James Pants All The Hits on LP
When not out touring the globe with his band, DJing nights in the Pacific Northwest that he calls home or running through the streets of Los Angeles with pal, mentor and label-head Peanut Butter Wolf, James Singleton aka James Pants is up in his lab assemblin'. He's packed numerous recorded projects under his belt for Stones Throw Records and this is his first effort with publishing/licensing house Miserable Beast Music. 2009's All The Hits is a journey into the genre-less domain typically classified as library music, made specifically for the visual medium.
Or should we say, All The Hits is James Pants's version of a library record. James explains: "Some guy asked me to make some music for commercials. I've tried to make music for commercials before, namely, women's razors. And I failed. So in the vein of Mort Garson, or Raymond Scott, I decided to make music for ‘different' commercials. Maybe music like the wooden king from the Burger King commercials would like. It's all beats and little melodies. Also, one of the selling points of the record is that it helps plants enter photosynthesis on command."