Peanut Butter Wolf is a 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.
Singer/songwriter Mack Keane and producer ESTA. proved a fruitful pairing when they connected for their collaborative EP Intersections, released in April on Soulection Records. The six-track collection melds Keane’s effortlessly dynamic vocals with ESTA.’s diverse production palette. Together, they strike an inimitable and infectious balance between vibes, elevating R&B and soul to another stratosphere.
San Jose collab RIGHTSTARTER offers a guttural artistic response to this global moment, seeking to illuminate submerged truths, transgress boundaries, subvert expectations and assert denied identities in hostile times. The sound is a dynamic mix of funk, musique concréte, and free jazz.