Sound Session #501 (1/18/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 25th, 2015 by Hyphen

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Apologies for the delay in this week’s SNSS archive but hey, that’s what happens when you’ve traveled half way around the world.  So far, life in London is not too dissimilar to life at home, thanks mostly to the amazing technology we have at our fingertips.  Being able to log on to social media to see what everyone back home is talking about and to interact with them is the best cure for any homesickness, and honestly, most of the interaction I have with folks back home was digital to begin with.  As long as my pixels can still talk to your pixels, that’s 2015 and I’m good…though it wouldn’t hurt to be back in the 6 for all this Seahawks madness…

That said, I’ve spent the last week adapting to the time schedule (the absolute worst for a west coast sports fan) and working, so I’m about to head out and explore this city a bit today.  Before then, enjoy this week’s SNSS featuring new tracks from artists like Action Bronson, Fabolous, Wale, OnCue, Black Moon, Diamond District, Fice, Von Pea, Lupe Fiasco, Joey Badass, Jean Deaux, Thelonius Martin, Theophilus London, Little Simz, one of my favorite UK discoveries, Jay Prince, and more.  And don’t forget to peep our 500th show from the week prior if you want to celebrate almost 10 years of the program!

Show #501 (1-18-15)

1.    ASAP Rocky – “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2”
2.    Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy”
3.    Fabolous – “All Good”
4.    Wale – “Chess”
5.    OnCue – “Don’t Forget Your Coat”
6.    Black Moon – “Go To War”
7.    Nipsey Hussle ft. Buddy – “Status Symbol”
8.    Diamond District – “It Ain’t Over (Black Milk Remix)”
9.    Fice – “Coastal” (Local Music)
10.    Lupe Fiasco ft. Crystal Torres – “Adoration Of The Magi”
11.    Von Pea & The Other Guys ft. Kooley High – “Might As Well”
12.    Ghostface Killah ft. AZ & Rell – “Here I Go Again”
13.    Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “Number One” (Local Music)
14.    Azealia Banks – “Desperado”
15.    Bryn King – “Graduation” (Local Music)
16.    J. Cole – “St. Tropez”
17.    Jay Prince ft. Raheaven – “Polaroids”
18.    Jean Deaux – “Birthday Suit, Pt. 2”
19.    Thelonius Martin ft. Mac Miller – “Malcolm Interlude”
20.    D’Angelo – “Back To The Future (Part I)”
21.    Theophilus London ft. Devonte Hynes & The Force MD’s – “Figure It Out”
22.    Royce Da 5’9” – “Boom” (Throwback of the Week)
23.    Big K.R.I.T. ft. Devin The Dude, Big Sant, & Bun B – “Mo Better Cool”
24.    Little Simz – “Frozen”
25.    Joey Badass ft. Dyemond Lewis & Maverick Sabre – “On & On”
26.    Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney – “Only One”

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Sound Session #500 (1/11/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 12th, 2015 by Hyphen

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This was a Sound Session to remember.  In 2015, the show will achieve two significant milestones and this week marked the first of those: our 500th show.  We started SNSS in May of 2005, not knowing how long we’d do it, what it would become, or the impact we would have on the Seattle hip-hop scene (and perhaps the national scene, here and there).  Turns out, J. Moore and I put on a pretty decent radio show that music heads generally enjoy…and 500 Sundays later, here we are, on the verge of our 2nd milestone: the 10 year SNSS anniversary in May.

For episode #500, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and play a variety of songs from artists we championed heavily on the show.  Some were already well established (Hov, Dilla, Common, Kanye), but the majority were artists that we were able to support early on in their careers.  As a result, we’ve been honored to be the place where lots of our listeners were exposed to developing artists that later grew into some of the best in the game (if I had a nickel for every, “maaaan, the first time I heard ____ was on SNSS!”…).  Lots of artists got their first ever radio spins or interviews with our show and it’s truly a pleasure to help give these cats the shine they deserve.  So enjoy this blast from the past, with classics from the aforementioned heavyweights, plus good friends of the show J. Cole, Black Milk, Royce Da 5’9″, Jake One, Shad, U-N-I, The Physics, Little Brother, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Mayer Hawthorne, Little Dragon, and more.  These were all important records/artists during the last 500 shows and we enjoyed spinning some of their best material all night.

