Jonwayne has created an ambient, 67-minute mixtape called Daytime Naps, his first mix in the Stones Throw Podcast series.
He explains it: “For a couple of years I have started to embrace daytime napping again. Back in the day it was just something we did, but I feel that if you have a schedule that allows it you shouldn’t feel out of touch with the act of passing out on a couch or going back to bed altogether. It leaves more time in the night for creation and contemplation, which I feel we all need. I don’t know if this should be a soundtrack to your afternoon conks, but I’m positive it’s mine.”
This mix is long enough so that you can nap in the middle and still catch the beginning and end of the mix, but we recommend hearing the entire mix also while awake.
Podcast artwork by Henry DeMaio. A link below contains a 320 MP3 download of the mix along with several other variations of the artwork by Daddy Kev, Deeleon, Miko Revereza, Alima and Mndsgn.
Tune into our private radio station, “LIVE FROM WLION”. This is a 40-minute mix of reggae & dub selections put together by The Lions. The show is hosted by Black Shakespeare, mixed by Steve “Curly Locks” Kaye, with selections by Connie Price & Man Like Devin, produced by Dan “Connie Price” Ubick.
Earlier this year we announced that we’ll be working with The Lions, the multi-member reggae/soul band from Los Angeles. We’ll soon have more news about their forthcoming album This Generation.
Dennis Brown “I’ll Never Fall In Love”
Jim Brown “Seen Him”
Cornell Campbell “Boxing”
The Abyssinians “Jah Loves”
Sister Nancy “Papa Dean”
The Mighty Three’s “Rasta Business”
Burning Spear “Door Peeper”
Nairobi Sisters “Promised Land Dub”
Lone Ranger “M16″
Bounty Hunter “Praise Selassie I” (Stalag)
Barrington Levy “Under Mi Sensi”
Yabby You “King Pharoah Plague”
The 5 Royals “Pick up The Pieces”
Winston Reedy “Borderline”
Misty In Roots “Six One Penny”
The Specials “Ghost Town”
While Cut Chemist was prepping for an all-cassette mix with 4 decks at an event this past weekend (Cinespia: music played by great DJs at a Hollywood cemetery before a film), he put together this mix for the Stones Throw Podcast – Cassette Culture. It’s an all-cassette, post punk mix, featuring a few tracks from an upcoming release on A Stable Sound next year called Funk Off. Need a track list? You’ll have to chase down Cut for that … try him on here, here or here and let us know because we want the track list as well.
Cut Chemist’s latest solo release is the single “Outro (Revisted)” and hopefully and album soon to follow.
Cut’s cassette mix comes just as Stones Throw is dropping our first cassette-only release, Cassette by Jonwayne, and putting together a comp from the cassette label, Leaving Records. Some kind of conspiracy? Actually, no … it’s mere coincidence. Adding to the coincidence is the somewhat unlikely claim made by Wall Street Journal today that “In fact, among adults, cassette tapes remain more popular than many online music services, or even vinyl records, despite the latter medium’s purported comeback in recent years.” – WSJ, 8/14/12 (link).
This weekend in at the Hamburg Museum of Arts & Science in Hamburg, Germany, Stones Throw artist James Pants opened the show “Boom Box Collection” featuring over 1800 of his own boom boxes, each of them in full working condition and powered up. James is currently living in Germany and released a statement when the planned exhibition was first announced, saying he had “sworn off collecting objects of any kind,” and would donate his collection of boom boxes to the museum.
This 34 minute set was mixed live late into the evening of the opening ceremony on May 19, 2012.
