James Pants ft. Mayer Hawthorne – Thin Moon (Remix)

Posted in Artists, Joints, Remixes on November 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

My favorite track of the month is easily Mayer Hawthorne’s remix of James Pants’ “Thin Moon,” and the fine folks at Stones Throw have given me the go-ahead to post it up for y’all.

James Pants ft. Mayer Hawthorne – “Thin Moon (Remix)”

EDIT: Apparently there was a mix up and the label has now asked for the song to be removed. If you got it, lucky you.  If not, you can always tune into Sound Session this week to hear us run it over 100K watts.

Mood music.  Enjoy.

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Kanye West x Spike Jonze – We Were Once A Fairytale

Posted in Art, Artists, Movies, Videos on October 18th, 2009 by Hyphen

This is crazy.

I don’t think anyone is on the same level as Kanye these days – musically, artistically, personally, etc..  There are a lot of different interpretations that you could pull from this short film, but I’d be interested in hearing your take.  Keep in mind, this was filmed before the MTV VMA incident and his decision to step out of the spotlight a bit.  What do you think?

Sidenote: peep the Mayer Hawthorne track playing during the “love” scene.  A-Side FTW!

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Who is Mayer Hawthorne? (you better already know)

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 14th, 2009 by Hyphen

If for some ungodly reason you don’t…peep this dope piece put together by the Ruby Hornet team for a nice recap.  Shout to the homies Buff, KT, and the whole Athletic Mic League.  They’re one of my favorite crews of all time and it’s great to see all the success that Drew/Haircut/Mayer is having these days.  Great music from great people!

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The Mayer…live in Chicago

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on September 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

RTC at Ruby Hornet grabbed some great footage of 2009’s breakthrough artist, Mayer Hawthorne, performing live at the Dark Room.  Peep part of “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” above, then a little reggae flip of the single below.

Head on over to Ruby Hornet for more clips and be sure to catch this tour when it hits your town!

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Sound Session #223 (9-6-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 9th, 2009 by Hyphen

I’m not quite sure how I had a 3-day weekend and yet I’m still scrambling to catch up coming into the work week…hmm.  Oh wait, sure I do.  BUMBERSHOOT.

Long story short, Seattle hosted our annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival this weekend and despite the rain sneaking in here and there, it was a smashing success.  Along with countless dope indie rock cats, we saw some great performances from folks like De La Soul, The Knux, Mayer Hawthorne, Janelle Monae, many of our favorite local artists, and more.  Even the Black Eyed Peas rocked it, no lie.

I had the special pleasure of DJ’ing for the homies U-N-I during their set and we’ll be posting up some footage of that soon on the blog.  Shout to Y-O and Thurz for putting on a great performance and also getting some hoops in on their trip.  The last game may or may not have ended with your truly draining a 3 pointer in Thurz’ eye.  I’m not sure.  My memory is a bit fuzzy.  Ask about me.

Peep this week’s show for all sorts of great music, plus a snippet of our interview with Kid Cudi.  The full interview will be posted up soon, but if you’re dying for Cudi Content, chew on this.  We also had A. Uno of Steelo come through to give away tickets for the Sneaker Pimps show on Thursday (performances by the Clipse, Slick Rick, Steelo, They Live, GMK, Fresh Espresso, future ABDC champs the Massive Monkees, and more!) plus Nightclubber Lang (aka Karim of Myx Music) dropped in as well for some updates on the burgeoning hip-hop empire that is Myx.  What a weekend…

Show #223 (9-6-09)

  1. Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”
  2. Dynas ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff – “The Future”
  3. A.R.M. ft. Brother Ali – “Heaven Only Knows”
  4. D. Black ft. Marissa – “Yesterday” (Local Music)
  6. Jern Eye ft. Mistah F.A.B. & Zion I – “Get Right”
  7. Rashid Hadee – “Set In Stone”
  8. Fresh Daily – “Video Gaming”
  10. Mayer Hawthorne – “The Ills”
  12. Kid Cudi – “Soundtrack 2 My Life”
  13. Drake – “Fear”
  14. Sean Price ft. Skyzoo & Torae – “Duck Down”
  15. KRS-One & Buckshot ft. Mary J. Blige – “The Way I Live”
  17. Pac Div – “Whiplash”
  18. Blue Scholars ft. Shad – “Dawn’s Song” (Local Music)
  19. Macklemore – “The Town” (Local Music)
  20. Raekwon ft. Lyfe Jennings – “Catalina”
  21. BK-One ft. Phonte, Brother Ali, & The Grouch – “Here I Am”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?hcyt25ngjmz
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/65294337ab35170c/ )

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Posted in Artists, Live Performances, News on September 4th, 2009 by Hyphen

(Thurzday, me, & Y-O at last year’s DunkXChange)

Yes y’all, Bumbershoot Festival is finally here and it’s all set up to be a big weekend at the Seattle Center.  Come through the Fisher Green Stage (the big one right in the middle near the fountain) at 5:45pm on Saturday to see U-N-I, featuring yours truly on the 1’s and 2’s, though I’d recommend getting there early at 4pm to see Mayer Hawthorne too.  De La Soul will be on that same stage at 9:30pm as well.

I’ll also be helping introduce the homies the Knux and the Black Eyed Peas on the main stage Monday, but to check out the full line up, click here.

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Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 11th, 2009 by Hyphen

Cats need to stop shooting videos that make me miss SoCal.  Dopeness.

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Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 28th, 2009 by Hyphen

I’ve been playing the hell out of this track for ages now, ever since it was included at the end of a mixtape Mayer (as DJ Haircut) put out with his group Now On, and I’m still not tired of it.  Talk about a timeless joint.

As I mentioned, if you aren’t familiar with this dude, you’ve been sleeping for about a decade.  Haircut has been down with the Lab Techs and the almighty Athletic Mic League (peep the Buff1 cameo) for years putting out great albums and making some insane beats.  He’s now splitting his time between crafting songs for Now On, killing beat battles (shout to the Big Tune folks), and becoming a worldwide sensation as Mayer Hawthorne.  Go head homey…

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