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The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity

J’Von, Freaks of Nature, CC Dust, and Swooning stood out by paring it down.

 

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Video Premiere: Khingz Issues a Rallying Cry With ‘Good Gangster’

Seattle Weekly’s 2009 ‘Best MC of the Year’ returns with a sobering new track.

 

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‘Pacific Waves’ Explores the Coast for a Distinctive Electronic Sound

Stretching from San Francisco up to Van B.C., the compilation is a walk along our Western shores.

 

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Video Premiere: Ravenna Woods Gets Spooky on “Good Friend”

The Seattle five-piece continues its journey into the dark recesses of your soul.

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On His New Solo Record, ‘Leavings,’ Seattle MC Tay Sean Asks Us to Evolve

Featuring cosmic funk, outré hip-hop, and a cosmology equal parts Carl Sagan and Carl Jung.

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On ‘Birth/Decay,’ Nightspace Dances With the Dark

Nightspace’s sophomore release might be their creepiest yet.

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The Genre-Fluidity of Raven Matthews

‘Disco Christ’ is a raw, emotional, uncategorizable work of self-exploration.

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J’Von’s ‘Potato’ Is More Than Just Meat and Potatoes

The animator/MC’s latest has a simple surface that belies its lyrical and structural complexity.

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With HEAT Records, Seattle’s Getting Spicier

The young imprint showcases local underground club producers with a penchant for bodied bangers.

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Chance of Rain Announces First Wave of Performers

The brand new electronic festival’s lineup includes Derrick May, one of the inventors of techno.

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Fremont’s Eclectic Daybreak Records Opens for Business

Offering local vinyl hounds a new hangout, with further proof of record retail’s vitality in Seattle.

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To Understand the Best Local Records this Month, Look North and South

Context for these albums lie outside Seattle’s core, up and down the Salish Sea.

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