Peanut Butter Wolf

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Peanut Butter Wolf is an Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of independent record label, Stones Throw Records. As a high school student, he began spinning and making hip hop beats in 1984 and later launched his label in 1996. Through Stones Throw, he developed the...

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PB Wolf Interview

Where did your name, Peanut Butter Wolf, come from?The name is the most hip hop name I could have thought of although I didn't think... Read More

Stones Throw's Cross Country Bowlathon

I collect old records. Specifically funk records. I've spent a lot of time over the past four years traveling throughout America's Southern and Midwestern states... Read More

Interview with Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf

Chris Manak/DJ Peanut Butter Wolf started to visit the neighborhood record stores at the age of nine. On the West Coast there were not many... Read More

In the Studio with Axelrod

Late in 2001, Egon, PB Wolf and Madlib sweet-talked their way into a recording session with producer/recording artist David Axelrod at Capitol Records in Hollywood.... Read More

Chunky but Funky

Chris Manak, a.k.a. DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, grew up on San Jose's East Side. When he isn't beat digging with the Roots' ?uestlove or trading... Read More

Stones Throw in Fader: Nothing but the Soul

Story by Jessica Hundley, photos by Joao Caziani. Published in Fader Magazine, May/June 2003. According to Stones Throw records founder Chris Manak (otherwise known as... Read More

XLR8R visits Stones Throw HQ

Although soon to be vacated, the home of Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf will be remembered as exotic enough to be on any... Read More

The Beat Goes On

As smoke wafts above the packed audience at the DNA Lounge and the splintered light of a disco ball swirls across his face, Charizma, aka... Read More

Three tons of vinyl, a SKI mixer, and a Volvo car stereo

Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of LA hip-hop label Stones Throw, shuffles back and forth between the Bionic recording studio in Echo Park and his dark... Read More

Moving Fast, at 33 RPM

In an era when many music labels are foundering, stymied by the Internet free-for-all, and struggling to keep up with changing nuances of popular tastes,... Read More

Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf in Elemental

Lay the needle on "Methods" (STH2001), clear your head and take a seat. Step backwards in time as the looped dust joins hands with that... Read More

Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf in Vapors

Like too many other great MCs, Charizma's life was taken by mindless violence. Unlike many other great mc's, his legacy was shelved for ten years.... Read More

My Label Weighs A Ton

As well as being renowned for his own (mighty sharp) beats, Peanut Butter Wolf Is the overseer and executive producer of every record on the... Read More

48 Hours 'til Beastie Boys by PB Wolf

Anyone who knows me from my high school days knows I was a Beastie Boys fanatic. This was before their first album came out (I... Read More

The Stones Throw Revolution

Since 1979, Chris Manak has been maintaining hip hop with its authentic sound, ensuring the tracks he releases become future classics. He began by making... Read More

666 Mix

In the store | PB Wolf's 666 Mix CD with free digi download This mix (Super Manak Soul) was done on 06/06/06 live in one... Read More

Free by Design: A Decade of Stones Throw Records

All the half-baked truisms about "creative control" and "artistic license" still resonate for quite a few artists in hip-hop, and it seems like all of... Read More

Send in the Wolf

PB Wolf: Not your average predator Hip-hop legend Peanut Butter Wolf headlines this weekend's DMC Finals. Do not mince words with a wolf - especially... Read More

Wolf Eyes

On October 3rd, Stones Throw and [adult swim] release their collaborative Chrome Children CD/DVD, a celebration of dusty and dusted (there's a difference!) gems from... Read More

Chrome Children Tour Photos: Japan, 2006

Chrome Children Tour in Japan, 2006: Madlib, Wolf, MED, Egon, Jeff Jank, and one cheap camera on the first part of the Chrome Children Tour.... Read More

Chrome Children Tour Photos: USA, 2006

Chrome Children Tour, USA.: Madlib, PB Wolf, J Rocc, Percee P, Guilty Simpson, Aloe Blacc, MED, Koushik, and Wildchild toured from California to Canada, to... Read More

Knights of the Turntable

All-Star DJs and turntablists A-Trak, Peanut Butter Wolf, Craze, J.Rocc, Dan the Automator and ie.MERG put their heads together to discuss the state of the... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 15: Holiday Mix by Peanut Butter Wolf

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE STONES THROW PODCAST 15: HOLIDAY MIX All of Stones Throw's podcasts are released as free downloads for an indefinite period of... Read More

True Kings of The Underground

DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of Stones Throw Records, has been quietly building an empire through word of mouth, and his name is on the... Read More

PB Wolf: 7 Clubs in 7 Days in L.A.