1. Sam Sklair – Nippon Cogs
2. Logic System – Intro (James Pants remix)
3. Virna Lindt – Intelligence
4. Brian Brain – Unexpected Noises
5. Cheika Rimitti – Track 08
6. James Pants – Ritual Magick
7. Der Plan – Rot Grün Rot
8. Gary Wilson – She Forgot To Lock Her Door
9. Wha Ha Ha – Rice and Soy
10. Game Ain’t Based On Sympathy – Sympathetic
11. Double Fantasy – Children Of The Universe
12. Cecil Leuter – Electrosonics
13. Foot Village – Japan
14. Maroon – Fresher Than This
15. James Pants And Vex Ruffin – Track 01
16. Bruce Haack – Jelly Dancers (James Pants remix)
17. Pierre Henry – Rock Electronique
18. Issue feat. Murs – I’m In Love With A Ferrari
19. Joel Fäjerman – Ma Foret
Anenon – Equilibrium (Acquiescence EP)
Floating Points – Realise (Shadows EP)
placeholder. – Pot Pan (West In Dust Compilation)
BOATS – Fogburns (Believing EP)
The Orb – Dilmun (Kompassion 12″)
Hoodcats – Streed Fung (Mapzzz EP)
Rod McKuen – Untie The Tie That Binds (Lisa Bright & Dark Soundtrack)
D’Angelo – Africa (Voodoo LP)
Michael Stearns – M’Ocean (M’Ocean LP)
Kouta – Granola (Orinda EP)
Born Heller – Mountain Song (Born Heller LP)
Glenn Jackson – Evan (Mapzzz EP)
Anenon – Equilibrium (Acquiescence EP)
Notes from Shortcircles:
To be honest, all I’ve been listening to lately is Slum Village and D’angelo, but this podcast isn’t of music I’m just currently listening to. These songs in the podcast are ones that have sorta stuck with me since I first heard them and have had somewhat of an impact on the music I’ve been working on lately. The majority of this podcast was made during a flight from San Francisco to San Diego, so the selection of songs is meant to suit that feeling of being approximately 30,000 ft. above ground.
Anenon’s “Equilibrium” from his spacious and lush Acquiescence EP serves as the piano backdrop for one of my favorite mediation records, “Concentration & Meditation” by Madam Indra Deví. I picked up “Concentration & Meditation” at the record store I would go to when I was growing up in San Diego. Every time I went to that store, they had pretty much the same over priced, generic collection, but when was looking through the Electronic/Misc. section I came across something new, this meditation record, and with the cover art alone I had to buy it.
The latest mixtape in our podcast series is from Mike D of the Beastie Boys & Peanut Butter Wolf, a 45-minute set they put together at Stones Throw HQ last week. Track list below.
Opening this week at the downtown Los Angeles MOCA Geffen Contemporary is the Mike D’s curated Transmission LA: AV Club, a 17-day multi-disciplinary festival, featuring the work of 16 contemporary artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, chefs and live music/DJ events. The Stones Throw DJ’s have been invited to bring the noise on Saturday, April 21st.
1. The Light Sailer- London Philharmonic Orchestra & Wendy Carlos
2. Musique Non-Stop- Kraftwerk
3. Beat Bop- Rammellzee Vs K-Rob
4. Howlin For Judy – Jeremy Steig
5. Step Into A World (Rapture) – KRS-One
6. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic – Isaac Hayes
7. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos – Public Enemy
8. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean) – Schoolly D
9. Guns Of Brooklyn- Santigold
10. Shack Up- Banbarra
11. Temptation – New Order
12. Set it Off – Strafe
13. Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) – Chris Cut
14. Adam Ant and Bow Wow Wow
16. Ital Corner- Prince Jazzbo
17. Rumors- Gregory Isaacs
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Quakers are a 35-member hip-hop collective centered around three producers – Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow of Portishead), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7-Stu-7 (Stuart Matthews). Their album drops on Stones Throw on March 27.
This is the “Hip-Hop Quake Mix” by Katalyst, a 40-minute set featuring some of the work that has inspired the project. No track list has been provided.
This is a collage of sounds from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and the roots of their music. This half-hour mix is a journey through instrumentals and interviews of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Phil Cohran, added in with a sprinkle of Sun Ra, whom Cohran worked with in the pivotal, early years. The listening experience will shed light on the Chicago family’s story, inspiration, and feelings. 9 brothers and a father will share the stage at this legendary, once in a lifetime experience.
Homage III – The Cohran Family Philosphy
Mixed by DJ Expo
1. Randolph St. Swing – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
2. Ballicki Home – H.B.E.
3. War – H.B.E.
4. Marcus Garvey – H.B.E.
5. Water – H.B.E.
6. Flipside – H.B.E.
7. Rainbows – H.B.E.
8. Scrabble – H.B.E. feat Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (recorded live in LA)
9. Alyo – H.B.E.
10. Tema Do Canibal – BK-One feat Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
11. Brass In Africa – H.B.E.
12. Africa – Sun Ra
13. White Nile – Phil Cohran and Legacy
14. The Dogon – Phil Cohran and Legacy
15. Unity – Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensamble
16. Mushallah – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
17. Moments – H.B.E.
18. Spottie – H.B.E.
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