Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf

Founder of LA's iconic Stones Throw records discusses creativity, artistic freedom and working with music legends

In 1996, Chris Manak—aka Peanut Butter Wolf—self-released “My Wold Premier,” a collaborative effort between him and his partner and close friend Charizma, who died three years previous in a carjacking. The release was deeply personal and marked the first record to be released under the Stones Throw moniker. Fast-forward 18 years and the independent, LA-based label is counted among the most influential forces in modern …

Studio Visit: Aliki Kirmitsi

The London-based set designer on her process, inspiration and letting ideas have lives of their own

There is a tangibly refined and almost childlike simplicity about Cyprus-born, London-based set designer Aliki Kirmitsi’s images. Her goal—when approaching any project—is to, “create a space that is balanced and carries an element of surprise, weaving stories of space through the visual medium.” Quick to shy away from mess or unorganized chaos on her sets, in life Kirmitsi is a quintessentially fun-loving, happy-go-lucky free spirit. …

Red Bull Music Academy: For the Record

Celebrating 15 years of collaboration and exploration in music with a hardcover featuring some of the industry's most influential figures

Famed Austria-based energy drink company Red Bull may be best known for their involvement in alternative sports and prodigious adventure—from being a major sponsor in Travis Rice’s acclaimed snowboard film “The Art of Flight” to Felix Baumgartner’s BASE jump from space. But, aside from adrenaline-fueled pursuits, Red Bull has also been building a solid reputation in the global underground music scene—specifically in electronic, house and …