Sound Session #526 (7/12/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 3rd, 2015 by Hyphen


Well, well, well, we meet again.  Apologies to everyone for the [UK voice] massive [/UK] delay on SNSS episodes, but it’s been a hectic month or so.  If we’re friends on any of my socials, you might have seen a flood of photos from my European vacation (if you missed out, here you go!), as I was traveling around for a bit.  As such, we didn’t get a chance to get the archives up, but we’re catching up this week.

Here’s the first episode we owe you.  #526 features artists like Anik Khan, Illa J, Meek & Drake (been on vacation so long, they were still homies when we played this lol), Thundercat, Little Simz, Toro y Moi, Lemon, Gallant, The Internet, Raleigh Ritchie, Anna Lunoe, Bilal, Mos Def, Jesse Boykins III, Majid Jordan, and more.  Lots of cuts here to help get you caught up, plus an in-studio visit from SMS, the new project from Malice & Mario Sweet and newcomer Shelby Poole.


Show #526 (7-12-15)

1.    BoomBox Massacre ft. Thaddeus David & Dice – “Muse” (Local Music)
2.    Anik Khan – “Shadows”
3.    Illa J – “Universe”
4.    Meek Mill ft. Drake – “R.I.C.O.”
5.    Little Simz ft. Josh Arce, Tilla, & Chuck20 – “Guess Who”
6.    Skyzoo – “Women Who Can Cook”
7.    Thundercat – “Them Changes”
8.    **INTERVIEW WITH SMS (Malice & Mario Sweet & Shelby Poole), Pt. 1**
9.    SMS (Malice & Mario Sweet & Shelby Poole) – “Superstar” (Local Music)
10.    **INTERVIEW WITH SMS (Malice & Mario Sweet & Shelby Poole), Pt. 2**
11.    ASAP Rocky ft. Mos Def – “Back Home”
12.    Statik Selektah ft. Joey Badass, Big K.R.I.T., & Chauncy Sherod – “In The Wind”
13.    Snoop Doggy Dogg – “G’z and Hustlers” (Throwback of the Week)
14.    Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy”
15.    Bilal – “Sirens II”
16.    Toro y Moi ft. Rome Fortune – “Pitch Black”
17.    Raury – “Devil’s Whisper”
18.    BJ The Chicago Kid ft. OG Maco – “That Girl”
19.    Melat – “Sexy Us”
20.    Gallant – “Weight In Gold”
21.    The Internet – “Special Affair”
22.    Lemon – “Better For You”
23.    Jesse Boykins III – “When You Get There”
24.    Majid Jordan ft. Drake – “My Love”
25.    Raleigh Ritchie & Sounwave – “Never Say Die”
26.    Sleepy Tom ft. Anna Lunoe – “Pusher” (Local Music)

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Sound Session #325 (8-21-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

In the immortal words of Hov, “it was all good just a week ago.”  Last Monday, I was enjoying the start of my vacation with sun, soccer, and the prospect of being out of the office for a few days.  This week, it’s rainy, my vacation is over, and I’m stuck at home with a little cold.  This is where you bring up #firstworldproblems

On the plus side, once I recover from this cold and finish the week, I’ll be starting my new day job at ESPN next Monday.  As a result of their “Rookie Camp” orientation at Bristol’s headquarters, I’ll be missing SNSS next week but J. Moore will hold it down solo.  If you miss my voice, you’re creepy you can just download this week’s show and enjoy!

Show #325 (8-21-11)

  1. Dom Kennedy – “Money Don’t Stop”
  2. Jay Rock – “Elbows”
  3. Game – “Ricky”
  4. Thurz ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hell’s Angel”
  5. 2Pac – “Temptations” (Throwback of the Week)
  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us” (Local Music)
  7. Asher Roth – “In The Kitchen”
  8. Trackademicks ft. Freddie Gibbs, Phonte, & 1-O.A.K. – “Chill”
  9. JayKin – “V.A.N. II” (Local Music)
  10. SBTRKT ft. Little Dragon & Shabazz Palaces – “Wildfire (Drumma Boy Remix)”
  11. Frank Ocean – “Swim Good”
  12. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Gotta Have It”
  13. Styles P ft. Busta Rhymes & Rick Ross – “Harsh”
  14. Mayer Hawthorne – “A Long Time (Chromeo Remix)”
  15. Omar Aura ft. Fashawn – “1,000 Palm Trees”
  16. The Physics – “Chalk Up Tomorrow” (Local Music)
  17. Union ft. Elzhi – “Wings”
  18. Black Rob – “Can’t Make It In NY”
  19. Maffew Ragazino – “Short Yellow Bus Theory”
  20. Phil Ade – “Coming Home”
  21. The Weeknd ft. Drake – “The Zone”

