Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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FATIN DANTZLER, Kindred the Family Soul

First record purchased: Probably Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Last record purchased: Nas’ new CD.

Favorite Philly act: Today, Bilal and The Roots; back in the day, Teddy Pendergrass and The O’Jays.

Favorite Philly venue: Although they never book me, World Cafe Live is probably the classiest.

Now in heavy rotation: Chuck Brown, The Best of Chuck Brown.

 

SEAN AGNEW, Owner, R5 Productions

First record purchased: I have been told it was The Clash’s Combat Rock. Not because I was cool, but because I was five and thought the lizard in the “Rock The Casbah” music video was cool.

Last record purchased: Orcas (Rafael Anton Irisarri & Benoît Pioulard), self-titled.

Favorite Philly act: Meek Mill.

Favorite Philly venue: Union Transfer.

Now in heavy rotation: Holy Other, Held.

 

DYANA WILLIAMS, On-Air Personality, Soulful Sunday/100.3 WRNB-FM/Philly 360 Creative Ambassador/“Unsung” commentator

First record purchased: Freddie Hubbard, Black Angel.

Last record purchase: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.

Favorite Philly act: Carol Riddick.

Favorite Philly venue: Dell Music (Georgie Woods) Center, outdoor with kinfolks, where it’s all good in the ‘hood! The intimacy and great collard greens at Warmdaddy’s.

Now in heavy rotation: Frank Ocean, Nicholas Payton, Bitches and Will Downing’s new trilogy, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

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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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