For the last track, we went back…way back…back into time…and pulled out a classic DJ Honda/Mos Def track that I’m sure you all know.  This was the last record I played on my college radio show (KSPC what up!  Kev Sakoda what up!!!) when I graduated (Pomona-Pitzer what up!!!) and it has special significance to me.  As mentioned on the show and hinted about previously on my socials, I’ve decided to pursue a work opportunity at my day job, ESPN, which will require me to take an extended business trip to our London office for about a year.  When a company like ESPN says they want to fly you to London to get international and managerial experience, it’s pretty much a no brainer…

That said, I’m really sad that I won’t be joining J on air during my time abroad.  However, much like the rest of the iceberg you don’t see under the water (SNSS as glacial metaphor: +2 points), there’s a lot of back end work that we put in every week for the show and I’ll still be involved with all of that.  So don’t worry, it’s still SNSS all day, but you’ll just have to do without hearing my silly voice and even sillier jokes on air (connect with me on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram if you need those).  I’ll continue to check in with y’all via these archives and like Mos said, “gotta lotta things I got to do // but God willing, I’m comin’ back to you…”

500 shows down, here’s to 500 more!

Show #500 (1-11-15)
**500th Show Celebration**

1.    Jay-Z – “Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)”
2.    J. Cole – “Lights Please”
3.    Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5’9” – “Losing Out”
4.    Jake One ft. Vitamin D, C Note, Maine, & Ish (of Shabazz Palaces) – “Home” (Local Music)
5.    Blu & Exile – “Dancing In The Rain”
6.    Shad – “I Don’t Like To”
7.    U-N-I – “Beautiful Day”
8.    Dom Kennedy – “1997”
9.    The Physics – “I Just Wanna Beat” (Local Music)
10.    Little Brother ft. Dion – “Step It Up”
11.    Jay Electronica – “Exhibit C”
12.    Kanye West ft. Dwele – “Flashing Lights”
13.    Drake – “Say What’s Real”
14.    Kid Cudi – “Day N Nite”
15.    Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas”
16.    Macklemore – “White Privilege” (Local Music)
17.    Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart, Pt. 1”
18.    Common ft. Kanye West & John Legend – “They Say”
19.    J Dilla – “Won’t Do”
20.    Amy Winehouse ft. Ghostface Killah – “You Know I’m No Good”
21.    Mayer Hawthorne – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”
22.    Little Dragon – “Constant Surprises”
23.    Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
24.    BJ The Chicago Kid – “Good Luv’n”
25.    The Weeknd – “What You Need”
26.    DJ Honda ft. Mos Def – “Travellin’ Man” (Throwback of the Week)

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Sound Session #499 (1-4-15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 5th, 2015 by Hyphen

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As is tradition with the first Sound Session of the year, we started this episode looking back on 2014 (shout to Skillz for rekindling his rap up series) before turning our focus to the days ahead.  J and I both feel like there’s lots of good energy around right now, so we’re excited to see what 2015 brings, personally, professionally, cultural, etc..  Hopefully you guys are equally excited for the new year, but as we mentioned on the show, we’re not really a fan of resolutions.  Continued evolution through love and learning and new experiences should be the goal, and that should happen daily, not just at the top of the year.  Make it happen…

On this week’s show, we ran new music from ASAP Rocky, J. Cole, Mark Ronson, Mystikal, Funkghost, CRL CRRLL, Lion Babe, Little Simz, Tope, Kenn Starr, Joey Badass, Drake, D’Angelo, and more.  Lots of good music out there right now, hope you enjoy!

And before I go, a quick word on one of my favorite media figures, and a coworker at ESPN, Stuart Scott.  If you grew up in the 90’s and liked sports & music, Stu defined the intersection of the two.  In that regard, he was similarly as impactful as folks like Allen Iverson, the Fab 5, or Shaq.  He literally changed the media landscape by himself and by being himself.  He never compromisedHe was 100% genuine and the man you saw on TV was the same man in real life.

