He was Stones Throw Records’ general manager from 2000 until 2011, during which time he oversaw the label’s transformation from a boutique hip-hop imprint into a globally-renowned bastion of good music. He produced, A&Red or managed the majority of Stones Throw’s albums - including Madlib
and MF DOOM
’s ‘Madvillainy,’ JDilla
’s ‘Donuts’ and Aloe Blacc
’s ‘Good Things.’
The success of Egon
’s first Stones Throw anthology, 2001’s ‘The Funky 16 Corners,’ inspired him to found Now-Again, with an original mission statement to focus on similar reissues of regional American funk and soul. In recent years, Egon
has taken Now-Again on a journey across the world, tracking down forgotten artists, brokering licenses, researching and issuing anthologies from the ‘60s and ‘70s musical scenes of countries like India, Indonesia, Iran, Zambia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
is an obsessive record collector, and the playlist he updates regularly here is indicative of the musical journey he’s taken over the past 30 years.