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NOT 97 is a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world. This is not a podcast. This is not a radio show. This is NOT 97.

44 épisodes

8 juillet 2019 - 00:56:04
The latest episode of Not 97 features Anthony Blue Jr. aka Stonie Blue, one of the most in demand DJs in New York, as well as a talented producer, graphic artist, photographer and more.  Blue introduces us to Atlanta's Dos Global, as well as "Sounds Fire," a track he produced from lyricist Jazmin LaBrie.  We discuss Kaiya Crawford's strong and subtle single "Sell It," the genre-bending, forward-facing sounds of WOLFE De MICHLS, and break down the global, musical impact of the african diaspora through Obongjayar's beautiful song "Adjacent Heart." Blue also plays us out with a track of his own called "Love on Wheels.01 "Sell It!" by Kaiya Crawford 02 "WR1TING" by Dos Global 03 "Waste My Time" by Zaia 04 "Adjacent Heart" by Obongjayar05 “Wonda” by Kuma Overdose (feat. Lord Apex) 06 "Sounds Fire" by Jazmin LaBrie07 "Waves Are Real" by WOLFE de MCHLS 08 "Twist My Arm" by James Droll --09 "Love On Wheels" by Stonie Blue Art: Anthony Blue Jr. Follow Not 97: ▶ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_NOT97 ▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_not97 *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission. 
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24 juin 2019 - 01:01:22
On today's episode we're welcome Athena Koumis to the table. Athena is the current Head of Music Culture and Curation at XITE and former editor at Spotify.We go deep on a range of sounds like London’s 10 piece avant-Jazz collective SEED Ensemble, to New York’s own genre defying band IGBO.We discuss a mesmerizing delivery from the Long Island band Mr Twin Sister, and a cutting, deeply personal demo from an artist named Chris Miles.We bop with Claud’s “If I Were You,” ride with Slowya.Roll’s “Broken,” and drift out of heartbreak with Baby Rose’s “Sold out,” amongst more.01 "First Impressions" by IGBO  02 "Afronaut (feat. XANA)" by SEED Ensemble, XANA 03 "Alien FM" by Mr. Twin Sister 04 "Crashed My Bike" by Chris Miles  05 "If I Were You" by Claud 06 "Broken" by Slowya.roll 07 "Sold Out" by Baby Rose 08 "Zero%" by Jean Dawson -- Amuse Pick: "Bes'Mam" by Siimba Selassiie  Art: Eric Ramirez  Follow Not 97: ▶ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_NOT97 ▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_not97 *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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10 juin 2019 - 00:51:38
We're halfway through season five, and today we're joined by prolific hip hop journalist Regina Cho, known for her work with Billboard, Genius, Hot 97, and more. Cho delivers with two local NYC artists — an explosive young lyricist named Asoh Black! & a smooth, subtle vocalist named Jus.We discuss up-and-coming Chicago wordsmith Brittney Carter, left field England five piece AlaskaAlaska, as well as the track "Road Safety," a piercingly sweet offering from Boston-based Cehryl.Amongst much more. 01 "Hooligan" by Brittney Carter02 "Slow Down" by Jus 03 "Bitter Winter" by ALASKALASKA 04 "Road Safety" by Cehryl 05 "Do Better" by Halima 06 "Foolie" by Asoh Black07 L.E.A.N. - Yerrrrr08 "Anything (I Got You)" by Huey Briss --Amuse Pick: "Sorta" by Sivonyia Art: Bianca "Bonk" Rivera  Follow Not 97: ▶ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_NOT97 ▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_not97 *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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27 mai 2019 - 00:51:27
For our second episode live from Noah NY we welcome Noisey and Vice Music staff writer Kristin Corry.Corry introduces LA-based Dijon and his rich, daring brand of RnB. We play “Mockingbird,” the deeply personal, graceful debut delivery from London’s Uma. We discuss Kwaku Asante’s infectious new single  “Say Goodbye,” as well as introduce budding Chicago’s collective Dial Up and their journey of a track “Promo/Lyft Home,” amongst much more.  01 "Fine" by Urbanation / Bianca Ocampo02 "Bad Luck" by Dijon03 "Mockingbird" by Uma04 "Scars" by TEGA 05 "Say Goodbye" by Kwaku Asante 06 "Let Up" by YMTK07 "Life's A Pretty Bitch" by J-Hop08 "Promo / Lyft Home" by Dial Up--Amuse Pick:"Thug Prayer" by Cocaine CariiArt: Clara Kirkpatrick *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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13 mai 2019 - 00:52:20