Growing up, I spent countless hours watching him cover sports and those were really formative years for me.  While everyone I watched on ESPN helped forge my desire to join the company later in life, he was probably the on-air personality I connected with the most.  He was like a good friend you saw all the time.  He was one of the homies.  That was our guy.  Today, he’s still reflected in the way all of us 80’s babies bring hip-hop into the workplace.

Most importantly, he was a dude that just lived life the way it’s meant to be done: to the fullest…being you…full of love and light.  Rest in peace to an icon and an inspiration.  We love you Stu, forever.

See you guys next week for SNSS #500!

Show #499 (1-4-15)

1.    Skillz – “2014”
2.    Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) – “Resolutions Per Minute” (Local Music)
3.    Joey Bada$$ ft. Dyemond Lewis & Maverick Sabre – “On & On”
4.    OB Obrien ft. Drake & P Reign – “Schemin’ Up”
5.    Nipsey Hussle ft. Buddy – “Status Symbol”
6.    J. Cole – “Fire Squad”
7.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) ft. Jay Electronica – “To Me, To You”
8.    ASAP Rocky – “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2”
9.    Kenn Starr ft. Melanie Rutherford – “The Definition”
10.    Tope ft. Dizz – “Rocky” (Local Music)
11.    Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal – “Feel Right”
12.    Funkghost – “Inside and Out”
13.    Big K.R.I.T. ft. Bun B, Big Sant, & Devin The Dude – “Mo Better Cool”
14.    Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney – “Only One”
15.    D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Prayer”
16.    CRL CRRLL – “Cheers”
17.    Lion Babe – “Don’t Break My Heart”
18.    Little Simz – “Frozen”
19.    Emay – “Landscaping”
20.    Da Bush Babees ft. Mos Def – “The Love Song” (Throwback of the Week)
21.    Ryan Caraveo – “Paradise”
22.    Rittz ft. B.o.B & Mike Posner – “In My Zone”

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Sound Session #498 (12-28-14) – Best of 2014

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 29th, 2014 by Hyphen

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Christmas has passed, New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, college football bowl games are on TV, and the Seahawks are primed for another run to the Super Bowl, so it can mean only one thing: it’s time for the last Sound Session of the year and with that, our Best of 2014 show!  This is far from a definitive list and represents just a small sliver of all the great music that dropped this year, but we always enjoy this episode because it gives us a chance to kick back, reflect, and vibe out to 2 hours of amazing records.  As always, we’ve included our playlist, some notes on our selections, and a list of some honorable mention records.

If you’re curious, previous “Best Of” episodes are available here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

Thanks for rocking with us in 2014 and we’ll see you next year!  Make it your best one yet.

Show #498 (12-28-14)
**Best of 2014**

1.    Kendrick Lamar – “i”
2.    Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”
3.    Schoolboy Q – “Break The Bank”
4.    Pusha T – “Lunch Money”
5.    Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9”, & Black Thought – “The Imperial”
6.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – “U Looz”
7.    Big K.R.I.T. – “My Sub, Pt. 3”
8.    Drake – “0-100 / The Catch Up”
9.    ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”
10.    Majid Jordan – “A Place Like This”
11.    Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
12.    Vanni Meursing ft. Tasman Holloway – “Town Biz” (Local Music)
13.    Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
14.    Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
15.    Doja Cat – “So High”
16.    Jessie Ware ft. Miguel – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
17.    Dave B ft. Sol – “Boathouse” (Local Music)
18.    Fabolous ft. Jeremih – “Thim Slick”
19.    Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
20.    Mar – “Man x Woman”
21.    TOKiMONSTA ft. Anderson Paak – “Realla”
22.    Esta ft. SPZRKT – “Can’t Wait”
23.    Prince – “The Breakdown”
24.    Bas ft. J. Cole – “My N*gga Just Made Bail”
25.    Melat & Jansport J – “Fanclub”
26.    Sinead Harnett – “No Other Way”

