Thievery Corporation have been in business since 1995. Formed in Washington, D.C’s Eighteenth Street Lounge by Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, the two quickly set to mixing their love of club music, dub and jazz with Brazillian and Middle Eastern flavors. Released in 2000, Lebanese Blonde off The Mirror Conspiracy put the duo in the spotlight and became the mandatory soundtrack heard in every too-hip powder-dusted washroom. 2004’s The Cosmic Game featured a slew of big name vocalists including Perry Farrell, David Byrne and Wayne Coyne. They revealed their activist side with Radio Retaliation in 2008. The album made statements against and condemnations of torture and warmongering. A few albums followed leading up to new fan favourite, The Temple of I & I, released this year. Sticking to the original blueprint of bossanova-tinged, reggae-heavy downtempo trip-hop, Thievery Corp. hit the road with their full band for a month of shows across North America.
Darryl Block covered the show for Addicted when they played Rebel on October 3rd.