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Vex Ruffin grew up between California’s Inland Empire and Alabang, Manila in the Philippines and makes ‘Original Pilipino Music’ (OPM). Vex’s OPM draws on and smooths out the complex interplay between the American, the Filipino and other eclectic Pacific Rim musical influences that have seeped...

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Vex Ruffin - LiteAce Frequency

Vex Ruffin – LiteAce Frequency: Vinyl | Spotify | Apple Music “Mabuhay Boy” dir. by Eric Coleman When Vex Ruffin’s family moved from Northridge, California to the City... Read More

Vex Ruffin – Emilio

Emilio on Stones Throw / Spotify / Apple / Bandcamp Vex Ruffin grew up between California’s Inland Empire and Alabang, Manila in the Philippines and... Read More

Vex Ruffin – Conveyor

In the store | VEX RUFFIN - CONVEYOR Vex Ruffin's second full length album. Video for "Front" directed by Geneva Jacuzzi. We'll let Vex Ruffin... Read More

Fab 5 Freddy with Vex Ruffin on “The Balance”

In the store | VEX RUFFIN - THE BALANCE Vex Ruffin and legendary Fab 5 Freddy have teamed up to create new track “The Balance.”... Read More

Vex Ruffin plays Sonic City (Video)

Vex Ruffin at Sonic City Festival in Kortrijk, German. Mr. Ruffin heads next to.... 12/03 Tilburg – O13 12/05 London – Plastic People 12/06 Cardiff... Read More

Stones Throw and Burger Records

In the store | Vex Ruffin LP+Cassette Vex Ruffin's album dropped a few days ago, and today we announce the cassette edition of the album,... Read More

Vex Ruffin: The Album.

In the store | VEX RUFFIN Vex Ruffin has an album, here it is. We met Vex a couple years ago when he sent PB... Read More

Vex Ruffin album premiere party in the alley by a liquor store

Update | Thanks to everyone who showed up! TODAY at 4:30PM in Los Angeles, the Stones Throw crew is going to roll out some speakers... Read More

Vex Ruffin - Prime of my Life

Vex Ruffin has an album coming out on November 12. Here’s the second single, “Prime of my Life” – it’s also Today’s Top Tune at... Read More

Vex Ruffin - Living for the Future

Vex Ruffin's album = November 12. "Living for the Future" Youtube/Vimeo Directed by ? Read More

Vex Ruffin - NO ESCAPE - Free album download

Vex Ruffin a Filipino-American solo artist from Chino Hills in the Inland Empire of Southern California. He makes minimal electro-punk for Stones Throw Records. NO... Read More

James Pants + Vex Ruffin = Krista

In the store | Krista - Space Tom Test 45 Krista. New collab with James Pants and Vex Ruffin. We have a two-track 45, maybe... 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

Vex Ruffin releases Same Thing Tomorrow, strictly for cassette

In the store | Vex Ruffin - Same Thing Tomorrow Cassette With Same Thing Tomorrow, Vex Ruffin offers more of his signature, minimal sound. This... Read More

Vex Ruffin - Crash Course - Video

Title track from the Crash Course EP directed by Ross Harris. Mr. Ruffin has a new tape called In My Soul coming out on Halloween. 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

the Vex Flex

The second of 4 flexi-disc records we're doing, released free in the pages of LA Record magazine, will be released tomorrow at a party we're... Read More

Vex Loves Girls. Girls Love Vex.

You might recognize California-based minimalist punk artist Vex Ruffin's "Take It" from a recent episode of HBO's "Girls"; the song is also set to be... Read More

Flexidisc release party in Silverlake, Los Angeles

There's a party tomorrow night at Cha Cha in Silverlake/Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Jonwayne's "Uh Oh", the first of a four-part flexidisc... 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

Vex Ruffin - Eulogy EP - Free Download

Vex Ruffin releases his second EP today entitled Eulogy which we're currently making available as a free download.  The new work is a follow up... Read More

Vex Ruffin: Man With A Plan (Video)

Vex Ruffin from the Crash Course EP. “Man With A Plan” is directed by: The Qualities of Light; Director of Photography: Rich Hama (TQoL); Gaffer:... Read More

Village Voice: Vex Ruffin Helps Stones Throw Take Its Next Step

Written by Phillip Mlynar for Village Voice, published October 24, 2011. The day before his first CMJ show, Vex Ruffin sat in a bar called... 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

Vex Ruffin's tips on getting signed

Written by Phillip Mlynar for LA Weekly, published October 6, 2011. Most aspiring music artists who hope to get noticed nowadays have similar, tired routines.... Read More

Vex Ruffin: Crash Course EP


Vex does Dublab

Dublab called Vex Ruffin over for a session this week, and here's what happened. THE PODCAST Vex Ruffin Live Session on Dublab (MP3) THE INTERVIEW... Read More

Vex Ruffin: Losing Control (Video)

Here's the track released on the postcard 45 we put out a couple months back. Clip was shot by Alfred Lopez. Vex Ruffin is currently... Read More

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

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

Vex Ruffin and the Stones Throw postcard 45

N THE STORE: VEX RUFFIN - I'M LOSING CONTROL (POSTCARD 45) A short while ago we announced our first fully-playable 45rpm postcard record. This the... Read More

Coming soon to a mailbox near you ...

“Play this postcard at 45” as it says on the back. This the first release for Vex Ruffin, and Stones Throw's first postcard record, one... Read More


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

Vex Ruffin

Vex Ruffin grew up between California’s Inland Empire and Alabang, Manila in the Philippines and makes ‘Original Pilipino Music’ (OPM). Vex’s OPM draws on and smooths out the complex interplay between the American, the Filipino and other eclectic Pacific Rim musical influences that have seeped into the mix over the last three decades. Family is ever-present in Filipino culture — relationships with loved ones are a central theme in Vex’s music.  (Photo by Rob Klassen)