Deaf Dumb & Blind Recordings, along with Time Out magazine, never want us getting lost when taking a trip to SoCal. Nor do Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf. With that in mind, the label and magazine continue their series The Other Side, with the fifth and latest installment featuring the two Stones Throw artists leading viewers through the best sights and sounds of Los Angeles.
The basic idea for the series: well-known artists, synonymous with their own cities, present a mix CD alongside a city guide DVD. Fischerspooner (New York), Black Strobe (Paris), Damian Lazarus (London), and Ellen Allien (Berlin) are all past participants.
For The Other Side of Los Angeles, Madlib creates an audio guide to the city in full-on mix format, featuring tracks from Burning Spear drummer Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, psych blues rockers Outlaw Blues Band, and the legendary Sun Ra, making for an intimate sound portrait of the LA underground.
The DVD is far from a corny “Cribs-like” tour through each neighborhood’s venues and graff spots. Rather, Peanut Butter Wolf travels into the heart and soul of a city that’s commonly said to have neither. Whether it’s the eclectic Hollywood venue Cinespace (the indie-everything night spot), The Coffee Table (a quaint coffee shop that the Stones Throw posse frequents) or the chic, hip luxury of the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, boredom seems impossible in the city of angels–at least if you’re Peanut Butter Wolf.
The Other Side of Los Angeles is out May 8, 2007 on Deaf Dumb & Blind.
1. The Lightment Plus One "Energy Control Center"
2. Cybertron "Clear"
3. Dabrye "Game Over" feat. Jay Dee and Phat Kat
4. Steve Grossman "Inmate Man
5. Prince Jazzbo "Blood Dunza"
6. Sun Ra Arkestra "Nuclear War"
7. Quasimoto "Greenery"
8. Outlaw Blues Band "Deep Gully"
9. Madlib "Infinity"
10. Leroy "Horesemouth" Wallace "Herb Vendor"
11. Rhythm Machine "Freakish Love"
12. Mark Murphy "Sly"
13. Harris & Orr "Spread Love"
14. MED "What It Do" feat. Poke
15. Beat Konducta "Smog Theme"
16. Jaylib "Survival Test"
17. Freestyle Fellowship "Park Bench People"