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Notes:

1.  Kendrick Lamar – We didn’t get the highly anticipated follow up to GKMC, but we did get the first taste from the next album.  Kendrick’s self-empowerment anthem was much needed in this environment too.
2. Isaiah Rashad – TDE had a monster year and aside from Kendrick, Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, the future looks especially bright with Isaiah (and SZA). Most talented label in the game?
3. Schoolboy Q – We could have picked “Studio” or “Hell Of A Night” from Q’s album, but we chose this Alchemist produced banger. Congrats to Q on a well deserved Grammy nomination as well!
4. Pusha T – Kanye toying with the “Just To Get A Rep” sample while Pusha flawlessly delivers his standard braggadocio? Yes please.
5. Statik Selektah – Yeah, Action Bronson had a good verse and Royce killed it, but Black Thought BODIED his portion. Verse of the year?
6. PRhyme – Speaking of Royce, his collaborative effort with Premo was unquestionably one of the best projects of the year. Dope beats + dope rhymes. It’s not rocket science.
7. Big K.R.I.T.Cadillactica is my pick for album of the year, but that said, there really isn’t a singular standout track. The whole album is fantastic, but the 3rd part to K.R.I.T.’s bass anthems is perhaps the catchiest. TWO FIFTEENS!
8. Drake – The record so hot that Diddy actually put hands on Drake for “stealing” the beat…let’s just be glad we never heard Puff’s version.
9. ILoveMakonnen – Only Drake and Kanye can hop on random records and turn them in to some of the biggest tracks of the year. Hell, Makonnen even got a deal and a Grammy nomination out of it.
10. Majid Jordan – PARTYNEXTDOOR is the most hyped OVO artist but this duo are the most talented. Their EP laid the groundwork for an official debut that should make a powerful impact in 2015.
11. Big Sean – An instant anthem.
12. Vanni Meursing – Speaking of anthems, this was Seattle’s unofficial soundtrack during the Seahawks’ last Super Bowl run. Slap.
13. Thaddeus David – Thad linked with 2 talented cats from Portland, flipped the classic Dre sample, and made one of the dopest NW records of the year.
14. Dej Loaf – Drake didn’t even need to hop on this record to make it a hit. He just needed to quote it in an Instagram comment and the world took notice to low key the hardest track of the year.
15. Doja Cat – Every time we played this, the phones lit up and anyone with us in the studio had one response: “yo…who is THAT?”
16. Jessie Ware – Jessie’s Tough Love was one of the best (and most slept on) albums of the year and this BenZel produced slow jam was the highlight. Shout to Miguel on the background vocals too.
17. Dave B – The NW is filled with talent but Dave B is the most exciting up and comer in my book. When the next project drops, he’ll be in the national discussion as well.
18. Fabolous – Typically, NYC hypes up their artists far more than they should be and the buzz doesn’t reach outside the NE, and for good reason. Fab is similar in that he gets love in NYC but has been slept on recently outside the region, but he’s been quietly releasing some really dope projects the last few years. This beat + Jeremih’s hook & Fab’s rhymes should have = a hit record.
19. Tom Misch & Carmody – Tom Misch was my favorite discovery in 2014. This 19 year old singer/producer from London released an EP with Carmody in December but somehow, this track wasn’t included. Flames.
20. Mar – My song of the year pick. Just a highly enjoyable record that has everything mashed up in one track. In a year where rap seemed a little stale, alt-R&B/dance music picked up the pieces nicely.
21. TOKiMONSTA – Anderson Paak’s Venice was one of the best albums of the year, but we went with his contribution to TOKiMONSTA’s EP for our selection. For realla.
22. Esta – Not sure the Soulection camp has ever let us down. Vibes upon vibes upon vibes is what they have.
23. Prince – It was a big year for vibey alt-R&B/ambient soul, but the master also blessed us with some new work and reminded us who influenced all these singers, whether they know it or not.
24. Bas – J. Cole & D’Angelo both dropped projects right at the end of the year, which made it tough to include them in our Best Of, but we had to make sure Cole was represented. This verse might have been his most effortless of the whole year.
25. Melat & Jansport J – This beat. That sample. Those vocals. Yes.
26. Sinead Harnett – We went back to the UK for our last track of the night with this super smooth Snakehips produced R&B jam.

Honorable mentions from artists not otherwise represented:

  • 50 Cent ft. Joe – “Big Rich Town”
  • Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”
  • Alchemist ft. Riff Raff & Action Bronson – “Rookies of the Future”
  • All About She ft. Jacob Banks – “I Can’t Wait”
  • Anna Lunoe ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Heartbreak In Motion”
  • Asher Roth – “Tangerine Girl”
  • BANKS – “Drowning”
  • BJ The Chicago Kid – “Soul Of A Woman”
  • Bipolar Sunshine ft. GoldLink – “Future (Part 1)”
  • Boaz – “Like This”
  • Cam’Ron & A-Trak ft. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash – “Dipsh*ts”
  • Childish Gambino – “Retro (Rough)”
  • Choosey – “Fly Me To The Moon”
  • Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  • Cozz – “Dreams”
  • Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play”
  • denitia and sene – “divided”
  • Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc – “Show Me The Way”
  • DTMD (Dunc & Toine Makin’ Dollas) ft. BOOM – “toine&B”
  • Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, & Sampha – “A Kiss Goodbye”
  • Fashawn ft. Dom Kennedy – “Golden State Of Mind”
  • FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
  • Fly Union ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Don’t Count Me Out”
  • Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. Scarface – “Broken”
  • George Maple – “Talk Talk”
  • India Shawn ft. James Fauntleroy – “Floating Away”
  • Jade De LaFleur ft. James Fauntleroy – “Freedom”
  • Jesse Boykins III – “Plain”
  • Joey Bada$$ – “Christ Conscious”
  • Logic – “Under Pressure”
  • Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  • Nao vs. A.K. Paul – “So Good”
  • Nemo Achida ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hands On”
  • Phantogram – “Fall In Love”
  • Pharrell ft. JoJo, Leah LaBelle, & Tori Kelly – “Freq”
  • Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  • Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”
  • Sam Lachow ft. Raz Simone & Ariana DeBoo – “Dreams of Gold”
  • Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”
  • SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  • Shad & DJ T.LO – “Always Winnin”
  • SOS – “Secrets”
  • Spooky Black – “Without U”
  • The Roots ft. Patty Crash – “Never”
  • The Weeknd – “Often”
  • THURZ – “Right Now”
  • Tory Lanez – “R.I.D.E.”
  • Travis Scott ft. Big Sean & The 1975 – “Don’t Play”
  • Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
  • Young & Sick – “Glass”
  • Your Old Droog – “Gunsmoke Cologne”

2015. You ready?

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Sound Session #497 (12-21-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 28th, 2014 by Hyphen

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Getting this week’s edition of SNSS posted a few hours before we hop on the air for our Best of 2014 show.  It’s been a crazy blur of a year.  Hopefully SNSS has provided you with a great soundtrack and exposed you to a few new artists you hadn’t heard of before!

On this week’s episode, we ran new music from PRhyme, Your Old Droog, Joey Badass, Rittz, Mike Posner, Azealia Banks, Emay, Chuuwee, Dayne Jordan, OB Obrien, Drake, D’Angelo, and more.  We were also joined in studio by Ryan Caraveo, one of Seattle’s brightest up and coming artists.  Check out his new album, Swings, and be on the lookout for Ryan to make some serious noise in 2015.

Lastly, be sure to peep the video of our recent interview with denitia and sene right here.  Enjoy the show!

