First record purchased: I can’t remember. But in third grade, I borrowed a friend’s LL Cool J tape and copied it by setting up two boomboxes face-to-face: one to play, the other to record.
Last record purchased: Lady Alma, Lady Alma Live, copped at the album release party.
Favorite Philly act: My three favorite DJs: Rich Medina, Sonny James aka Statik from Illvibe Collective and Jazzy Jeff.
Favorite Philly venue: Tower Theater.
Now in heavy rotation: Getting ready for this LF Daze EP, so I’ve been listening to a lot of his beats lately.
MR. SONNY JAMES, aka STATIK, DJ/Producer/Engineer/Videographer, Illvibe Collective
First record purchased: Bohannon, “Let’s Start The Dance” on 45.
Last record purchased: Opolopo, Mutants.
Favorite Philly act: The Roots.
Favorite Philly venue: Kung Fu Necktie and Johnny Brenda’s.
Now in heavy rotation: Frank Ocean, Illvibe Remix LP, Jose James, Nas’ Life is Good.
DJ PANEK, Art Director/Producer, Illvibe Collective
First record purchased: Who buys one record?! Wu-Tang Clan’s “Protect Ya Neck/Method Man” and Brand Nubian, “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down.”
Last record purchased: Phantogram, Nightlife.
Favorite Philly act: The whole underground Philly hip-hop community from 1999-2005. Many great shows went on in that period.
Favorite Philly venue: Johnny Brenda’s. Good place to see a show.
Now in heavy rotation: Any rare/classic early ‘80s punk, Little Dragon, Theophilus London, Jonti, Wise Blood.
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.
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