Shad – Rose Garden (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 31st, 2010 by Hyphen

Shad K is back with the second video off his stellar TSOL release, this time around “Rose Garden” gets the visual treatment.  As usual, another great piece.  Check out all things Shad related on his site, including tour dates, and Canadians can cop the album here or here.

Northwest people: Shad will be performing at the Biltmore on June 3rd in Vancouver and I highly recommend you come through if you can make it.  For my fellow unlucky Americans, I’ll probably bring back a couple CD’s for y’all…so if you want a copy of the album, place your order before the trip…

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Canary Sing – Freakshow (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 21st, 2010 by Hyphen

More Northwest talent, this time from Canary Sing, a Seattle group featuring the homey (and fellow Bumbershoot advisory board member) Hollis, aka Wong Weezy.  I’m loving the sample – shout to Thirstin Howl III – and Wes Goodlife did a nice job on the direction.  Dope ish.

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Todd Sykes & EvergreenOne – 90’s Sh*t (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 19th, 2010 by Hyphen

Brand new video from Tacoma’s Todd Sykes & EvergreenOne (directed by Erik Soderquist), providing yet another example of the dope talent we have up here in the Pacific Northwest.  I really dig the music I’ve heard from these guys so far.  Fun loving, boom-bap inspired hip-hop from the heart.  You can’t go wrong.

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GMK – Songs For Bloggers

Posted in Artists, Videos on June 6th, 2009 by Hyphen

GMK is one of the dopest cats from the Northwest doing it right now.  If you need proof, cop his new project, Songs For Bloggers, right now on iTunes.  It’s worth it, trust.

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Sound Session #188 (1-4-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 5th, 2009 by Hyphen


Ok, when the snow first started this winter here in Seattle, it was pretty dope because we don’t get scenes like this too often. Then when it stuck around for the week after and forced J. Moore and I to miss an episode of Sound Session due to the madness on the roads, it started to really get on our nerves. Now that a random blizzard decided to hit the city out of nowhere (thanks for the “light rain/snow mix moving into rain all night” forecasts weather dudes), I’m officially over this weather.

Unfortunately, due to the latest round of snow, J and I were unable to get to KUBE for the first SNSS of the new year. Just like when this happened 2 weeks ago, I’ve decided to put together the songs we would have played in a .rar file for y’all (again, please say you use WinRar for all your zipping/extracting needs), all sequenced and ready to go for you. So consider this our (semi) official 2009 jumpoff…yaaaaay. Hopefully we’ll be back to normal next week, but in the meantime, if you have any trouble, just contact me through any of the methods on the right sidebar –>

Show #188 (1-4-09)
**Online Only Edition**

  1. Skillz – “2008 Rap Up”
  2. Shad – “I Don’t Like To”
  3. DJ Cadik ft. Phat Kat & Elzhi – “Keep It Real”
  4. Super Smoky Soul ft. Guilty Simpson – “Knockout Kings”
  5. People Under The Stairs – “The Wiz”
  6. Grieves & Budo – “Guenevieve” (Local Artist)
  7. Adele ft. Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall) – “First Love (Remot Remix)”
  8. Jadakiss ft. Faith Evans – “Letter To B.I.G.”
  9. **Inverse ft. Substantial – “Spark My Soul” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
  10. Butta Verses – “INTL”
  11. Colin Munroe ft. Joell Ortiz – “Piano Lessons”
  12. Termanology ft. Sheek, Joell Ortiz, Bun B, Freeway, & Saigon – “Say It”
  13. Statik Selektah ft. Bun B & Cory Mo – “Get Out The Way”
  14. Snowgoons ft. Boom Bap Project – “The Storm” (Local Artist)
  15. Big Pooh – “The Comeback”
  16. Wale ft. Brother Ali – “2nd Time”
  17. Evidence ft. Defari – “Don’t Hate”
  18. Josh Martinez ft. Devin The Dude – “Hurricane Jane” (Local Artist)
  19. Common – “Gladiator”
  20. Kenna ft. The Cool Kids – “Loose Wires (Remix)”
  21. 88 Keys – “Morning Wood”
  22. Asher Roth – “I Love College”
  23. Little Dragon – “Constant Surprises”
  24. Robin Thicke – “Dreamworld”
  25. Johnson&Jonson – “Hold On John”

Link to download the mp3’s –
(back up link – )

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, If the weather cooperates, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program next week.

