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Event: Myron & E (Stones Throw) @ Band on the Wall

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Blurb:

The vocal duo is something of a rarity. There have been countless solo stars, trios, quartets and quintets, but the pairing of equally talented singers isn’t nearly as common. Sam and Dave, Ashford and Simpson, the Righteous Brothers and the Everly Brothers comprise a short list of standouts. Enter Myron & E.
Retro-soul vocal duo Myron & E are Myron Glasper and Eric Cooke. South Central Los Angeles native Glasper has been active since the early ’90s, when he danced in episodes of In Living Color and worked as a background vocalist during sessions for MC Lyte and CeCe Peniston. Cooke, from Newark, New Jersey, came up as a DJ and producer. The two crossed paths while touring with Blackalicious but didn’t form their duo until Cooke asked Glasper to help him write and sing over instrumentals recorded by Finnish retro-soul band the Soul Investigators. As Myron & E, they debuted on the Soul Investigators’ Timmion label in 2008 with single “Old Game”. After a number of 7”s, Myron & E, still backed by the Soul Investigators, released an album, Broadway, last year on Stones Throw.
Since then, Myron & E have been focused on building their live performance, which includes sold-out shows and a stellar showing at SXSW.
This duo are not to be missed and are probably the closest you will get to “classic soul” these days.

MY VINYL WEIGHS A TON: UK screening and event details / Watch first 5 mins

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It’s a proper film and everything! Gutted there’s no Q&A or DJ event in Manchester though…

Watch the first five minutes here:

UK DATES FOR OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON / PEANUT BUTTER WOLF TOUR

Mon 31 March: Glasgow Film Theatre Q&A screening + live event at Broadcast,Glasgow
Tue 1 April: FACT Liverpool Q&A screening + live event at Kazimier, Liverpool
Wed 2 April: Cameo Picturehouse Q&A screening + live event at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Thu 3 April: Ritzy, Brixton Q&A screening + live event at Plan B, London
Thu 3 April: Gorilla, Manchester – screening only
Fri 4 April: Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds, + live event at Hi Fi, Leeds
Sat 5 April: Broadway, Nottingham – screening only
Sun 6 April: Sugar Club, Dublin Q&A screening and live event (6pm)

Press release:
The film by Director Jeff Broadway (The Mark Sandman Story) deftly combines rare live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth, and original interviews with the movers and shakers and many of the artists who have helped make Stones Throw the acclaimed label it is today.

The film features exclusive interviews with Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Madlib, Common. ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler, the Creator, Flying Lotus, Dam-Funk and many more.

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton weaves the story of one of the world’s most vital independent labels into the lives of its protagonists, delving deep into their personal stories, collaborations and close friendships which have ultimately shaped Stones Throw. From the label’s birth as a result of the tragic death of Peanut Butter Wolf’s musical partner and best friend, Charizma, to Wolf’s provocative alter-ego Folerio, the making of J Dilla’s final record, as he battled a fatal disease, and much more.

Under the direction of founder and world-respected DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-centre albums since its inception in 1996. The LA-based label is one of the leading names in underground hip-hop 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 pioneering hip hop releases, but has built an extraordinary reputation for its soul, electro, disco, and psychedelia releases. Over the past two decades Stones Throw has released both cult and commercial classics from the likes of Aloe Blacc, J Dilla, Madlib, MF DOOM and Mayer Hawthorne, amongst many others.

On Stones Throw’s success, Peanut Butter Wolf says, “Stones Throw Records is a very personal label for me. I put out what I personally like and save the rest for the other labels out there. As executive producer, I don’t put out what I think the people will like, I put out what I like. This has worked for me so far, and if it stops working for me, it will be the end of Stones Throw as a label. I’ve passed on some artists that I knew would sell a lot of units because I didn’t like the songs…but profit isn’t the only thing that drives my label.”

On Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton Director Jeff Broadway adds, “First and foremost, the film is for the fans…I wanted to provide an unprecedented look into the culture of Stones Throw and the key figures who have traditionally made it up—Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib, J Dilla, MF DOOM, Jeff Jank, etc. These artists have quietly been incredibly influential to hip-hop culture and the independent music industry at large, yet there has historically been so little known about them publicly. Beyond that, I think the film explores a number of universal themes which anyone can appreciate and relate to.”

Following hot on the heels from the film’s official screenings at SXSW, Peanut Butter Wolf heads to Europe to screen Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton at cities across the UK and Dublin at the start of April with a number of Q&As and special DJ events planned with further screenings to be advised.

Snoop and Dam-Funk Hit Da Pavement

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It’s so damn cool that Snoop has gone for this full tilt. He could have made the album and not followed it up with anything else – when I first heard they were rocking parties together I thought we might see a one-off collab, one day. This whole vibe is Dam’s life and Snoop’s foundation, and it’s great to see wider media embracing it and being made aware of D-F’s work.

Stream the whole 7 Days Of Funk album right here. On vinyl, digital and CD, the album is out now – order from Stones Throw.

Manchester heads, Piccadilly Records has this mother in stock right here.

Dam-Funk x Snoop: 7 Days Of Funk on Stones Throw

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We’ve all been waiting for this one for years so it’s great to hear it’s finally coming off the ground. You’ve can’t have the G without the P. Like Stones Throw says, it’s Snoop’s first album crafted under the vision of a single producer since Doggystyle.

The full length is out in December.

More on Stones Throw.

Download: Peanut Butter Wolf mix for The Doctor’s Orders

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Stones Throw highlights from PBW ahead of his London show on 19th October at the Scala. Details and tickets below. 

Celebration of Curation 2013 #USA: Peanut Butter Wolf #TDO279 – Stones Throw Mix by The Doctors Orders on Mixcloud

 

Ahead of his video set at The Doctor’s Orders #TDO279 on 19th October @ Scala, London, alongside Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, The Nextmen, Mr Thing, Spin Doctor & more, Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf has given us this exclusive mix of Stones Throw classics to give you a little taste of what to expect at London’s No.1 Hip-Hop party.

Including unreleased gems and loads more by the likes of Madlib, MED, Oh No and loads more this is a real treat for all heads!

Get details and tickets for the event HERE

Preview // Madlib x Freddie Gibbs’ Deeper EP

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The third in a series of 12″s before the dropping of LP Piñata (currently scheduled for Feb 4th 2014) – have a listen to Deeper and Harold’s below. The EP is out on Madlib Invazion – the album will feature Raekwon, Scarface, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint and G-Wiz.

Madlib will be appearing as part of Four Tet’s curation at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, Sat 2 Nov 2013.

A1. Deeper (O. Jackson, F. Tipton)
A2. Deeper (Instrumental) (O. Jackson)
A3. Ups and Downs (Bonus Beat)
B1. Harold’s (O. Jackson, F. Tipton)
B2. Harold’s (Instrumental) (O. Jackson)
B3. The Long Walk Home (Bonus Beat)

Order the Deeper EP here.


 

On the Deeper EP, Gibbs showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger on the title track, in a lovelorn narrative that meshes perfectly with the weepy strings and insistent rhythm of Madlib’s beat. We haven’t heard something like this in rap music since Nas’ “One Love,” nearly twenty years ago. The b-side, “Harolds” – exclusive to this EP – gives Gibbs a chance to ride some low down Beat Konducta-fueled funk in a nostalgic ode to the Chicago chicken-shack that served as the backdrop to many of his seminal life experiences.”

MADLIB – EUROPE DATES – OCT, NOV 2013:

Tues, 29th October: Budapest, Hungary at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Thrs, 31st October: Brussels, Belgium at Europalia Festival
Fri, 1st November: Glasgow UK (TBA)
Sat, 2nd November: Manchester UK at Warehouse Project

FREDDIE GIBBS – ROCK THE BELLS
Sep 28: Washington DC at Rock the Bells
Oct 04: East Rutherford NJ at Rock the Bells