Day 7, Funky Sole at Star Shoes My dad used to have a friend named Seven. This was when we lived in El Paso. I... Read More

Hella International

Hella International is Stones Throw's party at Miami's Winter Music Conference. The event was held in 2007, when we brought along a 3x12-inch box set,... Read More

Wolf Pants Europe 08

UK, Dublin, and at the launch party for Lemaire+Stones Throw in Paris. Photos by Dolan, Ryan Hunn, Jerome Black Joy and PB Wolf. Madvillain wall... Read More

Lemaire+Stones Throw

Christophe Lemaire, the Creative Director for iconic French sportswear brand Lacoste as well as his own brand Lemaire Collection, has collaborated with one of his... Read More

The Fabric Podcast: PB Wolf and James Pants

Fabric is a London based nightclub with a monthly podcast. This month, Peanut Butter Wolf and James Pants introduce tracks from Arabian Prince, Cabaret Voltaire,... Read More

888: PB Wolf Vs L.A.

From August 1st-August 8th, Peanut Butter Wolf will do an 8-day tour of L.A. in celebration of 8-8-08, performing all music video sets, with 8... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 888: Area Codes by Peanut Butter Wolf

Stones Throw Podcast #888 PEANUT BUTTER WOLF - AREA CODES PODCAST ON ITUNES (FREE) Call 1-(888)-WOLF4LA! Beginning Aug. 1st, Peanut Butter Wolf will play 8... Read More

888, day 3: the Do-Over

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888 Day 6: Dub Club!

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The Final 8.

Last night of PB Wolf's 888 ... this one at a location we found only 36 hours earlier ... 8 hours of DJs: Wolf, Egyptian... Read More

“Best Record Label: Stones Throw” – LA Weekly

BEST L.A. RECORD LABEL: STONES THROW RECORDS By Randall Roberts www.laweekly.com Oct. 2, 2008 It buggers the imagination that any sane person would consider running... Read More

Stones Throw at CMJ 08

Stones Throw CMJ 08, presented by VTech. DJs: Madlib, PB Wolf, Edan the DJ, Dam-Funk, Egon, James Pants, Arabian Prince, Mayer Hawthorne & hosted by... Read More

ST @ CMJ 08 Photos

NYC, October 08. B+W pics by Mel at villageslum.com. Thanks: VTech, the DJs: Madlib, Wolf, Edan, Dam-Funk, Egon, Mayer Hawthorne, James Pants, Arabian Prince, and... Read More

ST @ CMJ 08: The Video

From Stones Throw's showcase at NYC's Gallery Bar in October, with DJs: Madlib, Wolf, Edan, Dam-Funk, Egon, Mayer Hawthorne, James Pants, Arabian Prince, and the... Read More

Stones Throw Europe 2009

Carhartt presents Stones Throw Europe Tour 2009 with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, James Pants (performing live with Royal Zodiac) and Mayer Hawthorne. Different poster color... Read More

Prince Paul and Peanut Butter Wolf a.k.a. Pimp Paul and Play Boy Wolf

Prince Paul and Peanut Butter Wolf have a valentine's day special which will be happening at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, Friday Feb 13. Egyptian... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 42: Be Our Valentine

Stones Throw Podcast 42: Be Our Valentine Asked for a track list, Prince Paul & Peanut Butter Wolf responded: GIRLS, next time Pimp Paul or... Read More

Pimp Paul and Playboy Wolf, by Playboy Wolf

Damn. I haven't blogged in almost a year. I didn't even do one for my 888 and that was one of the best DJ experiences... Read More

Stones Throw x Ed Banger

L.A.'s Stones Throw and Paris's Ed Banger Records will have a live show together in Paris at Bataclan, March 6, 2009, on the first night... Read More

Pimp Paul and Playboy Wolf Valentine's Day Show

Feb 13 in Los Angeles. Photos by Kiwamu, Lax & Lambo. Pimp Paul & Playboy Wolf, by Wolf Podcast 42: Be Our Valentine Prince Paul... Read More

Stones Throw x Ed Banger: Photos

Stones Throw 2009 Europe Tour, presented by Carhartt, kicked off in Paris. We had a sold-out event at Bataclan: Stones Throw meets Ed Banger. Peanut... Read More

Europe Tour Photos by Schiko

Stones Throw Europe Tour 2009: Amsterdam, Vienna, Cologne. Photos by Schiko (www). And props to our friends at Carhartt for putting this tour on. More... Read More

Hella International 2009: Pics

Madness in Miami on Saturday at Stones Throw's Hella International, our third year of this event at Miami's Winter Music Conference. The party went down... Read More

Stones Throw Meets Ed Banger - The Video

Video by Alan of Mass Corp from Stones Throw's Europe Tour. USA tour begins April 21. Dates here. Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf Interview with Bona Fide

This interview was originally published in Bona Fide Magazine from UK. Great magazine & website which you can check out here www.bonafideuk.com Chris Manak adopted... Read More

Stones Throw USA and Canada Tour

"Fresh off of their sold out spring tour of Europe, Peanut Butter Wolf, James Pants, Dam-Funk, and Mayer Hawthorne are now touring the US &... Read More

The Wolf Gang: Stones Throw special on RBMA Radio

Red Bull Music Academy has a Stones Throw label special this week: Hear honcho Peanut Butter Wolf breaking down the history of Stones Throw's vinyl... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 46: Peanut Butter Wolf - Green Screen (Video Mix)

Stones Throw Podcast originally launched at a video podcast, but we now have it available on Youtube & Vimeo. Seems like my favorite music videos... Read More

Folerio is for the people.

