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Sound Check's Blog – December 2014 Archive (44)

FEATURE: AFROPUNK'S "TOP 20" Videos OF 2014

First we did the albums, then we did the songs, and now we conclude with our favorite videos. Check out AFROPUNK's "Top 20" videos of 2014 -  and let us know your favorites of the year in the comments.

1) Stromae - Ta Fete…

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Added by Sound Check on December 30, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: AFROPUNK'S "TOP 20" SONGS OF 2014

Check out our "TOP 20" songs of 2014. From Grace Jones to Benjamin Booker, there were some amazing single releases this year - get into our favorites, below; and share your own in the comments.

1) Baby Baby - Turnip…

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

FEATURE: AFROPUNK'S "TOP 20" ALBUMS OF 2014

2014 has been a fantastic year for music (from Punk to Soul, to electronica to Hip Hop) - and left us here at AFROPUNK with the near impossible task of selecting our "Top 20" albums, songs and videos of the year. But we did it! Explore AFROPUNK's "Top 20" albums, below; and share your favorites with us in the comments.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Let The Connectors “Half Measures” Melt Your Face #SoundCheck

2 piece garage rock band The Connectors have a new video out courtesy of Wreck Room. The video highlights the interplay between singer / guitarist Andy and drummer Danny over a dirty blues stomp. Andy's Lou Reed drawl gives “Half Measures” an almost gothic vibe, while his guitar work keeps it rooted firmly in the sludgy blues-inflected alt rock the duo does so well.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 4:35pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: A conversation with soulful Cyber Punk musician Aeon Fux

Get into this new interview with Cyber Punk musician Aeon Fux (click here), by AFROPUNK Contributor Andrea Dwyer.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Retro-Future Debut From Atlanta-Based Art Collective All Cows Eat Grass #SoundCheck

With synth laden melodies, Afrobeat grooves, and electrofunk squiggles, art collective All Cows Eat Grass makes head expanding future pop. The Atlanta / NYC / Bay Area / LA / Memphis based collective marries a diverse array of influences, but what could easily sound disjointed is held together seamlessly by a unique sense of purpose. Their latest, The Kool Collection is a lush body-moving daydream.



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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Comedian and musician Reggie Watts announced as new bandleader of The Late Late Show

Reggie Watts will join The Late Late Show as the new bandleader. The show is currently going through a shakeup, with British comedian James Corden taking over as host. Finding humour in music, Watts is noted for creating improvised musical sets using just his voice, keyboard and a looping machine. Check out some footage of the comedian and musician, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FREE DOWNLOAD: Get the Latest Single “Tonight Tonight” From Indie Rockers Yara #SoundCheck

Yara grew out of singer-songwriter Jameilyara Moore's solo acoustic music into a full-fledged indie rock force. Anchored by Jameilyara's dynamic voice with the interplay of brothers Joseph and Daniel Quisol on guitars and backing vocals, along with Sharad Wertheimer, Evan Zemaitis, and Walker Smith, Yara makes jagged edged indie pop.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO PREMIERE: Oshun - '#'

Today we're premiering indie band and AFROPUNK community members OSHUN's video, '#'. The track is from their 'AFAHYE' EP released earlier this year.

Info: "With a plot centered around civil rights, the video addresses recent police riots and injustices that have gone on in the United States."

Video directed by Chel$y O (@chelsthedirector_)

Photo by Chelsea Odufu…




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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic announce 'Shake The Gate' tour

The legends that are George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic have announced that they will be embarking on a world tour early next year, the 'Shake The Gate' tour (named after the group's new album). Check out the released dates, below; and enjoy some P-Funk sounds while you're at it.

By Alexander…

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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Fin's Dope Animated Video for 'Paranoia'

Today we're premiering Zimbabwean hip-hop producer and MC Black Fin's dope animated video for his track 'Paranoia' (from his new mixtape Hokoyo).

His camp tells us: "Directed by Tafadzwa M. Chiriga & Tanaka Chiriga, the video game inspired story follows an 8-bit Black Fin as he struggles to navigate a skewed cartoon-perception of reality. Featuring a colorful cast of reimagined…
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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

INTRODUCING: Ree-burth. South African heavy metal from the township of Soweto

Check out South African heavy metal band Ree-burth. Hailing from the Soweto township, the band are one of South Africa's only all-black rock band - describing themselves as alternative rock - and bringing a new sound to the people of South Africa. The band have been touring the whole of South…

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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Rainy Milo releases new single, 'Rate You'

Check out 'Rate You' - the newest release from British singer Rainy Milo. Get into the track, below.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Brazil's Project Black Pantera Is A Pure Alternative Metal Force of Nature #SoundCheck

It's a bold statement to name your metal band Project Black Pantera, but this trio from Brazil makes bold statements as a matter of course. But rather than being a retread of one of the most beloved metal bands in history, Black Pantera (Portugese for Panther) adopts the radical politics and fury of it's other non-musical namesake. Their people-powered rage explodes across 4 lean tracks, for some of the tightest alternative metal you're likely to… Continue

Added by Sound Check on December 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Discover Blake Diamond and The Pearls' “Black Is Beautiful” #SoundCheck

Hailing from Martinique by way of Paris, Blake Diamond and The Pearls make the kind of fist raising alt rock that's in short supply these days. Like The Smashing Pumpkins without sinus problems, their anthemic hooks are destined for large stages and light shows. But seeing as they only have one song out, the rager “Black Is Beautiful,” we'll have to settle for laptop speakers.

By Nathan  Leigh, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on December 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Rock Out With The Conscious Sounds of Interracial Mannequin

Rapper Amenan Ball, bassist Jon Jernigan, and vocalist Michael Bevill have taken socially conscious lyrics and put them together with rock and other genres to form the awesomeness that is Interracial Mannequin.

By Latonya Pennington, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on December 19, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Cakes Da Killa announces 'Hunger Pangs (Deluxe Edition)'

Cakes Da Killa has announced that he'll be releasing a deluxe edition of his hit EP, 'Hunger Pangs'. The remastered edition will come ahead of his upcoming North American tour, and feature 13 new remixes and 2 unreleased songs (available …

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Added by Sound Check on December 18, 2014 at 6:05pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) collaborates with South Africa's Petite Noir for new release, 'Till We Ghosts'

Listen to this haunting new track from South African native Petite Noir (aka Yannick Ilunga). Entitled 'Till We Ghosts', the track features none other than Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). Get into it, below.





By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on December 17, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: British vocalist Kyan releases new single, 'Wire on the Fence'

Listen to the latest release from British vocalist Kyan, 'Wire on the Fence'. The singer came on to the scene a while back with his song, 'Days in a Triangle' - and now after working closely with French producer, Madeon, Kyan has steadily become one to watch for the year ahead. Get into the track, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on December 17, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

FEATURE: D'Angelo tops the charts across the world with 'Black Messiah', reaching #1 in 20 countries

Looking across social media timelines, one would be mistaken that yesterday was unofficially "D’Angelo Day"; and with the record sales now in, December 15th ought to become "Black Messiah" Day (officially). The album has reportedly topped all major charts, reaching #1 on iTunes in 20 markets already: including Australia, Japan and South Africa. If you've been living under a rock and have yet to hear the record, click …

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Added by Sound Check on December 16, 2014 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

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