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Sometimes great minds really do think alike, and sometimes they even collaborate. And today has brought together two of my favorite musical forces, Seattle space travellers THEESatisfaction and LA/NYC/Milky Way future sounds pioneers Sa-Ra Creative Partners. Wordlush hit you with the early release of the single, but now we have the whole five-song enchilada. And it sounds so NICE.
It’s not a straight up collaboration – THEESat is jacking some of Sa-Ra’s instrumentals, but the results sound intentional. THEESatisfaction has worked with an array of producers, who together have supplemented their natural galactic inclinations and pushed them beyond the musical stratosphere.
But Sa-Ra is some next level stuff. They exist on a funk-soul plane of existence. When the ladies of THEESatisfaction join up with them, it’s no longer about what part of space they’re in, but which dimension. That is to say, this five song EP feels like a natural fit, as if someone planned it all along. Here’s hoping that perhaps they will…
Aw yeah. Aw yesss. LxNxM just got our paws on a leaked out WD4D mixtape (or, as Krieg would say: a mixclusive), packed to the gills with every piece of music you’ve been wanting, whether you knew it or not. Clocking in at almost an hour and twenty minutes and 59 total tracks, it’s a beast of mix, which is suiting for the man recently crowned champion at the Battle of the Megamixes.
There are some juicy little exclusives in the mix here, including tracks by local producers Dead Noise, what sounds like an unreleased (and secretly added?) and WD4D’s own ridiculously hardbody mashup of the Blue Scholars’ The Ave and Major Lazer’s Hold the Line – the resulting Hold the Ave is a thing of stomping, unexpected beauty.
Add to that a lineup that includes the who’s-who of about-to-be-massive producers worldwide (from Schlomo to Robot Koch to Fulgeance to Flako), as well as well-selected cuts from the already-massive folks (Exile, Dabrye, Flying Lotus, Thes One), and you get a sense of how epic this thing is.
Download it. Get it in your life. Take it. Care for it.
Tracklist after the jump:
My dude Swervewon, a.k.a Louis, has been payin dues and catchin wreck on the 1′s and 2′s ever since relocating to the Seattle from Big Sky country- Montana. Without getting too far into detail, but to give love and props, I have to say Swerve has maneuvered through mad hardship and professional setbacks – and consistently emerges more committed to quality hip hop music and performance – all the while maintaining a generous spirit. For a hot sec he was the Dj in my old crew estrella with Taybot, I always appreciated his hustle and love for the music.
Now to this mixtape. Anyone who has seen Swerve knows he can turn a party out. The GO! machine mixtape showcases his taste and connection to the Seattle Hip Hop Scene- which, for those of you sleepin, is currently percolating like a french press in the mornintime. The buzz on this mix lasts throughout – and the track list includes some diverse MVP’s from the emerald city’s varsity squad of 09. Shouts to raindrophustla, and of course Swervewon for this dope mix.