video premiere: dc electronica duo thievery corporation get groovy yet political in jamaica in video for “letter to the editor”

February 20, 2017

Thievery Corporation sounds like a diabolical enterprise at the center of a Marvel film, but in this universe, they’re the electronica duo infusing the sounds of Jamaica into the synth-based grooves of tomorrow. In their new visual for “Letter to the Editor”, they call on the talents of Racquel Jones, a Kingston spitter with a knack for obliterating instrumentals, and let her loose on the track to do as she pleased. The song is equal parts tropical and trippy, full of social commentary and pure lyricism. “Letter to the Editor” is off their recently released LP, THE TEMPLE OF I & I, a 15 track project that runs the full spectrum of electronic music, with dub and house influences, as well as dancehall, soca and reggae. Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have really outdone themselves, diving headfirst into the musical environment of Port Antonio, Jamaica, and created something that couldn’t have been birthed any other way. Watch “Letter to the Editor” and stream the album below as well!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor