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Various Artists - SOLAR POWER: New Sounds in Seattle Hip-Hop (LP - Translucent Orange Vinyl)

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Emerging from the grey-green Northwest, the “SOLAR POWER: New Sounds in Seattle Hip-Hop” compilation collects the best and brightest from the region's hip-hop underground. This is music that thrives in the shadows, in basements, in warehouses, and other undiscovered realms where mixtapes and mics are passed like spliffs. Alt-weekly The Stranger praises how this album “shines a light on Seattle hip-hop’s experimental brilliance.” 

Over 14 deep cuts, this record illuminates a wildly diverse spectrum of talented, of-the-moment MCs and producers. Seven songs are from the queens of the current scene, including THEESatisfaction’s Stas Thee Boss, DoNormaal’s haunting nouveau trip-hop, and G-Funk R&B from Gifted Gab. Jarv Dee’s town classic “I Just Wanna” is Washington state's requisite weed anthem. Dave B’s “Kandi” masterfully counterpoints smoldering guitars with vocal acrobatics.

The package is deluxe: The cover's radiant, reflective sun was painted by Seattle visual artist Ari Glass. Inside, you’ll find a honey-yellow disc. On the back cover are liner notes from music critic Jonathan Zwickel. Drop the needle on any song here and you’ll hear a tale untold, an anthem in search of a nation that’s ready to fight, fuck or dance. This album is an instant artifact, capturing in permanent wax some of the ephemeral energy and angst of this auspicious, confounding moment in time.

DoNormaal -- Dodo Call

Remember Face -- Hugo Stiglitz feat. Eff Is H

Stas Thee Boss -- Tried It

Guayaba -- Uh Oh

JusMoni -- Expectations

New Track City -- Know Better

Taylar Elizza Beth -- Stop Calling My Phone

Gifted Gab -- Show You Right

Dave B. -- Kandi

Astro King Phoenix -- Buttered Flies

ZELLi -- No Ca$h feat. Porky $coop!

Jarv Dee -- I Just Wanna 4:20am (Remix)

Raven Matthews -- Front Steps

Sendai Era -- Paint

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