Enjoy this #TuneOfTheWeek really loud! Thievery Corporation are back

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New album, a great comeback for 2017 with a tour and of course we’re excited to see them live again in Athens, Greece . Thousands of people love their sound and style, maybe cause it fits like a glove, with our summer mood. Listening to ‘The Temple Of I & I’ it immediately brought some memories from previous Thievery albums. It was about time they dropped another dub-fused album. No more to say, enjoy the tune of the week where they collaborate on vocals with Racquel Jones , and read what they said for the making of the album and their sound, below:

(taken from Shockwave magazine)

“The innovation, spirit and power of Jamaican music is a constant source of creative manna for us,” explains Eric Hilton of DC-based electronic band THIEVERY CORPORATION about their new album THE TEMPLE OF I & I  (release date: February 10, 2017 via ESL Music). “On the musical map, Jamaica is an entire continent. Frankly, we could have spent a year there, soaking up the vibes in the air and the strength and resilience resonating from the people. And for us, the only way to connect with this rich source of inspiration was to work in that environment – to feel the pulse of the place.”

Infused with the culture and rhythm of Jamaica, The Temple of I & I is an extension of the dub ethos and aesthetic that they’ve harbored since their debut EP Sounds from Thievery Hi-Fi, except this time, they dove headfirst into the rich and warm musical environs of Port Antonio, Jamaica and surrounded themselves with the island’s magic. Kicking off in February 2015, Hilton, Rob Garza and their DC-based live rhythm section settled into the deep part of Jamaica – Port Antonio – and began recording in Geejam Studios. “People couldn’t believe Robbie Myers, our guitarist, wasn’t Jamaican,” laughs Hilton. “I think they’re used to people coming down from London or LA to record rock and pop records, and they were thrilled that we had such a handle on their sound. It felt like the respect was mutual. It was beyond gratifying. High Grade ganja and bottles of Appleton rum started to show up on the reg.”

The Temple of I & I is a place of worship that exists only in our imagination; a place where all people are chosen people and the unity of living things is possible,” explains Hilton about the album’s title. “So much of the world is divided into tribes and belief systems that have imprisoned people’s consciousness and allowed a few to control the many.  Culture can be a blessing and a curse. Humanity transcends tribe and culture. This has been a constant theme in Thievery Corporation’s message since day one”

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