Zo! – …just visiting too

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on November 7th, 2009 by Hyphen

Here’s a dope new EP from Zo!, covering some classic songs by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bobby Caldwell, Quincy Jones, the Isley Brothers, and more.  Zo! (I always like including the exclamation point in his name) is insanely talented by himself, and when you bring in Phonte, Darien Brockington, Carlitta Durand, Sy Smith, and Yahzarah, you already know how it’s going to turn out.  Enjoy some more grown folks music, perfect for this rainy Saturday night…

Zo! – …just visiting too

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The Foreign Exchange – I Wanna Know (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 6th, 2009 by Hyphen

Okaaaaaay, you can blame it all on me tonight.

Real music.

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Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 15

Posted in Artists, Radio on August 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

Just when you start to wonder when Phonte and Brainchild are dropping another GGR…”BAM!”…they’re back.  Enjoy:

  1. B. Bravo “Midnite”
  2. Method Man & Redman “Dangerous Mcees” (cookin soul remix)
  3. Che Grand “People Bowling” (feat. Tanya Morgan)
  4. Mos Def “Auditorium” (feat. Slick Rick)
  5. DJ Mitsu “Get ‘Em Up” (feat. Elzhi)
  6. Amerie “Why R U”
  7. Kan Kick “I’m Going To Take U Out To Dinner”
  8. GB “Dealer Dog”
  9. Morgan Zarate “Satin White”
  10. Kenlo “Pont”
  11. Jay Dee “Come Get It”
  12. Freddie Joachim “Silent”
  13. Raheem DeVaughn “Wanna Love You” (feat Young Chris)
  14. Slum Village “Cloud 9″ (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
  15. DJ Spinna “Guaranteed” (feat. Phonte & Yahzarah)
  16. Reggie B “Spirtual Fi”
  17. Zo! & Asylum 7 “The Lineup” (feat. Metasyons, Finale & Buff)
  18. Karriem Riggins “I Want You”
  19. Byron The Aquarius “Repetitive” (feat. Daru & Da Button Pusha)
  20. Lunice “This Time”
  21. Onra “My Comet”
  22. Floyd The Locsmif “Fuzzy Navel”
  23. Afta-1 “Flor Y Uva
  24. Nicolay “Lose Your Way” (feat. Carlitta Durand)

Download here.

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The Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah – House of Cards (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos on August 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

Wow.  An excellent video from Phonte, Nicolay, Muhsinah, and Matt Koza for an excellent song off FE’s Leave It All Behind opus.  I hope you younger cats are feeling Foreign Exchange, cause their music is so necessary for when you’re feeling grown like I do these days.

Seattle people: Phonte, Nicolay, Yahzarah, Carlitta Durand, Darien Brockington, and Zo! will be performing at Nectar on September 15th and it’s sure to be an incredible show.  Even the opener, The Physics, will be great, so everyone 21+ needs to be there.  We’ll be giving away tickets each week on Sound Session leading up to the show and we’ll also be holding a contest here on TAOD to sit in on our interview with them.  Stay tuned and make sure to be there!  More info right here.

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Keelay & Zaire ft. D Minor & Phonte – Alright With Me (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

As I mentioned in the post for the viral clip of “We Made It,” Kee & Zee’s newest video for “Alright With Me” has already been picked up by MTVu.  Dopeness.  Phonte had like 8 bars in this track and killed it.  Shout to all my Cali familia in the video too…

Spotted at the Smoking Section.

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The Foreign Exchange ft. Darien Brockington – Take Off The Blues (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 21st, 2009 by Hyphen

Just when I’m all caught up in the Drake buzz and can’t stop listening to So Far Gone, the “Take Off The Blues” video drops and I’m reminded there’s another dope MC with some excellent singing chops.  Phonte, Nicolay, and D-Brock linked up with Matt Koza for this clip, which shows the ups and downs of a relationship by starting with those harmless glances across the room and ending with visuals for “Valediction.”  Two of my favorite tracks off Leave It All Behind?  You can’t go wrong.

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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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Big Pooh – The Comeback (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 28th, 2009 by Hyphen

“Khrysis on the boards with the heat!”

New ish from Pooh off his Delightful Bars album.  Sidenote: the girls in this video are…well…delightful.

Peace to OnSmash with the premiere.

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Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 10

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

GGR

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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Foreign Exchange on Real Frequency

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews on September 24th, 2008 by Hyphen

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The homies Phonte and Nicolay called in to Toronto’s Real Frequency to talk with Arcee about their upcoming album, Leave It All Behind.  It’s rare that people get to interview both at the same time, so this was dope to hear.  Along with LIAB, they talked about the other projects they’ve released recently and what’s next on tap.

Check out the discussion on the Real Frequency blog right here and make sure you stay up to date with everything FE on the official site.  Oh, and if you haven’t peeped the sampler, what are you waiting for?

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