Show #497 (12-21-14)

1.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) ft. Dwele – “You Should Know”
2.    Your Old Droog – “Loosey In The Store With Pennies (Extended)”
3.    Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99”
4.    **INTERVIEW WITH RYAN CARAVEO, PT. 1**
5.    Big K.R.I.T. – “King of the South”
6.    Rittz ft. B.o.B & Mike Posner – “In My Zone”
7.    **INTERVIEW WITH RYAN CARAVEO, PT. 2**
8.    Ryan Caraveo – “GODMODE” (Local Music)
9.    OB Obrien ft. Drake & P Reign – “Schemin’ Up”
10.    **INTERVIEW WITH RYAN CARAVEO, PT. 3**
11.    Tunji Ige ft. Wonda – “Day 2 Day”
12.    Azealia Banks – “Desperado”
13.    Anderson Paak – “Luh You”
14.    Emay – “MAIR”
15.    J. Cole – “Wet Dreamz”
16.    Thaddeus David – “Annex” (Local Music)
17.    JR & PH7 ft. Chuuwee – “Meanwhile Off Mack”
18.    Dayne Jordan – “I Want It All”
19.    Blakk Soul & Rapper Big Pooh – “Jukin’ (Alone)” (Local Music)
20.    Crooklyn Dodgers – “Crooklyn” (Throwback of the Week)
21.    D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Really Love”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – https://soundcloud.com/djhyphen/dj-hyphen-j-moore-sunday-night-sound-session-show-497-122114
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denitia and sene on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on December 21st, 2014 by Hyphen

Some of our favorite artists, individually and collectively, denitia and sene came through Sunday Night Sound Session recently to chop it up while on tour here in Seattle.  We talked about their backgrounds, how they met at an artist collective, their first impressions of each other, what their creative process is like, breaking barriers between genres, their side fx EP releasing in January 2015, and more.

We’ve been playing their music for a while so it was great to finally meet in person.  Big shout to them for coming through and to Lea with the First Ladies for filming/editing!

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Sound Session – Show #496 (12-14-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 17th, 2014 by Hyphen

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Sunday Night Sound Session has been on air for almost 10 years and we’ve archived every single episode online, but we’ve always looked for a good distribution solution. Soundcloud made some licensing changes lately that allows us to utilize their platform for streaming/downloading full episodes of the show. After doing some testing, I think this should work and help you guys enjoy the show much easier each week. No weird download sites, full functionality with all your devices (the Soundcloud app is a must for mobile/tablet), and one centralized location for our episodes and interviews going forward. Most importantly, it should allow more people to discover all the great music that’s out there right now so we can support these artists and they can continue to create!

On this week’s show, we played new tracks from artists like Joey Badass, Termanology, Michael Christmas, Astro, Tunji Ige, Saigon, J. Cole, Coultrain, Tuxedo, Anthony Hamilton, Your Old Droog, Electric Wire Hustle, Lion Babe, salute, Tink, and the loooooooong awaited return of D’Angelo. Plus, we were joined in studio by Malice & Mario Sweet to debut Malice’s new solo song, “Try You,” produced by Jake One. Great stuff all night…

Enjoy!

Show #496 (12-14-14)

1.    Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99”
2.    Termanology ft. Michael Christmas & Astro – “I’m Good”
3.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) ft. Jay Electronica – “To Me, To You”
4.    Big K.R.I.T. ft. Lupe Fiasco – “Lost Generation”
5.    De La Soul ft. Chuck D – “The People”
6.    Saigon – “Let’s Get Smart”
7.    J. Cole – “Apparently”
8.    Common ft. Sadat X – “1-9-9-9” (Throwback of the Week)
9.    **INTERVIEW WITH MALICE & MARIO SWEET, PT. 1**
10.    D’Angelo and the Vanguard – “Sugah Daddy”
11.    Coultrain – “Let’s Pretend It’ll Last”
12.    **INTERVIEW WITH MALICE & MARIO SWEET, PT. 2**
13.    Malice Sweet – “Try You” (Local Music)
14.    Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “Wonderful Christmastime” (Local Music)
15.    **INTERVIEW WITH MALICE & MARIO SWEET, PT. 3**
16.    Anthony Hamilton – “What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas”
17.    Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) – “Spent” (Local Music)
18.    Your Old Droog – “The ‘70s”
19.    Electric Wire Hustle – “Loveless”
20.    salute ft. Vanessa Elisha – “So Cool”
21.    Lion Babe – “Jungle Lady”
22.    Tink ft. Charlamagne Tha God – “Around The Clock”
23.    Fabolous – “Lituation”
24.    Tunji Ige ft. Wonda – “Day 2 Day”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – https://soundcloud.com/djhyphen/dj-hyphen-j-moore-sunday-night-sound-session-show-496-121414
(back up – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/be3c75a004/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_496%2C_12-14-14.mp3)