IN THE STORE FOLERIO - YOU'RE SO PRECIOUS 45 on Good Time Records Folerio is the first signing to PB Wolf's new label Good Time... Read More

Baron Zen Spray Painted 12

IN THE STORE Baron Zen - Strange Woman's Room 12-inch Individually spray-painted 12-inch singles in four colors - black, purple, orange, yellow. This is new... Read More

Michael Jackson Video Tribute by PB Wolf, Parts 1-3

This video set was recorded live from the mixer during PB Wolf's VJ set at the Echoplex in LA., on the night of June 25,... Read More

Stones Throw x Serato

IN THE STORE Serato x Stones Throw (2 Discs, 2 Slipmats) SOLD OUT, OUT OF PRINT This is the Serato & Stones Throw collabo, a... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf's 999

Converse presents: 9 nights, September 1st - 9th, Peanut Butter Wolf on a 9-night tour of the 9 area codes stretching from Los Angeles, Orange... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf's 45 Live, hip-hop 45s box set

45 Live is a box set of 18 hip hop classic songs on 7-inch, re-edited by PBW and available on 7-inch for the first time.... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf: Straight to Tape

IN THE STORE: Straight to Tape: 1990-1992  Not so sure about anything with these songs except for the fact that I made them while living... Read More

Some 999 Kicks

Wolf by James Reitano, kicks by Converse, for PBW's 999. ENTER TO WIN ONE OF 9 PAIRS. Read More

999 Day 1: Pomona

Converse presented PBW's 999, Peanut Butter Wolf spinning videos at 9 clubs in the L.A. area, 9 days in a row in 9 area codes.... Read More

999 Day 2: Los Angeles, at Low End Theory

Converse presented PBW's 999, Peanut Butter Wolf spinning videos at 9 clubs in the L.A. area, 9 days in a row in 9 area codes.... Read More

999 Day 3

Converse presented PBW's 999, Peanut Butter Wolf spinning videos at 9 clubs in the L.A. area, 9 days in a row in 9 area codes.... Read More

999 Days 4, 5 and 6

Converse presented PBW's 999, Peanut Butter Wolf spinning videos at 9 clubs in the L.A. area, 9 days in a row in 9 area codes.... Read More

999 Days 7, 8 and 9

Converse presented PBW's 999, Peanut Butter Wolf spinning videos at 9 clubs in the L.A. area, 9 days in a row in 9 area codes.... Read More

999 Wrapup

Photos from Al Myers from Peanut Butter Wolf's 999 presented by Converse. More at Flickr. Read More

45 Live: Classic Rap 45s Box Set (an update)

Back in August we debuted the news about Peanut Butter Wolf's box set 45 Live - ten old-school tracks, selected & re-edited by PB Wolf,... Read More

Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf "Raquel" 45, and 1992 Interview (MP3)

IN THE STORE Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Raquel This 3-song 7-inch joint venture between Swamper Records and Radish Records was done without the... Read More

Video: 9th of 999

Converse presents: Peanut Butter Wolf live at the Yard in Venice on the last night of the "999" tour. 9 nights, 9 different area codes,... Read More

Badd Santa is Back

Just when you thought it was safe to celebrate the X-Mas again, Badd Santa is back: Free with orders at stonesthrow.com In 2005 & 2006,... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf on Minimal Wave

The Minimal Wave Tapes anthology will be released on Stones Throw January 26, 2010. I love to brag about how I first discovered disco, soul,... Read More

Top 10 of 2009: Lists by PBW, Ma Dukes, Dam-Funk, J.Rocc, Pants, Egon and Mayer Hawthorne

A few of the crew turned in Top 10 Music of 2009 lists. This was originally suppose to be "Stones Throw not-eligable" but a couple... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf's Straight to Tape Vinyl

IN THE STORE: Straight to Tape: 1990-1992 2LP Wolf's early 90s productions were released on CD late last year, and now on vinyl.  “Not so... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 56: Valentine's Jams

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE: STONES THROW PODCAST 56: VALENTINE'S JAMS Stones Throw's podcasts are released as free downloads for an indefinite period of time. In... Read More

Download: Chrome Mix (2005)

A few years back we hooked up with Adult Swim for Chrome Children, a DVD+CD release containing a live show headlined by Madvillain (on the... Read More

