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Advancing the unfolding legacy of instrumental hip-hop at Stones Throw is Samiyam’s Pizza Party: 24 minutes of off-kilter mobster music mixed with a warm soul sound that is unmistakably L.A. producer and beatmaker Samiyam. Praised by his collaborators Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, The Alchemist, and Flying Lotus, Sam’s independent beat […]
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge are back with Yes Lawd! Remixes, a new reworking of their debut as NxWorries. It only made sense for Knxwledge, being the prolific remixer that he is, to remix his own album, adding a new interpretation to the tracks featuring Anderson .Paak’s vocals.
Usually the only person to remix Madlib records is Madlib. But following the success of MF DOOM & Madlib’s album Madvillainy in 2004, our partners in Europe proposed having producers not normally associated with MF or Madlib to remix some of the tracks for Europe-only vinyl releases, and the Four […]
Vex Ruffin’s definitive full-length statement featuring a guest appearance from hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy. Fab 5 Freddy’s feature is his first musical project since “Change the Beat,” 30 years ago. Fab hopped onto Vex’s track after an intro from his friend Ben Marlowe, the director/animator of Vex’s new video. […]
The musical blueprint of both Tel Aviv and Los Angeles readily apparent in Cohenbeats’ Stones Throw release, Daily Affirmations. While Israeli samples influenced by jazz, progressive rock and Brazilian music are threaded throughout, the undeniable backbone of the album continues to be inspired by LA beatmakers.
Debut Stones Throw full-length album from LA emcee The Koreatown Oddity, produced by Vex Ruffin. Finna Be Past Tense is a 12 track record lasting almost 33 minutes and for this joint The Koreatown Oddity joined forces with Vex Ruffin, a fellow artist from the Stones Throw roster, who produced […]
Best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer, Karriem Riggins returns with Headnod Suite. The album is the follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed debut Alone Together. With 29 instrumental hip-hop tracks, Headnod Suite places Riggins’ beatmaking chops front and center. It’s a testament to why Riggins is the […]
2016 release. On Yes Lawd!, Anderson.Paak plays a theatrically brash version of himself who raps and sings like a ’70s superstar and talks sh*t like a stone cold player. The performance is seeded with details from his life, which has seen a fair share of struggle and hard-won triumph. Meanwhile […]
“Knxwledge (pronounced “knowledge”) is a 26 year old, Los Angeles based beat maker making his debut on Stones Throw, May 5, 2015, with the album Hud Dreems – 26 tracks of instrumental hip-hop.”
“The best of the Medicine Show… kind of. Back in 2010, Madlib did the impossible and released an album and or mix tape every month for the entire year. That’s 12 full releases for the Medicine Show series and a whole lotta beats to digest. Now if you couldn’t swallow […]