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Hunnypot Live #288


*Unfortunately the Audio recording for the 2nd half of the show was lost. :(

Hot Tub Johnnie and the HP Radio crew were back at The Mint for their 288th show. Hot Tub kicked the party off with some of HP favorites from The High Plane Drifters, The Dollyrots, Prima Donna, The Last Internationale and many more.

Joining us for a special sit down interview and handpicked dj set was none other than JT Griffith, who is Head Music Supervisor for Nike. JT's set featured some of his top favorite artists, hitting us with songs from Etta James, Wild Cub, Tanlines, Sam Smith, Suuns and much more. Kicking off our live segment was LA based electronic duo YNGCULT. This was one of the duo's first shows and for many the first time anyone has seen their identities. YNGCULT performed a brilliant set of tunes off their forthcoming EP, Capitoll. Be sure to listen back to their complete live set and look out for the standout tracks "Sides of War" and the lead single "Let's Get It Back".

Next to take over the stage was Hunnypot Artist, Das Tapes. The LA electro, dance, funk duo consisting of brothers Kevin and Mark Ignatius lit a fire under the Hunnypot crowd and ignited dancefloor madness with their hard hitting electro beats. The boys even debuted their new single "Fetish".

Next up to the stage was indie rock outfit, The Herms. This new LA four piece kicked out the jams as they stormed through a raw, hard driving set featuring songs off their latest Castle Face Records release "Drop Out Vol. 1".

Taking us into the late night performances and kicking off the hip hop portion of the show was LA based producer, rapper, Barbi Crash. This marked Barbi's second time on the Hot Tub stage and he brought a whole new electro-infused hip hop dance set.

Next to hit the stage was long time Hunnypot favorite, E-Train, who dropped in for a special live set to premiere some of his latest bangers.

Closing out the night was none other than Hunnypot's own, Chi-town rapper and Treated Crew member, Gzus Piece. Fresh off the release of his new mixtape, Daily Bread, Gzus crushed a hard hitting hip hop set sending the HP crowd home with a well deserved buzz.

Huge thanks to everyone that came out to support, perform, and both the The Mint and Hunnypot crews. We couldn't make it all happen without each and every one of you!  04/07/2014


JT Griffith works in Portland, OR as Nike’s internal music supervisor working globally within the company’s brand connections group. Since 1993 he’s experienced a variety of aspects in the music business. As a music supervisor, JT has over 12 years experience and played a creative or licensing role on 3 Grammy-nominated music projects. In Music Supervision he was part of the music team behind TV shows such as HBO’s Six Feet Under, NBC’s Boomtown and films including Shrek 2, Madagascar and Over the Hedge. In radio, he has hosted a weekly new music / indie rock show on Oregon NPR affiliate (KOPB / after helping produce a show on KCRW, which was nominated for the Best Radio Show in LA. He worked at Nettwerk Records & Mgmt in the Film and TV department including a wide range of placements and developing a brand marketing focus and a sports expertise. He also was involved in Nettwerk’s US A&R efforts, signing and working with a wide range of bands (including the Submarines, Of Montreal, Ladytron, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Styrofoam, etc.) and initiated the first publishing joint venture with Nacional Records/Cookman Intl, which included the Pinker Tones, Nortec Collective, Aterciopelados and others. In 1996 he created one of the first music blogs called Jam Online and later co-founded the P2P music metric and marketing firm BigChampagne.





YNGCULT hail from the Los Angeles area, but remain anonymous. “Sides of War,” one of the two singles known to their name (the other titled “Lets Get It Back“), is a pre-release from their Capitoll EP, which is set to be available early 2014. Quite obviously, production is where YNGCULT thrives. “Sides of War” creates engaging buildups and minimalist drops, with twinkling synth and haunting female vocals, similar to what we heard on Cathedrals’ “Unbound.” With emphasis on floating melodies and thoughtful lyrical content, the anticipation for this EP is of high caliber. “Sides of War” is diverse and passionate yet utterly graceful within its every motion.





Das Tapes were born in Los Angeles, 2010, brothers/producers Das Tapes are doing more than taking a stab at pop music; with Kevin helming drums, beat production and lead vocals, and Mark as the guitar and synth-wielding doctor, they’re killing it and bringing it back to life.  Both schooled in jazz and fanatics of Hip hop and Motown, their gleaming beats and earnest songwriting were captured on their self-titled, -produced and -released EP.  Described ”addictive, sexy, dark and dirty synth laden,” blogs around the globe have already had a field day using their likeness in mixtapes, DJ sets and remixes.  And not to be outdone, the production duo’s handled remix duties for both Mates of State and Okkervil River singles.





The Herms are a smudged window into a neighboring dimension to ours.  This brash, new outfit has taken the east side by storm with their passion and depth.





Barbi Crash started originally as a duo called Black Barbie. In 2011, the remaining member of Black Barbie transformed into the superhuman Barbi Crash.





Raised in Chicago, Erich “E-TRAIN” Malo has always been known for his obsession with breakdancing, beat-boxing, and party rapping.  Growing up with a twin sister classically trained as a dancer and choreographer,  E-TRAIN was constantly surrounded  by music and dance.  Despite his artistic bent, E-TRAIN majored in business but when his mother Roxane Malo tragically passed away during his freshman year, young Erich’s passion for music and art blossomed and he transformed into the artist the world knows today as E-TRAIN.





Emcee, The Truth, Representing Chicago 103rd. Member of Treated Crew. The Light.


Last modified on Wednesday, 08 December 2021
  • Playlist

    --Hot Tub Johnnie (DJ Set)--

    Werly Fairburn - Everybody’s Rockin’

    High Plane Drifters - Fire of God

    The Fleets - Please Return To Me

    The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys

    Prima Donna - Tattooed Love Girls

    The Last Internationale - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Indian Blood

    The Dollyrots - Get Wired


    Metronomy - Boy Racers

    --YNGCULT (Interview)--

    YNGCULT - Let’s Get It Back

    Until The Ribbon Breaks - Perspective

    Das Tapes - Fetish

    Doc Hollywood feat. Ya Boy - Palm Springs Beach House

    Leikeli47 - C&C

    Leikeli47 - Cus I Feel Like It

    Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass

    Dreams In Static - You’re On Your Own (feat. Akie Bermiss)

    Louis Prima Jr. - Go Lets Go

    Syke’n’Sugarstarr - Ticket 2 Ride (Andrey Exx & Hot Hotels Radio Mix)

    The Chainsmokers - #SELFIE

    Daniel Jernmo - Sonata No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra (Am) [music bed]

    --Hot Tub Johnnie (Recap)--

    --JT Griffith (INTERVIEW/DJ Set)--

    Etta James – Welcome To The Jungle

    Suuns – 2020

    Munk – Kick Out The Chairs - Who Made Who Remix

    Liquid Liquid – Cavern

    Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter

    Tanlines – All Of Me

    Joywave – Tongues

    Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight

    Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better

    Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain't With It)

    Sam Smith – Money On My Mind

    1939 Ensemble – Sabotage

    --JT Griffith (RECAP)--

    --Barbi Crash (Interview)--

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