Today's episode is a special episode, featuring a new team and a new home. Dave has gone on sabbatical in Sweden and so we’ve welcomed our back friend and former guest, Def Jam publicist Genesis Garcia, to hold his seat. We've also found ourselves a new home in Soho at the Noah store.Today’s we’re joined by Brandon Jinx Jenkins, a multi-hyphenate creative and influential cultural voice. We talk east & west coast hip-hop styles with Villain Park, Solomon Faye, and Maxo.   We parse apart the subtle multi dimensions of Emawk, and ride the raw energy of Heno, amongst much more.   01 "Adrenaline" by Rachel Chinouriri  02 "Safe House" by Drama 03 "Lovestained" by Hope Tala 04 "Later" by Emawk 05 "No Mans Land" by Heno 06 "Cold Game" by Villain Park 07 "25" by Salomon Faye 08 "Strongside" by Maxo -- Amuse Pick: "Beef FloMix" by Flo Milli Art: Jennings McCarthy  *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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29 avril 2019 - 00:49:53
This is a special episode of Not 97, featuring an artist who we played on season one episode one — Chidi Himself.Chidi shares an unreleased track with us, as well as introduces London-based friend and frequent collaborator MTMBO. He also plays a Soundcloud find of his own, California's own Denyah.We discuss Berlin's J. Lamotta's and her playful, dynamic delivery "Back In Town," as well as the shadowy raps of unknown UK artist Saxon.   Joy Crookes croones through the instant classic "Don't Let Me Down," and Haviah Mighty turns heads left & right on the marathon rap track "In Women Colour."01 "Back In Town" by J.Lamotta  02 "CHYIYWHY" by MTMBO 03 "Don't Let Me Down" by Joy Crookes 04 "Oh, Shoot" by bad snacks 05 "Rendezvous" by Saxon  06 "Bring It Up" by Denyah 07 "Cola" by Arlo Parks 08 "In Women Colour" by Haviah Mighty 09 "All I Need" by Chidi Himself --Art: Devin Hobdy *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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15 avril 2019 - 00:56:02
We're kicking off our fifth season New York's own Brandon Payano—a writer, editor, and the US A&R for the influential Youtube show Colors.Yano introduces a bold, mesmerizing track from Toronto's Adria Kain, as well as an intricately woven delivery from up & coming rapper Myquale.We debut the raw, subtle sounds of Riverside, California's Brandon, an explosive new song from soon-to-be pop sensation Destiny Rogers, and dip into the time-worn tradition of Americana blues from Canada's Cat Clyde. 01 "Makeup" by Brandon02 "Blue" by Adria03 "Apologies" by Destiny Rogers04 “All The Black” by Cat Clyde05  "Done" by Zar06 "Echoes" by Myquale07 "Lotto" by Tia Corine08 “Moving On” by Yung Sum --Art: Jake Buhler *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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18 février 2019 - 00:57:41
Season four finishes strong, featuring one of our biggest guest yet — The Roots' own Captain Kirk Douglas!   Kirk introduces us to his own flesh and blood, the 13-year-old Yung Ski Mask, along with his childhood friend: San Fransisco folk force Alabaster Adams.    We dive into the deep soul of Kingsley Ibeneche, dig through the multi-faceted sounds of lyricists like Cain Casket and Serious Klein, as well as ride with the street-wise words of Granata. 01 "To The Citadel" by Kingsley Ibeneche 02 The Kids At The Bar" by Alabaster Adams 03 "Voodoo Money" by Serious Klein 04 "Domino" by Caine Casket 05 "Fear of God" by Sports Boyfriend 06 "Counting Green" by Yung Ski Mask07 "Silver Over Gold" by Iyamah08 "It's Hard To Say No (In New York City)" by Granata -- 09 "Sines" by Greg WandersArt: Kevin Horvath *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere. © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.   