Tony Cook and Stones Throw

Stones Throw will release the Tony Cook anthology Back to Reality in 2010. The 12-inch “What's On Your Mind” featuring Dam-Funk is available now. IN... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 57: Soul with a Hole - 45s mix by Peanut Butter Wolf

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE Stones Throw Podcast 57: Soul with a Hole Stones Throw's podcast is released as free download for an indefinite period of... Read More

Stones Throw's SXSW Guide

On Mar. 17, 8PM-1AM, Converse is presenting our event 45 Live, with Madlib, Wolf, J.Rocc, Dam-Funk, 14KT and Amir playing all 45s. We've teamed up... Read More

The Minimal Wave Tapes, reviewed in The Wire

“This compilation is like the Nuggets of early 1980s bedroom electronica.”  Review by Mark Fisher published in The Wire April 2010 The Minimal Wave Tapes... Read More

Precious and Passion: Old school west coast party rap on 45

IN THE STORE PRECIOUS & PASSION “THE FRESH FEMALES”  Three wonderful, beautiful, touching songs produced by DJ Romes of the Lootpack back when he was... Read More

Stones Throw vs Fool's Gold: Ace Hotel Palm Springs Apr 16

We're teaming up with a party at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs with the Fool's Gold crew, taking place on the first night of the... Read More

Stussy 30th Anniversary presents Stones Throw Japan Tour 2010 feat. Peanut Butter Wolf and Dam-Funk

We've teamed up with Stussy to send Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk on tour in Japan during the annual holiday season “Golden Week” - end... Read More

PBW and D-F in Japan

Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk just came back from a tour in Japan.  They brought a bunch of records and these pix.  Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf: Video Rundown from Wax Poetics 41

The following is an excerpt from Peanut Butter Wolf's feature and video selection in the latest issue of Wax Poetics. To read the rest of... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf to spin Michael Jackson video set for MJ tribute in Japan, June 25-26

Peanut Butter Wolf is spinning a video set for the Michael Jackson tribute in Tokyo at club Air, June 25, and Nagoya at Radix, June... Read More

Stones Throw x Fool's Gold Discotheque

This year during Coachella, we got together with our friends from Fools Gold for one fine evening of “disco, boogie and house music” (as the... Read More

Photos: Fools Gold x Stones Throw at Skybar Chicago

Photos from the first night of Discotheque, a 4-night DJ tour with crew from Stones Throw & Fools Gold: A-Trak, Nacho Lovers, Peanut Butter Wolf,... Read More

Clouds over the Pacific: Stones Throw 2010 Sampler

Clouds over the Pacific - 17 tracks by current, new, and future Stones Throw artists.  Free CD with any order on the Stones Throw Store... Read More

Download Mix: Peanut Butter Wolf at Discotheque

Last month we teamed up with our friends from Fools Gold, for Discotheque, four nights in four cities of “disco, boogie and house music” from... Read More

Bruce Haack - Farad: The Electric Voice

IN THE STORE BRUCE HAACK - FARAD: THE ELECTRIC VOICE Collected released and unreleased vocoder recordings, 1970-1982, from electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack. Available now... Read More

Mixtape: the top 50 of 1982 countdown by DJ Chris and DJ Steve

Taken from three sides of a couple 30-minute cassettes, and mixed in early '83, here are DJs Chris & Steve (aka Peanut Butter Wolf and... Read More

10.10.10 (NEW LOCATION)

It started in 2006 ... PB Wolf's 666 a heavy metal DJ set PB Wolf's 777 7-day event & a gospel-themed podcast PB Wolf's 888... Read More

Stones Throw 10 x 45: Ten 7-inch single box set

IN THE STORE STONES THROW 10 X 45 Ten 7-inch single box set At Stones Throw's 10/10/10 event in Los Angeles - 10 DJs playing... Read More

Photos: 10.10.10

It went down on 10.10.10:  Ten DJs, ten hours, all 45s. Ross got some pics.  Thanks Ross, and thanks everyone for coming. Read More

The Hundreds / Stones Throw

A couple of The Hundreds crew came by Stones Throw HQ a little while ago, quizzing Wolf & snapping photos. Here's what turned up: So... Read More

Lacoste x Stones Throw

IN THE STORE: LACOSTE X STONES THROW - LACOSTE LEGENDS / CHEVEL (MEN'S SNEAKER) Update - we are now completely sold out.  Stay tuned for... Read More

STONES THROW vs DIM MAK vs DUB CLUB vs SMOG: Culture Clash Los Angeles, Dec 2nd

Red Bull Music Academy is bringing four of LA's music collectives, including Stones Throw, under one roof on December 2.  Celebrating traditional Jamaican sound clash... Read More

