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HYPETRAK TV: Souls of Mischief & Adrian Younge – Til Infinity

MusicComments ⋅ Aug 7, 2014
Without sacrificing their soulful disposition to hip-hop, legendary Bay Area group Souls of Mischief have been able to rework their sound over the years to produce consecutive classics. While the title track to their 1993 debut LP ’93 ’ti...

HYPETRAK TV: Exploring Hong Kong with Young Guru

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2014
With the mechanical churn of a weaving machine, shouted banter from food salesmen, or the gruff purring of a sea of cars, the distinct urban soundscape of Hong Kong is completely undeniable. For an audio genius like Young Guru – he who can flip the m...

HYPETRAK TV: Kaytranada – Global Grind

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 with the likes of Kaytra DaMouse and Weather Report, Montreal native Kaytranada has become one of the most sought-after producers of 2014 thanks to his eclectic fusion of disco, hip-hop, house and R&B sounds....

HYPETRAK TV: 2NE1 – No Boundaries

MusicComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
Though the burgeoning fashion scene in Korea has been well documented on our pages, the music scene is not to be neglected. G-Dragon ran away with the cover of our sold-out sixth print issue, and now K-pop female quartet 2NE1 joins their compatriot (...

HYPETRAK TV: MellowHigh – A Formula Worked Out

MusicComments ⋅ Nov 14, 2013
By now, many have become familiar with the individual personalities that were collectively introduced to the hip-hop community as Odd Future. Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Left Brain form the group MellowHigh, a divergence from MellowHype, which orig...

HYPETRAK TV: Pete Rock – Reminisce

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2013
Legendary producer, DJ and rapper, Pete Rock is a key player behind the ever-expanding genre of hip-hop. Having paid his dues for the last 20 years, Pete Rock continues to display talent via the epic Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier series, and more recently...

HYPETRAK TV: Chance The Rapper – Call To Action

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 2, 2013
While Chicago may have produced less-than-conscious boys of glory, Chance The Rapper is a nice reminder of the city’s lighter side. It’s not that Acid Rap isn’t riddled with its own affecting sentiments – youthful pride, a pro...

HYPETRAK TV: Young Guru x AIAIAI – Analytical Craft

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 19, 2013
Music engineer extraordinaire Young Guru recently collaborated with the Danish audiophiles at AIAIAI for a new headphone. While the combination of rappers and headphone companies might be a dime a dozen these days, Young Guru is actually the more fit...

HYPETRAK TV: Disclosure – Settle For Sound

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2013
It seems like just yesterday that Disclosure was but a buzzing name around the blogosphere, with the English electronic outfit having made waves with a string of strong releases. The good people at HYPETRAK were able to catch up with the duo after th...

HYPETRAK TV: Cassie – Progressive Change

MusicComments ⋅ May 23, 2013
Having blossomed in the limelight, 26-year-old Cassie is no stranger to change. For her, the past few years have been a winding road of changes that included new relationships, business ventures and aesthetic influences. Despite all this, Bad BoyR...

HYPETRAK TV: A$AP Ferg – Trap Royalty

MusicComments ⋅ May 13, 2013
The latest episode of HYPETRAK TV takes us to New York, where we pick the brain of A$AP Ferg in relation to his come-up as a musician, the A$AP Mob, upcoming projects, and more. After securing his record deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records and d...

HYPETRAK TV: Paying Dues with Trinidad Jame$

EditorialComments ⋅ May 3, 2013
Fresh off his performance at the most recent Paid Dues, Trinidad Jame$ and HYPETRAK linked up for a rapid-fire interview. Clad in what is quickly becoming his signature — black and gold — Jame$ dishes on a wide range of subjects including...

HYPETRAK TV: Shlohmo – Atmosphere in Sound

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 18, 2013
It’s hard to pinpoint Shlohmo these days. That could be because he’s been on the move – sonically and physically – over the past couple of months. The Los Angeles native has recently attracted attention for his brand of lo-fi...

HYPETRAK TV: Bodega Bamz – At Close Range

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 13, 2013
The release of Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z a couple of months ago bore several statements for New York rap. One, it fused the legacy of intentionally gritty, boom-bap aesthetics with the energetic, trap-influenced thump of today. Secondly, and perhaps mo...

HYPETRAK TV: Woodkid – Running Man

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 15, 2013
With a quiet, soft-spoken demeanor, Yoann Lemoine works as a musician under the moniker Woodkid. In addition to creating his own music, the multidisciplinary 29-year-old also directs and produces, having worked with Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey and Drake...