Streams

 

Electronic

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Trust

Monday, December 29, 2014

Trust helps send off the closing Brooklyn venue, Glasslands, with a performance tonight.

Comment

Soundcheck

12 Days Of Soundcheck: Jenny Lewis

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Soundcheck comes bearing gifts: sweet, soaring sounds from the inimitable Jenny Lewis. Download "The Voyager," live from the studio.

Comment

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Booka Shade

Friday, November 07, 2014

German electronic group Booka Shade performs at Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.

Comment

Soundcheck

Adult Jazz: Exploring Intricate Long-Form Pop

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The young Leeds quartet performs songs from its album, Gist Is, in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Groundislava

Friday, October 10, 2014

Groundislava performs this Saturday at Glasslands. Download the song "October Acid."

Comment

Soundcheck

How To Be Smarter About... Aphex Twin

Monday, October 06, 2014

Michelle Lhooq of Vice’s online dance channel Thump and Simon Vozick-Levinson of Rolling Stone offer a course in Aphex Twin 101 as part of Soundcheck's "How To Be Smarter" series.

Comment

Soundcheck

How To Be Smarter About... Aphex Twin; Stage Diving; Field Report Plays Live

Monday, October 06, 2014

Get a primer on the music of electronic musician Aphex Twin; Debating the practice and safety of stage diving; Field Report plays live in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

Soundcheck

Sinkane: Genre-Bending, World-Spanning Dance Music

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A master of genre bending, the Sudan-born, Ohio-raised and Brooklyn-based electronic musician performs songs from his latest album, Mean Love, in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

Soundcheck

Ask John Schaefer Anything: Bakersfield Sound; How To Be Smarter About... Willie Nelson; Helado Negro Plays Live

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ask John Schaefer Anything continues with a look at the "Bakersfield sound." Laura Cantrell helps us get smarter about Willie Nelson. Helado Negro performs live with tinsel dancers.

Comment

Soundcheck

Watch: Helado Negro, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, September 12, 2014

The experimental electronic artist's fourth full-length album, Double Youth, explores childhood memories and the concept of rediscovering youth. 

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Ask John Schaefer Anything; Photographer Deborah Feingold; My Husband's Record Collection; Sylvan Esso Plays Live

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ask John Schaefer Anything continues; Photographer Deborah Feingold; My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection on Wendy Carlos; Sylvan Esso plays in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

Soundcheck

How To Be Smarter About... New Age Music

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Soundcheck offers a basic primer to the beginnings and surprising resurgence of the long-derided music genre.

Comments [4]

Soundcheck

Watch: Moby, In The Studio

Monday, July 28, 2014

Watch Moby perform an extended session of new songs from Innocents and old classics in the Soundcheck studio.

Comments [4]

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Blackbird Blackbird

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Dreamy synth beds and golden melodies at Mercury Lounge tonight. Download 'Hold On.'

Comment

Soundcheck

Ebony Bones: Electro-Punk Meets Soul

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Watch British singer Ebony Bones perform a fierce and powerful rendition of "W.A.R.R.I.O.R." in the Soundcheck studio.

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Mercan Dede

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Turkish DJ and producer who merges traditional Sufi music and contemporary electronic sounds closes the Global Beat Festival tonight at Brookfield Place Winter Garden. Download “Mercanistan.”

Comment

Soundcheck

Soundcheck Guide To Brazilian Pernambuco; Kishi Bashi Plays Live; Girl Talk And Freeway Collab

Monday, June 09, 2014

In this episode: With the World Cup starting in Brazil this week, Soundcheck takes a listen to various styles of music coming out of the country's northeast. Scott Kettner, percussionist and leader of the Bourbon Street-meets-Brazil band Nation Beat, presents a "Soundcheck Guide To Brazil: Pernambuco."

Then: The looping violinist and singer Kishi Bashi has played with Regina Spektor and the band Of Montreal -- and won over fans with his own gorgeously layered and catchy songs. Hear him performs songs from his smart and effervescent new album, Lighght, in the Soundcheck studio.

And: The mash-up artist Girl Talk recently collaborated with the rapper Freeway for an experimental mixtape, Broken Ankles. The self-described “Pennsylvania Dream Team” talks about how the project made each of them re-think their respective styles.

Comment

Soundcheck

Hauschka Plays Live; Summer Songs; The Origins Of Twee Culture

Friday, May 30, 2014

In this episode: Hauschka's hypnotic music blends electronics with the rhythmic, percussive sounds of prepared piano, using normal household items. The German composer's latest album, Abandoned City, explores the phenomenon of abandoned cities and ghost towns around the world. Hear the inventive prepared pianist transform the instrument in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: All week, Soundcheck has been asking listeners and readers to give us their favorite summer song. We got so many great ones, we created our Ultimate Summer Mix, a giant Spotify playlist of seasonal classics and unsung gems that will be the perfect soundtrack for your barbecues, beaches, and roadtrips all summer long.

And: Calling something "indie" can be divisive, and categorizing a musician as "twee" can be an accusation. But veteran music writer Marc Spitz has happily compiled the ultimate guide to twee culture in his new book, Twee. Spitz unites Walt Disney, Pitchfork, and the soft strums of Zoey Deschanel's ukulele as examples of a "gentle revolution" in his extensive history of twee music, books, and pop culture.

 

Comment

Soundcheck

Hauschka: The Hypnotic, Curious Sounds Of Prepared Piano

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hauschka's hypnotic music blends electronics with the rhythmic, percussive sounds of prepared piano, using normal household items. The German composer's latest album, Abandoned City, explores the phenomenon of abandoned cities and ghost towns around the world. Hear the inventive prepared pianist transform the instrument in the Soundcheck studio. 

Comment

Soundcheck

Careful's Pitch-Bending, Gender-Shifting Duet With Himself

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hear an exclusive premiere of the Brooklyn-based electronic producer's new song, "You Will Have To Kill Me," from his forthcoming album, The World Doesn't End.

Read More

Comment