Music Issue 2012: Philly Tastemakers Reveal Their Favorite Music

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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

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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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