“Welcome” James Pants (Stones Throw) [ALBUM] March 4, 2008Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
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TITLE: Welcome / ARTIST: James Pants / LABEL: Stones Throw / RELEASE DATE: 26th May 2008 / CAT NO: STH2168
You’re probably asking yourself: “James Pants – what the? Who the?” This one man phenomenon heralds from a small, isolated hometown in Spokane, Washington, where he locks himself up in his garage and makes some of the funkiest, other worldly genre-defying music you’ll hear this year. But to truly know the man behind the pants, we have to travel back to 2001, to a rave in Texas.
It was here – while Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf was DJing – when a sharply dressed young man approached the DJ booth with his prom date in tow to formally introduce himself and offered to take him record shopping. What began as a dream prom night to see his hero DJ lead to an internship at the label, and eventually on to landing the ultimate fantasy and being signed to the roster. He’s being championed as the “next big thing” by none other than Peanut Butter Wolf himself, and critics from magazines such as Urb, XLR8R, and Dazed & Confused.
James Pants has that “new sound” that appeals to the kids, for sure – but he also has that little something that makes him appealing to the grown-and-sexy. If you go to the new downtown clubs any night of the week, you’ll hear that unmistakable fresh beat, of which Mr. Pants is a purveyor par excellence: 80’s soul, electro boogie, early rap, new wave, & post-punk disco, all of which can be found on “Welcome” where he also sings, plays drums, keys, and guitar.
This musically makes James’ music a hard one to categorise. Do you file it next to the falsetto funk of Pharrell? Or the underground electro of Egyptian Lover? The answer, of course, is both – and everywhere else in between! Fear not, there’s enough Pants to ﬁt any style.