STONES THROW with PB WOLF, DAM FUNK, SOULS OF MISCHIEF, JONTI, JON WAYNE + MORE!
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, United States
103 Harriet and Sunset Promotions present
Friday, April 20th
A 420 STONES THROW SHOWCASE!
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
SOULS OF MISCHIEF - LIVE!
APOLLO : MIND MOTION
SHORTKUT : FRAN BOOGIE : SAKE ONE
IVAN : TD CAMP : MIQUEL: DJ DIALS : MOTION POTION
Stones Throw Records
is the number one independent hip hop record label in America. Based in Los Angeles, California, it was started in 1996 by DJ/Producer Peanut Butter Wolf in part to release music he made with Charizma.
Stones Throw records is home to Madlib and many of his projects- Madvillian, Jaylib, Quasimoto and more. Other acts on Stones Throw include Dam Funk, Jon Wayne, Anika, Dimlite, Mayer Hawthorne, Guilty Simpson, Gary Willson, MF DOOM, J-Dilla, Aloe Blacc, J Rocc, Arabian Prince, Jonti, James Pants and many more. J-Dilla's legendary and final album during his lifetime, Donuts, was released by Stones Throw in 2006. For one night, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk, Jon Wayne and Jonti come together to party rock and move your body. For more history on Stones Throw Records, visit this link- http://www.stonesthrow.com/company/history
Peanut Butter Wolf
As a young kid growing up in San Jose, Chris Manak soon realized he needed an escape from the realities of suburban life in the Silicon Valley. The age of nine was his coming of age. This was the year he discovered sports (Pittsburgh Pirates), video games (Pac man), girls (Anita Balderama), and hip hop (“Rappers Delight”). Alongside partner Sweet Steve, young Chris fashioned primitive mix-tapes (using the pause button) and ran amok at the local roller rink.
He took on the name Peanut Butter Wolf in the late-80s when he realized that, in an odd turn of events, a girlfriend’s youngest brother feared the “peanut butter wolf monster” more than death itself. Wolf and his more conventionally-named counterpart, Charizma, began recording in 1989 when the two were still teenagers. Within three years, the duo signed a contract with Hollywood Basic (Disney) alongside label mates Organized Konfusion and DJ Shadow. Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf were riding high, touring Europe, receiving press in magazines such as Billboard and (a then newspaper format) Urb , hanging with radio legends Sway & King Tech on Wake Up Show and performing live shows with groups like House of Pain, Nas and The Pharcyde.
As a DJ/selector, DâM-FunK attracts the most discerning boogie funk aficionados within driving distance of his storied Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. But it’s not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records and the like, will get a dose of those groups’ unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally funk-worthy.
The next phase of the ambassador’s mission: continuing the classic West Coast tradition into today’s scene with DâM’s own original “modern-funk” compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, DâM channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie. Stones Throw Records’ like-minded honcho Peanut Butter Wolf brought DâM on to the team to glide into the future with his unique, synth and bass-driven vibe. It’s a promising new chapter for Southern Cali space funk.
Jon Wayne, the enigmatic young rapper from Los Angeles is on fire. Being signed to Stones Throw is a lifelong dream for this 21 year old Producer/MC. He's had support from some of the biggest DJ's in the world- Gaslamp Killer, Mark Pritchard, and many more- not to mention accolades and praise from ODD FUTURE and other rap contemporaries. Fusing 8 bit funk with slumpy hip hop beats, this Low End Theory regular has shown the world what true genius and soul can shine from hard work and dedication. His first EP on Stones throw, DOODLES, sold out and is currently being re-issued. His second EP, BOWSWER, on AlphaPup Records, continues to inspire and rock the entire world.
Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti, began assembling music after his departure from South Africa to Australia. Spending countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song, this became Jonti's music school, testing his theories on a 4-track recorder. Jonti has now recorded with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and the Dap-Kings, as well as producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). For Jonti’s debut album, coming this fall on Stones Throw, he went the opposite route, doing everything himself, start to finish. Although Jonti describes his music as simple, label head Peanut Butter Wolf sees it as anything but that. “I understand the pop references because his music is so catchy, but the arrangements blew me away. I couldn’t figure out how the hell he did what he did. That he did it all on his own at such an early age kinda scared me. I knew right away I needed to add him to the roster.” You will soon understand why Stones Throw is proud to present it’s first Australian signing Jonti as a new member of the family.
...was begun by Bayardo "Bayrocka" Rocha, Eugene "GBoogs" and Miquel Penn in San Francisco at 1015 Folsom in April 2011 with a mission to bring good music and good people together….One Groove, One Vibe, One Love. The Knuckleneck Tribe (KNT) saw the need to blend the old and new dance community with a single event with music from hip-hop to jazz to rare grooves to soulful house and beyond. The roster of djs is a who’s who of their respective genres. Residents included “the world famous” dj Apollo, Foxxee Lawrence from Your Mama’s House fame and Miquel from the legendary mushroom jazz parties. Alongside the residents KNT added the talents of dj Mind Motion, Shortkut, Ivan, TD Camp, Sake One, Patrick Wilson and other legends of the Bay Area. Adopting the phrase “Old Soul, New Era” GROOVE THEORY aims to bring club communities everywhere a single experience that bridges from the past to enlighten the now and into the future.
Souls of Mischief- LIVE!
From the bowels of the bustling metropolis of Oakland, California, four artists emerge with the determination, skill and pure talent to change the face of Hip Hop. The four combine to form Souls of Mischief; a feisty band of microphone marauders and beat plunderers.
The Souls of Mischief have been honing their skills for nearly two decades in the Oakland area. They all hail from the same area in East Oakland and have attended school together since elementary; their lasting friendship strengthened by their mutual interest in music. Battling hosts of MC's from far and near, and gaining fame as stunning lyricists, these four young men; A-plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai, along with their musical family, Hieroglyphics, have worked at their craft until it has become like a sharp-edged sword, cutting through.
Atypical of what has been dubbed the "West Coast Sound," the Souls' music, lyrical structure and content challenge the listener to actually LISTEN to what is being said and pay attention to the subtle nuances of beat and scratch which accent their lyrics. According to the smooth-flowing A-plus, "We're trying to present a broad spectrum and redefine what it is to be West Coast, and more importantly- Hip Hop in it's entirety."
Straying from empty gangsterisms and other forms of negativity, these brothers try to constantly add to the quality and depth of Hip Hop. This is a very precarious position in a world where artists of a positive nature rarely reach critical acclaim, yet the Souls embrace the challenge. As a result, their work has been embraced by the Hip Hop community all over the globe. They have been billed with the best and brightest of the industry, including tours with A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common Sense, The Alkaholiks, Pharcyde, The Roots, KRS-ONE, Wu-Tang Clan and others. They also brought their Hieroglyphic show, which includes Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual and the Prose to fans throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. This worldwide exposure has made their style one of the most loved and reproduced in Rap.
Dam-Funk - Hood Pass Intact
222,600 views on YouTube
Dam-Funk - Mirrors
256,721 views on YouTube
Dam-Funk - (My Funk goes) On and On
177,243 views on YouTube
Souls Of Mischief - From 93 Till Infinity
3,729,078 views on YouTube
Peanut Butter Wolf
129,319 views on YouTube
Peanut Butter Wolf - 18 - Run The Line
158,185 views on YouTube
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