DJs Rob Garza and Eric Hilton front a circulating cast of high-energy singers in Thievery Corporation.
In an elite atmosphere, bohemia gathered. On a recent Friday at the Del Mar Racetrack the unlikely mélange of horseracing and the anti-fascist world music of Thievery Corporation created a temporal space in which one could gamble and/or get stoned. While San Diego’s nouveau riche wore their acey-deuceys and hoped they bet on a pacesetter, a slightly more spaced-out crowd grew excited about tram rides through the parking lot.
Shortly after sunset, electronic soundscapes of guitar and bass healed the crowd of the week’s trials-and-tribulations bringing to the forefront of life the universal positivity to which we all daily bear witness. With driving and deep bass lines from their entire catalogue, and musical allusions to “Armagideon Time,” a circulating cast of high-energy singers and the musical core of Thievery Corporation, electronica artists Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, temporarily filled a void in our part of the world like a Pacific breeze on a Santa Ana day.
- Concert: Thievery Corporation
- Date: August 8
- Venue: Del Mar Racetrack
- Seats: Standing room