Asian Music Show: Year End Edition 12/30/2013

2014 is just around the corner, so we’re counting down the Top 10 Songs of 2013, as well as many other great songs.  Join us as we take a look back at some of my favorite songs from the past year!

10.) Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mirae, & Bizzy (MFBTY) – “Sweet Dream”

Korean hip-hop legend and New York native Drunken Tiger (AKA Tiger JK) got together with his wife, Korean-American rapper and singer Yoon Mirae (AKA T or Tasha), and their good friend Korean-Australian Bizzy.  The trio lives in the same town in Korea and were already recording and producing together, so the next logical step was to start recording songs together, and thus the project group My Fans Are Better Than Yours was born.

Bizzy and Tiger JK have been working together for decades now, and all three members are K-pop industry veterans.  Having already established themselves, and each having unique rapping and singing styles, MFBTY became a vehicle for the three to go a little more experimental with their sound.  They came up with “Sweet Dream”, a catchy mix of melody and rapping with a killer music video.

MFBTY on iTunes


9.) Cho Yong Pil – “HELLO (feat. Verbal Jint)”

This year, Cho Yong Pil came back with his nineteenth studio album to take his place as the rightful King of K-Pop.  Having started with music in the late 1960s, he emerged as a popular trot singer in South Korea in the early 1980s, and has been enjoying his wide commercial success since then.  The man is 63 years old, but he proved he can still rock out with “Hello.” Read More…

The Vibe ~ 12/28/13

In the last episode of The Vibe in 2013, DJ Riddle features his favorite tracks and albums that came out this year, including music from Kanye West, Run The Jewels, Chance The Rapper, Drake, Boldy James and more! Follow along with the playlist all throughout the show, live below!

Jamba – Tyler, The Creator

Dope Song – Danny Brown

Banana Clip – Run The Jewels Ft. Big Boi

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The Basement – 12/26/13

miWith the end of December strolling through, this will be the last Basement of the year, and I look forward to moving the show forward onto 2014! Here is the playlist from the show tonight.

Wilson – Snake Eyes

Way To Fall -

Against The Grain – Surrounded By Snakes

The Suicide Machines – Ghost on Sunset Blvd.

Frontier Ruckus – The Latter Days

Chinese Baseball – Pockets

The Tosspints – Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya

Continental – Wrecking Ball Read More…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Echosmith – “Let’s Love” (Live at WDBM)

The final installment from our session with the Southern California siblings that are Echosmith. Thanks to the band for hanging with us for the afternoon!

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Flashback 12/27/13

Chelbucket is on vacation some place warm…So, tonight’s Flashback featured oldies that remind her of the beach and good times in the sun!  Artists included The Beach Boys, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Sugar Ray, and more!  Check out the complete ‘fun in the sun’ set here:

Macho Man – Village People

Help Me, Rhonda – The Beach Boys

Fly – Sugar Ray

Jamming – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Rock The Boat – Hues Corporation

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Staff Year End List: Marketing Director Keenan Cronyn’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. Acid Rap – Chance The Rapper
This album is flawlessly produced and ridiculously unique. It’s one of the top 5 most important mixtapes of all time and the replay value is untouchable.
Key track: Cocoa Butter Kisses

2. Yeezus – Kanye West
I still can’t decide if this or 808s is my least favorite Ye album. That being said, this is still one of the most cohesive and ground breaking records from 2013.
Key track: Blood on the Leaves

3. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon – King Krule
Archy Marshall is an immediate love hate for people. You’re either down or instantly turned off. Side note: I saw him live at the Fonda in Hollywood on the 18th and it was the best show I’ve been to in 2 years.
Key track: Baby Blue

4. Old – Danny Brown
Listen to this in the car. This album BUMPS. Danny Brown shouldn’t be boxed into a genre, this album is all over the place but the track listing brilliantly organizes this album.
Key track: Lonely

5. Avalanche – Quadron
This album is beautifully produced and composed and contains one of my top five tracks from the year “Sea Salt”
Key track: Sea Salt

EASILY my guiltiest pleasure from 2013. I bumped this in my car all summer. It’s short and sweet but there’s not a single low point on the project.
Key track: TBH

7. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
When I first put this album in my car I was terribly disappointed. 3 weeks later with a set of headphones, I felt like an idiot. Beautiful.
Key track: Touch

8. Majid Jordan – afterhours
You’ll recognize the name from Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” but this little project stays in heavy rotation for me. He’s going to have a huge 2014.
Key track: Chill Pad Deluxe

9. Summer Knights – Joey Bada$$
I’m a huge Joey fan and this album was perfect for summer cruising or kicking it outside with my friends. Sentimental pick for sure, but it’s up there.
Key track: Death of Yolo

10. Paracosm – Washed Out
This is a real slow burner and it’s best enjoyed front to back. It was my go to study album and my go to go to sleep album. Great vibes all around.
Key track: It All Feels Right

Honorable Mentions
Wolf – Tyler, The Creator
Again, another rap album that breaks the norm and managed to stand out in this years sea of big names and big labels.
Key track: Awkward

My Name is My Name – Pusha
EVERYTHING IS PUSHA T! One of the most cohesive and carefully curated rap albums from the year. A lot of features but this project is all Pusha and helps him plant his feet firmly as a solo artist.
Key track: Hold On

Ideas + Drafts + Loops – Flying Lotus
These are just a bunch of leftovers from FlyLo. But it’s still FlyLo and it’s still a great collection to have.
Key track: Flotus

Get Home Safely – Dom Kennedy
I’m a huge fan of west coast hip hop and even though this project is hit or miss it’s caught a lot of rotation in the car. Definitely worth a listen.
Key track: Black Bentleys

Life Changes – Casey Veggies
Casey’s most focused project has a ton of plays in my iTunes library. It was all I was listening to this spring and I still will bump some tracks from this one.
Key track: Whip It

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