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Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton - This Is Stones Throw Records. Documentary screening + Peanut Butter Wolf Video DJ set.

A must-see for fans of independent hip-hop label Stones Throw Records.
Description

Part One of the Sideshow Stones Throw Records Weekend features the Singapore Premiere of "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton" and Video DJ set by label founder, Peanut Butter Wolf. Stones Throw merchandise will also be available on the night (cash only).


Event timing

20.30 - 21:00 Get down early, grab a drink and chope the best seats!

21:00 - 22:30 Documentary Screening

22:30 - 00:00 Peanut Butter Wolf Video DJ Set

00:00 - 02:00 After-party with Funk Bast*rd (Darker Than Wax).


Read on for more information about the film, Stones Throw, and Peanut Butter Wolf.


THE FILM
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following.

The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator, and many more.


STONES THROW RECORDS

Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums since its inception in 1996. The LA-based label is considered one of the leading names in underground hip-hop circles with a cult fan following around the world. Applauded as a risk taking, genre-bending imprint, Stones Throw not only is a top tier tastemaker for hip hop releases, but has built an extraordinary reputation for its soul, electro, disco, and psychedelia releases.

Stones Throw Records was founded in 1996 by San Jose-based DJ/Producer Chris Manak (Peanut Butter Wolf) as a means of releasing his now-classic debut album with the late MC Charizma.

Since then, Stones Throw has grown into a multigenerational, international powerhouse in the underground music scene. Over the past two decades, Stones Throw has put out over 200 critically acclaimed releases and has launched the careers of world renowned artists such as Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib, J Dilla, J Rocc and many more.


PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
“LA’s Best DJ”-Randall Roberts. LA Weekly Best of issue. 10-2-08

Chris Manak first started buying records in San Jose, CA in 1979 at age 9.
It was mainly soul/funk 45s by artists like Cameo, the Gap Band, and Rick
James. By the mid 80’s, he was DJing and making his own beats for MCs and a
few years later, he met 16-year-old rapper Charizma and they soon signed
with Hollywood Records. In December 1993, the world lost Charizma to gun
violence. Wolf took a break.

“Making beats” eventually became therapy for the next few years and in 1996,
he started Stones Throw Records out of his bedroom as a vinyl-only record
label that catered to DJs. His own album My Vinyl Weighs A Ton, was the most
successful release of the label’s early years. In 2001, Wolf moved to Los
Angeles, bringing hip hop artist Madlib along with him, who became the
center of the label for many years. When Madlib made Quasimoto’s The Unseen,
Stones Throw saw a turning point and defied more conventions with each year.

With artists as varied as Dam-Funk and Anika, Stones Throw grew a reputation
for its left-field style, while Madvillain and J Dilla’s Donuts, cemented
their status in hip hop. As the founder of Stones Throw, Wolf has also
curated albums for Adult Swim, 2K Sports, Serato, and Urban Outfitters. He
has also discovered Mayer Hawthorne and Aloe Blacc, encouraging both artists
who were rappers at the time to become singers.

After three decades of vinyl DJing, PBW now prefers A/V sets, playing music
videos pulled from his personal collection of rare VHS, DVD, laser disc,
beta, etc.


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Sat Jun 21, 2014
8:30 PM - 2:00 AM SGT
Venue
Kilo Lounge
Tickets
Documentary Screening + PBW Video DJ Set + 1 standard drink $45.00
PBW Video DJ Set (1.5hr) $25.00
Venue Address
66 Kampong Bugis Singapore
Directions
By taxi/car: Turn into Kampong Bugis from Kallang Road. Follow the road round to the right. Nearest MRT: Lavender. 5-10 mins walk. Access the footpath at the bridge on Crawford St. Small footbridge shown on map is closed.
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