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Sound Check's Blog – September 2011 Archive (5)

Interview: Iyadede Shares Music To Teach and Learn + Free Download

Iyadede and her free drawn sound are an eclectic illustration of Afro-punk. On her projects "Talking to God" and "The Demo" the beats and melodies are heavily spiced with electro-dancey African flavors, mixed with old-school digital pop influence. Sometimes it slows down a bit so you can really hear her. With two self written albums complete, and more music in progress Iyadede shares some of her journey with… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Horrorcore Extravaganza With Peanut Butter Mech

AP members Peanut Butter Mech say they are are "all about individualism, spirituality (positive and negative) and sticking it to the man. (...) Member [and leader?] Little Boy Satan is a Horrorcore rapper and people compare his style to Tyler, The Creator a lot (though Tyler doesn't claim Horrorcore)". They created the first video below to introduce the crew to the Afro-punk community. Some say they're… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 23, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Death Grips: The Sound of Pre-Post-Apocalyptic Anxiety

Most attempts to marry punk and hip-hop have come from the punk side of the canyon. As such the attempts, despite being well meaning, tend to be embarrassing rather than revelatory. What makes Death Grips' debut mixtape 'Exmilitary' such a revelation is less the sense of hearing something genuinely new (which it certainly is), but the fact that it works, and works so well (Stream + Free Download below). The band describes itself… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 17, 2011 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Bosco, We Meet Again... - 'Pacer' EP Free Download

Brittany Bosco... She graced us with an amazing EP, 'Spectrum', in 2009 then disappeared without a trail of new tracks to sustain us until her polished return. Finally she's released a concept EP, 'Pacer', that takes you along a journey from Atlanta to California in a 1973 Pacer. Boasting a sound distinctly different from 'Spectrum', which is comprised of a blend of rock and jazz, it vibes more along the… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 7, 2011 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

AP History: Delta Blues Great Robert Johnson

There are some musicians whose legend overshadows their work itself. Artists whose massive volume of work is worthy of legend are often reduced to small anecdotes: Van Gogh cut off his ear, Ozzy bit the head off a bat, Brian Wilson befriended serial killers and could only write in a sandbox. In the case of delta blues great Robert Johnson, who in his lifetime only recorded a meager 29 songs, the legend of him selling his soul to the devil at the crossroads for guitar ability is so… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 5, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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