Peanut Butter Wolf is an 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. Well-known for his record collection, themed vinyl sets (including a 12-hour extended set with Boiler Room) and his unique VJ sets, his shows span the decades featuring a variety of genres highlighting rare and vintage footage. The documentary film, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, guides you through Peanut Butter Wolf’s life, the evolution of Stones Throw Records, and it’s influence on the music industry today. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is currently available on Red Bull TV.
One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles. In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla. J Rocc’s first album of his own original production, Some Cold Rock Stuf, was released in 2011.