Informations and soundsamples about the group Exodus Quartet are only to find at the website of Instinct
Records. This band was formed in 1991 by Eric Hilton,
co-founder with his partner Fari Ali of the legendary DC Acid
Jazz party named Exodus. Eric decide to create the
atmosphere of this legendary club on record. Most of the tracks
of the album "Way Out There"(1996) were writen, produced and
played in by Eric Hilton. Great participation with the album had
David Yilvisaker, who played vibraphone (1, 14), Hammond organ
(2, 6), Rhodes Piano (3), Analogue Synths (5), Piano (7),
Strings (10), Leslie Organ (11), Organ (12), Keys (13) and also
co-wrote and co-produced some of the tunes. A great family of
further artists were in the ring: Topaz (sax), Butch Jackson
(congas), Kaze (voice), David Hanbury (guitar), George Mitchell
(organ), Rene Ibanez (percussion), Al Williams (flute), Ray
Gaskins (sax), Jim Sivard (flute), Greg Grainger (drums), John
Selvay (loops), David Bach (vibes), David Jernigan (bass),
Pamela Bricker (vocals), Wayne Wilentz (Rhodes piano), Jesse
Eric comments his
happy with the freedom that Instinct gave me to do this record.
I essentially explored the sounds that I'm most into - old
Studio One Reggae, Southern Fired Funk, 70's cop soundtracks,
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz etc..." I wanted to make a record
for myself first and hopefully other people will groove on it as
well. That, in my opinion, is the only way to do it."
Tracks of this albums
appeared at 20 (!) samplers of Instinct Records. The cover has
an intended similiarity to "In The Hand Of The
Inevitable". Not all acid jazz artists are wearing black
sun-glasses! Trust me, this album is a must!
Many fascinated fans are
asking, where does this group play live? When will this group
release a new album?
Unfortunately (?) Eric
Hilton went another way. Rob Garza and Eric
Hilton met at Eighteenth Street Lounge in May 1995. They were
introduced by a mutual friend and proceeded to discuss their
admiration for the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the 60's
bossa sound. Weeks later, in a home studio, they began to work
on the music that would launch Thievery Corporation. After
several early 12" singles, Thievery Corporation released
From the Thievery Hi-Fi" on ESL Music. That record is
already considered by most to be a classic of the new electronic
After a remix
compilation and a stellar "DJ
Kicks" session, Thievery Corporation have completed a new
long player, "The
Mirror Conspiracy". While this too promises to be a
Mirror Conspiracy" finds Thievery Corporation raising the
stakes with a more intricate production style, expressing even
more subtleties in their sound than ever before.
to approach this record as a complete work and create a record
that flows well from beginning to end," explains Hilton.
"We've always been most inspired by older forms of music
like soundtracks, jazz, bossa nova, dub, and the like. I think
you can really hear these influences in this new album."
in August of 2000, "The
Mirror Conspiracy" garnered accolades from both dedicated
and popular music publications alike. Subsequent releases
include a 10" remix of Nicola Conte's "Bossa Per
well as the "Focus on Sight".
compilation of Thievery Corporation's favorites from the seminal
jazz label Verve was released in January of 2002, entitled
From the Verve Hi-fi". Further informations
(biography, discography, soundsamples) about Thievery