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Keepin' It Live. The Dig. The tour provided People Under the Stairs with a respite from the impenetrability and apparent disinterest of the Los Angeles music scene's key players. The European leg of the tour evolved into a solo act for People Under the Stairs, with local artists opening for them. Fresh from the excitement of being on their first world tour, and funded by a music label, Thes One and Double K were anxious to try new sampling and recording techniques that they had learned since the first album.

They also took the time to refine their lyrical style with less battle raps and guest appearances. The result was their second full-length album, Question in the Form of an Answer , released in June Like The Next Step , the album was nearly 75 minutes, self-recorded and used an eclectic and diverse range of beats rooted in jazz and psychedelic rock.

However, the album used a much larger degree of filtering techniques that Thes One had learned from studying analog sound equipment. The lead 12" single for the second album, "Youth Explosion", sold the full run of 15, copies pressed in its first month, and was not repressed in order to promote the second and third singles, "The Cat" and "We'll Be There", which also went on to sell 15, copies each. Om later released white-label, "limited edition repress" versions of "Youth Explosion" and "The Cat" without covers.

People Under the Stairs embarked on a second world tour to support the record, this time adding Japan and Australia to their routing. While People Under the Stairs was on tour in , they also packaged and released a limited run of their first compilation album, American Men Vol. Om Records also re-released The Next Step in Using this new-found material and the life experience they had gained from touring and shows, Thes One and Double K began piecing together their third album in between tour dates.

The album was released in June as O. The album was again produced in Thes One's home by the duo and released on Om records. For example, the track "Montego Slay" used over 20 minuscule sections of music from Jamaican tourist souvenir records, cut and reorganized seamlessly into a new rhythm. In the fall of , People Under the Stairs supported the release of O. Song" became fan favorites, and they are performed by the band live regularly. The final album released through the contract with Om Records was Or Stay Tuned , released in the fall of This is the group's shortest album, clocking in at 43 minutes, and it was originally marketed and labeled as an EP release, due to contractual issues.

While it contains several new tracks, it has a pseudo-compilation feel due to the inclusion of several remixes and outtakes from the O. In the years since the album's release, the group has counted it among their main album catalog, as it was released on double-vinyl and meets the criteria for being full-length. After the release of In an effort to expand his knowledge of production and the music industry, Thes One began work on a number of side projects.

Following this trip, he began executive producing and mixing the debut album of Giant Panda, Fly School Reunion. Now that People Under the Stairs were not protected by the safety net of being signed with a record label, the group felt personally responsible for the direction and success of their music. As a result, the group started to move away from the "party life" they had enjoyed while making the previous albums, and the musical and lyrical themes that would be present on their next record reflected that growth.

In , People Under the Stairs inked a deal with a smaller, local Los Angeles label, Basement Records, for domestic release of their next album with overseas distribution by Tres Records , and they returned to the studio to begin production.

Feeling that sample-based hip hop was becoming stale, repetitive and single-oriented, People Under the Stairs made a conscious decision to completely change everything about their sound and image for the new album.

They wanted to create a cohesive album with a broader, less-jazzy sound palate. They even went so far as to strip down the album cover to a minimalist look and change the branding and logos that had been present on the previous albums.

Just before the release of the album, the group grew annoyed by the internet music piracy and peer-to-peer file sharing that was in full force by the mids. In a move that was equal parts a precautionary measure and a joke aimed at over-eager fans, People Under the Stairs decided to "leak" a fake version of the album onto the internet in the month preceding the album's release in When the real album was released in April, Stepfather debuted at 32 on the Billboard Heatseaker Chart and 35 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, [15] and the album was met with widespread positive reviews and received more coverage than the group's previous efforts.

Stepfather also drew the attention of a new audience. At initial in-store concerts in support of the album, Thes One and Double K noticed that the average age of the people coming out to support them was much younger than they were expecting.

