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Season Five — Episode Ten (Feat. Nick Hakim)

Season Five — Episode Ten (Feat. Nick Hakim)

August 18, 2019

For Season Five's finale we invited our friend Nick Hakim—the prolific Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, producer—to join us at the Noah store. With pure curiosity and a dedication to uplifting talented young voices, Nick introduces us to the multifaceted performer and producer Keiyaa as well as an explosive young New York rapper and artist named Masaii.

Dave Jonze comes back from his Swedish sabbatical to close the season with producer Dylan Sitts, we talk Brijean and her unmatched percussion skills, as well as the breathtaking sounds of Choker.

Bren Joy impresses with “Scottie Pippen,” Remi Wolf gets stuck in our heads with “Shawty,” and Pandarap rides out with a powerful ode to his mom.

Amongst much more. 

 
Art: Laura Burke

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Season Five — Episode Nine (Feat. Timmhotep Aku)

Season Five — Episode Nine (Feat. Timmhotep Aku)

August 4, 2019

On Season Five Episode Nine we sit down with Timmhotep Aku, former editor of Pitchfork’s hip hop vertical Levels, NPR, and now Afropunk. 

Timm introduces the forward thinking hip hop styling of Slauson Malone and Pink Siifu, as well as unknown London group Sault and their modern, retro sound. 

We talk Melbourne funk outfit First Beige, and dive into the conceptual world of Jadu Heart. 

Rashaad brings the latest release from legendary producer and lyricist Snubnose Frankenstein, Genesis talks London newcome V7Backin2007 and Not 97 intern Andrew "Young Cornbread" Brown presents Detroit’s own Supakaine.  

Amongst much more. 

01 "Wanderlife" by Jadu Heart 
02 Off Me! “The Wake” Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Pink Siifu) by Slauson Malone 
03 "99 St." by Snubnose Frankenstein
04 "Antoinette" by Kawelo 
05 "Pencils" by Supakaine
06  "Details" by First Beige 
07 "We Are The Sun" by Sault 
08 "My UDDERONE" by Muva C
09 "Hikari Storm" by v7backin2007
10 "MVP" by Collistar

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Season Five — Episode Eight (Feat. Katherine Friedland)

Season Five — Episode Eight (Feat. Katherine Friedland)

July 21, 2019

For today's episode we welcomed Katherine Friedland, the touring manager of the prolific indie record label Mom+Pop. We also welcome back friend and former guest Juicy Jackie to take over while Genesis is out of town.

Katherine brings to the table Arthur Moon and their unique brand of off-kilter pop.

We introduce multi-faceted New Orleans artist Sol Galeano, a raw, contagious delivery from California’s AntiHana, and the hypnotic sounds of Kadhja Bonet. 

Amongst much more. 

 

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Season Five — Episode Seven (Featuring Anthony Blue Jr.)

Season Five — Episode Seven (Featuring Anthony Blue Jr.)

July 7, 2019

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 Obongjayar
05 “Wonda” by Kuma Overdose (feat. Lord Apex) 
06 "Sounds Fire" by Jazmin LaBrie
07 "Waves Are Real" by WOLFE de MCHLS 
08 "Twist My Arm" by James Droll 
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09 "Love On Wheels" by Stonie Blue

Art: Anthony Blue Jr. 

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Season Five — Episode Six (Feat. Athena Koumis)

Season Five — Episode Six (Feat. Athena Koumis)

June 23, 2019

On today's episode we 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.

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Art: Eric Ramirez  

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Season Five — Episode Five (Feat. Regina Cho)

Season Five — Episode Five (Feat. Regina Cho)

June 9, 2019

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 Carter
02 "Slow Down" by Jus 
03 "Bitter Winter" by ALASKALASKA 
04 "Road Safety" by Cehryl 
05 "Do Better" by Halima 
06 "Foolie" by Asoh Black
07 "Yerrrrr" by L.E.A.N.
08 "Anything (I Got You)" by Huey Briss 
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Amuse Pick: "Sorta" by Sivonyia 

Art: Bianca "Bonk" Rivera 

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Season Five — Episode Four (Feat. Kristin Corry)

Season Five — Episode Four (Feat. Kristin Corry)

May 26, 2019

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
02 "Bad Luck" by Dijon
03 "Mockingbird" by Uma
04 "Scars" by TEGA 
05 "Say Goodbye" by Kwaku Asante 
06 "Let Up" by YMTK
07 "Life's A Pretty Bitch" by J-Hop
08 "Promo / Lyft Home" by Dial Up
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Amuse Pick:"Thug Prayer" by Cocaine Carii

Art: Clara Kirkpatrick

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Season Five — Episode Three (Feat. Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins)

Season Five — Episode Three (Feat. Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins)

May 12, 2019

Today's episode is a special episode, featuring a new team and a new home. Dave has gone on sabbatical in Sweden and we’ve welcomed back our friend and former guest, Def Jam publicist Genesis Garcia, to hold his seat. We've also found ourselves a new home, recording live from the Noah store in Soho. 

Today 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. 
 
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Art: Jennings McCarthy 

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Season Five — Episode Two (Feat. Chidi Himself)

Season Five — Episode Two (Feat. Chidi Himself)

April 28, 2019

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."

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Art: Devin Hobdy

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Season Five — Episode One (Feat. Brandon Payano)

Season Five — Episode One (Feat. Brandon Payano)

April 15, 2019

We're kicking off our fifth season with 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.

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Art: Jake Buhler

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