Problem on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on September 25th, 2014 by Hyphen

Problem traveled up the west coast from L.A. to Seattle and dropped by the KUBE 93 studios to chop it up with us for Sound Session on 9/10/14.

We discussed his background, how he originally started by producing on a PlayStation, how he started rapping for chicks, and how he developed arguably the best ad-lib in rap (WHAT!?!).  After talking about his past, he spoke on his upcoming album, “Karma,” and Diamond Lane Music Group’s strategy to make it his biggest release yet.  And as you might expect with a passionate LA native, the conversation ended with Problem explaining why Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time and who’s better, Kobe or MJ.

Big shout to Problem and all of Diamond Lane Music Group, plus the First Ladies for shooting/editing!

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Sound Session #484 (9-21-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 25th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

J. Moore was down in California for a wedding this week, so our homey (and the official DJ of the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks) DV-One filled in on this episode of SNSS.  We played new tracks from Rick Ross, HaLo, Jake Lambo, Consequence, Homeboy Sandman, Logic, Bun B, Raury, Bipolar Sunshine, GoldLink, Sinead Harnett, Kiesza, and more.  Making it quick this week so I can see what this iPhone 6 is all about (and no, I didn’t get the Plus…that thing is insane), plus I need to mentally prepare myself for hanging out with George Takei tomorrow morning and Sam Smith tomorrow afternoon.  That’s a tough combo to beat!

Enjoy the show!

Show #484 (9-21-14)

1.    Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
2.    Rick Ross ft. Project Pat – “Elvis Presley Blvd”
3.    HaLo ft. Problem & Bad Lucc – “Stop It”
4.    B.o.B ft. Jake Lambo & Victoria Monet – “The Nation”
5.    Mic Phenom ft. XV & Toya – “Yellow Brick Road” (Local Music)
6.    Consequence ft. Kid Ink & Kid Capri – “You Should Bounce”
7.    Homeboy Sandman ft. Blu – “Loads”
8.    NehruvianDOOM (Bishop Nehru & MF Doom) – “Caskets”
9.    Logic – “Under Pressure”
10.    Vince Staples – “Hands Up”
11.    Thaddeus David ft. Gifted Gab – “Contra” (Local Music)
12.    Donte Peace – “Black Northface” (Local Music)
13.    Black Milk ft. Bun B – “Gold Piece”
14.    Nas – “Purple” (Throwback of the Week)
15.    Raury – “The Cigarette Song”
16.    Bipolar Sunshine ft. GoldLink – “Future (Part 1)”
17.    Goapele ft. Snoop Dogg – “Hey Boy (Remix)”
18.    Snakehips ft. Sinead Harnett – “Days With You”
19.    Sinead Harnett – “No Other Way”
20.    Jessie Ware ft. Miguel – “Kid Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
21.    BANKS – “Drowning”
22.    SPZRKT – “Right Now”
23.    Kiesza ft. Joey Bada$$ – “Bad Thing”
24.    Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, & Sampha – “A Kiss Goodbye”
25.    ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake – “Tuesday (TWINSMATIC Remix)”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/4bf15a679a/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_484%2C_9-21-14.mp3
(back up – http://www53.zippyshare.com/v/27795217/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/eoa6owoq4pmr)

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Sound Session #483 (9-14-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 24th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Apologies for the delay in archiving the past 2 episodes of SNSS but you know, even if it takes a little time, we always gotchu.  On this episode, we ran through some great records from Alchemist, Vince Staples, Run The Jewels, Big Sean, Porter Ray, MC Lyte, Common, Prince, Sampha, SPZRKT, King, BANKS, and more.  We also world premiered the new single from Problem featuring Lil’ Jon, produced by Jahlil Beats, called “Andele.”  It’s about 2 weeks later and it still hasn’t hit the net, so peep it on SNSS first and remember where you heard it first.

Speaking of Problem, be sure you peep the full video of our interview with Compton’s finest right here.  We talked all about his background, upcoming album, and why Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time…and if he’s better than Mike.

Enjoy!

Show #483 (9-14-14)

1.    Alchemist ft. Riff Raff & Action Bronson – “Rookies of the Future”
2.    Thaddeus David ft. Gifted Gab – “Contra” (Local Music)
3.    Vince Staples – “Hands Up”
4.    Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – “Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1”
5.    ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”
6.    **INTERVIEW WITH PROBLEM**
7.    **Problem ft. Lil’ Jon – “Andele” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
8.    Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
9.    Porter Ray – “166” (Local Music)
10.    MC Lyte ft. Common & 10Beats – “Dear John”
11.    Your Old Droog ft. Prodigy – “Hoodie Weather”
12.    Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man – “The What” (Throwback of the Week)
13.    NehruvianDOOM (Bishop Nehru & MF Doom) – “Mean The Most”
14.    Brothers From Another – “Day Drink” (Local Music)
15.    Sinead Harnett – “No Other Way”
16.    Prince – “U Know”
17.    Sam Smith ft. A$AP Rocky – “I’m Not The Only One (Remix)”
18.    Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, & Sampha – “A Kiss Goodbye”
19.    BANKS – “Alibi”
20.    SPZRKT – “Insecure”
21.    Doja Cat – “No Police”
22.    Jhene Aiko – “Eternal Sunshine”
23.    King – “Mister Chameleon”
24.    Travis Scott – “Grey”
25.    George Maple – “Talk Talk”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/60ca7de255/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_483%2C_9-14-14.mp3
(back up – http://www62.zippyshare.com/v/64117173/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/l2rc0ahsg9di)

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Broods – Never Gonna Change (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 24th, 2014 by Hyphen

Y’all need to peep the Broods album that drops 10/7 called Evergreen. Very dope music. If you’re sleeping, here’s a taste with their breakup themed video for “Never Gonna Change.”

