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Thievery Corporation is a Washington DCâ€“based production and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and their supporting artists. Their music can be characterized as downtempo electronica with influences of dub, acid jazz, Indian classical and Brazilian styles (such as bossa nova) fused together with a lounge aesthetic. Thievery Corporation is on the Eighteenth Street Lounge record label named after the swank DC lounge formerly owned by Eric Hilton, but several of their singles and EPs appear on the 4AD and !K7 labels.
In 2002, they released The Richest Man in Babylon on their ESL label. This fifteen track album is similar in sound and timbre to The Mirror Conspiracy and features performances by vocalists Emiliana Torrini, Pam Bricker, and Lou-Lou.
Indra, the third track from The Mirror Conspiracy, was featured in the opening shots of The West Wing season five episode Gaza and in an MTV (India) promo for the programme Non Stop Hits.
The group also received support from Scrubs star, Zach Braff, when Braff used their track "Lebanese Blonde" on the soundtrack of his film Garden State...
|music genre||Lounge music|
|current members|| Rob Garza|