The electric madness of Bruce Haack and a Peanut Butter Wolf remix

Written by Jeff Weiss, published in LA Times music blog Pop & Hiss November 16, 2010 Download MP3 – Bruce Haack "Stand Up Lazarus (PB... Read More

Photos: Red Bull Culture Clash with J. Rocc, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Peanut Butter Wolf

Here in Los Angeles last week Red Bull hosted a music "culture clash" downtown, putting the sound systems of four L.A. crews head to head... Read More

A Tribe Called Quest documentary premieres at Sundance

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest is premiering at The Sundance Film Festival this weekend.  Peanut Butter Wolf is the... Read More

VEX + WOLF = SATURDAY

Vex Ruffin. You might know the name from the Stones Throw 2011 Podcast mixed by Peanut Butter Wolf.   Vex's debut live performance is this... Read More

PB Wolf and James Pants in Australia, March 2011

Red Bull Music Academy presents Peanut Butter Wolf and James Pants in Australia, March 2011, doing both live shows and Red Bull Music Academy info... Read More

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Peanut Butter Wolf and Dam Funk: The Discoverers

Written by Johnny Ray Huston for San Francisco Bay Guardian, published February 16, 2011. Cover photo by Mathew Scott. It's the midnight hour on Valentine's... Read More

Los Angeles on Sunday: PB Wolf's 15-year ST anniversary video mix at Cinefamily

I am doing a live 15 year STH anniversary video mix at The Cinefamily movie theater. I will be mixing music videos pulled from the... Read More

Stones Throw's Hella International at Miami Winter Music Conference 2011

Stones Throw will once again be throwing Hella International, our yearly party at Miami's Winter Music Conference. Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam... Read More

Stones Throw at SXSW 2011

Below are listings for Stones Throw artists events at SXSW, Austin TX, from Sunday March 13 to Saturday March 19. 3/13 SUN., 10PM:  PBWolf& Chromeo... Read More

Stones Throw Video Contest

STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST HONORABLE MENTIONS / #15-11 / #10-6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 This year is our 15... Read More

Stones Throw Records celebrates 15 year anniversary with live, direct-to-vinyl series in Los Angeles

UPDATE 5/11: Direct to Disc #2 announced UPDATE 6/11: Mayer Hawthorne Direct to Disc 2/LP UPDATE 6/11: Rick Direct to Disc LP UPDATE 6/11: Photos:... Read More

PB Wolf and Anika, All Tomorrows Parties

PB Wolf and Anika have been chosen for the All Tomorrows Parties curated by Portishead, 30 Sep 2011 to 02 Oct 2011, Convention Hall, Paramount,... Read More

Dublab's Vision to Vinyl forum at Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, May 18

Peanut Butter Wolf will be a panelist at Dublab's Vision to Vinyl forum at the L.A. Grammy Museum on May 18th, a close look at... Read More

Stussy x Stones Throw: 15-Year Japan Tour Shirt

IN THE STORE: STUSSY X STONES THROW: 15-YEAR JAPAN TOUR (BLACK) STUSSY X STONES THROW: 15-YEAR JAPAN TOUR (WHITE) Months before the devastating earthquake and... Read More

PB Wolf, Dam-Funk, Vex Ruffin: Los Angeles, May 21

Saturday, May 21 in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Facebook Event. Read More

Stones Throw Direct-to-Disc #2: Gary Wilson, The Stepkids, May 28th in Los Angeles

Update: ticket giveaway has ended. In celebration of Stones Throw Records 15-year anniversary, we are mounting a series of shows with various Stones Throw artists... Read More

Stones Throw Video Contest: The Final Week

We're now in the final week of the Stones Throw Video Contest which we launched back in April - the deadline for submissions is JULY... Read More

Madlib, PB Wolf at Beats, Rhymes and Life event in Los Angeles, July 7

Official movie party for the Tribe Called Quest documentary: Beats, Rhymes & Life.  DJs: Madlib, PB Wolf, Prince Paul, Garth Trinidad, Frosty.  Hosted by Phife... Read More

Photos: Madlib, Wolf, Prince Paul, Phife at the Beats, Rhymes and Life launch

A short while back here in Los Angeles, Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, Prince Paul and Phife all performed at the launch party for Michael Rappaport's... Read More

Stones Throw Video Contest: #15-11

STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST HONORABLE MENTIONS / #15-11 / #10-6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 #15. MADVILLAIN "FANCY CLOWN" directed... Read More

Stones Throw Video Contest: #10-6

STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST HONORABLE MENTIONS / #15-11 / #10-6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 #10 CX KIDTRONIK "SHE'S A... Read More

Stepkids and Peanut Butter Wolf: Japan Tour, Stussy T-shirt and postcard 45

The Stepkids and Peanut Butter Wolf will visit Japan in early November for two shows. Stussy, who is presenting the tour, will also release a... Read More