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4 février 2019 - 00:55:29
Today's episode is a special one. Featuring "Juicy" Jackie Carrasco — a project manager at Lola Media Group and the founder of For The Creatives gallery — we're recording live from Kinfolk 90. Jackie digs deep with a young man from Maine named Sam Knight and his ear-catching brand of left field pop. RaShaad follows that up with the like-minded Public Library Commute and their East Coast dreams of "California."   We ride with Lex Amor's "Mood," get lyrical with Rae Khalil, and hear the wildest "Mambo Number 5" flip by Young Croc, amongst much more.   01 “Mood” by Lex Amor02 "OUCH!" by Sam Knight03 "California" by Public Library Commute featuring Healy04 "No. 5" by Yung Croc05 “Girlfriend” by Rae Khalil06 "HappyVoiceMemo.mp3" by Bambi07 "Miss Charlotte" by Baby Keem08 "Tell Me (Doko Mien)" by Ibibio Sound Machine--09 "Come Home" by Marlene Oak   Art: Amandla Baraka *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere. © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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7 janvier 2019 - 00:55:02
Gabe 'Nandez—the raw New York rapper—joins us on today's episode. Those that attended our Not A Showcase in October already know 'Nandez's sharp talent. The multi-cultural rapper discusses growing up around the world and the craft of creating music as a bilingual artist.  Gabe introduces us to his longtime friend and frequent collaborator Ibekelia, as well as the street wise Rochester rapper Rigz. We sample London's young, genre-bending scene with captivating tracks from Osquello, KiLLOWEN, and Isabelle Brown.    And we tackle the opposite poles of hip-hop through Velvet Negroni's untraditional delivery to Tanner Molique's mainstream sensibilities.    Gabe also plays his own song, Conneries, from the album Cliquetape.   01 “So I Don’t Feel Useless” by Dianna Lopez 02 “La” by Ibekelia  03 "Simulated Void" by Osquello04 "Places" by Isabelle Brown 05 “Adrenaline Rush” by KiLLoWEN  06 “The Hated” by Rigz 07 "First Time" by Velvet Negroni 08 "Like Me" by Tanner Molique 09 "Conneries" by Gabe 'Nandez Art: Jacob Consenstein *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere. © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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24 décembre 2018 - 00:53:01
We're joined today by Nigil Mack, Republic Records' Vice President of A&R, who has spent years in the industry and played a critical role in the careers of Kid Cudi, DRAM, and more.Nigil introduces Virginia-born crooner Marco McKinnis and Queens-bred up and comer Deem Spencer. We talk through the dynamic, ever expanding sounds of global hip hop with artists like Ireland’s Biig Piig and London’s Deji Okeze. And Berlin’s Gianni Mae stuns in her latest “They Say.” Amongst much more.  01 "Raze : Plan B" by Biig Piig (feat. Benny Mails)02 “Is” by Deem Spencer 03 "019 Bonnie and Clyde" by Deji Okeze 04 "They Say" by Gianni Mae05 "Cargo" by Fade Em All 06 “Another Love” by Marco McKinnis 07 "Pressure" by RiverKinn08 "Amen" by EMAN8  Art: Matthew Wolff *Not 97 is powered by the innovative music company Amuse.io, making distribution effortless for independent artists everywhere.
