Favorite Philly venue: Silk City.
Now in heavy rotation: Raekwon, Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang.
KUSH SHALIMAR, Producer/Engineer, Writtenhouse
First record purchased: A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders.
Last record purchased: Stereolab, Dots & Loops.
Favorite Philly act: Aquil, Fatnice, Zarinah, Reef The Lost Cauze, Gargantuans, Chill Moody and Chase Allen.
Favorite Philly venue: The Trocadero. It was the first major venue Writtenhouse has ever rocked.
Now in heavy rotation: D’Angelo, Voodoo.
ZARINAH, Singer-MC/Radio Personality/Actress
First record purchased: Carmen McRae, Carmen Sings Monk.
Last record purchased: Luiz Bonfa, Solo In Rio.
Favorite Philly act: The Roots and Patti Labelle.
Favorite Philly venue: The Five Spot, RIP.
Now in heavy rotation: The Calm by Zarinah, available Sept 2012.
STEPHEN SEGAL, Editor in Chief, Philadelphia Weekly
First record purchased: Probably the 45 of Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection” b/w “Movin’ Right Along,” from The Muppet Movie. Not that it, you know, shaped the course of my entire life or anything.
Last record purchased: Ego Likeness’s new limited edition EP, East.
We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Philly’s sonic citizens—in the clubs, on the road, off the map and over the top.
PW's Music Issue 2014