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Sound Check's Blog – December 2013 Archive (50)

Jimi Hendrix's Former London Flat Turned Into Museum

Jimi Hendrix's former London home is to be turned into a permanent museum. 

The Heritage Lottery Fund will soon announce a £1.2m grant to restore the rooms to their appearance during 1968, when Hendrix paid £30 a…

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Added by Sound Check on December 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Muslim Pop Star Yuna Climbs The U.S. Charts

Award-winning singer Yuna is already a star in her native Malaysia, where she has been on the rise since her debut in 2008. She's also an observant Muslim and an entrepreneur. Yuna runs a fashion boutique that sells funky but modest clothes that meet the requirements of her faith. And while she's…

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Added by Sound Check on December 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Connectors - "The Passenger"

Between Melody Nelson, and now The Connectors, we definitely seem to be in the middle of a UK garage rock renaissance. Taking their cues as much from Nirvana and 90's garage as the Kinks, the two piece band consists of singer/guitarist Andy and drummer Danny. Check out their latest single "The Passenger" below.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 31, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Van Hunt - "The Dimples On Your Bottom"

Listen to Van Hunt perform "The Dimples On Your Bottom" live from Los Angeles. …

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Added by Sound Check on December 30, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK's 10 Artists To Watch in 2014

2013 seemed like a year committed to…

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Added by Sound Check on December 30, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Gnarls Barkley Will Reunite in 2014

According to TMZ, Gnarles Barkley is set to reunite in 2014. "Like, next year," was Green's response when asked about the duo's potential comeback in LAX. This is going to be a great…

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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2013 at 9:43pm — 3 Comments

Shadow The Great - 'The Melody'

New music from Shadow The Great of Loaf Muzik. Listen here. …

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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Free Download: Radkey - Start Freaking Out

A late Christmas gift to you guys from Radkey! Click here for a free…

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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

MYKKI BLANCO @ Gramercy Theatre - Tue, December 31, 2013

MYKKI BLANCO, DJ Rashad, Boychild, DJ Larry B, T.E.A.M.S, Ian Isiah, Jungle Pussy, Princess Nokia and Michael Magnan will be at the Gramercy Theatre on Tue, December 31, 2013! Get your tickets…

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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments

KELIS PLANS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN APRIL

Kelis is to release her anticipated forthcoming sixth studio album, Food. Guest production by TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and is described in a press release to be “a soul record that’s as raw and alternative as it is classic.” …

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Added by Sound Check on December 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nasimiyu Murumba - ‘Even In The Dark’

Listen to and download “Even In The Dark” below and stay tuned for the upcoming dirtEP (due out January 24th). Nasimiyu is set to perform January 3rd at Manhattan’s Nublu.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 25, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Win Tickets to A SPECIAL EVENING WITH PRINCE

Prince has 33 total Grammy nominations while taking home 7 over his incredible career spanning nearly four decades. His music has sold over 100 Million copies worldwide with huge albums like Purple Rain, Sign “O” The Times and…

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Added by Sound Check on December 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The GTW - “Bleach Pool”

Download: The GTW, “Bleach Pool”…

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Added by Sound Check on December 24, 2013 at 4:08am — No Comments

Lauryn Hill Reschedules Shows, Adds Dates

Lauryn Hill has rescheduled three of her upcoming shows and has announced a few more dates for early 2014. Check out her itinerary below.



Lauryn Hill:



01-26 Huntington, NY - The Paramount

01-31 Port Chester, NY - The Capitol…

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Added by Sound Check on December 24, 2013 at 3:03am — No Comments

Bloc Party’s Kele Releases World’s First Printed 3D Record

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke has joined forces with singer Bobbie Gordon to become the first artists to release a track using 3D printing technology. The song is called "Down Boy" and was printed after the duo performed a live version of the cut at the final Bacardi Beginnings Music Project in central London.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 24, 2013 at 2:33am — No Comments

Phony Ppl – Wonderful Christmas Time

Phony Ppl gets into holiday spirit with their funky cover of Paul McCartney's Christmas classic, "Wonderful Christmas Time." Listen here. …

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Added by Sound Check on December 24, 2013 at 2:21am — No Comments

Feature: AFROPUNK's Best Singles of 2013

There were too many killer singles from 2013 to list, but here in no particular order were our 20 favorites. While there were some personal favorites that didn't make the cut, this playlist represents the full range of sonic diversity of the AFROPUNK community.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Feature: AFROPUNK's Best Records of 2013

There's no denying that 2013 was a great year for music. There's been more dopeness than we can even keep track of. From hardcore to hip-hop to folk, 2013 was a year of new artists and old favorites creating challenging and unique art. So in no particular order, here are our favorites of…

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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Mykki Blanco - Booty Bamboo

Mykki Blanco has released a new song "Booty Bamboo." Produced by Amnesia Scanner. "Booty Bamboo" serves as a teaser for Blanco's upcoming work in 2014. Before then, celebrate New Year's Eve with Mykki at Gramercy Theatre in New…

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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

The Internet featuring Nicky Davey – Timeless

The Internet have joined forces with Nicky Davey for their latest track 'Timeless'. Listen here. …

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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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