After two  prior throwback inspirations in the #TBT series (the Horace Brown-based”Stop Trippin” and Rose Royce’s “Wishing on a Star” being the last two), the Wu Chef now drops his third #TBT installment, this one based on the Isley Brothers classic “Footsteps in the Dark”  — you know, the one that soundtracked Ice Cube having an [...]


One of our favorite LA producers, Daedelus, drops a new free EP for the Scion AV Project titled Looking Ocean. Known to his mum as Alfred Darlington, Daedulus is a layering master, expertly crafting tracks that range from the downright terrifying to the beautifully exquisite, releasing tracks for some of the best labels on earth (Ninja [...]


17 Oct
370+ releases & counting for the LA indie hip-hop & soul label

Anybody who even moderately pays attention to music knows how difficult it is to survive as an independent label nowadays — the shit is brutal. What’s even harder is surviving when you’re uncompromising about your product, discriminating with your roster and meticulous about your craft. Such is the case with Los Angeles’ Stones Throw Records, [...]


6 Oct
From soul, jazz, cumbia & hip-hop to electronic & dub

A great funk/soul mix of the best music culled from the catalog of Quantic (aka Will Holland). All of Quantic’s varied styles are represented in the robust 40-minute mix — from jazz, cumbia and hip-hop to electronic and dub — expertly blended by Stones Throw’s J.Rocc: “Twelve albums later and Quantic has a vast discography; funky, [...]


19 Sep
In homage to DJ Mehdi, a Mehdi-mixed homage to Dilla

As posted today over at Stones Throw: “This was Mehdi’s homage to J Dilla, created back in 2006, pressed up on about 200 CDs by Ed Banger Records for friends. Busy P posted it this morning for even more friends. DJ Mehdi rest in peace. Loukoums: non-produced and un-mixed by DJ Mehdi. “Based on the DONUTS [...]


23 Aug
Metalface Records next "Operation: Doomsday" reissue

Do you remember that awesome Operation: Doomsday Lunchbox? It was the first official and complete reissue of MF Doom’s seminal album, and included a limited edition Lunchbox and double CD format — loaded with album plus all instrumentals, alternate tracks and b-sides. Now comes the second part of Doom’s Operation: Doomsday reissue, the MF Doom [...]


3 Aug
Stones Throw Records gives Doom's debut the box-set treatment

Not only can you sport MF Doom wherever you drag your bologna sandwich, but you can do it while bumping Operation: Doomsday, the box set which comes with it. So you may have to get your own thermos, but you’re better off with the 2 CD’s (complete with his debut album tracks, instrumentals and b-sides), [...]


6 Jul
A two-and-a-half-hour odyssey dedicated to all things summer

The illustrious Flying Lotus released a mixtape this week dedicated to all things summer. Lovers Melt 2 is a followup to his previous Stones Throw Podcast #66: Lovers Melt mix — a two-and-a-half-hour odyssey through the warm weather leanings of one of Los Angeles’ premier purveyors of bass. “Lovers Melt 2 will hopefully be part [...]

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