Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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DJ SKIPMODE, Turntable Commando/Ambassador of the Funk, Illvibe Collective

First record purchased: The Count Presents Numbers double LP (Sesame Street) and Stray Cats, Built For Speed. Pretty sure I got them on the same day.

Last record purchase: Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique 7” boxset.

Favorite Philly act: Tuff Crew.

Favorite Philly venue: Upstairs at The Barbary. They have a fridge in the DJ booth.

Now in heavy rotation: Crash Course In Science, Marley Marl, Hot Chillin’s Juice Crew EP, Illvibe Remix LP

 

LIL DAVE, DJ/Producer/Designer, Illvibe Collective, Eavesdrop Radio, Record Breakin’ Music, The Boom Bap

First record purchased: Partners In Kryme, Turtle Power (TMNT movie theme).

Last record purchased: Brainstorm, “Lovin’ is Really My Game” 12-inch [1977] (R.I.P., Belita Woods.)

Favorite Philly act: To see live, other than The Roots? The Sun Ra Arkestra or Alo Brasil.

Favorite Philly venue: There is this warehouse space in West Philly …

Now in heavy rotation: Jamie XX, Quantic & Alice Russell, Nas, Jessie Ware, Hudson Mohawke, Robert Glasper.

 

DJ JUNIOR, Record Breakin’ Music/Eavesdrop Radio (WKDU 91.7FM)

First record purchased: Donald Byrd, Places and Spaces. I remember my uncle having this record and thinking the shots from the plane were cool.

Last record purchased: Tall Black Guy Presents: Tempo Dreams Vol. 1.

Favorite Philly act: Lady Alma and DJ Rich Medina.

Favorite Philly venue: Footwork, R.I.P. A great place for music, culture and the All That! showcases.

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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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