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Thievery Corporation feat. Racquel Jones – Letter to the Editor

Few musicians have made more of a musical mark on DC than Thievery Corporation, the downtempo electronic duo of Eric Hilton and Rob Garza. Their tenth and newest album The Temple of I & I, released just a few weeks ago, was recorded primarily in Jamaica and takes them back to the dub reggae roots that launched them into the stratosphere on their debut album Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi from more than 20 years ago. “Letter to the Editor”, the lead-off single from the album, features Raquel Jones, a former Miss Jamaica contestant and fierce spoken word artist in her native Kingston. They’re currently touring the world to promote the album, but they do stop in their home town for a unique performance with Mason Bates’ KC Jukebox series at the Kennedy Center on Monday May 15th.

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Thievery Corporation – Depth Of My Soul video

Just as spring takes hold in our town, Thievery Corporation debut a music video from their latest album Saudade with a bit of inspiration from HBO’s Game of Thrones. “Depth Of My Soul” features Shana Halligan from LA trip-hop duo Bitter:Sweet on vocals and a video shot at Quinlan Ranch in New Mexico by director Ivan Landau. It’s gorgeous and melancholy and ethereal, a perfect fit for the song. The downtempo duo and their horde of guest vocalists and musicians are currently wrapping up a short tour, and our next chance to see them live is the Believe In Music festival in Cockeysville in late July.

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Thievery Corporation – Sweet Tides video

The closeout song on this week’s Hometown Sounds Podcast is a live version of Thievery Corporation‘s song Sweet Tides, performed by frequent collaborators Rob Myers and Loulou Ghelichkani. Here’s the music video for the Thievery original, from the 2008 album Radio Retaliation on ESL Music.

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Thievery Corporation – The Time We Lost Our Way video

Let’s keep it short & sweet today DC, it’s Friday and I can taste the three day weekend. Here’s a classic video from Thievery Corporation featuring their longtime vocalist Loulou Ghelichkhani. The Time We Lost Our Way comes from the 2005 album The Cosmic Game.

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Thievery Corporation – Take My Soul video

Downtempo kings Thievery Corporation begin their three night sold out takeover of the 9:30 Club tonight. Sounds like a great reason to play another gorgeous video by the ESL bosses. Today’s video for Take My Soul, from 2011’s Culture of Fear album, features the soothing vocals of Thievery’s most frequent vocal collaborator LouLou Ghelichkhani.

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Thievery Corporation – Is it Over? video

As I said yesterday, it’s a busy weekend for cool events happening in DC. LivingSocial sponsors a big show at the Half Street Fairgrounds featuring Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, local ESL artists The Funk Ark, The Archives and Congo Sanchez, and headliners Thievery Corporation. Tickets appear to still be available, and with beautiful weather and this amazing lineup, it’s totally worth it. Today we’ve got the beautiful and strange video for the track Is It Over? from Thievery’s 2011 album Culture of Fear.

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Thievery Corporation – Culture of Fear video

Keeping it short & sweet today. Take a bus ride with Mr. Lif and the Thievery boys in their video for Culture of Fear, the title track from their 2011 album, on ESL Music.

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Chuck Brown videos

DC music videos of the day! We’re all still reeling from yesterday’s loss of DC go-go godfather Chuck Brown. Like a few other local radio stations, yesterday Hometown Sounds played only Chuck Brown music to honor the legend. It seems fitting to repost a couple of videos we’ve run before. The first one, Chuck Baby, comes from his 2007 album We’re About The Business.

The second, Thievery Corporation‘s song The Numbers Game, from their 2008 album Radio Retaliation, really shows how much DC loved Chuck Brown.

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Thievery Corporation – Shadows of Ourselves video

DC music video of the day! Another classic lounge cut from Thievery Corporation‘s 2000 album The Mirror Conspiracy. Shadows of Ourselves features the sweet vocals of Lou Lou Ghelichkhani.

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Thievery Corporation – Focus On Sight video

DC music video of the day! Relive the glory days of hardcore lounging with this cut from Thievery Corporation‘s 2000 album The Mirror Conspiracy. The vocalists from See-I, Rootz and Zeebo team up with the dynamic duo for the classic track Focus On Sight.

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