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Shad – Progress (Part 1: American Pie, Part 2: The Future is Here) (video)

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

These are the kinds of songs that simply put Shad on a level that few other artists can touch.  Truly next level in his message and his delivery.  Wow.

Words from the director, Justin Broadbent:

“The death of music is similar to the death of visual art. The online, numb, browsing experience has (naturally) started to effect the current state of art. We’ve become a Tumblr’d culture, over Googled, educated and bored in 4 seconds or shorter.

“I made a non-music video for Shad’s “Progress”. It’s a website. It’s a comment on the state of art and also maybe the only video that could attach to such an intensely accurate and poignant song for our generation. It is like the movie credits to now. Tumblr on.”

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MNEK – In Your Clouds (video)

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

MNEK (and the UK) wins again.  This kid is super talented.

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Sound Session #482 (9-7-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 10th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

On this week’s SNSS, we gave world premieres to two dope records: Sam Lachow’s “Action Figures (Remix)” with Sol and Mario Sweet, plus a cut off the upcoming NehruvianDOOM project from Bishop Nehru and MF Doom.  Be sure to peep those, along with the block of music from Flying Lotus to Prince, which might have been my favorite string of records we’ve played in quite some time.  None of them are rap records, but that alt/indie/pseudo-R&B or dance is killing everything else right now, especially when it comes from the UK.  Don’t sleep.

Enjoy the show!

Show #482 (9-7-14)

  1. **INTERVIEW WITH SAM LACHOW**
  2. **Sam Lachow ft. Sol & Mario Sweet – “Action Figures (Remix)” (Local Music) (WORLD PREMIERE)**
  3. Brothers From Another – “Day Drink” (Local Music)
  4. ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”
  5. Alchemist ft. Riff Raff & Action Bronson – “Rookies of the Future”
  6. Stalley ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Always Into Something”
  7. N.W.A. – “Straight Outta Compton” (Throwback of the Week)
  8. HaLo ft. Problem & Bad Lucc – “Stop It”
  9. Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
  10. Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, & Sampha – “A Kiss Goodbye”
  11. George Maple – “Talk Talk”
  12. Sinead Harnett – “No Other Way”
  13. Doja Cat – “Control”
  14. Jhene Aiko – “The Pressure”
  15. Melat & Jansport J – “Revelation 8:2”
  16. Jessie Ware – “Want Your Feeling”
  17. Prince – “U Know”
  18. Your Old Droog ft. Prodigy – “Hoodie Weather”
  19. Homeboy Sandman ft. Blu – “Loads”
  20. Kidd Upstairs – “Newman”
  21. Travis Scott – “Grey”
  22. P Reign ft. Drake & Future – “DnF”
  23. Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave”
  24. **NehruvianDOOM (Bishop Nehru & MF Doom) – “Mean The Most” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
  25. Diggs Duke – “The Pinnacle (of Class and Taste)”
  26. Draze – “The Hood Ain’t The Same” (Local Music)
  27. Majid Jordan – “A Place Like This”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/9b7a90261b/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_482%2C_9-7-14.mp3
(back up – http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/75199505/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/sg1i04pijytf)

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Sinead Harnett – No Other Way (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 7th, 2014 by Hyphen

UK R&B is killing ours right now.  Here’s a new one from Sinead Harnett, who you may have heard on Disclosure’s album, produced by Snakehips, who are murking everything they touch right now.  Fire.

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Jhene Aiko – The Pressure (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 6th, 2014 by Hyphen

Souled Out drops Tuesday and I’m really interested to see how it performs.  I’d love to see an artist like Jhene breakthrough on the mainstream level and with the success of “The Worst,” a lot of folks are checking for her right now.  This album will likely determine if she can get up to that star level, but either way, the music continues to be dope…and that’s the most important thing.

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Mac Miller – Diablo (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 6th, 2014 by Hyphen

I mentioned this on Twitter when Mac Miller’s last mixtape, Faces, dropped, but I’m kinda worried for dude.  He’s really talented (people sleep on the production skills too), but he seems to be in a pretty dark place.  You can’t go more than a few bars on the tape without hearing a drug reference and while he’s always been on that vibe, it seems excessive…and dangerous…lately.

That said, the music is still quality, as evidenced by “Diablo.”  Truthfully, I’m all in on any beat that samples “In A Sentimental Mood,” but Mac’s rhymes are on point here too.  This one line seems to sum up what may have brought Mac to this dark place though: “the industry a lie, all the promises were hollow.”

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