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July 5, 2010 at 7:43 PM

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THEESatisfaction releases "THEESatisfaction Loves Stevie Wonder..." and Neon Warwick "Alpha My Alpha" EPs

Posted by Andrew Matson

Don't sleep on these EPs by Seattle's premier psychedelic space rap/jazz duo THEESatisfaction. Released on the Fourth of July, 2010, "THEESatisfaction Loves Stevie Wonder..." is Catherine Harris-White and Stasia Irons sing-rapping over chopped-up Stevie Wonder samples, and "Alpha My Alpha" is Irons in solo producer mode, calling herself Neon Warwick and splicing together bits of '80s synthesizer soul.

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"Bush" by THEESatisfaction (stream EP here)


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"Jackson" by Neon Warwick (download EP here)


This is career-high work from our women of perpetual dopeness, with Harris-White singing and rapping better than ever (check "Washington" and "Bush" on the Stevie Wonder EP) and Stasia blooming as a producer, sucking loops backwards on "Alpha" and crafting straight-ahead backing tracks for the group effort. Perhaps THEESatisfaction will perform from the EPs during its set at Capitol Hill Block Party Saturday, July 24.

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