Audio: Stones Throw in NYC at Converse Rubber Tracks

On October 21st, Converse presented a Stones Throw showcase at Converse Rubber Tracks, a new state-of-the-art recording studio in Brooklyn where bands can record at... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf's 11.11.11

It started in 2006 ... 666 Wolf spins a Satanic metal DJ set. 777 7-day event & a gospel-themed podcast. 888 8-day event, all videos.... Read More

Oh, Hello: Peanut Butter Wolf

Check out Stones Throw's recent event at Converse's Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn: Stones Throw in NYC Read More

This Friday: PBW's 11.11.11

It started in 2006 ... 666 Wolf spins a heavy metal DJ set. 777 7-day event & a gospel-themed podcast. 888 8-day event, all videos.... Read More

Photos: 11.11.11

Since 2006, Peanut Butter Wolf has specialized in numerically-aligned calendar day parties. Friday, 11/11/11 was at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, an $11 event... Read More

LA Weekly: Stones Throw Records Turns 15

Written by Jeff Weiss for LA Weekly, published December 8, 2011. Stones Throw Celebrates 15 Years on December 22 at the Exchange in Los Angeles.... Read More

Stones Throw Celebrates 15 Years: Los Angeles, Dec. 22

Thursday, December 22 at the Exchange Los Angeles. Presented by Fusicology & KCRW. Upstairs room - DJs: Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk,... Read More

PBW, J. Rocc, Dam-Funk on Boilerroom.tv February 25

Boilerroom TV will broadcast a show with Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc and Dam-Funk this weekend.  This show will be broadcasted live from 8pm –... Read More

Stones Throw at SXSW 2012

We're coming to SXSW. Find us there in Austin, March 13 at Elysium, 705 Red River St., 9PM-2AM.  Free with SXSW badge. MCs, DJs and... Read More

T-shirt: Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf

T-SHIRT: Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf from pre-Stones Throw days, a photo by Theresa Castro pulled from the PBW files. Read More

Stones Throw: 4/20 in San Francisco

We're in the old hometown on 4/20, with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, Jonti & Jonwayne at 1015 Folsom. Tickets, time, details – http://stonesthrowsf.eventbrite.com/ Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 73 by Mike D and Peanut Butter Wolf

FREE ON ITUNES: STONES THROW PODCAST 73: MIKE D & PEANUT BUTTER WOLF The Stones Throw podcast is always free. Download on iTunes or subscribe... Read More

Los Angeles, Apr 27: Evening of Photography and Music

KCRW, Stones Throw Records, and The Lucie Foundation present An Evening of PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSIC Featuring the photography of: B+ | Eric Coleman | Joao... Read More

Stones Throw photography show recap

Stones Throw held a photo show downtown Los Angeles, April 27th, with the Lucie Foundation as a part of expansive showcase of So Cal photography... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf: Montana World Tour

ANNOUNCEMENT – DJ and Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf is mounting a world tour in Montana, beginning May 3rd in Bozeman MT, wrapping up... Read More

Bruce Haack Remixes LP by Stones Throw, Prince Language, Samiyam

IN THE STORE: BRUCE HAACK REMIXES 8-track LP with remixes of Bruce Haack (1931-1988) by Prince Language, Samiyam and the Stones Throw producers PB Wolf,... Read More

Nite Jewel to perform Kraftwerk's Computer World with PB Wolf

On June 1 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, Nite Jewel and Peanut Butter Wolf will perform Kraftwerk's album Computer World in its entirety.... Read More

June 14 in Toronto: PB Wolf at Drake Underground

Peanut Butter Wolf at the Underground for a special audio-visual performance that will span hip-hop, funk, experimental, minimal and psych. $10 / June 14, 2012,... Read More

Ticket Giveaway: Peanut Butter Wolf and The Lions at Dub Club

Peanut Butter Wolf and The Lions will play Dub Club in Echo Park, Los Angeles, Wednesday night, July 18.  We're giving away five pair of... Read More

Video: FUSE Crate Diggers with PB Wolf

FUSE’s Crate Diggers meets up with Peanut Butter Wolf. Read More

Photos - Stones Throw stage at the Eagle Rock Music Festival

We had a stage all day at the Eagle Rock Music Festival in Los Angeles this weekend, with nearly the whole label and many friends... Read More

OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON – Poster Contest – November 20th DEADLINE

A little over a year ago PB Wolf called on you to create videos for your favorite Stones Throw songs to help celebrate our 15th... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf's 12/12/12

12/12/12 announced for December 12, 2012: 1. Twelve hour DJ event live from Peanut Butter Wolf's house broadcast on boilerroom.tv (8AM-8PM PST) 2. After party... Read More

Stones Throw Doc Poster Contest: The Winner...

