Last record purchased: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.
Favorite Philly act: Too many poets to count.
Favorite Philly venue: The Pigeon (Philly Poetry Slam), The Harvest (World Cafe Live).
Now in heavy rotation: Miguel, “Adorn.”
ULTRAVIOLET, DJ/Event Planner, Bee Eater
First record purchased: Madonna, “La Isla Bonita.” I was like eight.
Last record purchased: Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t.
Favorite Philly act: Ethel Cee.
Favorite Philly venue: No comment.
Now in heavy rotation: Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 2, Azealia Banks, “Aquababe,” Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange, various DJ friends’ edits.
GET UP, DJ/Producer/Visual Artist
First record purchased: As far as vinyl, I remember grabbing Nas’ “Nas Is Like,” “I’ll Bee Dat” by Redman, and “So Ghetto” by Jay-Z on my first Armand’s trip.
Last record purchased: Some weird foreign stuff from the thrift store.
Favorite Philly act: The Roots.
Favorite Philly venue: Electric Factory, because they let me paint it.
Now in heavy rotation: Been catching up on Chill Moody’s catalogue.
AMBUSH, DJ/Event Producer/Artist Mgmt. and Consulting
We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Philly’s sonic citizens—in the clubs, on the road, off the map and over the top.
PW's Music Issue 2013