Just days removed from a week long trip to LAX (more on that maybe this week, Friday?), sitting @ the airport and I get this email from Stones Throw and.... Say wrd?? Could this be true?? Two of my fave things coming together like rice and peas. Yep.
So it looks like 2 bastions of the LA beat community of coming together on an A/V project.
Stones Throw will be joining forces with Dublab to present the Secondhand Sureshots.
This will be a DVD project that will be accompanied by some original art, slipmats and some music of course.
From what I can gather, we will have music from Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody and Ras G. As well, they'll be an accompanying megamix by none other than Kutmah. Say wrd.
As pumped as I man about this, I was a little flummoxed about it. I had approached ST sometime back about their clear lack of beat cats on their roster (though, with The Baddest Kid why would you need any more?). They let SoCal native, and former intern FlyLo in and out of their environment only to see him become possibly the biggest and def brightest star of this beat scene wreak havoc for Warp Records. Have they possibly begun to turn a new stone?? ;) They're really just the distributor here, but regardless this is clearly a win win.
You have Stones Throw, the darling of many a music fan's eye, and Dublab, the web heavyweight, purveyor of that fine LA vibe coming together on this beautiful project.
But it's essentially a quasi doc, about a diggin adventure undertaken by Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody and Ras G, as they snatch old goodies and breath new life into the music. 2+ hrs of footage will accompany the music as well as other goodies (Picture disc, screened vinyl sleeves as well as slip mats). Not to be forgotten in this whole endeavor is Hit + Run who screened the LP sleeves and covers.
Though this slated for a Feb 2010 release, Stones Throw is taking pre-orders for exclusive advance copies. Yep.
And for a short preview....
And even better, a little goodie courtesy of Dublab and Stones Throw. A J-Rocc treat....
... or you can just download it here (as well as getting more deets, need it be).