A few weeks back we launched a contest to design a poster for the Stones Throw Documentary-in-the-making by Jeff Broadway. The winner was picked this... Read More

SPIN: Peanut Butter Wolf Drills Down on 'The Chronic'

You've probably heard by now: it's the 20th anniversary of Dr. Dre's THE CHRONIC. The album has not only stood the test of time, but... Read More

From 666 to 121212: PB Wolf's numerology DJ series

It started at 9AM on 12/12/12: a twelve-hour DJ set steaming from Wolf's house via Boilerroom.tv, followed by a night at Low End Theory with... Read More

Hello, Australia: Peanut Butter Wolf, Jonti, Jan. 2013

Peanut Butter Wolf with Jonti in Australia and New Zealand, January 2013. Read More

Photos: Stones Throw New Years 2013 Party

Stones Throw's 2012/2013 New Years Eve bash "45 Live" was announced with just a couple days to go - Wolf, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk & J... Read More

Serato Icon Series: Peanut Butter Wolf

One of the joys of doing records the old way - on vinyl - is doing them the old way with a new twist that... Read More

Photos: Beak, Wolf, Vex in San Francisco

Geoff Barrow's band BEAK> came to town. They played NYC, Philly, Los Angeles, San Francisco, then bowled. Our photographer was mugged outside the bowling alley... Read More

Stones Throw at SXSW: Hella National

We use to do a party every year in Miami called Hella International, named in part because the first one had a bunch of guests... Read More

Photos: Stones Throw Hella National at SXSW 2013

We had an afternoon event this year at SXSW called Hella National (a riff on the name of our old Winter Music Conference party, Hella... Read More

The Word: Peanut Butter Wolf on Mix Tapes

Belgium's THE WORD Magazine has recently gone global. Their new issue features a section about mix tapes, including words from Peanut Butter Wolf: When I... Read More

Stones Throw documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton at LA Film Fest

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This is Stones Throw Records) premieres at the LA Film Festival, June 21 & 22.  Info & tickets at lafilmfest.com Read More

Los Angeles: Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Premiere and Party

JUNE 20, LOS ANGELES: THE PARTY. Stones Throw Presents OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON PREMIERE PARTY at the Exchange, Los Angeles. Tickets at www.flavorus.com/stonesthrow JUNE... Read More

Noisy: A Conversation With Jeff Broadway and Peanut Butter Wolf

Interview at Noisy.com with Jeff Broadway and Peanut Butter Wolf about Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This is Stones Throw Records, which is being released... Read More

Variety: ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records’ Review

by Andrew Barker for VARIETY.com, published June 24, 2013. “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records” is a film that’s full of... Read More

Stones Throw Soul Tour

Announcing - STONES THROW SOUL TOUR - Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, The Stepkids and Myron & E. This is the first time these Stones Throw... Read More

URB.tv's recap of the Stones Throw premiere party

This is URB.tv's recap of Stones Throw's premiere party for Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton. "We had our photojournalist, Paulo Von Borries, on hand to... Read More

Wolf Cast with Shots Fired

The latest episode of Jeff Weiss & Nocando's podcast Shots Fired. Head of Stones Throw Records and well known DJ/producer, Peanut Butter Wolf joins Jeff... Read More

Stones Throw Soul Tour: Oakland and L.A.

The Stones Throw Soul Tour with PB Wolf, Dam-Funk, The Stepkids, Myron & E comes home to California for the last two shows: Tue 8/27... Read More

Self-titledmag.com: Peanut Butter Wolf takes us on a tour of his record collection

Created by self-titledmag.com September 2013 The Records That Made Me Want to Be a DJ/Producer There were a few in the early ’80s that stand... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf mini-Europe tour, Oct. 2013

Faster than they can stamp a passport, Wolf will be in & out of Europe for a few show this month, including a Doctor's Orders... Read More

Stones Throw vs. Beat Junkies. L.A. 10/26. Secret Location.

45 LIVE is coming again to Los Angeles, October 26. ArtDontSleep presents Stones Throw's 45 Live vs. Beat Junkies Sound. This is one big DJ... Read More

Stones Throw + Stussy popup shop in Tokyo, Nov. 15-24

Stones Throw and Stussy have teamed up for Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk's Japan tour in November in conjunction with the Japan premiere of the... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf's 24-hour Valentine's Day Mix

Enjoy a 24-hour Valentine's Day mix from Peanut Butter Wolf featuring over 400 soul tracks from his personal collection of 45s. All songs will be played... Read More

Pitchfork review: Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton

Pitchfork: Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, written by Jonah Bromwich Stones Throw Records founder Chris Manak (better known as Peanut Butter Wolf) grew up a... Read More

PB Wolf on Prince for Wire's The Inner Sleeve

Each month, UK magazine The Wire invites someone in the music world to write about artwork from the inside of an album package which made... Read More

