Catalog highlights include hip-hop classics like Madvillain’s Madvillainy, Dilla’s Donuts and Quasimoto’s The Unseen.
They also include retro-soul hits such as Mayer Hawthorne’s A Strange Arrangement and Aloe Blacc’s Good Things, Dam-Funk’s boogie-funk masterpiece Toeachizown, and the oddball works of James Pants and Gary Wilson.
Drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the folks who put Stones Throw on the map, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (as opposed to Public Enemy's Miuzi Weighs A Ton) promises to delve deeper into the label's enigmatic artists, history, culture and global following.
Directed by Jeff Broadway, the film is produced by Broadway and Sébastien Bauer, and will feature Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Madlib, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Flying Lotus, Mike Diamond and others.
It'll made its World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2013, and, announced today, Stones Throw Records has revealed that the company will self-distribute the documentary, starting with a week-long screening tour around the UK at the end of this month.
Confirmed play-dates as of today include:
March 31: Glasgow Film Theatre
Q&A screening + live event at Broadcast, Glasgow
April 1: FACT Liverpool
Q&A screening + live event at Kazimier, Liverpool
April 2: Cameo Picturehouse
Q&A screening + live event at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
April 3: Ritzy, Brixton
Q&A screening + live event at Plan B, London
April 3: Gorilla, Manchester (screening only)
April 4: Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds
Including live event at Hi Fi, Leeds
April 5: Broadway, Nottingham (screening only)
April 6: Sugar Club, Dublin
Q&A screening and live event
We'll alert you of any future screening tours around the globe.
Here's its trailer: