J Rocc – Some Cold Rock Stuf, “Stay Fresh” Video + “Play This Too” MP3

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J Rocc (of The Beat Junkies fame and Stones Throw family) is dropping hot mixes all over, which is nothing new, but now it’s all about his new album Some Cold Rock Stuf. Above is a great video for “Stay Fresh,” shot by Mayer Hawthorne on his iPhone and edited on the flight back to LA. (budget? what’s a budget?) Below, grab another track from the album for download, “Play This Too” and check out J Rocc’s special with Benji B on BBC’s Radio1.

And if you’re the kinda fan that loves rare merch, check here to get even more J Rocc goodies, including ‘mystery discs’ and posters of the artwork by Jeff Jank, the artist responsible for the indie hip-hop label’s distinctive look.

Buy Some Cold Rock Stuf on iTunes | Amazon | ST Store (Vinyl)

J Rocc – Play This Too by stonesthrow


Exploring Future Beats: J Rocc previews Some Cold Rock Stuf on BBC Radio 1 by stonesthrow

Aloe Blacc (Alternate) Video – “I Need A Dollar”

Aloe Blacc‘s “I Need A Dollar” was the theme song to last seasons’ big-deal TV show, How To Make It In America. It’s been fantastic exposure for the soul singer and his latest video with dancing genius Baby Boogaloo, “Loving You Is Killing Me” is a big hit. Now the hit from last year, “I Need A Dollar,” has a more appropriate video, more of a storytelling adventure than a commercial.

Good Things on iTunes | Amazon

New Releases This Week: Charles Bradley & Tony Cook

Charles Bradley has a new release out this week on Dunham Records, a sub-label of Daptone Records, the great Brooklyn-based home of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Dunham is the perfect fit for the re-discovered soul singer, whose 45 singles were relatively unappreciated in their time. After years of traveling and odd jobs, he was picked up by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth, and now he’s touring around the country with The Budos Band & The Menahan Street Band. His new album, No Time For Dreaming, is available in stores today. Get a free download below, and check out the video for “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” here.

 

 

Tony Cook is another comeback story with a new release out this week: Back To Reality. Tony was the drummer of the J.B.’s, and he produced the record “On The Floor (Rock It)” which later became known as “granddaddy of house records.” While funk gradually turned into disco, Cook began to produce on his own, merging genres that didn’t exist yet like garage and house (hence “the granddaddy of house records” title). Stones Throw Records is releasing some of these old recordings on Back to Reality, showing the music community’s cooperation between generations and genre labels. Download the single below, get the album on iTunes, and get more info about Tony Cook from Stones Throw.


Tony Cook – “On The Floor (Rock It)”

Tony Cook – On The Floor (Rock-It) by stonesthrow

Video: “Where I’m From” by MED ft. Aloe Blacc

MED “Where I’m From” feat. Aloe Blacc from Stones Throw on Vimeo.

Check out the video for MED‘s song featuring Aloe Blacc, “Where I’m From,” produced by Oh No. This single is now available from Stones Throw Records via download, or 12″ vinyl b/w “Classic” featuring Talib Kweli.

And if you’re in NYC, don’t miss Aloe Blacc tomorrow night with The Grand Scheme at Le Poisson Rouge.