QUAY Records Presents
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF Video DJ Set Live In Bangkok
& Stones Throw 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' Movie Screening
At Fuzion Far East, RCA Block G
(Near Makkasan Police Station, Opposite Mansion, Next To House RCA/Tops Supermarket)
Door Open At 6PM
Movie Premiere At 7PM
Party At 9PM 'TILL LATE
Movie : 200฿ // Party : 500฿ (includes 1 Carlsberg)
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF from Los Angeles (Stones Throw)
Chris Manak first started buying records in San Jose, CA in 1979 at age 9.
It was mainly soul/funk 45s by artists like Cameo, the Gap Band, and Rick
James. By the mid 80¹s, he was DJing and making his own beats for MCs and a
few years later, he met 16-year-old rapper Charizma and they soon signed
with Hollywood Records. In December 1993, the world lost Charizma to gun
violence. Wolf took a break.
Making beats eventually became therapy for the next few years and in 1996,
he started Stones Throw Records out of his bedroom as a vinyl-only record
label that catered to DJs. His own album My Vinyl Weighs A Ton, was the most
successful release of the label¹s early years. In 2001, Wolf moved to Los
Angeles, bringing hip hop artist Madlib along with him, who became the
center of the label for many years. When Madlib made Quasimoto¹s The Unseen,
Stones Throw saw a turning point and defied more conventions with each year.
With artists as varied as Dam-Funk and Anika, Stones Throw grew a reputation
for its left-field style, while Madvillain and J Dilla¹s Donuts, cemented
their status in hip hop. As the founder of Stones Throw, Wolf has also
curated albums for Adult Swim, 2K Sports, Serato, and Urban Outfitters. He
has also discovered Mayer Hawthorne and Aloe Blacc, encouraging both artists
who were rappers at the time to become singers.
After three decades of vinyl DJing, PBW now prefers A/V sets, playing music
videos pulled from his personal collection of rare VHS, DVD, laser disc,
Peanut Butter Wolf the label founder still enjoys a DJ career that has taken
him around the world since 1992. Whether it¹s a private dinner party for
Bill Clinton, a string of dates with the Beastie Boys, Gwen Stefani¹s
birthday party, or his own high school reunion, Wolf is equally at home
behind the turntables.
A documentary on the life of PB Wolf and his label Stones Throw, Our Vinyl
Weighs A Ton, is now playing at film festivals, focusing on the path of
Chris and the record label he created nearly 20 years ago.