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PTP releases benefit album for Puerto Rico, King Vision Ultra shares exclusive non-album track

The 27 track compilation features tracks from the New York label's roster including Bonaventure, Eaves, Celestial Trax, and more

PTP has released a digital compilation titled Shine in aid of Puerto Rico following the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Maria. The album runs to 27 tracks, 11 of which are unreleased, and includes contributions from various members of the PTP crew and extended family plus bonus remixes (previously available only on physical formats) by the likes of Ziúr, Y1640, Endgame, x/o, City, and more.

Shine is available to stream and download via PTP's Bandcamp page. All proceeds will go to Operation Time To Shine: Puerto Rico Relief Effort. This initiative was started by Derrick Cruz in the wake of Hurricane Maria. It has since earned almost $19,000 via Facebook donations and recently garnered the support of other larger rescue and government organisations. The operation also has a donation page on youcaring.com and a Bitcoin wallet.

One of the contributors to the compilation, King Vision Ultra – aka PTP founder Geng – will release their debut album Pain Of Mind via Ascetic House in early 2018. Geng describes the album as "a rugged medley informed both by interlude-filled, classic hiphop albums I grew up with (ie those by Public Enemy, Wu Tang, Gravediggaz, Beastie Boys, Gang Starr, etc) and the emotional heft of doom metal. It kinda plays out like a radio drama". Ahead of the album's release The Wire presents a non-album KVU track and video titled "Grey". Watch and listen here: