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Released August 2016

ZELLi is a woman in touch with her power. During “No Ca$h,” a sly, tight number that colors outside the lines with the confidence of a banger, she states, plainly, “I can make you put your phone down,” and you are ready to belive her. That standout track also features up-and-comer Porky $coop! This hypnotic EP, Solid evokes neon lights and futuristic synths, and would be a killer soundtrack for a Seattle-based cyberpunk film, especially if said theoretical film were shot in major label clubs with the Hennessey flowing. Don’t miss the one-two punch of the opening tracks, “Sacrifice” and “Solid” which were together turned into a gorgeous music video. The multi-headed monochrome red cover art is trippy.