Excited that they were reaching a new generation of hip hop connoisseurs, the group asked for their United States tour dates to be "all ages" shows and in-store appearances at record shops in an effort to reach out to the new young fans. They toured the US through Spring , taking along the then-unknown rock-rap group Gym Class Heroes as their opening act.

For the Europe leg of the tour, they were accompanied by Giant Panda. In the period following Stepfather and before People Under the Stairs began work on their next album, Thes One released his debut solo album and experimental project of three years , Lifestyle Marketing , on Tres Records, and the album was well received in the hip hop community.

Although People Under the Stairs flirt with soul, reggae and jazz, the key here is the funk. On "Tales of Kidd Drunkadelic", a loungy keyboard bounces on top of a classic boom-bap drum track as a flute blows beneath the sample. With the seamless ease that Thes and Double K weave their samples together, their life-long obsession with their music is apparent and infectious. Unfortunately, lyrics aren't the duo's strong suit. But given the celebratory funk that the music conjures, the relatively light and redundant subject matter isn't much of a liability.

And while it may not break any ground or shift any paradigms, the album is a testament to the enduring strength of straight-up, no-frills hip-hop. Thes One is so dedicated to vinyl that even his bathroom is decorated with classic soul and jazz albums.

His nostalgia for the classics is pervasive throughout this record, and you can smell the 80s scent of linoleum, blunts and vinyl as he brings the rare grooves on song after song.

And not only do Thes and Double K, the other member of People Under the Stairs, dig deeper than almost anyone else, they also have a great sense of how to reconstruct their samples to illicit some soul-piercing sounds. On "Empty Bottles of Water", they place a relaxed, rippling key line over an upbeat drum track as Thes One raps, "I travel to the beach where each and every wave sounds like ultimate breaks and beats.

Intro C. Jappy Jap C. Empty Bottles of Water C. The Outrage C. The Hang Loose C. The Double K Show C. Tales of Kidd Drunkadelic C. Keepin' It Live C. The Dig C. The Heat C. Montego Slay C. Song C. Acid Raindrops C. The Joyride C. Livingston Scott. Matt K. Joshua Manske. Adrian Santaigo. Eric Josue. Steve Morin.

Nimish Dhawan. Tom "funk teer" Beimel. Brian Redmond. Charles Bryant. AJ the DJ Mirko Sausl. Blair Vidakovich. Ryan Mandelkow. Abdoulie Abayomi. Mike Eye. Kevin Frick. Samuel Jordan. They wanted to create a cohesive album with a broader, less-jazzy sound palate. They even went so far as to strip down the album cover to a minimalist look and change the branding and logos that had been present on the previous albums.

Just before the release of the album, the group grew annoyed by the internet music piracy and peer-to-peer file sharing that was in full force by the mids.

In a move that was equal parts a precautionary measure and a joke aimed at over-eager fans, People Under the Stairs decided to "leak" a fake version of the album onto the internet in the month preceding the album's release in When the real album was released in April, Stepfather debuted at 32 on the Billboard Heatseaker Chart and 35 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, [15] and the album was met with widespread positive reviews and received more coverage than the group's previous efforts.

Stepfather also drew the attention of a new audience. At initial in-store concerts in support of the album, Thes One and Double K noticed that the average age of the people coming out to support them was much younger than they were expecting. Excited that they were reaching a new generation of hip hop connoisseurs, the group asked for their United States tour dates to be "all ages" shows and in-store appearances at record shops in an effort to reach out to the new young fans.

They toured the US through Spring , taking along the then-unknown rock-rap group Gym Class Heroes as their opening act. For the Europe leg of the tour, they were accompanied by Giant Panda. In the period following Stepfather and before People Under the Stairs began work on their next album, Thes One released his debut solo album and experimental project of three years , Lifestyle Marketing , on Tres Records, and the album was well received in the hip hop community.

