Sudan Archives is a 23 year-old self-taught violinist, vocalist and producer recently signed to Stones Throw who has an EP coming out on the label this Friday. Her influences include “Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, West African rhythms, and experimental electronic music.” There’s not much info on her other than that but her first two songs speak… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2017

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2016’s best dudeAnderson .Paak continues his winning streak with more new music from his collaboration with Knxwledge as NxWorries. The album called Yes Lawd!, (a popular Paak phrase) is out in October on Stones Throw. ‘Lyk Dis’ is built on a warm beat production by Knzwledge (this is characteristically Stones Throw if you ask me), while Paak… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2016

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The LA label Stones Throw has held a high watermark in the quality of its musical output in the world of hip-hop, and in its latter years, beyond the fringes of rap, into punk, electronica, outsider music and jazz. It has been consistently referenced into the fabric of posts on this site, since I started…. Read more »

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

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Snoop Dogg (calling himself Snoopzilla) & Dam-Funk have teamed up as 7 Days Of Funk , a G-Funk synth project on Stones Throw. It’s pure West Coast grooving that takes Snoop back to his roots of West Coast gangsta rap. There’s an album, also called 7 Days of Funk is out on December 10th.

Posted on November 6th, 2013

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Lord Quas is baaaack. “The poor-man’s Gorillaz” as Stones Throw sometimes bills him. Sadly though, not a new new album but Yessir Whatever is a 12-track compilation of rare material recorded by Madlib in his alterego form over the last 12 years. ‘Planned Attack’ is one of those 12 tracks. The LP comes out on… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2013

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Derry’s Andrew Morrison makes music under the name The Cyclist and his latest album Bones in Motion just came out on Stones Throw/Leaving Records. Morrison says The Cyclist project is “an attempt to get to a time in electronic music, where everything sounds warmer, like with the more techno-ey tunes by Throbbing Gristle maybe a… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

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Quakers Geoff Barrow

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow has a new hip-hop project on Stones Throw called Quakers which features an insane 35 members and three main producers. Barrow as Fuzzface is one, 7-Stu-7 (Portishead’s engineer and in-house producer ) and Katalyst (“one of the most respected producers in Australia” apparently) are the others. So far, the names of rappers… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2012

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I can’t profess to be a huge fan of Nite Jewel’s early material but lately, I’ve been digging her tunes more and more. The moniker of Ramona Gonzalez, Nite Jewel has a few releases on Stones Throw after Dam Funk bigged up her debut album Good Evening. The duo then collaborated on the Nite Funk… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2010

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Oh No (that’s Madlib’s brother) follows up 2007’s brilliant instrumental album Dr. No’s Oxperiment with an album of all Ethiopian samples. With the hip-hop album of the year Mos Def’s The Ecstatic littered with Eastern samples, is 2009 the year of the East for hip-hop? The album is out this month through Stones Throw.com. Here’s… Read more »

Posted on August 6th, 2009

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Madlib and Guilty Simpson have teamed up to release ‘Coroner’s Music’, a 12 inch single as OJ Simpson (Madlib’s real name is Otis Jackson, who knew?) which preceeds the forthcoming 14-track album OJ Simpson which features some cuts from J. Rocc and a couple of guests in Elzhi and Strong arm Steady. Stones Throw are… Read more »

Posted on July 23rd, 2009

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“Just a few things been running through my head..” – 9 treasures from my inbox. A new Stones Throw artist who is producing some amazing modern soul and R&B productions. Definitely one to watch this year. Grab the 12″ next month. Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No From Akron/Family’s new album Set ‘Em Wild,… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2009

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