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NEW MUSIC: Electronic Soul Singer, Drummer, and Producer Future Perfekt Releases New EP, '3lements'

Listen to '3lements', the new EP from Future Perfekt - an electronic-soul project based in the Bay Area of California, and the creator of singer/drummer/producer/songwriter Mitchell Wilcox. He tell us: "Based in Berkeley and Hawaii, I've toured internationally with many artists as a live drummer-including Jidenna (when he first met Janelle Monae years ago) and hip hop veterans Zion I - but more recently felt the incessant throbbing desire to develop my own voice as…


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NEW MUSIC: 'Our Shadows' - Drummer & Producer Deantoni Parks Shares Teaser For His Upcoming LP, 'Technoself'

Listen to the new single from drummer and producer Deantoni Parks - 'Our Shadows'. The AFROPUNK Fest alum (who played the fest as part of Kudu) is set to release his new album at the end of the year (December 4th) and this new release is the lead single. His camp tells us, "the album [entitled…


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NEW MUSIC: 'Stress and Cold Sweats' - Trinidadian Alt Soul Singer Nathan Marcelin's Debut Collection

Listen to the debut EP from Trinidadian Alt R&B singer Nathan Marcelin, 'Stress and Cold Sweats' (produced mixed and mastered entirely in Trinidad). The soul man tells us: "Trinidad is mostly known for Soca music, but please do enjoy my Alternative R&B project completely recorded on my beautiful island. The EP discusses the different ways in which relationships take a toll on on the human psyche and how persons deal with such experiences." Stream…


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NEW MUSIC: 'Dead Come Alive', The Unearthed Neneh Cherry Track From The Mid 1980s

Check out a rare Neneh Cherry track! Entitled 'Dead Come Alive', the newly released track (recorded in the mid-1980s) was a one-off with On-U Sound founder Adrian Sherwood's group the Circuit. Sherwood recently shared the track, part of a new On-U Sound compilation (curated by Trevor Jackson): 'Science Fiction Dancehall Classics'. And how did he…


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NEW MUSIC: 'Under the Blood Red Moon' - The Latest Single From Eclectic Punk Funk Performer/Producer Ebony Bones

Listen to the latest single from British punk funk singer-songwriter and producer Ebony Bones, 'Under the Blood Red Moon' (from her new EP, 'Bread & Circus Part 1' - out October 16 on her 1984 Records label). Bones recently told The New York Times that the track is "about celebrating our time on…


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NEW MUSIC: New Zealand Singer, One-Woman Band, And Producer Estère Releases Her Remix EP, 'NEW SPECIES'

Listen to the brand new EP from Estère, 'NEW SPECIES' - the New Zealand singer, one-woman band, and producer's new four track remix collection; which includes tracks by GRAYSON GILMOUR, Encouragement, Paddy Fred & Jordan Rakei. Estère says, "It was a really interesting process getting…


Added by Sound Check on October 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Deathbomb Arc Releases A Punishingly Dope Noise Compilation Featuring Members of clipping. Signor Benedick the Moor and the Broadway Cast of Hamilton Because They Can #SoundCheck

Sometimes you need a little victory lap. In honor of being named the Best Underground Label of 2015 by LA Weekly, Deathbomb Arc (known for unleashing noisy visionaries Death Grips, clipping., and Signor Benedick The Moor on the world) has released a free 9 track celebratory comp of their usual fare of uncategorizably noisy punk, hip-hop, and electronica called Best Dressed.



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FEATURE: R.I.P. Doc Night - Saxophonist, Vocalist, And Early Pioneer of The Punk Rock, Ska, Reggae Scene In DC

R.I.P. John Andre "Doc Night" Williams (aka Night Cherokee) - the saxophonist, producer, writer, vocalist, band leader, and fixture of the DC arts and music scene; an early pioneer of the punk rock, ska, reggae scene in DC".  Watch the pioneering musician in action below, and CLICK HERE to…


Added by Sound Check on October 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Cat Francis' Solo Acoustic Debut 'Saint Francis: Finding Faith” Is Mesmerizingly Heartbreaking #SoundCheck

Over hushed finger picked guitars and an eerily musical tape hiss, Cat Francis whispers her delicate songs of longing on her stunning debut Saint Francis: Finding Faith. The 5 songs are a beautiful bit of bedroom R&B, the rare solo acoustic record that benefits from the starkness and homemade feel. The unadorned heartbreaking “Run” stands out as a painfully honest, and honestly painful look at a breakup. It's complement, the stunning “Oh Brother,” finds Cat Francis…


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NEW MUSIC: Take "A Psychedelic Road Trip" With The New Single From Brazilian Rockers Boogarins - '6000 Diaz'

Listen to the brand new single from Brazilian rockers Boogarins, '6000 Diaz' (6000 Days) - the lead single of the 4-piece's upcoming second LP 'Manual' (out October 30 via Other Music). Their camp say, "the track is sure to make you dream of a psychedelic road trip through the Brazilian mountains." Get into the new release below; plus check out the live video that the band recorded in front of hundred of fans in São Paulo, and their upcoming European tour…


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NEW MUSIC: Bloc Party Return With New Lineup And Single - 'The Love Within'

Bloc Party are back! Original members Kele Okereke and guitarist Russell Lisack have teamed up with drummer Matt Tong and bassist Gordon Moakes to create a brand new lineup, and the first release is an electro jam - entitled 'The Love Within'. Check it out below. The single will feature on the British band's fifth album (out early 2016); the followup to their 2012 album, 'Four'.…


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NEW MUSIC: Sun Brother's 'Singular EP' Turns Up The Fury On Their Indie Pop #SoundCheck

The last time we checked in on Sun Brother, they were a trio of fine indie pop purveyors with a knack for infectious melodies and alt-funk grooves. Well, two years is an eternity in music (note that both Nirvana and Hendrix's mainstream careers lasted barely more than two years. You can accomplish a lot in the two years most of us have spent finally getting around to framing that poster...). Now a little older, a little wiser, and a lot more pissed off, the South Carolina trio…


Added by Sound Check on October 6, 2015 at 8:58am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Mixtape #010: Race Music

AFROPUNK Mixtape #010 is now streaming on AFROPUNK Radio. The mixtape showcases the performers of AFROPUNK Fest ATL 2015 (which was unfortunately canceled due to weather), including new music from D'Angelo, Santigold, Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Public Enemy and Tyler the Creator. Stream it below on the free AFROPUNK App, now available for …


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FEATURE: Indie Hardcore Alt Rockers Djevara Shout #BlackLivesMatter With Latest Track - 'Black Boy'

Listen to 'Black Boy', the latest track from indie hardcore alt rock group Djevara (a South London based group who started in the Midlands when frontman and spoken-word artist Anté decided to start a punk band in the area's D.I.Y scene). The band - made up of Geoff Courts on guitar, Anté (aka 'Bass') on words and guitar, and Malc on drums/programming - touch on #BlackLivesMatter with their latest offering, and the track is electrifying. This is a trio who don't shy…


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FEATURE: The Skillful Wordplay of Miami-Based Rapper ToBy

Get into the wordplay of Miami rapper ToBy, aka Reggie. The 20-year-old musician and actor is known as 1/3 of hip-hop group BARIKUDAxDEATHWISH (featuring rapper Krass Da Kid and rapper/producer Swaglike Dreez); and with his debut solo mixtape, has shown that he has the talent to stand alone. Listen to the must-hear mixtape below (executively produced by TheCasaBrothers); plus the video for his latest track, 'Sakura'.…


Added by Sound Check on October 6, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Tru Starr Expands His Consciousness On Psychedelic Soul 'Hair Like Basquiat' #SoundCheck

Replete with lopsided synths and refried beats, Tru Starr's latest EP Hair Like Basquiat exists on a continuum between Dilla, Outkast, and Gordon Voidwell. The record jumps between nihilistic “fuck em all” chants on “Shine” and the reaching for higher consciousness and social justice of “Dear Mama 2015.” Starting from a crisis of faith on “Dear Mama,” Tru Starr battles with his contradictory desires to change the world for the better and a desire to fuck it all and get wasted. “I'm… Continue

Added by Sound Check on October 5, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Folk Singer-Songwriter Sye Elaine Spence's Animated New Visual, For A Musical Tribute To Her Grandmother - '1964'

Today we're premiering the animated new visual from folk singer-songwriter Sye Elaine Spence - '1964' (a collaboration with Brooklyn-based production company, dreambear, and experimental painter/filmmaker, Jeff Scher). In regards to the track,…


Added by Sound Check on October 4, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO PREMIERE: The New Video From Run By The Gun, The Multimedia Comic/Live Music Experience - 'My Father's Will'

Today we're premiering the new video from Run By The Gun - the "transmedia project involving a comic book series, music and live performances to tell the story of a NYC band struggling to succeed on their own terms in a city that eats young and old alike", as stated by creators Rey Miranda and Zambia Greene. In regards to the 'My Father's Will' visual, Rey Miranda tells us: "It was time for Run By The Gun to release a music video. Due to the nature of the RBG…


Added by Sound Check on October 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Folk Singer Jennah Bell Touches On "The Sweet & Youthful Side of Life" With Soulful New Track - 'Candied Daylight'

Listen to  'Candied Daylight', the new song from New York folk singer, songwriter, and producer Jennah Bell - an up-and-coming performer who has already gained the support of artists like Questlove and Robert Glasper. Her camp say: "A true singer / songwriter / producer and performer, Jennah composed, wrote and arranged the music here - not only that, but she funded the recordings & mastering out of her own pocket. She mixes various styles together - her vocals…


Added by Sound Check on October 2, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: The Mesmerizing New EP From Atlanta Performer RAHBI - 'GoldenChild: Trimester 3... "Hello World"'

Listen to the mesmerizing new EP from Atlanta performer RAHBI - 'GoldenChild: Trimester 3... "Hello World"'. RAHBI - a musician who draws inspiration from the likes of Prince and Grace Jones - says that his aim is "to combust stereotypical ideals in music & art". In regards to the EP, his camp state: "RAHBI’s 'GoldenChild' EP Trilogy has come full circle. Split into 3 Trimesters, each EP mimics the journey of life. Trimester 1... "Fun" focuses on the carefree…


Added by Sound Check on October 2, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

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