Stones Throw (Record label)
Stones Throw is an American record label, founded in 1996 by DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wold and specialized in hip hop music.
Stones Throw in Features
Music − Column | posted 29.06.2019
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. But it is also the first big statement of the still widely unknown producer Madlib and also the first performance of his alter ego Quasimoto. How much more relevance can be attributed to a single album? Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
Music − Interview | posted 09.11.2011
Peanut Butter Wolf
»But you know it's all music at the end of the day«
Exactly 15 years ago, at a time when Hip-hop was predictable than never before and DJ Shadow proclaimed »Why Hip Hop Sucks in ’96?«, Chris Manak (aka Peanut Butter Wolf) founded Stones Throw Records. One and a half decade later Stones Throw has become a quality brand, with a schedule that still breathes Hip-hop, but which is not confined onto Hip-hop only. We met Peanut Butter Wolf for interview.
Music − Interview | posted 31.10.2011
»No huge gaps anymore«
M.E.D. is a veteran of the Stones Throw collective. After his celebrated but late debut Push Comes To Shove in 2005, his probably long awaited album Classic hits the stores these days. So the Medaphoar is talking about the early Oxnard days, about Stones Throw and Madlib, as well as about his collaborations with young and talented Hodgy Beats.
Music − Interview | posted 12.08.2011
Not your everyday singer songwriter
Anika is not your everyday singer songwriter. Raised in the UK, she studied journalism and became an UK correspondent in Berlin. Alongside that she has been working in the music industry as a promoter and eventually manager of her own label. Last year Anika recorded her selftitled debut for Stones Throw Records. One of her partners in crime is Portishead member Goeff Barrow. Challenging the conformity of today – Valentin Menedetter had the pleasure of talking to her.
Stones Throw in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 27.03.2020
»1988«, the second album by Knxwledge for Stones Throw, shows on 22 tracks in just 37 minutes all the skills of the American Beatmaker.
Music − Review | posted 02.03.2017
With »Headnod Suite«, his second album for Stones Throw Records, Karriem Riggins has come up with a convincing follow-up to »Alone Together«.
Music − Review | posted 05.10.2016
»Body Wash« is a concept album about a homeless person who experiences wondrous adventures in a different dimension after having fallen into a mind-expanding bubble bath.
Music − Review | posted 10.07.2015
There are hundreds of Knxwledge beats to be found on Bandcamp. Yet, »Hud Dreems« is only his third physical release. It’s diversified and still straight to the point.
Music − Review | posted 21.08.2014
Boring! Dilla, Madlib and FlyLo are serving as comparisons yet again. But stop! For describing »Yawn Zen«, they finally make sense again. It’s anything but boring!
Music − Review | posted 20.08.2014
Rock Konducta Part 2
Rock around the world and clock, the second. On part two of his Rock Konducta album, Madlib is as predictable as he is great. Hence, everything is as usual.
Music − Review | posted 04.03.2014
White Sands EP
»White Sands« is the third and last part of Homeboy Sandman’s EP-series, for which he collaborated with a different producer each. This time, it’s Paul White from England.
Music − Review | posted 24.01.2014
Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence)
Evidence is teaming up with Alchemist – they’re old childhood-buddies, anyway. Now the two brothers in spirit are releasing »Lord Steppington«.
Music − Review | posted 17.01.2014
Rock Konducta Vol. 1
On »Rock Konducta Volume 1«, Madlib defends his position as chef-progger of the international beat-cosmos by assembling his best beats in quite some time.
Music − Review | posted 29.08.2012
Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah
For the second time, Strong Arm Steady is presented by Stones Throw – but this time, the signature is a completely different one. After all, Statik Selektah produced the record instead of Madlib.
Music − Review | posted 19.07.2012
With Dave Dub, Stones Throw recollects good old auntie Hip Hop and the memories of Project: Blowed, Kool Keith and other swashbucklers of the 90s come to life again.
Music − Review | posted 13.06.2012
Oh No was granted access to Rudy Ray Moore’s archives and, on the basis of those samples, released a record peppered with top-class guests.
Music − Review | posted 21.03.2012
There are 35 people involved in this project around Geoff Barrow and 7STU7 from the environment of Portishead and producer Katalyst. The only thing missing to the 41 tracks is some consicstency.
Music − Review | posted 09.01.2012
Medicine Show Volume 12 & 13 - Filthy Ass Remixes
With Medicine Show 12+13 Filthy Ass Remixes finally draws a line under the controversially debated series. It’s 37 minutes of sheer Beat Konducta Remix-madness!
Music − Review | posted 01.12.2011
In the past, Medaphoar has mostly raised awareness throughout featurings with other artists. Now, his solo-debut has finally been released.
Music − Review | posted 20.06.2011
Madlib + Frank Nitt
Madlib Medicine Show #9: Nittyville
With a little delay, the ninth part of the Medicine Show, which was to be released in September 2010, is finally available! Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite worth the wait.
Music − Review | posted 26.04.2011
Some Cold Rock Stuf
With Some Cold Rock Stuf, J.Rocc focuses on organic sample mixes that can be situated between the multi-layered drafts of DJ Shadow and Madlib’s loops.
Music − Portrait | posted 07.05.2020
Rave in a time capsule
Roza Terenzi turns past rave days upside down and brushes it with jungle breaks and techno cuts. On »Modern Bliss« she finally ends up in the future.
Music − List | posted 02.06.2020
Rafael Anton Irisarri
10 All Time Favs
Ambient? Maybe. But with splinters of metal, neo-classical and other stuff. Rafael Anton Irisarri paints overwhelming sound paintings with thick brushstrokes. For us the American composer has revealed his influences.
Music − News | posted 13.04.2020
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys
Exclusive: »Innocent Country: Season 2«
Actually, 2020 can erase itself – but: Quelle Chris is releasing a new record. Together with producer Chris Keys and a handful of feature guests. Exclusively from us in a limited colour vinyl edition.
Music − Portrait | posted 14.05.2020
Abstraction with a sea view
Saxophonist Muriel Grossmann reaches abstraction on the Balearic Islands, rides the waves with hard bop and even amazes billionaires with standards. Who is the secret pioneer of the spiritual revival?
Music − Review | posted 26.05.2020
Who Sent You?
Jazz doesn’t get any more historically relevant this year: the fantastic second album »Who Sent You?« by Irreversible Entanglements.