Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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Now in heavy rotation: My 45 collection.


DAVID WURTZEL, Firefighter Wellness Activist/Founder, The First Twenty

First record purchased: The Who, My Generation.

Last record purchased: Freddie King, Getting Ready.

Favorite Philly act: DJ/producer Rich Medina and singer-songwriter Ben Arnold.

Favorite Philly venue: Summer festivals at The Art Museum steps. Nothing like it!

Now in heavy rotation: Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care of Our Own.”

 

RICH MEDINA, DJ, Rock Steady Crew/Lil Ricky’s /Jump N Funk/Props/The Marksmen/Dubspot Music School/Patta/Cornell University

First record purchased: Kiss, Alive II.

Last record purchased: Willie Colon, The Hustler on Fania Records. One more checked box on the bucket list.

Favorite Philly act: That would require a full article. Too many.

Favorite Philly venue: Silk City.

Now in heavy rotation: Frank Ocean, Seun Kuti, Coemine 7” series, Lee Fields, Alala Records, Nas’ Life Is Good , Jungle By Night, Brassroots, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lefto’s Brownswood Compilation, all things African, Larry Levan’s Live at the Paradise Garage and a lot more. There’s so much music in the world.

 

ANTHONY JAMES, Editor in Chief, RhymeStreet

First record purchased: A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory.

Last record purchased: Nas, Life Is Good.

Favorite Philly act: Charlie K of Writtenhouse.

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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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