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10 décembre 2018 - 00:53:01
Our friend Arpan Somani comes to the table today. Arpan works in brand partnerships at SoundCloud, co-runs the Brooklyn-based independent newspaper Hands, as well as manages Jachary, whose music was previously featured on the show. Arpan introduces us to the lush melodies of two New York newcomers: Bathe & Rum.Gold. We introduce an electrifying, genre-blending offering from Berlin’s Tuftyhead, a raw, nostalgic track from Ojerime, as well as a menacing and yet playful delivery from Chicago’s Nina Tech. 01 "If You Don't Mind" by Pieri 02 "Sure Shot" by Bathe 03 "Cocaine" by Pink Sweats  04 "Why Do I Go There" by Johanna Samuels 05 "In The Dark" by Tuftyhead 06 "Where There's Smoke" by Rum Gold  07 "I Know Now (2003) by Ojerime 08 "Loso" by Nina Tech   Art: Maple Shipp   © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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26 novembre 2018 - 00:49:50
Today's episode features Yohana Zecarias. Yohana is a multi-faceted producer working in the music industry. Her most recent work was as a producer for Black Thought's latest music video "Conception."  Today’s episode is heavy with harmony from Atlanta’s Cousins to Tennessee’s Lauren McClinton. We go exploring with off kilter jungle jazz outfit Safari Williams, get deep with Olu Bliss’s sentimental soul, and hit a few grooves with the multi-national music duo Extremely Bad Man.  01 "Comfortable" by Cousins  02 “Treasure” by Lauren McClinton 03 "Free Again" by Arima Ederra  04 "GET UP!" by TiKA 05 "Theme" by Safari Williams  06 “Uncharted Waters” by Olu Bliss 07 "Long Way To Go" by Jae Stephens 08 "Bombae Lemonade" by Extremely Bad Man Feat. Omenihu & JallalArt: Wes Bechtler   © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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12 novembre 2018 - 01:01:30
 This is season four episode three with Jayda B — Jayda is a DJ, a manager for our friend and artist DUVV, and the US community manager for Amuse.io — the free music distribution company and record label that sponsored our debut "Not A Showcase" last month.   Today’s episode features jazz, and a lot of it, from new comers to season vets with Theo Hill to Ray Angry. Jayda talks is through her years living in Tokyo with local DJ Shigge and his track “Hit The Ceiling.”   We hear NY’s new soul stand out Cleo Reed as she links with Sporting Life on their “Shut It Down” and Australia’s JPL croons on his smooth single “Oxygen,” amongst much more!  01. "Shut It Down" by Cleo Reed 02. "Hey, It's Me You're Talking To" by Theo Hill 03. “Oxygen” by JPL 04. “Stretch” by Orion 05. "Room" by Ahmed "Kidsoul" Mateen  06. "Hit The Ceiling" by Shigge  07. “Ocean, You” by Jess Gallo 08. “Bjork City” by Ray Angry    © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.   Art: Eric Ramirez 
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29 octobre 2018 - 00:53:17
Mike Herard is a product of New York's music scene. Herard is an A&R at Shady Records, the founder of Beat Hustle, and a manager for The Last Artful, Dodgr as well as a number of up-and-coming artists. Since coming up in the early 90s in Queens, Herard has been an integral part of New York's hip hop scene.  Herard introduces a sensational young Haitian-American producer, singer, and songwriter from Florida named Beni Moun, as well an explosive local rapper named Topprraaa.  Georgia lyricist Coley Xavier breaks down a vivid image from his childhood with "Story Time: Suburban Slum." Beat maker underscore flaunts his versatility on "throwing tantrums while the car's parked" and a young NYC composer named HAWA catches ears on her infectious single "I'm Safe." 01 "Phantom Powerless" by Jumi 02 "Tokyo" by Topprraaa 03 “Elevating” by The Foreigners  04 "throwing tantrums while the car's parked” by underscores 05 "Story Time: Suburban Slum" by Coley Xavier 06 "Noah, What's Love" by Beni Moun 07 “I'm Safe” by HAWA08 “single (on the weekend)" by marcos g Art: Daniel Shepard, IG: @danyboydoid  © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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15 octobre 2018 - 01:08:57
Welcome back to NOT 97. This is season four's debut episode featuring New York / Seoul-based alternative RnB artist DUVV. We kick off season four with "Oro," a playful, cinematic delivery from Mexican-American duo Reyna Tropical. DUVV introduces former Grateful Dead cover band Circles Around The Sun and their journey of a song "Immovable Objects." Brooklyn's HDBeenDope spits his heart out on "For The Record." Toronto's Untradition shows talent wise beyond his humble beginnings on "New Drugs," and New Zealand's Tom Young flexes on the stripped, intimate "Me and My Girl."    DUVV will be performing at NOT 97's debut event NOT A SHOWCASE alongside duendita and Gabe 'Nandez at Cafe Erzulie on October 20th, 2018. Tickets are free at notashowcase.eventbrite.com — RSVP Now!    01 "Oro" by Reyna Tropical  02 "Immovable Objects" by Circles Around The Sun  03 "Fake The Funk" by Pheolix  04 “For The Record” by HDBeenDope 05 "New Drugs" by Untradition 06 "My Name" by JIL  07 "Me and My Girl" by Tom Young 08 “Years Gone By” by Avantdale Bowling Club  Artwork by Irene Chin © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.
