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You’re probably asking yourself: James Pants, what the? Who the? Is this another Madlib alias? To find out the real person behind the man in the ‘ pants’ let’s travel back in time. The year is 2001 and the place is Texas. Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf is DJing a rave 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 (As well as Urb Magazine in their ‘Next Top 100’).
James Pants has that “new sound” that appeals to the kids, for sure. But he also has that “little something” for 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 his debut album (Jan 2008) where James plays drums, keys, guitar, & sings.
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