Royal Dinette’s Chen-Wei Lee Picks His Three Foundational Albums

22151670529_675424d109_kphoto courtesy Royal Dinette

Definitive Records asks interesting Vancouverites to reach deep inside their souls to pull out the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. Today we hear from Chen-Wei Lee, manager at Royal Dinette. Known for his inexhaustible passion for food, travel and people, here he divulges the records that still get him groovin’ at work and shamelessly dancing with himself.

Andre 3000 | Speakerboxxx/The Love Below | LISTEN

“I’ve probably listened to this album front to back about 1000 times. “She Lives in My Lap” is probably my favourite song of all time. I would love to be able to sit down with Andre and get him to tell me what was going through his head when he made the album.”

Evans Pyramid | Evans Pyramid (1978-1994) | LISTEN

“This is a great album to work to. It cheers me up and puts me in my place. I’ve solo danced to “Never Gonna Leave You” too many times.”

J Dilla | Donuts | LISTEN

“Listening to this album gives me goosebumps. I remember when this album came out; I became obsessed with samples. I started digging and getting the whole discography of the artists used in the samples. I also fell in love with cheesy love songs because of this album. The cheesier, the better.”



There is 1 comment

Why the Soundtrack is So Damn Good at Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

A love of vinyl is deep and soulful for Jorden Foss, the owner of the New West brewery. He loves seeing sippers singing along.

Nick Black of Strange Fellows Brewing Details His Three Favourite Albums

What do Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones and The Kills all have in common? They're loved by this guy.

The Music Behind the Tastes of Campagnolo Upstairs Barman Peter Van de Reep

This fellow holds it down with great drinks (and tunes) at the much loved Camp Upstairs on Main Street.

Don’t Believe the Hype! Defining the Musical Tastes of Strathcona Beer Company’s Adrian McInnes

As I discovered on a recent visit to Strathcona Beer Company, where a killer playlist including PJ Harvey, Dinosaur Jr. and Iggy Pop was blaring out of the speakers, McInnes has close ties to the music industry, with a past life as a DJ.