Massive Attack is back with a lush and powerful new album in Heigoland and Thievery Corporation is on the heels of their first retrospective release, It Takes a Thief, and debut of the Eric Hilton produced, conspiracy tinged, attack-on-the-establishment film, Babylon Central. My guess is Massive is headlining, but Thievery is sure to steal the show at Hard Rock. TC “brings it” live with a touring entourage of musicians, dancers, singers and rappers. TC’s Outernational sound is fleshed out with live instrument arrangements as they assemble the necessary talent for each song in their eclectic catalog. Let’s not kid each other fellas, this sort of music – the chill, down tempo electronica – brings out the the laaaaaay-deeeez! What, what?!
I love this song – “Sweet Tides” – from Thievery’s Radio Retaliation. A step back from Outernational and into pure pop electronica. It has a cinematic quality, sad and beautiful, and reminds me a bit of Massive Attack.
“Lebanese Blonde” from HoB, Orlando 2009: