Sound Session #580 (12/11/16) + Holiday Break

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 18th, 2016 by Hyphen


As would only be fitting with a year like 2016 (gotta be one of the worst for the world in recent memory), we’ve had a string of difficulties broadcasting the show down the stretch.  Even with all the tech advances at our fingertips, doing Sound Session from the road for the last few months has been tricky, so apologies for the hiccups.  This episode is the last one of the year, as we’ll be taking the holiday season off and relaunching in 2017 with our Best of 2016 wrap up show.

In the meantime, here’s episode #580 featuring new music from artists like Common, The Roots, J. Cole, Smino, Rapsody + Raphael Saadiq, Azad, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Raleigh Ritchie, BJ The Chicago Kid, Tom Bailey, R.LUM.R, John Legend + Miguel, and more.  We even ran a little UK block with Wiley, AJ Tracey + MJ Cole, and Donae’O + Jme + Dizzee Rascal, then dipped back 20 years for a classic Redman throwback.

Enjoy the music and the holiday season with you and yours.  See you again in the new year!

Show #580 (12/11/16)

1. Common ft. Gucci Mane, Pusha T, & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Black America Again (Remix)”
2. The Roots ft. Common & Ingrid Michaelson – “Who Tells Your Story”
3. J. Cole – “False Prophets”
4. J. Cole – “Déjà Vu”
5. Ryan Caraveo – “Ten Times” (Local Music)
6. Smino – “blkswn”
7. Framework – “It’z Nuthin’” (Local Music)
8. Rapsody ft. Raphael Saadiq – “Gonna Miss You”
9. Run The Jewels – “Talk To Me”
10. Wiley – “Can’t Go Wrong”
11. MJ Cole & AJ Tracey – “The Rumble”
12. Donae’O ft. Jme & Dizzee Rascal – “Black”
13. Like – “Leanin’”
14. Redman – “Pick It Up” (Throwback of the Week)
15. Kung Foo Grip x SCLY – “Locked” (Local Music)
16. Azad – “Sweet”
17. The Weeknd – “Rockin’”
18. Bruno Mars – “Chunky”
19. Topaz Jones – “Howlin’ To The Moon”
20. Childish Gambino ft. JD McCrary – “Terrified”
21. Raleigh Ritchie – “Unicron Loev”
22. Jorja Smith – “Imperfect Circle”
23. Khalid – “Reasons”
24. John Legend ft. Miguel – “Overload”
25. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Uncle Marvin”
26. Tom Bailey – “Light vs. Darkness”
27. R.LUM.R – “Frustrated”

Link to download –

If you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and stream/download links after every show, just shoot me an email,

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sound Session #545 (1/17/16) + Show Update

Posted in Episodes, News, Sound Session on January 24th, 2016 by Hyphen


While it’s been a minute since our last update, it’s been a pretty busy holiday season for the Sound Session crew.  We’ll save you all the individual details and give you a few key updates:

#1) The playlist for our last episode, Show #545 from January 17th, is below, but due to technical changes in the studio, we weren’t able to record it for the archive.  Apologies for that, as we featured some dope tracks you definitely need to peep from artists like Kanye, D.I.T.C., Anderson Paak, Curren$y, Majid Jordan, dvsn, PREP, Torae, Ryan Caraveo, Golden Rules, and more.

#2) As you may have heard, iHeartMedia has adjusted our station cluster in Seattle and KUBE has moved from 93.3 FM up the dial to 104.9 FM.  The end of the “KUBE 93” era means more to me than I would be able to put into words, but thankfully for us and Seattle, the brand lives on and the station is continuing to operate on 104.9 FM.  It’s an opportunity to start something new and write the next chapter for a legendary Seattle radio institution.  Change is never easy though, and we’d like to thank two people who helped Jon and I every step of the way with Sound Session over the last decade, but are now no longer with the company: Eric Powers and Karen Wild.  Thanks to both of you for everything and we’re excited to see your next moves.  You’ll always be a part of SNSS!

As for the show, we are off air this week in light of the changes but hope to be back on very soon.  We’ll keep everyone updated on the status and when you can hear us next.

Talk soon…

Show #545 (1/17/16)

  1. Pusha T – “FIFA”
  2. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) ft. MF Doom & Phonte – “Highs and Lows”
  3. Chance The Rapper ft. Jeremih & R. Kelly – “Somewhere In Paradise”
  4. Mic Phenom ft. King Leez & Dice – “No More” (Local Music)
  5. Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz – “Fries”
  6. Torae – “Get Down”
  7. Puff Daddy & The Family ft. Jadakiss & Styles P – “Old Man Wildin’”
  8. Logic ft. Lucy Rose – “Innermission”
  9. Ryan Caraveo – “Like We Own This Place” (Local Music)
  10. Fabolous ft. Dave East – “Summertime Sadness”
  11. Kanye West ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Real Friends”
  12. D.I.T.C. – “Make Em So Proud (Hold Up)”
  13. Rick Ross – “Crocodile Python”
  14. DJ Quik – “Born and Raised In Compton” (Throwback of the Week)
  15. Pearl Gates ft. Masta Ace & Ali De Leon – “The Ritual”
  16. Anderson Paak – “Heart Don’t Stand A Chance”
  17. Lute – “Still Slummin’”
  18. Erykah Badu – “Phone Down”
  19. Malice & Mario Sweet – “Got U” (Local Music)
  20. Currensy ft. K Camp – “What’s Up”
  21. Russ – “Moonlight In Atlanta”
  22. Majid Jordan – “King City”
  23. Adrian Younge ft. Loren Oden – “Sittin’ By The Radio”
  24. Illa J – “Cannonball”
  25. dvsn – “Too Deep”
  26. Golden Rules (Eric Biddines & Paul White) – “It’s Over”
  27. Omen ft. Donnie Trumpet – “48 Laws”
  28. Brent Faiyaz – “Allure (Atu Remix)”
  29. Kwabs ft. Zak Abel – “Cheating On Me (Tom Misch Refix)”
  30. PREP – “Cheapest Flight (AlunaGeorge Remix)”

No archive available due to technical issues.

If you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and stream/download links after every show, just shoot me an email,

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,