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
Records Revisited
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
M.E.D.
»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
Anika
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 02.03.2017
Karriem Riggins
Headnod Suite
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
Mndsgn
Body Wash
»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
Knxwledge
Hud Dreens
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
Mndsgn
Yawn Zen
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
Madlib
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
Homeboy Sandman
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)
Lord Steppington
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
Madlib
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
Sterotype
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
Dave Dub
The Treatment
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
Ohnomite
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
Quakers
Quakers
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
Madlib
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
M.E.D.
Classic
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
J. Rocc
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.
Recent Articles
Music Essay | posted 01.07.2019
Women Of Jazz
We Insist Female
Women in jazz are still not a matter of course. That has to change. For in the past, female musicians have had a decisive influence on jazz and the future is also in their hands.
Music Review | posted 04.02.2019
Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation
Katakata
Now Hot Casa has released »Katakata«, another album by Kings Aigbologa Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat Organisation.
Music Review | posted 17.06.2019
Emily A. Sprague
Water Memory / Mount Vision
RVNG Intl releases »Water Memory« and »Mount Vision«, the first two albums of the American sound designer Emily A. Sprague.
Music Comment | posted 20.11.2019
RSD Black Friday 2019
12 Vinyl records to look out for
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Music News | posted 18.04.2019
Flying Lotus
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.