We interviewed Deadpoole about his latest album and his thoughts on last year’s music. Luke: Congratulations on the new album. Would you say this is your best to date? Deadpoole: Thanks so much. I think so, even right from when first I started out I was always working towards an album. The three EP’s that preceded NIGHT/LIFE were me cutting my teeth musically, figuring out…

Jaylib went HAM in their respective ways on Da Rawkus, an unreleased track from 2002. Stones Throw have launched a vinyl subscription service and to kick things off, the first release will be a Madlib’s remix of Champion Sound and unreleased track “Da Rawkus”. The cut was recorded by Dilla and Madlib between LA and Detroit in 2002 with the Oxnard-native on the beats and…

Stones Throw’s Mndsgn compiles an exclusive mixtape for Bonafide Magazine. One of the best UK music magazines by far is Bonafide Magazine and after a few design changes, they’re stronger than ever. Their last issue featured interviews from Madlib AND DOOM (together, I might add), Theo Parrish, New Order, Just Blaze and BadBadNotGood amongst others. Although they’re only on their ninth issue, their mixtape series…

Check out this Latin jazz playlist, with tracks taken from Madlib’s Mind Fusion series. The title says it all really. About a year or so ago, Stones Throw compiled a playlist of jazz tracks from Madlib’s Mind Fusion mix series. It’s a who’s who of classic Latin jazz musicians from all over the globe: Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Bill Summers and Gato Barbieri are just some…

DarkoTheSuper is back once again with Dumb, a crazy new track featuring Stones Throw’s Pyramid Vritra. Our spiritual son DarkoTheSuper has done it yet again with another fine performance but he’s not alone this time. The Keystone State rapper/producer has joined forces with Pyramid Vritra for his latest track Dumb, a creation only Darko could conjure up from the depths of his imagination. The psychedelic funk…

Stones Throw’s Jonwayne adds extra seasoning to DOOM’s legendary Special Herbs beat series. Rapping over DOOM beats (officially or otherwise) is far from a rarity in underground hip hop but there’s something extra special – excuse the pun – about this example. Jonwayne rifled through the Supervillain’s Special Herbs series and put together this “medley” of twenty beats in just under five minutes. Fast work….

Ancient hip hop waves are radiating from Stones Throw and the source went undetected until now. Meet Pyramid Vritra and his latest album, Indra. Monikers steeped in mythical or religious tradition are fascinating to delve into and Pyramid Vritra’s name is no exception. Vritra (meaning “the enveloper” in Marathi) is a power-seeking deity/dragon/serpent from a early Indian religion known as Vedism and the translation of…

Stones Throw’s Homeboy Sandman tells us why he wants to live under the sea on Blu-produced track “Atlantis”. When he’s not discussing his views on hip hop as a musical art or why he thinks black people are cowards (read on to get the full context), he’s making plenty of music, some of which will be released this year. One of those tracks is this…

Ashton James Brown gives his own insights into what made Madvillainy so special, 10 years after its release. Hip hop’s underground is often cited as the metaphorical promised land of the genre. A place where creativity and artistic freedom remain unfettered, with emcees and producers not having to bend their rhymes and sonic identities to whim of major label executives. The early 2000’s was a…