One of my favorites is my dude James Pants. Mr. Pants signed to the wonderful Stones Throw label. The "James Pants' Story" is certainly a great one. According to the website:
The year is 2001 and the place is Texas. Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf is DJing while a sharply dressed young man approaches the DJ Booth with his Prom date in tow to formally introduce himself. Thus begins the story of James Pants.
What began as a dream Prom night to see his hero DJ went to an internship at the label to eventually landing the ultimate fantasy by being signed to the roster and championed as the ‘next big thing’ by none other than Peanut Butter Wolf himself – on top of critics like Busy P, Urb, XLR8R, & Dazed & Confused Magazines.
May 21st will see the release of Welcome. I was loving James' Rhythm Trax Vol. 1 but in my opinion more James Pants music can only be a good thing. Check out a track off the upcoming record:
Mp3: James Pants - "Ka$h"
Pants' specializes in 80’s Soul, Electro Boogie, Early Rap, New Wave, & Post-Punk Disco, all of which can be found some place on Welcome where he plays drums, keys, guitar and sings. ALSO check out Mr. Pants and PBW on latest Fabric Podcast.