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NEW MUSIC: Sinkane (ex-Yeasayer) Reveals 2 New Tracks From His Forthcoming Solo Record #SoundCheck

For anyone familiar with Yeasayer's retrofuture grooves, new music from former member Sinkane (aka Ahmed Gallab) is always cause for celebration. The new singles from his forthcoming record Mean Love give even more reason to be excited.



Words by Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on July 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Georgia Anne Muldrow takes us to space with "Crossroads"

As one fan put it, this single is "outta space fonk", and Georgia Anne Muldrow is indeed back with that batch of intergalacticness and synth treatment which we've come to crave from her. Get into this certified jam.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on July 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

NEW MUSIC: SBTRKT releases new single "New Dorp, New York" and announces sophmore studio album

The masked London dance producer SBTRKT has announced the release of his sophomore album Wonder Where We Land, and we now have the first single "New Dorp, New York". Although the producer released an experimental EP "Transitions" a few months ago, many have been waiting impatiently for his next studio album and follow up to the self titled debut album of 2011. If "New Dorp, New York" is anything to go by, the wait was…

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Added by Sound Check on July 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Positive Revolution from Freetown - Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars

Reuben Koroma, leader of the mighty Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars band, had been performing music in Freetown before the bloody 11 year civil war left an estimated 50,000 dead in the small West African nation. Countless more were mutilated, raped and murdered by ruthless rebel forces, notorious for enlisting child soldiers and securing funds through the trade of blood diamonds. Along with his wife Afua, Reuben fled his homeland to neighboring Guinea, where they began 8 long…

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Added by Sound Check on July 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: BLXPLTN want to start fires with new single

Punk band BLXPLTN who are currently working on their debut album, Black Cop Down have released new single “Start Fires” (and no, its not an anthem for arsonists). 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on July 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Raury brings that Southern Soul with new single 'Cigarette Song'

'Cigarette Song' is the new single from Atlanta native Raury. The musician who only recently graduated from high school has been creating a stir with his blend of acoustic Southern soul. If you’ve heard ‘God’s Whisper’, you’ll understand that the praise is definitely warranted.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on July 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Shabazz Palaces Gets Trippy With Third Album ' Lese Majesty'.

MC/Producer Ishmael Butler has returned under pseudonym Shabazz Palaces with third album ‘Lese Majesty’ and like his two previous offerings, Butler is still focused on musical exploration as opposed to commercial success previously encountered.…

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Added by Sound Check on July 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Weeknd Takes No Prisoners With New Single 'King of the Fall'

Vocalist Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd returns with new single ‘King of the Fall’, and from the get go, he takes no prisoners with his offering of lecherous ALT R&B.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Sound Check on July 21, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Greg Grease Mixes Social Commentary with Killer Production on 'Really Tho' #SoundCheck

It's not enough to just say “damn.” And leave it at that. That cuts against my journalistic integrity (as flimsy as that may be). But on first listen to this new single from Greg Grease, ‘Really Tho’, that's all I've got. Damn.



Words by Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…



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Added by Sound Check on July 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

FREE DOWNLOAD: DONCHRISTIAN's 'Renzo Piano' is Spaced Out Hip-Hop and Soul at its Best. #SoundCheck

This is spaced out hip-hop and soul at its best. Once again, I'm in a hospital waiting for X-rays. My left lung may or may not be collapsed. Tramadol is distorting my perception of things. And I can think of no better soundtrack than DONCHRISTIAN's latest LP Renzo Piano.



Words by Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…



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Added by Sound Check on July 21, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Millsted's 'Harlem' Is One Of The Most Creative Punk Rock Records In Years. #SoundCheck

THIS is what music is supposed to sound like. I've been psyched about the new Millsted record since getting a sneak peak at tracks “Coyote” and “Benghazi,” but the full length is here and it is a thing of glory. Harlem is the album we need right now.



Words by Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor



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Added by Sound Check on July 18, 2014 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Vibe Out With UK Artist Rubee Rayne

The “New Wave R&B” has taken over 2014. Some call it experimental, others say ambient. Slow, melodic vibes that you just kick back and ride the wave with (makes sense right?). Artists such as SZA, Jhene Aiko, and The Weeknd fall into this genre. Artists across the waters have also found their way down this rabbit hole. UK-based artists FKA Twigs and Rainy Milo brought their vibes to the dreamy style and now we can also include the sultry voice of Rubee Rayne.…



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Added by Sound Check on July 18, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Pre-Order Unlocking The Truth's Debut EP

AFROPUNK Festival performers Unlocking The Truth's debut EP is available for pre-order! The boys are doing a Pledge Music campaign with special rewards for contributors. If you'd like to support these young Black rockers AND get some great merch, signed CDs, etc., click …

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Added by Sound Check on July 18, 2014 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Tamara Renée - 'The Moon Goddess' Video

Today we're premiering the new video from artist Tamara Renée!

"Tamara Renée presents you 'The Moon Goddess', a mystical, dark, and sensual video shot in Harlem, NYC. 'The Moon Goddess' is an ode to the witches, wild women, and hood priestesses of our earth. The video seamlessly integrates archival footage of women throughout the african diaspora with intense, regal shots of Tamara Renée and her fellow Goddesses. Tamara Renée is celebrating the power of the female energy…

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Added by Sound Check on July 18, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Bump this! Kwamie Liv's new track 'comin THRU'

Kwamie Liv's new track 'comin THRU' is guaranteed to make you get up and dance. She starts slow and then Bam! If you like Santigold and M.I.A. you should check it out, preferably as loud as possible to make your walls shake. :)…



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Added by Sound Check on July 16, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Young punk rockers and brother duo The Bots' single 'All I Really Want'

Young punk rockers and brother duo The Bots' new single 'All I Really Want' is here! The guys will release their new full-length album Pink Palms on October 14th (Fader Label).

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Added by Sound Check on July 16, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Willis Earl Beal reveals two additional tracks from his upcoming album

Powerful and soulful crooner Willis Earl Beal revealed 'Until We Die' and 'My Resignation', two moving bonus tracks from his upcoming album Experiments In Time. As you may know, Beal will release the LP independently on CD Baby soon, as he parted ways with his former label XL Recordings.

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Added by Sound Check on July 15, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

FEATURE: AFROPUNK Festival Performers Unlocking The Truth Sign Deal With Sony

Oh how time flies! We remember seeing these Brooklyn kids' profile on Afropunk.com and telling you guys how excited we were a few years ago. They were then invited to play…

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Added by Sound Check on July 14, 2014 at 10:08am — 7 Comments

FEATURE: Jazzy soul Prodigy Theo Brown Explores Heartbreak on the Devastating 'The Void.' #SoundCheck

Theo Brown, my heart goes out to you. It's impossible to listen to his latest record The Void, without palpably feeling the heartbreak. That the album is so damn beautiful just makes it all the more painful. The Void is the very definition of bittersweet.



Words by Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…



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Added by Sound Check on July 11, 2014 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Rock out to Liam Bailey's new single 'Villain'

London-based soulful rocker Liam Bailey is back with a new single, 'Villain'. The song, produced by Bailey and Salaam Remi, is from his forthcoming debut LP Definitely Now (out August 19th).

Stream 'Villain' below!…




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Added by Sound Check on July 11, 2014 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments

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