V/A ‎– A Totally New Sound

V/A ‎– A Totally New Sound

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Smiling C's second release (following the excellent collection of mostly unreleased rap tracks from Moroccan artist Shams Dinn) surveys the output of Aset Records, a Washington D.C.-based community facilitating and releasing music by adults and talented kids in the 1980s.

The collections features songs by Latonya ("a spunky 11 year old kid singing about divorce, love, and dancing"), Treo ("a trio of high-school gals in harmony singing about love and relationships"), and Whax ("the high school boys who were a bit stranger; the silly side of Aset").  

Inner sleeve introduces the artist and features an interview with the label director, Mba Mbulu.