How many highly successful musical artists do you know that have thrived for 20 years without a radio hit, a big budget video, or major-label backing? Moreover, have managed to do high-profile TV appearances, own and operate their own independent label since day one, sell several million albums, and continue to expand their fan base across the globe each year. They’ve collaborated with such famed artists as David Byrne, Perry Farrell, The Flaming Lips, Anushka Shankar, Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Bebel Gilberto, and have been featured on major film soundtracks, such as Garden State.
They’ve headlined top music festivals (Coachella and Lollapalooza) and have influenced a whole generation of electronic producers and DJs. That description should lead you to only one conclusion: Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, aka Thievery Corporation.
Magic City Hippies:
Over the years, Miami has been home to Latin-pop royalty and ascendant Soundcloud rappers, host to bass-booming EDM fests and the golden years of disco legends. And, now, the city's latest genre-defying dynamos, Magic City Hippies, are primed to take their infectious indie-funk around the world.