Jessie Ware – Tough Love (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 12th, 2014 by Hyphen

Very 80′s…from the visuals to the Prince-esque sounds. The UK wins again.

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Majid Jordan – A Place Like This (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 8th, 2014 by Hyphen

Majid Jordan, the duo best known for their work on Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home,” are prepping their new EP and “A Place Like This” acts as the lead single and title track for the project.  As an added bonus, we get visuals at the same [damn] time the song is released, which almost always works as a smart marketing move (you never get a 2nd chance at a 1st impression).  It plays well here (that drop and laser effect at 2:53 is doooooope), and the visuals provide an interesting contrast to the images/messages that we’ve seen from another Toronto alt-R&B artist affiliated with Drake.  As much as people would like to think of that party scene as being all fun and games, it can quickly drag you under if you aren’t careful.

“It’s hard to teach a child when it gets like this //

What they offering you in a place like this //

What they promising you when it gets like this?”

If you’re late to the Majid Jordan bandwagon, be sure you track down their Afterhours EP they released before signing to Drizzy’s OVO Sound label.  Some of my favorite music of the past few years and the new project will surely pick up where that left off.  It drops July 22nd.

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Full Crate x Mar – Man x Woman (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 17th, 2014 by Hyphen

Yes, I know I’m slacking on posting the last 2 episodes of Sound Session, plus a few interviews we’ve done, but real life is mad hectic right now.  I’m only briefly interrupting it to post the video for what’s probably my favorite song of 2014, Full Crate & Mar’s “Man x Woman.”

Dopeness.

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The Physics – Play It Off (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 18th, 2014 by Hyphen

New video from The Physics, my favorite crew from the town, off Digital Wildlife.  Just when you think Thig’s on some super creeper status in the video, there’s a nice twist at the end…

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MNEK – Every Little Word (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 26th, 2014 by Hyphen

British alt-R&B/dance music is killing everything right now.

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Jhene Aiko – Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 20th, 2014 by Hyphen

Mental note: don’t cheat on Jhene, although…really?

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CunninLynguists ft. Tunji – South California (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 5th, 2014 by Hyphen

Deacon, Natti, and Kno are back with their first music video in years to support their new project, Strange Journey, Vol. 3.  Shout to the homey Tunji!

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TiRon & Ayomari ft. Jeremih – Her Theme Song (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 30th, 2014 by Hyphen

Well this is a pleasant surprise.  A while after TiRon & Ayomari’s A Sucker For Pumps was released, they’ve decided to put out a video for one of my favorite tracks on the project, “Her Theme Song.” While I miss hearing BJ The Chicago Kid on the hook, Jeremih is a capable stand in and either way, I don’t know how you can’t like this song.

A limited edition re-release of A Sucker For Pumps is on the way…

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Asher Roth – Fast Life (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 29th, 2014 by Hyphen

Asher’s growth as a person is coming out in his music, and vice versa. I’m right there with his new wavelength.

RetroHash drops April 22nd.

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Sam Smith – Stay With Me (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 29th, 2014 by Hyphen

The Sam Smith American takeover is near. The voice from Disclosure’s “Latch” is close to breaking out in a big way here in the states, perhaps starting with tonight’s performance on Saturday Night Live, and he just released the video for “Stay With Me” off his upcoming album.  In The Lonely Hour drops May 26th.

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