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Light in the Attic Records Sampler 2.0

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Founded by Matt Sullivan and Josh Wright and funded with dot-com seed capital, Seattle's Light in the Attic label quickly emerged as one of the most eclectic and tasteful reissue labels of its time, releasing the complete output of underappreciated harmony-pop avatars the Free Design, unearthing the Emerald City's unheralded soul and funk tradition with the Wheedle's Groove compilation, and dressing up jazz drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie's sought-after porn soundtrack, Lialeh. This 20-track promotional sampler, mixed by Seattle DJ Mr. Supreme, spotlights the breadth of Light in the Attic's output, in particular its acclaimed Free Design remix series, Redesigned, which features contributions from Stereolab ("Harve Daley Hix") and DJ Danger Mouse ("To a Black Boy"). As label samplers go, it's a uniquely seamless listen, without a dud to be found. It's a shame Patrinell Staten's awe-inspiring Wheedle's Groove entry "Little Love Affair" didn't make the cut, so just go buy that disc already.