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Sound Session #186 (12-21-08) (Online Only Edition)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen


It’s about 11:30 on Sunday night, normally the time where J. Moore and I would be half way through Sound Session, but that’s clearly not happening.  If you’re in Seattle, you know why.  If not, click here.  It’s snowed virtually non-stop since last night, and I think we’re currently looking at about 8 inches of packed snow sitting on my deck.  In other words, ain’t nobody going nowhere tonight.

Some DJ’s might say ‘screw it,’ and leave y’all cold, dark, and clutching to a radio playing the latest travesty from Soulja Boy or Ron Browz.  Not I however.  Originally I was going to plug in my mic and record a little bootleg SNSS, but then I realized that the whole reason I’m on the air is to play good music, not to talk.  As a music lover, DJ’s who like to hear themselves talk has always been a pet peeve of mine.  So that said, I’ll stop ‘talking’ and get to the joints.

I’ve pulled together 25 songs that I would have played tonight on air if we weren’t all snowed in, put them in order, and zipped them together for you in one folder.  Just download the .rar file, extract/unzip the mp3’s (please say you have WinRAR by now…it’s almost 2009), and drop ’em into your mp3 player.  If you have any problems with this process, just contact me and I’ll help.  Contact info is at the top of the right sidebar –>

You may even like this option better because you’ll get the music in higher quality and separated track by track.  Plus, my fellow DJ’s who often hit me up for clean versions, you don’t even need to ask this week.  Have at it:

Show #186 (12-21-08)
**Online Only Edition**

  1. Souls of Mischief – “Tour Stories”
  2. K’Naan ft. Chubb Rock – “ABC’s”
  3. Kali – “Cali Kali”
  4. Wale ft. Brother Ali – “2nd Time”
  5. Common – “Inhale”
  6. Billy Danze (of M.O.P.) ft. Busta Rhymes – “Undescribable”
  7. Joell Ortiz ft. Joe Budden – “Move On”
  8. Josh Martinez ft. Devin The Dude – “Hurricane Jane” (Local Artist)
  9. Royce The 5’9” – “Shake This”
  10. DJ Cadik ft. Phat Kat & Elzhi – “Keep It Real”
  11. Mikkey Halsted – “No Christmas”
  12. Fashawn – “Freedom”
  13. Exile ft. Muhsinah – “Stay Tuned (Stay High) (Vocal Mix)”
  14. Willie Will – “Honor You” (Local Artist)
  15. Q-Tip ft. D’Angelo – “I Believe”
  16. Sene – “Whateva, Wheneva”
  17. 88 Keys – “Nice Guys Finish Last”
  18. Silent Knight – “Pop Culture Shock”
  19. Fortilive – “The Come Up”
  20. Clockwork – “Same As Me” (Local Artist)
  21. U-N-I – “Hollywood Hiatus”
  22. Black Milk ft. Colin Munroe – “Without U”
  23. Adele – “Daydreams (nVMe Remix)”
  24. Kanye West – “Street Lights”
  25. Supastition – “Sounds of Xmas”

Link to download the mp3’s –
(back up link – )

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.comIf the weather cooperates, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program next week.

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Sunday Night Snow Session

Posted in Random Ish, Videos on December 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

What can I say…I was bored and needed to get out of the house.  Seeing as how its been snowing for 10+ hours now and the roads are completely covered, I’m guessing there won’t be an episode of Sound Session tonight.  I’m hoping to have some cool stuff to post up in the next few days to make it up to y’all.  We’ll see.

In the meantime, stay warm!

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Jake One wins Sound Magazine artist of the year

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews on December 17th, 2008 by Hyphen

(Watch in HD right here)

Yeah, I already posted up that interview we did with the big homey Jacob Wizzle, but since he was recently awarded “artist of the year” by Seattle’s Sound Magazine, I thought I’d post that up again if you missed it.  You can read more about that interview right here.

Also, be sure to head on over to Sound Mag’s site to read their ‘best of’ piece on Jake and some other great Seattle talent, though pretty much all non-hip-hop…[Jerry] not that there’s anything wrong with that [/Seinfeld].  Oh, and lots of quotes from yours truly were used in Jake’s piece.  Read all about it on page 66 in the digital edition.

Big shout to Katelyn for helping Jake get the town love he so rightly deserves.  Cop that White Van Music if you haven’t already!

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