Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 13

Posted in Artists, Radio on April 20th, 2009 by Hyphen

The latest edition of GGR with Phonte and Brainchild dropped last week, but hey…life is busy.  Even if it’s a few days late on TAOD, the music is still as fresh as ever.  Plus, any mix that starts with an artist named Dorian gets posted.  Fact.

In celebration of his brother Big Pooh’s recent wedding, Phonte discusses his third time as a groomsman, how not wearing a wedding ring can build a healthy marriage, and how to use the word ‘bitch’ in a positive way.

  1. Dorian “Be Loved”
  2. Ebrahim “Tears Of Ayanna”
  3. Q-Tip “Let’s Ride”
  4. Ryan Leslie “Just Right”
  5. The-Dream “Walkin’ On The Moon” (feat. Kanye West)
  6. Theophilus London “TNT”
  7. Trackademicks “Enjoy What You Do”
  8. J*DaVeY “Night & Day”
  9. Miguel “Dig”
  10. J Dilla “Let’s Take It Back”
  11. Dr Who Dat? “Kelly Drive”
  12. Freddie Joachim “Meditation”
  13. Mos Def “Victory”
  14. Waajeed “Anything”
  15. Fam-Lay “Fresh N Driving”
  16. DJ Mitsu The Beats “Right Here” (Seoul City Remix)
  17. Mayer Hawthorne “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” (Astronote Remix)
  18. Little Dragon “After The Rain” (GB Interpretation)
  19. Esthero “Superheroes” (Afta-1 Remix)
  20. Aaliyah “Rock The Boat” (Stimulated Remix)
  21. Santana “Aqua Marine”
  22. Mr. V “I Can Sing”
  23. Herbie Hancock “Watermelon Man” (Kenny Dope Club Mix)
  24. Atjazz “Wind & Sea”
  25. Rapper Big Pooh “Rear View Mirror”

Download here.

Congrats to Pooh as well!

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Sound Session #201 (4-5-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 7th, 2009 by Hyphen

Fresh off last week’s 200th edition of SNSS, we’re hitting you over the head with another dope show, this time, packed full of exclusive joints that I believe we world premiered Sunday on KUBE.  In today’s internet age, the traditional idea of ‘exclusives’ has pretty much gone out the window, and regardless, I’ve never even been that big a fan of the whole notion anyway.  Simply because a DJ plays something first, doesn’t make it worthwhile (“NEW SOULJA BOY!!!!”).

Instead, this past week, we ran some great songs that the general public just hasn’t heard yet, but everyone will probably have soon.  Some of them will be included on our upcoming Cornerstone Mixtape (with some other exclusives), but who knows if they’ll leak before that drops in May.  Speaking of which, DJ B-Mello, J. Moore, and I finished up the mixtape last night (shout to Taybot and L for the engineering assistance!) and it sounds fresh.  Looking forward to y’all hearing it, but for now, peep the show and some world premieres from Fashawn (prod. Exile), Roddy Rod ft. Phonte & Carlitta Durand, Asher Roth, and Tanya Morgan ft. Blu.  [Kanye] Good music definitely in the building! [/Yeezy]

Show #201 (4-5-09)

  1. Donnis – “Party Works”
  2. CunninLynguists ft. Khujo Goodie & Killer Mike – “Georgia (Remix)”
  3. Drake – “November 18th”
  4. Kid Cudi – “Rollin’ Freestyle”
  5. Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West, Common, & A-Trak – “I Poke Her Face”
  6. Melanie Fiona ft. Talib Kweli – “Give It To Me Right (Remix)”
  7. J. Pinder ft. Shawn Starr – “Havin’ Problems” (Local Artist)
  8. Crooked I & DJ Wicked – “Jackin’ For Beats 2009”
  9. Bishop Lamont – “Friends”
  10. Method Man & Redman – “Mrs. International”
  11. Fashawn – “The Outer City” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  12. Outasight ft. The Kid Daytona & Donny Goines – “Fame & Fortune (Remix)”
  13. Shad – “Exile”
  14. Illa J ft. Grynch – “Showtime (Remix)” (Local Artist)
  15. Roddy Rod ft. Phonte (of Little Brother) & Carlitta Durand – “This Time Around” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  16. U-N-I & Ro Blvd – “Lauren London”
  17. Pac Div – “Shut Up”
  18. Common Market – “Escaping Arkham” (Local Artist)
  19. Scratch ft. Musiq – “Tonite”
  20. Asher Roth – “La Di Da” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  21. Keelay & Zaire ft. Supastition & Slo Mo (of Fortilive) – “Trapped”
  22. Tanya Morgan ft. Blu – “Morgan Blu” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  23. Mayer Hawthorne – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?mxjmgntmwmy
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/58302299c213a043/)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Sound Session #196 (3-1-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 3rd, 2009 by Hyphen

While I always like the songs we play on SNSS (I’m slightly biased), there are certain weeks where I absolutely love the tracks.  This was one of those weeks.  From Drake to Deep Rooted, Zion I to Nottz, John Legend to Nat King Cole, this was one of my favorite SNSS episodes in a minute.

