In our early days we were approached by an online retailer and asked if we’d press an exclusive 7-inch single for them to give away with the release of Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet album Angles Without Edges. We did just that, and the resulting record was YNQ’s “Rocket Love” (STH4001). It worked out so well, we’ve continued this series of limited-edition 45s on through the present.

Although we have no “fan club” we called these records “Stones Throw Fan Club 45’s.” Most of these 45s were planned as giveaways tied to an artist’s full-length album for certain U.S. record stores. Others have been packaged with the 1st edition of an album. Most of these songs were outtakes from albums, and many of them remain exclusively released on these 45s. Almost all of them are out of print.

There’s only been a couple “fan club 45s” in the past few years, but we’ve never ended the series. Look for more in coming years.

2013: Myron & E – Clap Sing (STH4040) released with Myron & E’s Broadway LP.
2011: The Lions – This Generation (Version) (STH4039) exclusive dub version released in the 45 box set edition of The Lions This Generation.
2012: Karriem Riggins – 12s in 8 (STH4038) released with Karriem Riggin’s Together LP, the 2nd part of the Alone Together album.
2012: Lootpack – Bone Marrow (STH4037) packaged with the 3LP reissue of Lootpack’s Soundpieces: Da Antidote.
2010: Guilty Simpson – Friends Only (STH4036) released with Guilty Simpson’s OJ Simpson album.
2010: Strong Arm Steady – Soul 4 Real (STH4035) released with Strong Arm Steady’s Stoney Jackson album.
2009: Dam-Funk – Toeachizown Bonus 45 (STH4034) released with Dam-Funk’s Toeachizown box set.
2009: Mayer Hawthorne – Love is All Right (STH4033) 4-inch single released with LP and CD editions of Mayer Hawthorne’s A Strange Arrangement.
2009: Savath & Savalas – Masia (STH4032) released with Savath & Savalas’ La Llama album – copies still available.
2009: Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6 Bonus 45 (STH4031) an untitled 45 released with Beat Konducta Vol. 6: Dil Withers Suite.
2008: Koushik – A1 (STH4030) released with Koushik’s Out My Window album.
2008: Madvillain – One Beer (Drunk Version) (STH4029) released with Madvillain 2: The Madlib Remix Box Set.
2008: Arabian Prince – Simple Planet (STH4028) released with the Arabian Prince anthology.
2008: James Pants – Future Delight (STH4027) released with one of those James Pants albums.
2008: Guilty Simpson – Footwork (Size 12 Version) (STH4026) released with Guilty Simpson’s Ode to the Ghetto.
2007: Percee P – The Hand That Leads You (Egg Roll Version) (STH4025) released with Percee P’s Perseverance.
2007: Baron Zen – The Right Stuff (STH4024) released with Baron Zen’s album.
2007: Madlib – Raw Ground Wire Hump (STH4023) released with Beat Konducta in India.
2007: Oh No – Ghetto First (STH4022) released with Dr. No’s Oxperiment.
2007: J Dilla – Dirty Crushin (STH4021) released with Stones Throw’s reissue of J Dilla’s Rough Draft.
2006: Percee P – Raw Heat Original Version) (STH4020) picture disc released with the compilation Chrome Children.
2006: Oh No – Believe (STH4019) released with Oh No’s Exodus into Unheard Rhythms.
2006: Aloe Blacc – About Love (STH4018) released with Aloe Blacc’s Shine Through.
2006: Dudley Perkins – War Goin’ On (STH4017) released with Expressions.
2006: Madlib – Beat Konducta: Untitled Bonus 45 (STH4016) released with Madlib’s Beat Konducta Vol. 2: Movie Scenes, The Sequel.
2006: J Dilla – Signs (STH4015) picture disc 45 released with Donuts.
2005: MED – Don’t Sleep (STH4014) released with MED’s Push Comes to Shove.
2005: Quasimoto – The Front (STH4013) released with Quasimoto’s The Further Adventures of Lord Quas.These two tracks were later released on Quasimoto’s Yessir Whatever album.
2004: Oh No – Falling (STH4012) Oh No’s version of Dudley Perkins’ “Falling” b/w Dudley’s original.
2004: Oh No – Last Tango in Oxnard 7″ (STH4011) … nor can we remember the record this came out with. “Last Tango in Oxnard” is a flip of a Galt MacDermot track.
2004: Gary Wilson – 6.4 = Make Out (STH4010) a stunning, previously unreleased long-version of Gary Wilson’s “6.4=Make Out,” released with Gary Wilson’s Mary Had Brown Hair.
2004: Mr. Magic – Coast To Coast feat. Cuzz Band, Edited by Edan (STH4009) released with the compilation Third Unheard.
2004: Madvillain – One Beer (STH4008) one-sided, etched single released with Madvillainy. Doom later released this on his solo album MM FOOD.
2003: Charizma – M-Town (STH4007) released with Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf’s Big Shots. This track was later reissued on the Charizma anthology.
2003: Jaylib – Jaylib Vs. J Rocc 7″ (STH4006) a short version of J Rocc’s Jaylib mixtape, released with Jaylib’s album Champion Sound.
2003: Sound Directions – Skyscrapers (STH4005) Exclusive for HMV Shibuya Japan) 5th Year Anniversary.
2003: Madlib – Theme for Fergus (STH4004) released with a Galt MacDermot record on MacDermott’s Kilmarnock label.
2002: Yesterdays New Quintet – The Meaning of Love (STH4003) released with the compilation Jukebox 45s.
2001: Ernie & The Top Notes – Things Could Be Better (STH4002) released with the compilation The Funky 16 Corners.
2001: Yesterdays New Quintet – Rocket Love (STH4001) released with Yesterdays New Quintet’s Angles Without Edges.