Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

By PW Staff
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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.

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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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