Sound Session #452 (2-9-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 14th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Sound Session #452 was an episode all about celebration.  As we always do around his birthday, we celebrated J Dilla’s life by playing his instrumentals all night long and talking a bit about his dopeness.  Still the greatest producer of all time in my book!

We also discussed the 10 year anniversary of a classic album, Kanye’s debut, College Dropout, which coincidentally dropped during the 2nd semester of my senior year in college.  We were graduating, not dropping out, but that album still defined that time of my life and encapsulated so many of the feelings my friends and I had back then.  It helped that we got to kick it with a younger Yeezy when he was on tour in LA that year, and the stories we have from those encounters are some of my favorite memories ever.

Kanye rapping his “18 years, 18 years!” verse from “Gold Digger” acapella to us 2 years before we’d hear it again on Late Registration?  Check.  Kanye asking us incredulously, “you’ve actually heard of me?” when we were telling him about how much we liked his mixtape freestyles?  Check.  The turntables skipping so much at the El Rey that Ye stopped Don C from playing the instrumentals and had John Stephens (later renamed John Legend) sing background melodies for him to rap over?  Check.  Kanye pouring us all glasses of champagne as he performed “Last Call”?  Check.

Ironically enough, I went back to my college last week to play in an alumni game with my old basketball teammates and it definitely brought me back to those days.  Shout to everyone I saw in LA, I appreciate y’all!

Enough of that, enjoy this week’s show and be sure to come out to the release party for our new Northwest Fresh mixtape on Saturday at 2312 2nd Ave in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.  Free entry, open bar, prizes, good music, good people…what else do you need?  You can even celebrate Valentine’s Day and my birthday at the same time!  Here are the details.

Show #452 (2-9-14)

  1. YG ft. Drake – “Who Do You Love”
  2. Schoolboy Q – “Break The Bank”
  3. Future ft. Pusha T & Pharrell – “Move That Dope”
  4. Raz Simone – “Don’t Shine” (Local Music)
  5. Yelawolf – “Box Chevy V”
  6. CyHi Da Prynce – “Napoleon”
  7. Phife Dawg – “Dear Dilla”
  8. Add-2 – “Bomber & A Fly Chick”
  9. Joey Badass – “Pantie Raid, Pt. 2”
  10. Jarell Perry – “Black Valentine”
  11. Rashad – “First Move”
  12. Miguel – “Simplethings”
  13. Mar – “Man x Woman”
  14. J. Pinder – “Orange Papers” (Local Music)
  15. Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”
  16. Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) – “More Wins”
  17. OB Obrien – “Steve Nash”
  18. Grieves – “Shreds” (Local Music)
  19. Tech N9ne ft. Mayday, Kendrick Lamar, & Kendall Morgan – “Fragile”
  20. Kanye West ft. Jay-Z & J. Ivy – “Never Let Me Down” (Throwback of the Week)
  21. Sam Smith – “Nirvana (Harry Fraud Remix)”
  22. Fabolous ft. Jeremih – “Thim Slick”
  23. Major Lazer ft. Pharrell – “Aerosol Can”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/2b48507905/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_452%2C_2-9-14.mp3
(back up – http://www69.zippyshare.com/v/63999368/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/u98z3ledypgd)

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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DJ Hyphen & J. Moore – Cornerstone Mixtape #160

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Sound Session on June 7th, 2013 by Hyphen

Cornerstone #160

It’s about that time again!  Loyal Sound Session fans will likely remember that J. and I hosted Cornerstone Mixtape #115 back in May of 2009 with DJ B-Mello on the 1’s and 2’s (click here to check that out if you missed it!), and now we’re happy to report that we’ve been selected again to head up the long-running, historic mixtape series.  We are presenting May’s tape, marking 4 years to the month since our last go-round, and also celebrating our recent 8 year anniversary of SNSS!

Just like last time, it’s an absolute honor to be selected for this tape.  The team at Cornerstone has always been some of the most knowledgeable, respectable, and coolest cats in the industry and they’ve curated this monthly mixtape series for over a decade with care, skill, and consistency that very few can match.  As soon as I started working at my college radio station, I became a fan of their monthly releases, which always featured the dopest DJ’s from around the world presenting their take on the freshest music of the moment.

