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Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C.-based recording artist and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and their supporting artists. Their music style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, Indian classical and Brazilian (such as bossa nova) with a lounge aesthetic.

Thievery Corporation is on the Eighteenth Street Lounge record label named after the DC club owned by Eric Hilton, but several of their singles and EP’s appear on the 4AD and !K7 labels.

Formed in the summer of 1995 at D.C.’s Eighteenth Street Lounge. Rob Garza and Lounge co-owner Eric H ...read more

Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C.-based recording artist and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and their supporting artists. Their music style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, Indian classical and Brazilian (such as bossa nova) with a lounge aesthetic.

Thievery Corporation is on the Eighteenth Street Lounge record label named after the DC club owned by Eric Hilton, but several of their singles and EP’s appear on the 4AD and !K7 labels.

Formed in the summer of 1995 at D.C.’s Eighteenth Street Lounge. Rob Garza and Lounge co-owner Eric Hilton bonded over club life, dub, bossa nova and jazz records, then decided to see what would come of mixing all these in a recording studio. From this, the duo was born and their self started label Eighteenth Street Lounge Music began to emerge on an international level.

The duo caught the ears of underground DJ’s with their first two 12” offerings, “Shaolin Satellite” and “2001: a Spliff Odyssey” and with their 1997 debut LP, Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi, they had already begun to define a new genre of electronic music and connect with an international community of like-minded souls. Though the terminology has varied (downtempo, chill out, left field and a myriad of other permutations), they have maintained their unique musical standards for the duration of their popularity.

In 2002, they released The Richest Man in Babylon on their ESL label. This fifteen track album is similar in sound and timbre to their earlier 2000 release, The Mirror Conspiracy, and features performances by vocalists Emiliana Torrini, Pam Bricker, and Loulou.

In 2005 they released The Cosmic Game, which has a darker, more psychedelic sound than The Richest Man in Babylon. The album also featured more high-profile guest singers on it, including Perry Farrell, David Byrne, and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.

In 2006, the group released Versions, a selection of remixes done by Thievery Corporation for other artists and toured the United States, playing at Lollapalooza.

The group released their fifth studio album, Radio Retaliation, on September 23, 2008.

The language of the group’s lyrics are as diverse as English, Spanish, French, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian and Hindi. This reflects the group’s global feel and collaborative structure. « hide

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LPs
Saudade
2014

3.7
10 Votes
Culture of Fear
2011

3.3
31 Votes
Radio Retaliation
2008

3.4
36 Votes
The Cosmic Game
2005

3.7
34 Votes
The Richest Man in Babylon
2002

3.9
67 Votes
The Mirror Conspiracy
2000

4
72 Votes
Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi
1997

3.6
23 Votes
EPs
Babylon Rewound
2004

4
1 Votes
Compilations
It Takes a Thief: The Very Best Of
2010

3.5
1 Votes
Versions
2006

3.2
10 Votes
The Outernational Sound
2004

3.6
7 Votes
DJ Kicks: Thievery Corporation
1999

4
1 Votes

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