Stones Throw & Dublab Release Coolest Thing Ever, Pretty Much (MP3, video)

It’s hard to know where to start with this one. At the end of the day, you could be the proud owner of: a DVD of the Secondhand Sureshots documentary (to be explained); a 12-inch picture disc featuring music by Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody, Ras G, and Kutmah; which itself comes packaged inside of a one-of-a-kind hand-screened LP sleeve; plus two slipmats. And all of that looks like this:


Click below for the explanation, an MP3, a video clip, and purchase info…

Now, for the explanation. A couple of years back, according to Stones Throw, “Dublab directors Bryan ‘Morpho’ Younce & Mark ‘frosty’ McNeill’ sent beatmakers Daedelus, Nobody, J.Rocc and Ras G on safari into L.A. thrift stores with orders to make new music out of five finds while the cameras filmed the whole process. The result is a mini-documentary about putting new life into old vinyl.”

So each made a song out of several older songs, and the results are collected on the A-side of the gorgeous picture disc. On the flip, the B-side features remixed versions of these tracks, themselves remixed into a single long-playing track — in other words, a megamix. Continuing the theme, the picture disc’s image is actually a heavily worked collage made using bits of the covers of the thrift store finds, and the gatefold jackets that hold the picture disc are actually of old LPs, reused and silk-screened with new art by Hit+Run (limited, of course, to 500). And… inhale.

Here’s a sample of the music: J-Rocc – “Secondhand Sureshots” (MP3)

Here’s a trailer for the film:

And most importantly, here’s you chance to preorder this little Deluxe Super Set of history before it lost to the sands of time: read more and purchase via Stones Throw.