Stones Throw is celebrating its 15th birthday with a series of performances at Capsule Labs studio and pressing plant in LA, where 15 minute sets from the label’s roster will be recorded straight to vinyl in real time. Recording engineers will mix and master the sets as they’re in progress, and 500 units will be pressed of each show.
The first Stones Throw Direct-To-Disc is lined up for 14 April, and is headlined by Mayer Hawthorne & The County, with support from jazz group Rick, and Peanut Butter Wolf DJ sets in between performances. Tickets aren’t going on sale to the public though, and only 100 invites will be sent out. Stones Throw is also going to give away a handful of tickets on its website, Facebook and Twitter. More info here.
EDIT: One of our writers pointed out that Stones Throw aren't quite going direct to vinyl as advertised - the tracks are being pressed straight to lacquer on the night, and then these are being sent away to be pressed to vinyl.