Rob Garza and Eric Hilton met at the 18th Street Lounge in Washington, DC – Thievery Corporation was born. Thievery’s first single, Shaolin Satellite, is licensed to Kruder & Dorfmeister’s DJ Kicks compilation. n order to distribute Thievery Corporation music to the world, Eric and Rob decided that instead of signing to a major record label, they would start their own company to remain in control of their music – that company is Eighteenth Street Lounge Music. Thievery Corporation releases their debut album, Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi. Using the local DC music scene as the back-drop, ESL establishes itself as a leader in down-tempo electronic music through signing such artists as Thunderball and Ursula 1000 and releasing compilations such as “Dubbed out in DC” and “Modular Systems”. Thievery Corporation releases The Mirror Conspiracy. The song, Lebanese Blonde, from the album is later licensed to the film, Garden State, and included on the film’s official soundtrack. The Garden State Soundtrack won a Grammy.
Thievery Corporation releases The Richest Man in Babylon. Rob Garza develops a side-project, Dust Galaxy, with producer Brendan Lynch.

Tycho shares and Rob Garza remix

Tycho shares sun-drenched “Ascension” video

Tycho also saw the release of the “Fragments.Ascension” 12″ as well, where he teamed up with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation. As fans of each other’s material for a while now, it only made sense that the two would come together for a split co-release on Ghostly International

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