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 Sounds From the Thievery Hi-Fi on ESL Music.
That record is already considered by most to be a classic of the new electronic