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Natalia Clavier & Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation
Doors 10pm, Show 11pm, Admission $15.00, 21+
The pioneering electronic music group, Thievery Corporation, was hatched in 1996 by DJ/Producers Hilton and Rob Garza in Washington DC. Influenced by DC punk, and '60s and '70s Brazilian music, Thievery Corporation launched itself with two underground hit vinyl singles, “Shaolin Satellite” and “2001 Spliff Odyssey,” followed by their debut album, "Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi," and soon became loosely associated with the “trip-hop” scene that had emerged a few years prior in the U.K.
Garza has devoted much of the last 18 years to creating the richly textured, endlessly innovative electronica that’s defined Thievery Corporation. Garza recently began exploring new directions with his creative output by remixing songs by musicians including deep-house DJ Miguel Migs (“The System”), Afro-Peruvian/electronica act Novalima (“Festejo”), dancehall veteran Sleepy Wonder (“World Citizenship”), among many others. The remixed tracks were eventually compiled into one single collection, "Remixes." The project showcases Garza’s mastery as an electronic musician and reveals his passion for left-of-center dance genres.
Growing up in Buenos Aires, Thievery Corporation singer-songwriter, Natalia Clavier, was inspired by classical, jazz, Argentinian folk & pop and Spanish singer-songwriters, as well as the revolutionary sounds of American soul and protest rock. Natalia channels this diverse palette of musical influences through her unique Buenos Aires Soul music using her silky vocals. Early in her career, Natalia added vocals to dance singles, sang live at raves in front of thousands as well as in the rather more intimate surrounds of the jazz circuit Natalia's latest album, "Lumen," is where she steps out from behind the curtain and places herself center stage. It's an album as relevant to the streets of New York as the boulevards of Buenos Aires, wielding soundscapes that collide and mutate, and mesh the hypnotic power of hip hop drums, delirious psychedelic energy, Nuggets-era garage, and the snap of South American rhythms. These are songs of love and lust, of excitement and adventure. Most of all they’re songs of life.