To say that in this small way, we can compare ourselves to folks like Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Revolution, the Fantastic Four, Sway & King Tech, the Baka Boyz, Premier, Red Alert, Kid Capri, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito, J. Period, etc….honestly, it’s still an incredible feeling.  We’re just happy we’ve been able to do what we’ve done over the last 8 years and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished.  When cats like Rob Stone, Dru Ha, J, Kid Potential, and the rest of the Cornerstone crew recognize and choose to highlight us with their series (twice!), it’s humbling.  We’re just very grateful.  Thank you, fellas.

For this tape, we decided to recreate what we do with Sound Session each week on KUBE 93.3 FM so it plays almost exactly like our live broadcasts, just without the commercials and with the swear words (even better, right?). We selected some of our favorite records of the moment and tried to highlight those that weren’t getting the credit they deserved.

These include great songs from some bigger names like Black Milk, Tyler, Big K.R.I.T., De La Soul, Blu, and Chance The Rapper, and also guys who are steady on the come up like MeLo-X, Young Roddy, the Smash Brovaz, Phil Beaudreau, Johnny Polygon, and more.  Plus, you know we always rep for the Northwest, and with our scene exploding right now, there were plenty of options to choose from.  In the end, we picked songs from John Crown, Nacho Picasso, Avatar Darko, Jake One, and the Physics.  We even tossed in a few world premieres, one from our homey THURZ and the other a dope record from The Game featuring Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 that the world hasn’t heard before.

Above all, it’s 80 minutes of DOPE music.  This is what we do.  And we’re happy to share it with you.

Download/streaming links below.  Enjoy!

01. Homeboy Sandman – Sunday Night Sound Session (Exclusive)
02. Black Milk – Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst (Computer Ugly)
03. John Crown – Ben Franklin (Phinisey Music Group)
04. Kris Kasanova ft. Skeme and Jarv Dee – Shut Em Down (Exclusive)
05. Nacho Picasso & Avatar Darko – Black Velvet (Moor Gang / Fang Gang)
06. Tyler, The Creator – 48 (Odd Future)
07. Raz Simone – Formula To Life (Exclusive)
08. Young Roddy – This One (Jet Life)
09. MeLo-X – God Magic (Galax Recordings)
10. Quelle Chris ft. Tanya Morgan, Cavalier & Fresh Daily – Greene Eyes (Mello Music Group)
11. THURZ – ThirdEye (WORLD PREMIERE) (TNS)
12. Amp Live ft. James Melo – D.H.E.A. (Plug Research)
13. denitia and sene – trip. fall. (input)
14. Tuxedo – So Good (Exclusive)
15. The Physics – Take A Win (Exclusive)
16. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain (Exclusive)
17. The Game ft. Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 – Last Supper (WORLD PREMIERE) (Interscope)
18. Smash Brovaz – Whatever (Exclusive)
19. Big K.R.I.T. – Serve This Royalty (Cinematic Music Group / Def Jam)
20. L’Orange ft. Blu – Alone (Jakarta Records)
21. De La Soul – Get Away (A.O.I. Records)
22. Johnny Polygon – Normal (Exclusive)
23. Phil Beaudreau – Take It High (High Renaissance)

Link to download/stream the mixtape – http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/84334272/file.html
(back up – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/212294eb92/)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/7eb8nu0rk5my)
(3rd back up – http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ql1yt)

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 radio show we do, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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J. Pinder – Careless Redux (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on November 29th, 2012 by Hyphen

Yee!  New freshness from my guy Pinder.  TAOD and SNSS fam already know the deal, but if you’re sleeping:

After years of living, months of creating, weeks of preparation and sweeping Internet anticipation, J. Pinder’s “Careless Redux” is finally available for free download. Presented by DJ Skee—of KIIS-LA and Sirius XM fame—the 16 track mixtape is an impressively technical yet emotionally raw journey into the Seattle native’s comings and goings: through the club, through the industry, and through his city. Featuring vocal appearances by Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Rapper Big Pooh, and Thurz, “Careless Redux” weaves together a wide range of beats from some of the best producers in the game: Vitamin D, DJ Khalil, Kuddie Fresh and Illmind.

