who explains [and] breaks down the deeper meaning and…

Koushik – Outside My Window (Instrumentals)

Slow posts this week and last week. Job is hectic, etc. Anyway, in a string of free releases by Koushik through Stones Throw Records, today they are offering up an instrumental version of his album Out My Window for free.…

Triorganico – Convivencia

In the past few years I’ve developed an interest in Brazilian music, digging through the catalogs of artists like Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Jorge Ben, Hermeto Pascoal and a few others. I’ve only skimmed the surface, I’m sure.…

Mayer Hawthorne – "Maybe So, Maybe No"

The second video for Stones Throw artist’s Mayer Hawthorne debut, A Strange Arrangement, was released yesterday. Featuring skaters, Venice Beach and The Do-Over, it’s convinced me that Hawthorne is awesome. It was directed by Henry DeMaio who also directed the…

Shaun Bloodworth – L.A. Dope

Stones Throw linked to LA Dope today, a great photo essay by photographer Shaun Bloodworth documenting a few of the best artists out of the LA music scene. Give Up Art and Bloodworth took a seven day trip to the…

The Whitefield Brothers – In The Raw

At one time I was obsessed with The Poets of Rhythm, the Munich-based funk group that released their amazing album, Discern/Define, on Quannum Records in 2001. Still one of my favorite modern funk albums, it introduced me to similar groups…

J Dilla – Donuts

February’s been officially declared “Dilla Month”; a time to celebrate one of the most influential producers in hip-hop and ‘neo-soul’, James Yancey, who sadly died on February 10th, 2006, three days after his birthday. I thought this would be a…

Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 1, 2, 5, 6

Stones Throw put up a short article about how Jeff Jank created the covers for Madlib’s Beat Konducta series. All four depict the same album after varying stages of decomposition after being damaged by a leak in Peanut Butter Wolf’s…

Dam-Funk – Purple

If Dam-Funk created the soundtrack to Sega’s classic Outrun… I think it’s a good match. Stones Throw has been hyping this guy up an awful lot. I’m excited to see what he’ll be up to in 2009. His addition to…

Stones Throw Posters, Prints, Artwork

Stones Throw’s been doing a lot of art-related ventures lately. Now they’re selling prints including a poster for Dilla, Madvillain, Quasimoto, a show poster and a photo of Madlib by Brian Cross. I certainly can’t afford any of them. But…

Jason Jagel – 73 Sunshine

I am very tempted to buy this art book of Jason Jagel’s work on Stones Throw. Very, very tempted… Also comes with a vinyl EP of Madlib tracks.

Georgia Anne Muldrow – Worth Nothings

This is the inside of Georgia Anne Muldrow’s first EP on Stones Throw. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this more than her LP, Olesi: Fragments of an Eart, although both albums are top notch. I’m pretty sure I read that the album…

Stark Reality – Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop

I saw this in CD in the record store last year and knew it was something good. Unfortunately I didn’t buy it. I was confused until recently, not knowing that the Stark Reality album “Now“, released on Stones Throw, was…

Stones Throw Records – B-Ball Zombie War

I have mentioned that I love Stones Throw, right? This is a video for Stones Throw’s B-Ball Zombie War. Appearantly it was released yesterday and I was completely oblivious. I guess I’m headed to the music store…Anyway, this was animated…

Percee P – Perserverance

Another quick post. And yes, it is another Stones Throw release. Sorry. This is MC Percee P’s debut album (he’s been in the business for at least 20 years), with Madlib taking care of the production. The next Madvillain? No,…

Baron Zen – At The Mall: The Remixes

Baron Zen – Baron Zen Theme (Danny Breaks Remix) Another Stones Throw release, yes. But this time it does not involve Jeff Jank. Before he was DJing and running his own record label, Peanut Butter Wolf was programming drums for…