With the Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton soundtrack comes a grab bag of previously unheard Madlib instrumentals, including the intoxicating “Cue 06.”
Quakers is a 35 member hip hop collective, which centers around producers Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst. Fuzzface is known to many as Geoff Barrow of the lauded Portishead, 7-Stu-7 is Portishead’s engineer, and Katalyst hails from Australia rounding out the trio for some massive sound. Peep the tracklisting for Quakers on the Stones Throw website.
Set out to make music they cared about, the producers sought out “genuine collaborators” to form this impressive project. Their hard hitting beats seemed to have done some serious talking with the line up these guys have scored, which includes legends and up-and-comings alike. Amongst the many talents, there are: Prince Po, Booty Brown (The Pharcyde), Dead Prez, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, MED, Lyric Jones, Raydar Ellis, and Buff1, just to name a few.
Take a little peek into the release with the stream for “Fitta Happier” with Guilty Simpson below! Look for the album to drop March 27.
Label Love Vol. 3 is a free compilation from some of the dopest indie labels out there right now. Hear music from from Stones Throw, One-Handed Music, Decon Records, Wax Poetics Records, Fat Beats, Wah Wah 45s, and Tru Thoughts. You’ll hear both exclusives and upcoming music from an eclectic bunch of musicians, including Nostalgia 77, Paul White, Stac, Elzhi, Chico Mann, and The Stepkids, amongst others! This is definitely something special right here.
Take a listen and download for free below!
In April, Stones Throw launched a video contest, which called fans to make a video of any song from Stones Throw’s catalog and upload it to their Vimeo group for consideration. A couple days a ago, Stones Throw chose to feature the first label-approved video from J Dilla’s anthemic album, Donuts, on their site. Directed by Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen, “Last Donut of the Night” is the selected backdrop for the video that views like a short film. Dare we say it’s kinda cute? Heads up that the Stones Throw Contest closes for submissions on July 1st.
To celebrate his recent signing to Universal Republic Records, Mayer Hawthorne bring us his new single, “A Long Time.” The record will be featured on his upcoming album, What Do You Do, slated for this fall. Take a listen to the track below.
And he didn’t stop there. Mayer also just released a live recording from the first of Stones Throw’s 15-year anniversary Direct to Disc events. It’s exactly what it sounds like: Stones Throw is hosting events where the live performances are recorded directly to vinyl and are only available available on vinyl via the Stones Throw Online Store. We’re excited to see what mister Hawthorne’s got up his sleeves next!
Purchase Mayer Hawthorne & The County Direct To Disc at Stones Throw