Full of rewind-worthy moments, “Careless Redux” has a mood and a mission for every listener. Producers Mel & D and DJ Khalil collaborate with J. Pinder for “King,” an instant head-nodder that begs for a special sort of ride in the whip. On “Float’n,” J. Pinder rises to the occasion of Kuddie Fresh’s heartfelt strings and heartbeat drums, delivering a meditation on hard days and harder work. J. Pinder depicts his world with sharp story telling, polished mic skills and playful punchlines, transforming his world into everyone’s world.

Download here.

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Dom Kennedy – Yellow Album (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on June 23rd, 2012 by Hyphen

You already know the drill: Dom returns out of nowhere, drops a great project, shuts down the Internet, owns the summer, and continues to have record labels in a tizzy trying to sign him.  Download it now!

Download:  Dom Kennedy – Yellow Album

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Stevie Crooks – Cashmere Killer LP

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on June 16th, 2012 by MitchNW

Mitch: The day has finally come villains. Nearly eight months since his last endeavor, Stevie Crooks, quite possibly California’s most underrated/slept on rhyme spitter blesses us with his Cashmere Killer LP hosted by LRG and DJBooth.

One track in and you’ll quickly come to realize this isn’t going to be your average cookie-cutter 2012 release. Taking inspiration from the golden era of hip-hop, each track features a nostalgic 90’s feel to it. The LP consists of 13 ill cuts with the lone guest appearance from Erin Darcel, as well as one #CamoClique approved bonus track.


[DOWNLOAD] Stevie Crooks – Cashmere Killer LP

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Young Roddy – The Plot (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 20th, 2012 by Hyphen

Young Roddy from Curren$y’s Jet Life crew drops some visuals for one of the records off his Good Sense mixtape.  Dude is raw, though I was hoping the tape would be over original production.  That said, Roddy kills it throughout.  Download it here.

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Shad – Besides (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on January 16th, 2012 by Hyphen

I’ve been meaning to post this up for a bit, but as usual, better late than never.  Besides is a collection of Shad’s recent guest appearances and remixes, all seamlessly blended by the one and only DJ T-Lo.  The best writer in the game, IMO.

Download here.

Seattle: Come to Sol’s Yours Truly release party on Friday, January 20th, at Neumos to see Shad perform live!  (and cop Sol’s new album too!)

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The Weeknd – Echoes Of Silence (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on December 21st, 2011 by Hyphen

Today marked the shortest day of the year…or the longest night of the year…depending on how you look at the glass, making it a great time for The Weeknd to release his 3rd official project, Echoes of Silence.  I’m a few songs in so far and it’s more of the same from Abel’s tortured, drug infused, orgy filled bachelor life from up north.  Just when you needed a little pick me up half way through #cuffingseason, the OVOXO crew comes through in the clutch with Take Care and then EoS.

Now go do what you need to do.

Download here.  (and if you missed the first two, here and here)

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50 Cent – Wait Until Tonight (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 18th, 2011 by Hyphen

Aw man, this is that old Ferrari F50 that I’ve missed.  Scoop Deville’s Bobby Womack flip is perfect and Fif’s flow is straight out of 2002.  Those days when G-Unit were running the mixtape scene were some of my favorite times and this record sounds like it could have been on any one of those tapes.  Great record.

I’m not buying the headphones though.

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Khat – Fire Red & Mumbles & Magic Touch (videos) + Traphouse (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Music Videos on October 28th, 2011 by Hyphen

Khat is apparently part of The Weeknd’s mysterious XO crew, so as you’d expect, details on him are pretty sparse. Not surprisingly, he makes a similar “pseudo-R&B meets trip-hop while on X” kind of sound that The Weeknd is killing with as we approach prime cuffing season. More loft music for the nights that you can’t remember, with the people that you won’t forget.

Soundtrack music for the rainy and cold northwest winter…

Download the whole Traphouse project here.

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