In , the group performed additional concerts in the UK and the Western United States, and in the days leading up to , the group kicked off another tour in Australia.

Having played concerts in Australia many times since , Thes One and Double K wrote a new song, "The Wiz", about their experiences in the country.

In Spring , the group worked with director Matt Bird to film a video for the song while on location in Bondi Beach. The filming of the video involved underwater cameras, cranes, and a helicopter shot, and was the group's first music video. While they were hard at work in the studio, Om Records took the opportunity to release a retrospective album, The Om Years of the group's most popular songs from their first four albums, and a bonus CD of b-sides and rarities was also included.

Like the previous album, Thes One and Double K had tried another independent record label, Gold Dust Media , and the album received positive reviews. The album debuted at 6 on the Billboard Heatseekers List in October. For the first time, the group decided to create a concept album involving the daily life of someone living and enjoying themselves in the Los Angeles neighborhoods where they have lived and grown up.

They brought recording equipment to a South Central summer house party and barbecue, and used the ambient noise from the party to supplement the "daytime" songs on the new album.

Blvme is the only engineer to record People Under the Stairs on the mic in the booth at the same time. Following a nationwide tour of the US in support of the album, People Under the Stairs celebrated their year anniversary with a sold out show on December 19, , at the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, performing multiple songs from every album.

The performance was released on DVD the following year. People Under the Stairs dedicated the first half of to more touring in support of Fun DMC , and even celebrated several touring "firsts".

In February, People Under the Stairs became one of the only independent American music groups to tour China, selling out shows in both Beijing and Shanghai. Spin Magazine was particularly impressed with People Under The Stairs' Bonnaroo performance, declaring them one of the 25 "Must-Hear Acts" of the year, [24] citing their performance as "the most crowded" first-day act, [25] and branding them the "Best Party Starter. Om helped the group obtain licensing from Colt 45 for a 7-inch single and Vans for a remix contest.

Though demand to tour the US following the release of Carried Away was strong, People Under the Stairs embarked on another world tour, including visiting Brazil and the southern cape of Africa for the first time. Still disappointed with the way that the various record labels had handled the duo's product during the first decade of their career, Thes One made the decision after Carried Away to take complete control of the production process for the group's albums from start-to-finish and release all new material under a new business entity, Piecelock The name "Piecelock 70" also styled as PL70 has existed as Thes One's corporate touring account since , but Thes One took the opportunity to actually construct a whole new recording facility in downtown Los Angeles and make the name a label and a brand.

Thes One made the decision to run Piecelock 70 under a worker cooperative business model, and allow hard-working artists to retain complete control over their output while pooling and sharing resources and taking advantage of the label's facilities. Released on September 30, , Highlighter was the first album on the new Piecelock 70 label, and it was released on limited-edition, yellow-streaked audiophile vinyl, in addition to the standard CD and iTunes release formats.

Like Stepfather , the album was one of the more experimental releases for the group, employing alternate time-signatures, live instrumentation, and even a string section. Highlighter was also distinctive because it was the first commercial album offered with a concurrent digital download in bit HD-AAC format. Thes One decided to release the album in the new HD-AAC format after attending an Audio Engineering Society convention, meeting with the Fraunhofer Society , and reading a white paper on the new format.

With the bit compact disc becoming increasingly obsolete in a digital market, Thes One felt that it would break new ground for the recording industry. Their performance was a stand-out part of the evening, drawing a large crowd response.

A week before the album's release on May 6, , pre-orders for limited amounts of physical copies of 12 Step Program on vinyl record, cassette tape and compact disc were announced on the band's official website, and over the next 24 hours, the website's server crashed 4 times due to eager fans. During the show, the group announced their next album and that Nice would be featured on the record. In anticipation of the release, the group did a series of live videos on Facebook from their studio and also a pressing plant where the vinyl record was being manufactured.

Additionally, the group posted four previously unreleased songs to their SoundCloud account as "American Men Vol.