Plus, we were joined in the studio by a dope up and coming artist from the town, Sol, and played a snippet of an interview we did with TiRon.  Be on the lookout for the full version of that interview, which I’ll be posting up later this week.  In the meantime, enjoy:

Show #196 (3-1-09)

  1. J. Period ft. De La Soul – “Excursions 2009 (Tribute Mix)”
  2. Zion I – “Antenna”
  3. B.o.B. – “Generation Lost”
  4. Drake – “Lust For Life”
  5. Buggs Tha Rocka ft. Little Brother – “Get Away”
  6. John Legend – “Lay Your Head Down”
  7. Nat King Cole – “The Pick Up (Just Blaze Mix)”
  8. Pacific Division – “Mayor”
  9. Braille & S1 ft. Vursatyl (of the Lifesavas) – “Megaphone Phonics” (Local Artist)
  10. DJ Deckstream ft. Mos Def – “Life Is Good”
  12. TiRon ft. Ayomari – “3 Drink Minimum”
  13. Colin Munroe ft. Young Buck – “I’m Fine”
  14. K’Naan – “Somalia”
  15. Reflection Eternal ft. Bootsy Collins – “Internet Connection”
  16. Deep Rooted – “D.E.E.P. R.O.O.T.E.D.”
  18. Sol – “Road Is Rough” (Local Artist)
  19. Spaceman – “This Is That Fire” (Local Artist)
  20. Nottz ft. Kardinal Offishall & Cory Gunz – “Can’t Hide The Truth”
  21. Saigon & Statik Selektah – “The Rules”
  22. CunninLynguists – “Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)”
  23. Mayer Hawthorne – “Maybe So, Maybe No”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?tgzje4dutwg
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/56445774269b2e5c/)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Sound Session #194 (2-15-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 16th, 2009 by Hyphen

Man, how great would it be if every Monday was a holiday?  It’s a lot easier to host a late Sunday night show, sleep in the next day, and then post up the archive when you don’t have to run to work first thing in the morning.  I’m not mad at this at all.

Last night was a pretty fun show, though I was a little bored with nobody else in the studio (if you couldn’t tell by this post).  J will be back from his travels next week, but in the meantime, I played some dope tracks from folks like M.O.P., Cormega, Drake, Kid Cudi, the CunninLynguists, Mos Def, K’Naan, Big Boi, and I might have debuted a new Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Haircut) track too.  Not sure if anyone’s played that one yet, but, obviously, it’s dope.  Peep it all below:

Show #194 (2-15-09)

  1. M.O.P. – “Blow The Horns”
  2. Blame One ft. Sean Price – “Disturbed”
  3. Cormega – “Maybach Music Freestyle”
  4. Drake – “Say You Will Freestyle (Say What’s Real)”
  5. Sol ft. Philharmonic – “Spliff” (Local Artist)
  6. Kid Cudi – “Day N Nite”
  7. J. Period ft. Consequence & Kid Cudi – “Buggin’ Out 2009 (Tribute Mix)”
  8. Mic Legacy ft. Skyzoo – “The Radio”
  9. Focus ft. Frank Nitti, T3, Baatin, & Illa J – “Homage To Dilla”
  10. CunninLynguists – “Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)”
  11. Big Tone ft. Blu – “A Song Called Triumph”
  12. DJ Deckstream ft. Mos Def – “Life Is Good”
  13. Wale ft. Young Chris & Tre – “Nightlife”
  14. Spaceman – “This Is That Fire” (Local Artist)
  15. P.A. ft. Emilio Rojas & F.T. – “Illy Bop”
  16. Rhymefest – “Exodus 5:1”
  17. K’Naan – “Somalia”
  18. U-N-I – “Night Nurse (Remix)”
  19. Big Boi – “Ringtone”
  20. Avatar Young Blaze ft. Lil’ Wayne – “King of the Streets” (Local Artist)
  21. Marsha Ambrosius ft. Little Brother – “Sunshine”
  22. Foreign Exchange ft. Darien Brockington – “Take Off The Blues”
  23. Mayer Hawthorne – “I Wish It Would Rain”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?wmmojntyytd
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/55734911caa83c04/ )