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 #495 (12-7-14)

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

SNSS

Last week, J. Moore held down SNSS solo and this week, I returned the favor while J was in New York, repping Seattle with our boy Nacho Picasso.  Speaking of New York, I know it’s gone through the news cycle a couple times now, but a week removed and the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case is still incredibly egregious.  It’s tough to look at officer body cameras as a step in the right direction when we already have footage of a policeman using an illegal chokehold to kill someone, yet the only person indicted in the case is the man who filmed it.  Depressing.

Anyway, tune in to this week’s episode to hear some more of my thoughts on the issue, along with some excellent new music from artists like the Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D, De La Soul, PRhyme, J. Cole, Fabolous, Lion Babe, Abhi//Dijon, Vanessa Elisha, and more.  Plus, Kalieb Nash joined us in studio for a special live performance.  Musically, it was a really good show.  Hope you guys enjoy…

Show #495 (12-7-14)

1. Wu-Tang Clan – “A Better Tomorrow”
2. De La Soul ft. Chuck D – “The People”
3. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) ft. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller – “Dat Sound Good”
4. **INTERVIEW WITH KALIEB NASH, PT. 1**
5. Pusha T – “Lunch Money”
6. J. Cole – “03’ Adolescence”
7. Tope ft. Blu, Rob Milton, & Farnell Newton – “Let It Go” (Local Music)
8. **Kalieb Nash – “Again (Live Performance)” (Local Music)**
9. **INTERVIEW WITH KALIEB NASH, PT. 2**
10. Kalieb Nash – “Merry Little Christmas” (Local Music)
11. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy”
12. Ryan Caraveo – “Where The Sun Sets” (Local Music)
13. The Neighbourhood ft. French Montana – “#icanteven”
14. Choosey – “Broken Hearts”
15. Von Pea & The Other Guys – “Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart”
16. Shad & DJ T.Lo – “Take Flight”
17. Fabolous – “Lituation”
18. Big K.R.I.T. ft. E-40 & Wiz Khalifa – “Mind Control”
19. Rochelle Jordan – “Ease Your Mind”
20. Anderson Paak – “Luh You”
21. Vanessa Elisha – “21 Questions”
22. Nao ft. Abhi//Dijon – “Adore You”
23. Lion Babe – “Jungle Lady”
24. Tom Misch & Carmody – “So Close”
25. Raleigh Ritchie – “You Make It Worse”
26. Gorillaz – “Tomorrow Comes Today” (Throwback of the Week)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/6764e842c7/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_495%2C_12-7-14.mp3
(back up – http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/61723441/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/aqdry6mdrh77)

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 #494 (11-30-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

On this week’s SNSS, J. Moore held down hosting duties solo and ran new records from Saigon, Shad, Ghostface, Von Pea, Heltah Skeltah, Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, Your Old Droog, Tom Misch, E-40, Eric Roberson, Raleigh Ritchie, Choklate, and more.  Y’all know I hate to miss episodes and only do so when there are extenuating circumstances, and this week qualifies.  I enjoyed my time at Amazon Digital Music for my day job but I decided to make the jump back to my previous company, ESPN, and I’ve been finalizing everything out here at ESPN HQ in Connecticut.  I’ll be doing lots of travel for the new gig, but as Puff Dave said, SNSS can’t stop, won’t stop…eh eh.

