featuring Dan Solomito

On today's episode we welcome industry veteran Dan Solomito to the Only NY store. Solomito has over 15 years of experience in the music industry with an impressive resume that ranges from work in artist management, A&R, and even as an assistant to Damon Dash. These days you can catch him slinging coffee beans at his own S,T Coffee in Bedstuy.  

Featuring one of the strongest tracklists yet, today's episode is completely balanced. The first half pulls influence from throwback sounds born in the 70s and 80s—vibrant and dynamic picks like "Just Do You" from multi-instrumentalist Lord Echo and "Luck of The Draw," a modern spin on New Wave from Common Body.

The second run around the table hip hop takes over. We introduce a song about healthy eating from a prolific underground Atlanta rapper named Tha God Fahim, as well as a Neptunes-inspired track from Ohio's Vada Azeem, and some weighty, rasp-ridden bars from Dallas's Rikki Blu. 

Episode four finishes strong with a smooth, contagious track form londoner Col3trane—a promising young crooner who manages to remain fresh while displaying a striking resemblance to the god Frank Ocean. 

01 "Little Red" by Germans
02 "Just Do You" by Lord Echo & Mara TK
03 "Move With Me" by Tawiah
04 "Luck of the Draw" by Common Body
05 "Eat 2 Live" by Tha God Fahim
06 "Money Fhone" by Vada Azeem
07 "Hearses" by Rikki Blu
08 "Penelope" by Col3trane

Playlist Available: soundcloud.com/not97/sets/not-97-season-two-episode-four

Artwork by Jordan Moss