Charizma playlist, with the story behind the music by Peanut Butter Wolf

In the store | CHARIZMA & PEANUT BUTTER WOLF - CIRCA 1990-1993 Just over 20 years since Charizma was shot & killed, Peanut Butter Wolf... Read More

Charizma and PB Wolf - Circa 1990-1993 - 4LP box set

In the store | CHARIZMA & PB WOLF - CIRCA 1990-1993 Note: 4LP Box set SOLD OUT in our first week of release. Copies may... Read More

RECAP: Stones Throw Pop-Up Shop

On Saturday, May 24, we dropped off one ton of PB Wolf's record collection at a store front in Los Angeles and had an open... Read More

Stones Throw Picnic: Los Angeles, July 5

Free summer concert with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-FunK, The Lions & plenty of guests. Los Angeles, July 5, 5PM Grand Performances, California Plaza 350 S.... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf ASIA TOUR with Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton

Peanut Butter Wolf is touring ASIA, performing video DJ sets in Japan, Thailand and Singapore and presenting the film Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton in... Read More

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton screening at Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

REEL TO REEL: OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON Location: The Grammy Museum Date: Jun. 16, 2014 - 7:30 PM Doors: 7:00pm Ticket Price: $10. grammymuseum.org... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf: Australia and New Zealand Tour Dates, July 2014

Peanut Butter Wolf plays Australia and New Zealand late this month. The July 20 and 22 dates are screenings of the film Our Vinyl Weighs... Read More

The cassette DJ...

Ever seen a bunch of DJs "spin" all-tape sets? That's the plan at our Cassette Store Day popup shop this Saturday, September 27 in Los... Read More

Photos: That time we got a bunch of DJs and 1000 cassettes together and had a party

Recap: Some guys came up with an idea called "Cassette store day." We rolled with it. Party in East L.A. – photos by Kiwamu Omae. Read More

Ultimate Breaks and Beats Los Angeles – Biz, Wolf, J Rocc and Lou

In Los Angeles, Sun, November 23, 2014: All vinyl 45 DJ sets by: Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc, Break Beat Lou. 21+ |... Read More

Wolf launches Circle Star. Circle Star launches Jesse Hackett.

In the store | JESSE HACKETT - JUNK Peanut Butter Wolf's new imprint is Circle Star Records. Circle Star's first full length will be Jesse... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf's cover of "Boyz in the Hood" from 1987

In 1987, I had just graduated high school and moved from San Jose to Long Beach, CA for college. I chose Long Beach State because... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf, BreakBeat Lou To Perform At Banksy Theme Park Dismaland

Banksy opened his Dismaland attraction at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset this morning. The theme park, which also features work by Damien Hirst... Read More

Our cassette store day tapes

In the store: Jaylib – Champion Sound / B-Sides and Remixes.  Quasimoto – The Further Adventures of Lord Quas.  Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk -... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 94 - 45 Minutes of Funk by PB Wolf and Dam-Funk

Stones Throw Podcast is free. Subscribe using any podcast software or aggregator. Download on iTunes | ST PODCAST #94: 45 MINUTES OF FUNK Peanut Butter... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 97: Eric Andre and Peanut Butter Wolf

Stones Throw Podcast is free. Subscribe using any podcast software or aggregator. Download on iTunes | PODCAST #97 Eric Andre came by Stones Throw to... Read More

Mixtape: 20 years of Stones Throw, by Peanut Butter Wolf

2016. Throughout the year, we've had a few shows around the world to celebrate our 20th anniversary, all leading up to the Stones Throw Superfest,... Read More

Stones Throw Superfest – THE WRAPUP

We had a free all-day show in Los Angeles, November 5, 2016, a part of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A. Common headlined.... Read More

Stones Throw 45 Crate

In the store | STONES THROW 45 CRATE In stock and ready to ship: Stones Throw's new 7-inch record crate, custom made in the USA... Read More

RIP 2016

PART 1 1. Now - Bobby Hutcherson 2. Where The Moon Goes - Weather Report (Victor Bailey) 3. The Star Of The Story - Heatwave... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf on Mike D's The Echo Chamber, February 3

“Blood moon, Full moon, Blue Moon, take a break from your sound bathing people and tune in,” to Mike D's Beats 1 show The Echo... Read More

Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf is an Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of independent record label, Stones Throw Records. As a high school student, he began spinning and making hip hop beats in 1984 and later launched his label in 1996. Through Stones Throw, he developed the careers of Madlib, J Dilla, Quasimoto, Madvillain, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Knxwledge, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, and Anderson .Paak. Well-known for his record collection, themed vinyl sets (including a 12-hour extended set with Boiler Room) and his unique VJ sets, his shows span the decades featuring a variety of genres highlighting rare and vintage footage. The documentary film, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, guides you through Peanut Butter Wolf's life, the evolution of Stones Throw Records, and it’s influence on the music industry today. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is currently available on Red Bull TV.