Sound Session #495 (12-7-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 10th, 2014 by Hyphen


Last week, J. Moore held down SNSS solo and this week, I returned the favor while J was in New York, repping Seattle with our boy Nacho Picasso.  Speaking of New York, I know it’s gone through the news cycle a couple times now, but a week removed and the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case is still incredibly egregious.  It’s tough to look at officer body cameras as a step in the right direction when we already have footage of a policeman using an illegal chokehold to kill someone, yet the only person indicted in the case is the man who filmed it.  Depressing.

Anyway, tune in to this week’s episode to hear some more of my thoughts on the issue, along with some excellent new music from artists like the Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D, De La Soul, PRhyme, J. Cole, Fabolous, Lion Babe, Abhi//Dijon, Vanessa Elisha, and more.  Plus, Kalieb Nash joined us in studio for a special live performance.  Musically, it was a really good show.  Hope you guys enjoy…

Show #495 (12-7-14)

1. Wu-Tang Clan – “A Better Tomorrow”
2. De La Soul ft. Chuck D – “The People”
3. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) ft. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller – “Dat Sound Good”
5. Pusha T – “Lunch Money”
6. J. Cole – “03’ Adolescence”
7. Tope ft. Blu, Rob Milton, & Farnell Newton – “Let It Go” (Local Music)
8. **Kalieb Nash – “Again (Live Performance)” (Local Music)**
10. Kalieb Nash – “Merry Little Christmas” (Local Music)
11. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy”
12. Ryan Caraveo – “Where The Sun Sets” (Local Music)
13. The Neighbourhood ft. French Montana – “#icanteven”
14. Choosey – “Broken Hearts”
15. Von Pea & The Other Guys – “Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart”
16. Shad & DJ T.Lo – “Take Flight”
17. Fabolous – “Lituation”
18. Big K.R.I.T. ft. E-40 & Wiz Khalifa – “Mind Control”
19. Rochelle Jordan – “Ease Your Mind”
20. Anderson Paak – “Luh You”
21. Vanessa Elisha – “21 Questions”
22. Nao ft. Abhi//Dijon – “Adore You”
23. Lion Babe – “Jungle Lady”
24. Tom Misch & Carmody – “So Close”
25. Raleigh Ritchie – “You Make It Worse”
26. Gorillaz – “Tomorrow Comes Today” (Throwback of the Week)

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Damon Albarn – Lonely Press Play (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 1st, 2014 by Hyphen

The man behind Blur and The Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, is finally preparing to release his first solo album and “Lonely Press Play” is the first offering from it.  Featuring video shot by Damon himself on a tablet, the visuals show scenes from Tokyo, London, Dallas, Utah, Colchester, North Korea, Iceland, and Devon.

If you’re lonely, press play.

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Sound Session #283 (10-31-10) (Co-hosted by Maseo of De La Soul)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on November 2nd, 2010 by Hyphen

Just another weekend here at SNSS…you know: Halloween night, having Maseo from the legendary De La Soul co-host with us, playing crazy dope records, etc..  The usual really.

But in all seriousness, this was a really fun episode for us.  Maseo and J. Moore go way back, so it was great to have him come through and talk ish while we spun joints from folks like Lupe, Nottz, Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, J-Live, Kanye, and more.  We got the low down on the incredible Gorillaz/N.E.R.D./De La Soul/Little Dragon tour that’s shutting down stadiums all over the country, plus heard an update on De La’s next album.  All sorts of fun.  Tune in and enjoy!  RIP Granma Hyphen and Gregory Isaacs too…

Show #283 (10-31-10)
**Co-hosted by Maseo (of De La Soul)**

  1. Young Buck ft. Lupe Fiasco – “AM/FM”
  2. Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
  3. Rashid Hadee – “Someday”
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Xperience – “Crew Cuts (Jake One Remix)” (Local Music)
  5. De La Soul – “The Return Of D.S.T.”
  6. Nottz ft. Dwele – “You Need This Music”
  7. Kanye West ft. Jay-Z, Pete Rock, Kid Cudi, & Charlie Wilson – “The Joy”
  8. Kid Cudi ft. Mary J. Blige – “These Worries”
  9. Wiz Khalifa – “Mezmerized”
  10. State Of The Artist – “Chief Seattle” (Local Music)
  11. The Kid Daytona – “Fly Lullaby”
  12. J-Live – “Home Or Away”
  13. Candidt ft. Maya Jenkins – “Imaginary Stereo” (Local Music)
  14. N.E.R.D. ft. T.I. – “Party People”
  15. Gregory Isaacs – “Night Nurse” (Throwback of the Week)
  16. Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar”
  17. Slakah The Beatchild – “B-Boy Beef V2”
  18. Mayer Hawthorne – “No Strings”

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Gorillaz – Journey To Plastic Beach

Posted in Art, Artists, Music Videos, Videos on July 3rd, 2010 by Hyphen

Murdoc narrates the story of Plastic Beach, the new project from the Gorillaz.  Obviously, ill…everything about this band has been since day one.

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Little Dragon on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session, Videos on April 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

While in town last night for a show at Nectar, J. Moore and I got a chance to hang out with one of our favorite groups, Little Dragon, aboard their tour bus.  Yukimi, Erik, Fredrik, and Håkan talked about their current US tour, their record label situation, the success of the band so far, how their collaboration with the Gorillaz came about, their early plans for the next album, and more.

If you haven’t checked out both their self titled debut and last year’s Machine Dreams, I really can’t recommend Little Dragon enough.  They can flip pretty much any style, they’re supremely talented, and above all, they’re good people.  Additionally, when you see them perform live, you can just tell that they love music.  It may sound silly, but not a lot of artists seem to share Little Dragon’s passion for creating and enjoying the music they make.  It really comes through on record and in their live performances.  They’re destined for big things…

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