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13 août 2018 - 01:00:50
Today's show is like never before, with Cady Drell hosting a table full of accomplished women representing all angles of the music industry who you might remember from past episodes. We have illustrious freelance writer Rae Witte, Bronx-bred hip-hop artist Flo Kennedy, and Genesis Garcia from Def Jam Recordings publicity team.  We introduce Cincinnati art-rock four piece The Ophelias and play a low key kiss off of a song from young, New York soul singer CoCo Mamba. New Jersey's Angelo Mota gets hots on "Breakfast in Bed," his contageous ode to time-stopping morning sex. And the whole table falls head over heels for up-and-coming LA-based RnB crooner Love Mansuy on "Mine."  01 "Fog" by The Ophelias  02 "My Body" by Lemin  03 "Nobody" M w S  04 "A Small Flame" by Loony 05 "Follow Me" The Shacks  06 "Mine" by Love Mansuy  07 "Better Than Breakfast" by Angelo Mota  08 "Drive" by Cöco Mamba    Art: Clara Kirkpatrick    © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission. 
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30 juillet 2018 - 00:57:45
  On our Season Three finale, we welcome up-and-coming Queens-bred soul songstress Duendita to the shop. She introduces DC duo April & VISTA and their delicate, bold neo soul sound on "How To Get By." As well as an afropop bop from Nerika titled "Runnin."  London new comer Haich commands attention on the intricately crafted, genre-bending delivery "Peak." We hear towers from forward thinking folk outfit Dirty Birds. Miink mesmerizes on "Scorched Moth." And Reginald Chapman displays a raw, daring new jazz sound.    01 "Peak" by Haich  02 "How To Get By" by April + VISTA 03 "Towers" by Dirty Bird 04 “Scorched Moth” by Miink 05 "We Shall Overcome" by Reginald Chapman  06 "Runnin" by Nerika 07 "Ordinary Life (Message From An A.I. Girlfriend)" by Computer Magic  08 “Crazy Bae” by Tape Toy -- 09 "Ima Get You" by Duendita    © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.   Art: Sebastião Hungerbuhler
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16 juillet 2018 - 01:00:29
Today we're blessed to be joined by the one and only bassist Mark Kelley of The Roots. Kelley comes to the table with Scottish Producer Sam Gallaitry's mesmerizing groove "Hibernation" and a HOV-ready instrumetnal by Detroit beat maker Seige Monstrocity.  We dance through Black Grapefruit's genre-bending bop "Mind." Bounce along with Dublin-based Jafaris's otherworldly "Found My Feet." We find solace in our records in the wake of lost love with The Nude Party. And float off with Jakob Agawa's "Velvet Light."  Today also marks Marie-Claire Senior Culture Editor Cady Drell's first official post as our new weekly host — bless your heart RaShaad.  01. "Home Team" By Indigo De Souza 02. "Hibernation" by Sam Gellaitry  03. "Records" by The Nude Party  04. "Son Of A Bad Man" by Marcus Atom 05. "Mind" by Black Grapefruit  06. "Believe" by Seige Monstracity07. "Dress / Undress" by QTY  08. "Found My Feet" by Jafaris 09. "Velvet Light" by Jakob Ogawa© NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission. Art: Kentaro Tomoi
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2 juillet 2018 - 00:54:58
Today we have the former music editor at Okayplayer at the table — Michael Gonik, aka Zo. Gonik breaks in with Brooklyn electro pop trio The Visions and their genre defying track "Balance." And hits us with the unapologetic, future-facing sounds of Jachary and his stunning "Just Adjusting." Amber Simone crafts a cantagious groove on "I Think About Girls Sometime." Julian Skiboat contemplates love and loss on "Whiskey." Vuyo cruises on "Lord Knows." and Dori Valentine writes wise beyond her years on "Chlorine."01 "Lady Sunshine" by Applyby  02 "Balance" by The Visions  03 "Whiskey" by Julian Skiboat  04 "Lord Knows" by Vuyo05 "Think About Girls Sometimes" by Amber-Simone 06 "Just Adjusting" Jachary 07 "Chlorine" by Dori Valentine  08 "222” by El’Naturale  © NOT 97. All music ℗ & © their rights holders, used by NOT 97 with explicit permission.   Art: Tommy Lam  
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