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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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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Maffew Ragazino – Rhyme Pays (album)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on September 23rd, 2011 by Hyphen

The wait is over!  Here’s the new album from Maffew Ragazino, who is almost single-handedly providing me with everything I need from good ol’ NYC boom bap right now.  If you’ve been listening to SNSS at all the past few months, you’ve probably heard us spin a few of his records.  I highly recommend you grab this ASAP since Rhyme Pays, but thanks to Cash In Cash Out, Boundless NY, and Rosenberg, you don’t have to.  Download link below!

Download here.

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Add-2 – One Missed Call (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on September 20th, 2011 by Hyphen

I’ve been a fan of Chicago’s Add-2 for a while now and when I saw he dropped a warm up mixtape for his upcoming Save Our Souls project, I knew it would be good.  When I actually had a moment to sit down and listen, it definitely didn’t disappoint.  This is a damn good project.  Download it below and keep your eye on this dude…

Download here.

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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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David Dallas – The Rose Tint (album)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on May 14th, 2011 by Hyphen

David Dallas has traveled all the way from New Zealand to Harlem in order to help spread the word about his music and he just released a free project called The Rose Tint.  Sound Session listeners already know, but for those who have been sleeping, get familiar!  Download below:

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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Pusha T – Fear of God (Mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on March 23rd, 2011 by MitchNW

Mitch: Here it is folks, the debut solo project from the recent G.O.O.D. Music addition, Pusha T, featuring appearances from Rick Ross, Kanye, 50 Cent & more. Now we just need that new Clipse album and we’re set. Download link below…

1. Intro
2. My God
3. I Still Wanna f. Rick Ross & Ab-Liva
4. Money On My Mind Freestyle
5. Feeling Myself f. Kevin Cossom
6. Blow (Funk Flex Freestyle)
7. Cook It Down Freestyle
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Can I Live Freestyle
10. Raid f. 50 Cent & Pharrell
11. Touch It f. Kanye West
12. Speakers Going Hammer Freestyle
13. Alone in Vegas (Outro)

Pusha T – Fear Of God (Mixtape)

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Stevie Crooks – The W.I.N.E.

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on February 18th, 2011 by MitchNW

Mitch: Ok so I don’t want to get ahead of myself here, but after a couple listens I think it’s safe to say that unless we get a new Outkast album this year The W.I.N.E. (Word Is Not Enough) by Stevie Crooks is already in strong contention for project of the year (IMO)… Yes that may sound a little premature, but if you’re familiar with who I am speaking of then it may not sound that far-fetched. He’s been on a hiatus of sorts since he dropped his last project Diamonds & Guns a year ago yesterday, and during that time he’s been hard at work putting together this work of art for us. I feel like I should be sitting in an Aston Martin sipping some fine wines listening to this, not driving though, of course.

Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link. Read more »

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