Audio

Stream THEESatisfaction's 'EarthEE' LP In Its Entirety

Hear Seattle-based experimental hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction's sophomore LP Earthee, featuring collaborations with Shabazz Palaces.


The Seattle-based experimental hip-hop/R&B duo of rapper STAS and vocalist CAT, better known collectively as THEESatisfaction, have been teasing singles from EarthEE, the follow-up to their 2012 debut awE naturalE, for a few months now. Through the ancient Egyptian-inspired visuals for "Recognition" and the whirring electronics of title track "EarthEE," the duo's hinted at the evolution of their otherworldly, avant-garde take on hip-hop, which is both influenced by spoken word poetry and an afrofuturistic aesthetic.

Their 13-track sophomore effort EarthEE, which was recorded in Seattle and Brooklyn, features several collaborations with Shabazz PalacesIshmael ButlerTendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, Taylor Brown, Porter Ray, and Meshell Ndegeocello. The full-length is up for streaming in its entirety now, via NPR's First Listen. Highlights include the smooth "Planet For Sale," "Fetch/Catch," and the previously mentioned "EarthEE" (streaming below). For more from THEESatisfaction, check out CAT's first solo mixtape as SassyblackMe And Mines (Cute Chicks). The duo's EarthEE LP is will be out next week on February 24 via Sub Pop.

>>>Stream THEESatisfaction’s EarthEE LP (via NPR)

EarthEE Tracklist

01. “Prophetic Perfection”

02. “No GMO” feat. Taylor Brown)

03. “Planet for Sale”

04. “Blandland” (feat. Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces)

05. “Fetch/Catch” (feat. Taylor Brown)

06. “Nature’s Candy”

07. “EarthEE” (feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, and Erik Blood)

08. “Post Black, Anyway”

09. “Universal Perspective” (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)

10. “WerQ” (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)

11. “Sir Come Navigate” (feat. Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces)

12. “Recognition” (feat. Shabazz Palaces and Erik Blood)

13. “I Read You” (feat. Erik Blood)

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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