Sound Session #473 (7-6-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 7th, 2014 by Hyphen


I’m writing this on the eve of the World Cup semifinals and as anyone who knows me is fully aware, as much as I love music, sports are just on another level for me.  I’m beyond excited to watch these last few matches, where Germany and Brazil battle on one side of the bracket and Argentina vs. Nethlerlands square off on the other.  Sure, the first match up lost a little luster without Neymar and Thiago Silva, but it still features the best two teams in the world and Brazil hasn’t lost a competitive match on home soil in about 40 years…so you could say there’s a little pressure for the Seleção.  The next day, I’m pulling for my guy RVP to work some magic and get the Dutch back to the final for a second cup in a row.  Hopefully he can help them win it all this time.

But I digress…peep this week’s episode of SNSS for new tracks from Kolley, Cozz, Rejjie Snow, Fly Union, Black Thought, Nas, Sam Lachow, Black Milk, Sebastian Mikael, and my favorite artist of the moment, FKA twigs.  Plus, our homey Avatar Darko dropped through to premiere his new record with Jarv Dee.  Enjoy the show!

Show #473 (7-6-14)

  1. Wiz Khalifa ft. Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, and Nas – “We Dem Boyz (Remix)”
  2. Kolley ft. Big K.R.I.T. – “Poetry In Motion”
  3. Jeezy ft. Jay-Z – “Seen It All”
  4. G-Unit – “They Talked About Jesus”
  6. Avatar Darko ft. Jarv Dee – “Modern Day Pharaohs” (Local Music)
  7. Cozz – “Dreams”
  9. Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9”, & Black Thought – “The Imperial”
  10. Buckshot & P-Money – “Red Alert”
  11. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  12. Common – “Speak My Piece”
  13. AZ – “Red Magic”
  14. Rejjie Snow – “Olga (1984)”
  15. Fly Union ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Don’t Count Me Out”
  16. Sam Lachow ft. Raz Simone & Ariana DeBoo – “Dreams of Gold” (Local Music)
  17. Wanz ft. Warren G, Grynch, & Crytical – “To: Nate Dogg” (Local Music)
  18. Tha Dogg Pound ft. Michel’le & Nate Dogg – “Let’s Play House” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Troy Ave – “Feel Good”
  20. Black Milk – “What It’s Worth”
  21. Jaded Incorporated – “Come Down”
  22. The Weeknd – “Often”
  23. FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
  24. Spooky Black – “Without U”
  25. Sebastian Mikael – “Lose It”

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Thunderbird Gerard – Trouble (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 14th, 2013 by Hyphen

New freshness from Thunderbird Gerard, a New York born producer/MC/singer who has been putting in work overseas. Really looking forward to hearing more from him, and thankfully, we won’t have to wait long.  His debut EP, T.R.O.U.B.L.E., will be released online for free download on May 6th.

Follow Gerard on Twitter here too.

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JR & PH7 ft. The Kid Daytona – Humid Nights (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 22nd, 2012 by Hyphen

The Kid Daytona links up with German production duo JR & PH7 for “Humid Nights” off The Good Life.  Check out the project right here if you’ve been sleeping.  Along with Daytona, the guests featured include Sean Price, Skyzoo, Guilty Simpson, Chuuwee, King Mez, Fly.Union, Phonte, Median, Torae, Freeway, Saigon, Ras Kass, and more.  Very solid lineup.

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Shad – Live in Cologne (show + interview)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on December 18th, 2010 by Hyphen

It’s so dope to see the homey Shad blowing up all over the world these days.  Right after Yeezy, SK is my second favorite artist out these days, and above all, him and his team are just good, cool folks.  Peep the video above to see clips from his recent performance in Cologne plus some interesting interview excerpts.

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Hahahah ice cold

Posted in Sports, Videos on July 4th, 2008 by Hyphen

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany was giving his post game interview after losing in the Euro 2008 final, only to be interupted by the Spanish players celebrating.  Ouch.  It’s a celebration bitches Bastian!

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This is why I do this

Posted in Random Ish, Sound Session on July 2nd, 2008 by Hyphen

Huge super duper hyphenated Euro shout out to my man Nils, who sent me this email recently:

Hey Hyphen,

I am writing from Germany, and I want to say “Thank you” for putting your sound session show online so that I can download it each week! I started listening to it in June 2006 starting with show #50-something. (I don’t know why) but I got to your myspace page somehow (googling, I guess) and started listening and cutting the shows to single mp3 tracks on my PC, having a good time every time I am listening to the mp3’s. The first mp3 track that I can cutting remember is “The storm” by the “Procussions”. Other remarkable artists are Grynch and Choclate.

I have been watching american TV shows since my youth (starting with Star Trek:Enterprise, ALF, A-Team, Simpsons, Baywatch among many others), so that I feel some kind of connection to the USA. This might seem strange on the first sight, but I just think that american culture is just some kind of different. I watch “Conan O’Brian” and “Jay Leno” since 10 years. I listen to your show since 2 years. : )

Well, I don’t know what you think of this email, but for me you are a kind of “anchor” to american hip hop culture and music. I don’t understand each sentence of the music, but many beats (connected with the vocals) are a very welcome earcandy.

I have learned English language for 9 years at school, but I still don’t get the lyrics. Maybe I just I don’t really want to understand, I just want to feel the beats and the flow of the rappers/singers. The sound of the music is just satisfying enough, and understanding 48 bars of foreign language is really hard work.

Without you, I wouldn’t have bought the “Kenna”-CD, downloaded the U-N-I mixtape and so on.

Last week I have started reading your audacity of dope website/blog. Thanks for that as well, you have a huge output. That is remarkable. I will read your blog in the future.

Greetings from Germany,

(Nils’ English is crushing my German)

I get emails like this every now and then (as I’m sure a lot of artists & DJ’s do), but it’s always wild and encouraging to see how I can affect what people listen to all over the world.  I started DJ’ing back in 2000 with the sole purpose of helping shine light on good music that people might not be hearing elsewhere.  Things have evolved a bit since then, but still, that’s the whole point of all this.  To put a dude from Germany up on Kenna, U-N-I, Choklate, and other dope artists is the illest thing to me.  I love living in a world where technology brings us closer together with every day that passes.

I really appreciate every single person who’s checked out anything I’ve done over the years, especially those as dedicated as Nils.  It’s all about the music though, and I’m just lucky enough to be the conduit sometimes.  Big shout to all music fans, artists, DJ’s, bloggers, industry heads, and friends who genuinely care about this artform.  Y’all inspire me daily.

*cue “Full House” aww moment*

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