Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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DAVE GHET, President/Creative Director, Break Bread Projects

First record purchased: De La Soul, “Potholes in My Lawn” 12-inch.

Last record purchased: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.

Favorite Philly act: Three-way tie - Anessa LaRae, Matt Ford, Muzic Class.

Favorite Philly venue: World Cafe Live.

Now in heavy rotation: Anessa LaRae, Apocalyptic Genesis; Matt Ford, Essential Society and Muzic Class, Freebies & Fireworks.

CASE BLOOM, Tucker & Bloom/The Boom Bap/Little Big Things

First record purchased  I got into digging for records around the same time I went through my high school heavy weed phase, so it’s really anyone’s guess. I think it was Issac Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul.

Last record purchased: I just picked up some weird Bobby Rush record. Private press out of Mississipi with Afros on the cover, so it looked like a sure bet. Not hitting at all. Sometimes you lose.

Favorite Philly act: There are too many great folks. Teddy P. Hezekiah. Freeway. Hall and Oates. Bilal.

Favorite Philly venue: Fluid.

Now in heavy rotation: Tons of NPR podcasts and that new Blu & Exile.



First record purchased: Kris Kross, Totally Krossed Out. I just wanted to hear “Jump.”

Last record purchased: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.

Favorite Philly act: Hop Along.

Favorite Philly venue: Union Transfer.

Now in heavy rotation: Doom, Born Like This; Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music; Childish Gambino, Royalty and Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan.


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1. Anonymous said... on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:27PM

“wow. what a truly diverse and varied group of "tastemakers". one more reason why PW is a joke of a weekly rag.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Aug 15, 2012 at 01:11PM

“They should have asked for their Favorite Philly Act that's not The Roots.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Aug 16, 2012 at 01:53AM

“troll much?”

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4. Anonymous said... on Aug 16, 2012 at 02:48PM

“In Philly, we play both types of music. Hip hop AND indie rock! No, but seriously, you guys couldn't find a few more MCs and DJs to contribute?”

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5. Anonymous said... on Aug 23, 2012 at 08:06PM

“Stop hating. There isn't even an indie rock station on main stream radio in Philly. Philadelphia is known for Soul music and Hip-Hop. And more music industry DJs have come out of Philly than any other city in the world. Whether it's Josh Wink, Diplo or Jazzy Jeff, we have dominated DJ culture for the last 30 years.”

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6. Anonymous said... on Aug 27, 2012 at 05:40PM

“I call it as I see it, and I see a music scene far more diverse in this city than was given credit by these so-called "taste makers". Maybe if there was someone over 35 contributing to PW, we'd hear about it. Oh, and if you're actually under the impression that there isn't an indie rock station in Philly, there's a little station called WXPN. You should tune in sometime! You'll get all the Avett Brothers and Dr. Dog your little eardrums can handle. (But only if Pitchfork says it's okay)”


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