The show goes on, as always, and this week was no exception.  Enjoy the cuts…

Show #494 (11-30-14)

1.    Big K.R.I.T. – “My Sub, Pt. 3”
2.    Saigon ft. Peter Jericho – “Street Gospel”
3.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – “Courtesy”
4.    Shad & DJ T.Lo – “Knock”
5.    Ghostface Killah ft. AZ – “Blood In The Streets”
6.    Von Pea & The Other Guys – “Chasing Amy (aka In Your Heart)”
7.    Pusha T – “Lunch Money”
8.    Statik Selektah ft. Sean Price & Rock – “Heltah Skeltah”
9.    DistantStarr – “Smooth”
10.    Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy”
11.    Romaro Franceswa – “Bout That Life” (Local Music)
12.    Choosey – “Oh Lawd”
13.    Wu-Tang Clan ft. Streetlife – “Mistaken Identity”
14.    Your Old Droog – “Free Turkey”
15.    Devante Cash & Mundy – “The Meet” (Local Music)
16.    E-40 – “Choices (Yup)”
17.    Eric Roberson ft. Pharoahe Monch – “The Cycle”
18.    Tom Misch & Carmody – “So Close”
19.    SZA – “Sobriety”
20.    Raleigh Ritchie – “You Make It Worse”
21.    Goapele ft. Eric Benet – “My Love”
22.    THURZ ft. BJ The Chicago Kid, Clyde Carson, OverDoz, & Preston Harris – “The Big Bang / Running From Your Love”
23.    Luke Christopher – “Ms. Holy Water”
24.    Black Star – “Astronomy (8th Light)” (Throwback of the Week)
25.    Nas – “The Season”
26.    Black Milk – “Story and Her”
27.    Anderson Paak – “Put You On”
28.    Choklate – “The Tea (Opolopo Remix)” (Local Music)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/a76f4e7c73/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_494%2C_11-30-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/h318gzsnxwqp)
(2nd back up – https://www.sendspace.com/file/rlanli)

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 #493 (11-23-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on November 28th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family yesterday and today, I hope you’re more focused on leftovers and additional family time than Black Friday sales.  I don’t know about y’all, but the flurry of deals bombarding me across every medium and social network is a continual reminder to focus on my needs vs. my wants.  Spend your dollars wisely, or not at all (#BlackoutBlackFriday).

Enjoy this week’s SNSS for new music from Royce Da 5’9″, DJ Premier, Pusha T, Wu-Tang Clan, SZA, Willow, Jaden Smith, Rochelle Jordan, DistantStarr, Elzhi, Outasight, Kev Brown, Romaro Franceswa, Tope, Made In Heights, and more.  Good show, don’t sleep…

Show #493 (11-23-14)

1.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – “PRhyme”
2.    Wu-Tang Clan – “Necklace”
3.    Ghostface Killah ft. Kandace Springs – “Love Don’t Live Here No More”
4.    Rick Ross – “Family Ties”
5.    Pusha T – “Lunch Money”
6.    Romaro Franceswa – “Bout That Life” (Local Music)
7.    Tope ft. CashUs King – “Red Light” (Local Music)
8.    Shad & DJ T.Lo – “Hang On”
9.    Luke Christopher – “Ms. Holy Water”
10.    Outasight – “Invitation”
11.    Big K.R.I.T. ft. Mara Hruby – “Do You Love Me”
12.    SZA – “Sobriety”
13.    Willow ft. SZA – “9”
14.    Jaden Smith – “Symba”
15.    DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Brand New Funk” (Throwback of the Week)
16.    Raleigh Ritchie ft. Little Simz – “Cuckoo”
17.    Rochelle Jordan – “Good One”
18.    Anderson Paak – “Put You On”
19.    Made In Heights – “Panther” (Local Music)
20.    Tom Misch & Carmody – “Paper Planes”
21.    DistantStarr – “Smooth”
22.    Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey ft. Asheru & Grap Luva – “What You Got”
23.    Signif ft. Elzhi – “Play 2 Win”
24.    Hanni El Khatib ft. GZA – “Moonlight (Remix)”
25.    Tiga ft. Pusha T – “Bugatti (Remix)”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/1b9b60a2af/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_493%2C_11-23-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/a85smjt7pv8y)
(2nd back up – http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/63425084/file.html)

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