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Not 97 | Season Five — Episode Two
NOT 97 is a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world. This is NOT 97.
NOT 97
Published 29 April 2019
Art: Devin Hobdy

This is NOT 97, a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world.

On each episode, three hosts and a guest meet around a table at Only NY to discuss fresh music found in the depths of the Internet. They present two tracks each, released in the last six to eight months from artists with under ten thousand followers. Discourse and context round out each show, as the team breaks down what they hear and what each sound means to them.


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 and right on the marathon rap track "In Women Colour".

This Week Featuring
01 "Back In Town" by J.Lamotta
02 "CHYIYWHY" by MTMBO
03 "Don't Let Me Down" by Joy Crookes
04 "Oh, Shoot" by bad snacks
05 "Rendezvous" by Saxon
06 "Bring It Up" by Denyah
07 "Cola" by Arlo Parks
08 "In Women Colour" by Haviah Mighty
09 "All I Need" by Chidi Himself

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