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Aloe Blacc – Green Lights (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 20th, 2011 by Hyphen

“There’s so many things to do / So many people I need to talk to”

Coming off a few days worth of vacation in Canada, that quote kinda sums up how I feel about life right now.  One of my favorite aspects to visiting a city like Vancouver is that the people up there are just far more friendly and outgoing (and interesting) than my fellow Americans.  Sorry folks, it’s true.  Every time I stepped out in Van City, I had fun conversations with people left and right.  Plus, they all instantly treated me like family.  Much appreciated y’all.

There are so many experiences I’m looking forward to having in life and if I can get green lights all along the trip like Aloe, life will be good.

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Move, Eat, Learn

Posted in Art, Videos on August 6th, 2011 by Hyphen

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..

= a trip of a lifetime.

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover

Now I’m definitely taking a vacation…

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Metronomy – The Bay (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 25th, 2011 by Hyphen

Ok, I need a vacation stat. I’d probably choose the French Riviera over England’s, but perhaps a visit to Torquay is in order.

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Collie Buddz – Holiday (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

Collie Buddz’ new single, “Holiday,” hits home for any of us who work WAY too hard at the office.  My fellow overachievers unite!  But always remember to take a little time out for yourselves…

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John Legend – There With You

Posted in Artists, Joints on March 2nd, 2010 by Hyphen

Some of the melodies in this song are really catchy…

John Legend – “There With You”

When do we leave?

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Paola Jean – Featherlight (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

Even though I was just on “vacation” for a week, I can’t seem to relax at all.  Anyone ever have that same feeling?  Perhaps I need to take up yoga or meditation.

In the meantime, I’m thankful for a track like this from the lovely Paola Jean.  Music always soothes the soul…

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Sound Session #238 (12-20-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 21st, 2009 by Hyphen

For better or worse, this week’s SNSS archive is coming to you live from my “vacation,” down in sunny San Diego.  In reality, I don’t think anyone in the music industry, or even anyone under about 40, takes a traditional vacation anymore, but at least I get to avoid the office for a week.  Plus, the winter weather in SoCal is a bit nicer than the old Pacific NW.  The hammock and the hot tub don’t hurt either…

On this week’s show, check out new music from artists like Strong Arm Steady, Outasight, Slum Village, Jay Electronica, Miike Snow, Robin Thicke, Shaun Boothe, Maxwell, Lupe Fiasco, and more.  Plus, we were joined in studio by the homies Grieves and Budo, who debuted a brand new song for us and hinted at a big announcement they’ll be revealing soon.  Again, more big things happening for talented cats from Seattle, you gotta love it.

Tune in next week for our Best of 2009 show…scientifically engineered to blow every other year end wrap up out the water, believe that.

Show #238 (12-20-09)

  1. Laws ft. Jay Rock – “Number One”
  2. Clipse – “Freedom”
  3. Strong Arm Steady ft. Phonte – “Best Of Times”
  4. Outasight – “Downtown In My Mind”
  5. Slum Village – “Da Night”
  7. Grieves & Budo – “Smile For The Blade” (Local Music)
  8. Jay Electronica – “Exhibit C”
  10. Drake ft. Colin Munroe – “Runaway Girl”
  11. Theophilus London – “Humdrum Town”
  12. RJD2 ft. Kenna – “Games You Can Win”
  13. Miike Snow – “Animal (Mark Ronson Remix)”
  14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Champagne Champagne & Buffalo Madonna – “Kings” (Local Music)
  15. Lupe Fiasco – “The National Anthem”
  16. Robin Thicke ft. Jay-Z – “Meiple”
  17. Shaun Boothe ft. Talib Kweli – “Concepts”
  18. Grynch – “The Right Way” (Local Music)
  19. Esinchill – “Daddy Was A Sailorman”
  20. Sade – “Soldier Of Love”
  21. Maxwell ft. Nas – “Help Somebody (Remix)”

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Baaba Maal – Television (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 30th, 2009 by Hyphen

This is the kind of song/video that makes me want to get away.  I haven’t taken a vacation in ages and it might necessary soon to clear my head and recharge.  There’s only so many emails you can do before you literally start going insane.

Thankfully, songs like this calm everything down…

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