Recently sat down (at respective keyboards) with Stones Throw honcho and revered DJ Peanut Butter Wolf to discuss the humble beginnings of his now vast vinyl collection. Check out his first ten 45s via L.A. Weekly.
A brand new week begins. Here are the last one’s leftovers. Hella free tunez.
- FEATURED: Nocando and DJ Nobody are “Bomb Zombies”*
- RZA Dedicates Song to Late Quentin Tarantino Editor Sally Menke
- Peanut Butter Wolf’s 10 First 45s, Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix
- Diplo Gets Trashes Major Lazer, Nikki Sixx, Dubstep and Owl Movie
- Cassette Culture Lives in Silver Lake / Lapti, From Russia with Fuzz
* “The song is called ‘FWUH 16,’ or ‘Fuck What You Heard’ and you’ve gotta have it. If Nocando’s raw verses don’t do it for you, we’re sure Nobody’s funky shuffling beat will.”
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)
by Olivia Forman
When Mayer Hawthorne set out to create one of his signature playful music vids for “Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’,” the final product got Bob Fosse-freaky with one uninterupted shot of the soulster and a posse of swim suit-clad dancers cavorting around in a lush Alta Dena backyard.
Can this video actually lessen the late-July heat a few degrees? And is that mysterious man-in-black actually the artist known as Folerio (as director Henry DeMaio tells us), or is it Stones Throw Records head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf in cheap clothing?
Watch Hawthorne’s new video at Spin to find out for yourself.
We’re finally, truly all caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. We’ve saved best for last — here’s the highlight reel expressly designed for your reading (and viewing, and listening) pleasure.
- FEATURED: Can Yeasayer Save N*E*R*D from Totally Sucking?*
- New Wavves Album, ‘King of the Beach,’ Streaming Now
- MP3: ‘Simple Severin,’ by Echo Park Pop Stars Superhumanoids
- Peanut Butter Wolf’s 5 Favorite Stones Throw LPs
- OK Go Loses Drummer to the Muppets in Staring Contest
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)
* Can a Yeasayer RMX save the Virginia Beach-born, Hollywood-bred band from it’s nearly decade-long obsolescence? “Hot-N-Fun,” featuring Nelly Furtado, is neither of the things that its title suggests.
Good people, a brand new installment of L.A.’s favorite (only) weekly vinyl column, INCHES, has arrived. Fresh photos, MP3s and reviews of Southern Cali wax. Not to be slept on — this is your guide to this city’s up-and-coming, not to mention a great source for gift ideas, if you’re into that sort of thing. Check it. My pick of the week? We Break Cameras.
As if any of us needed an excuse to spend Sunday afternoons at the nation’s greatest record store (as if that’s not what we do already), Amoeba Music and Stones Throw Records have teamed up for a series of premium Sunday DJ sessions throughout the month of August. Get the details and sample the wares here (via LA Weekly).