Esty – LoveLorn (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 26th, 2014 by Hyphen

Think a female version of The Weeknd, minus the drugs and with a stronger voice. No idea how she became involved with Tyga’s label (seems random), but I really like what I’ve heard from Esty so far. Be sure to cop her EP here if you haven’t already.

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The Weeknd ft. Drake – The Zone (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 10th, 2012 by Hyphen

Right in time for the cold weather…aka…cuffing season.  Choose up!

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The Weeknd – Wicked Games (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 21st, 2012 by Hyphen

Even though this was likely one of the first records his fanbase heard, The Weeknd has just released the video for “Wicked Games.” Despite the timing, it’s actually acting as the lead “single” of sorts for his upcoming Trilogy project, which will contain tracks from his 3 EP’s and a few bonus items.  Better late than never!

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The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 6th, 2012 by Hyphen

Abel continues his ascent to stardom with the official visuals for “Rolling Stone,” which serve as a bit of a metaphor for his growing popularity since taking the net by storm last year and signing to Universal a few months ago.  It’s an interesting evolution to watch, especially for someone who started his online promotion by purposely hiding his image and shrouding himself in mystery.  I never realized these lyrics work so well for both the base level relationship concepts he’s singing about and the pressures of maintaining a fan base as he crosses over to a major label.

The video wasn’t the most exciting, but the song itself is still a great record.

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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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The Weeknd – The Knowing (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 24th, 2011 by Hyphen

The Weeknd’s first official is for “The Knowing,” and as you might expect, it’s rather open to interpretation. The song, however, is not.

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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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Drake – Headlines (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2011 by Hyphen

It seems like my Twitter timeline and most of my homies love to clown Drake and I suppose he’s a fairly easy target, but basically, aside from Yeezy, he’s probably my favorite artist around these days.  I’m excited to hear what Take Care sounds like on the 24th (or the week before with the bootleggery) and I have a feeling that as we move in to the heart of cuffing season with a long winter and no NBA, we’re all gonna be listening to a lot of Drake & The Weeknd these next few months.  Don’t fight it.

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The Weeknd – Thursday (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on August 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

Ah yes!  After a few months of anxious waiting, we’ve received the follow up to The Weeknd’s House of Balloons in the form of Thursday, a 9 song EP that picks up where his debut left off.  On my first few listens, no, it’s not quite as impressive as Balloons, but that isn’t much of a slight.

House of Balloons is an automatic classic in my book and Thursday has a few moments that live up to that level.  Even the parts that don’t are still dope, but bottom line, either you like The Weeknd‘s sound or you don’t.  There is no middle ground and this tape won’t change your mind one way or the other.

Personally, I love it.

Sexy/Emo/Baller/Depressed music all in one, perfect for the loft and for the upcoming cold season.  I don’t think you’ll find a better 2am soundtrack this winter, but ladies, if you do, please let me know…

Download here.

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The Weeknd – House of Balloons (mixtape)

Posted in Mixtapes on March 26th, 2011 by Hyphen

There are certain times when you just have to swear.  When using the “safe” words in the English language just aren’t enough.  When something hits you so right that anything less than vulgarity wouldn’t do it justice.  That’s the feeling I had when I finally got a chance to listen to the new project from mysterious Toronto based singer, The Weeknd.  This shit is sexy as fuck.

And no, the picture of Estella Warren above has nothing to do The Weeknd.  It’s just also sexy as fuck.

Download here.


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