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Sound Session #189 (1-11-09)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on January 14th, 2009 by Hyphen


I’ve been doing a radio show a week for damn near 10 years, but yet, somehow I’ve never been bored during any one of those shows.  With J out of town on vacation and no guests coming through SNSS live, this was one of the first shows in a minute where I was alone in the studio.  My worries that boredom would ensue were soon alleviated when I remembered why I love this gig.  I’m all by myself…in a soundproof room…playing music that I love as loud as possible.  You can just vibe and rock out to it.  Doesn’t get much better than that.

Along with playing some of my favorite tracks out right now from artists like Blu, Inverse, Little Dragon, K’Naan, Kenna, Anthony Hamilton, Royce The 5’9″, and more, I also ran a snippet of the interview I did with B.o.B. and Playboy Tre from a while back.  Be sure to check out the full interview here.

Show #189 (1-11-09)

  1. Blue Scholars – “Coffee & Snow” (Local Artist)
  2. Statik Selektah ft. Little Brother, Joe Scudda, & Chaundon – “On The Marquee”
  3. Kid Cudi – “Sky High”
  4. Strong Arm Steady ft. Mistah F.A.B., Bishop Lamont, & Planet Asia – “Sunny CA”
  5. El Prez – “Hammerman”
  6. Inverse ft. Substantial – “Spark My Soul”
  7. Blu – “Vanity (DeathOfAStar) pt.One”
  8. Little Dragon – “Constant Surprises”
  9. Common ft. Martina Topley-Bird – “Everywhere”
  10. Asher Roth – “I Love College”
  12. B.o.B. – “I’ll Be In The Sky”
  13. Colin Munroe ft. Joell Ortiz – “Piano Lessons”
  14. Grieves & Budo – “Guenevieve” (Local Artist)
  15. Shawn Jackson & Co$$ – “Here We Go Again”
  16. Adele ft. Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall) – “First Love (Remot Remix)”
  17. Musiq – “SoBeautiful”
  18. Snowgoons ft. Boom Bap Project – “The Storm” (Local Artist)
  19. Royce The 5’9” – “Shake This”
  20. K’Naan ft. Chubb Rock – “ABC’s”
  21. Kenna ft. the Cool Kids – “Loose Wires (Remix)”
  22. Anthony Hamilton – “The Day We Met”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?m2wwzkmzzjh
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/540617114130cae6/ )

Link to download the full interview with B.o.B. & Playboy Tre – http://www.mediafire.com/?xnlx1wmo0gz
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/54012448089f57ba/ )

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 10

Posted in Artists, Radio on October 20th, 2008 by Hyphen


It’s been a minute since Phonte and Brainchild have graced us with an episode of GGR, but believe me, it’s tough to do radio shows when you’re constantly working on other projects.  In the latest edition, Brainchild kills the mix and Tay waxes poetic about his top 10 “black coffees.”  Check it out:

  1. The Randy Watson Experience “Tic Tac Know!”
  2. The Cool Kids “Delivery Man”
  3. FDR “Puff Puff Pass”
  4. Erykah Badu “The Healer”
  5. Digable Planets “Dial 7 (Axioms Of Creamy Spies)”
  6. Bill Withers “Kissing My Love”
  7. Lloyd Chalmers “I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More”
  8. Black Milk “Purple Track 6″
  9. Robert Glasper “J Dillalude” (Simon S Extended Edit)
  10. Madlib “Ashby Road”
  11. Nicolay & Kay “Through The Wind”
  12. Georgia Anne Muldrow “Runaway”
  13. Reggie B “It Gets Better”
  14. Houston Independent Spit District “Recess” (feat. Khimmy J)
  15. Towa Tei “Happy” (feat. Viv & Bahamadia)
  16. Mr. Dalvin “Get Mine”
  17. Ralph Tresvant “When I Need Somebody”
  18. Madlib “Chops & Thangs”
  19. Phoenix “Congratulations”
  20. Dwele “Light Skin Sugar”
  21. DJ Premier “Dink”
  22. The Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination “Soulbath”
  23. DJ Krush “Beats”
  24. Lakeside “Something About That Woman”

Download here.

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