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Peanut Butter Wolf Talks Evolution of Stones Throw With Splash Magazine

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This is a great interview if you are a big Stones Throw fan (like I am). Peanut Butter Wolf talks about his label Stones Throw and the evolution it has taken. He also talks about issues like Madlib touring, what it was like to do a show with Ed Banger in Europe, what kind of vinyl he usually digs for, and art work. It tends to get a little boring, but if you are interested in the label as much as I am, you find the stuff really interesting.

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Stones Throw x Ed Banger = Pure Insanity

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Here is some awesome video footage from the recent tour that Stones Throw and Ed Banger have embarked on. Each of the labels brought out some of their new talent and toured the fine continent of Europe. Stones Throw brought James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam Funk & label owner (as well as bomb ass DJ) Peanut Butter Wolf. Who was repping for Ed Banger you might ask? DJ Mehdi, Busy P (also known as Pedro Winter (Ed Banger Label owner)) & DSL is the answer. If you watch the video, you can tell that every one of these shows looks like a non-stop party. I wish I could say that I was fortunate to be in Europe and see these two labels team up. No dissapointments here. Make sure you have your dancing shoes on because after watching this one you may have the urge to get down.

Album Review: DJ Mehdi – “Pocket Piano EP”

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , on Monday, December 15, 2008 by Erik Burg

There’s some new Ed Banger material out there for those who just can’t get enough of the ultra-heavy banging electro record label. The new release comes courtesy of DJ Mehdi, who has quietly been releasing some of the best material on Ed Banger in the form of short EPs. His newest effort, “Pocket Piano EP” is a short four track record that is highlighted by the title track. There’s only two new original tracks it, but it includes two remixes of “Pocket Piano,” one by heavy-weight mix master Joakim and another by Brodinski. The other track on the EP, “Tunisia Bambaata” is a slight dissension from normal Mehdi form, and is the definite let down on the album. 

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But as I mentioned, the title track is an exciting and sprawling four and a half minute track that is definitely worth having for any French electro fan. There is certainly no shortage of piano keys, just as the title may suggest. I can only describe the song one way: If there was ever a song played during a DJ training montage, you know, kind of like “Eye of the Tiger” is to Rockey, “Pocket Piano” is that song. And if that description doesn’t make you want to listen to it, then I’m convinced nothing will. Enjoy! 

mp3: “Pocket Piano” – DJ Mehdi

Here is another added bonus, a remix of “Pocket Piano” by a guy that’s been making the rounds on various remixes, and making impact too because most of his work has been fairly impressive. mp3: “Pocket Piano” – DJ Mehdi (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)

As far as short EPs that have been surfacing from this label for a while, this one ranks near the top of a class that has definitely been slipping lately, as young Abletoners have been beating them at their own game. Hopefully this great single will jump-start a rise in great production that Ed Banger has been able to deliver in the past. Only time will tell I suppose, but one thing is reassured here: DJ Mehdi is somebody