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This year is our 15 year anniversary and I wanted to do something special, something that involves the fans directly. Sitting in my hotel room in Sydney the day after a great show in terms of turnout and audience participation, I was reminded that we have the best, most loyal fans in the world.

Looking back on the 15 years of the label, a lot of my favorite songs don’t have a video. We generally only do one video per artist album and in some cases, we didn’t do any (Donuts). There’s been a lot of fan videos done for Stones Throw artists for a while now and although there’s been a few duds, there’s been jems too. The Quasimoto ”Shadows of Tomorrow” video was so good, we put it on our DVD. Using all found-footage, it was more interesting than most videos on that DVD that featured the artist. Thankfully the director/editor of that one reached out and identified himself as Duey FM and he’s been making videos for Mad Decent and others ever since.

Got me to thinking …

CONTEST: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO FOR STONES THROW. The rules are simple. Pick any song from Stones Throw’s catalog. Edit your own video using any footage you want, upload it to, and add it to our Vimeo group:

You can do anything you like as long as it's CREATIVE – shoot new footage, animation, found footage, or combination. Our deadline is July 1, 2011.

30 after that, I’ll announce the winner, taking into consideration view count, comments, and most importantly which video I like best. Semi-finalists will get a $200 credit to be used on and the winner will get a $1000 check and a chance to direct an upcoming video for the label.

Don’t know where to start? How about here:

Baron Zen |
J Dilla |
Jaylib |
Madvillain |
Dudley Perkins |
Georgia Anne Muldrow |
Steve Arrington |
J Rocc |
Pookie Blow |
Charizma |
CX Kidtronik |
Stezo |
DJ Rels |
Strong Arm Steady |
Yesterdays New Quintet |
The Stepkids |
Arabian Prince |
Savath & Savalas |
Tony Cook |
Wildchild |
Anika |
Roc C |
Dam-Funk |
Koushik |
Bruce Haack |
Lootpack |
Peanut Butter Wolf |
Mayer Hawthorne |
The Funky 16 Corners |
Supreme Team |
Minimal Wave |
Percee P |
Oh No |
Stark Reality |
Vex Ruffin |
James Pants |
Rasco |
Franklin Thompson |
Guilty Simpson |
Quasimoto |
Aloe Blacc |
Gary Wilson |
Homeliss Derelix

Video: Eric Cunha's homework at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

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