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Remix The Mayor: And The Winner Is...; Country's Not-So-Civil War; Deltron 3030

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kid Koala performs with Deltron 3030 in the Soundcheck studio. Kid Koala performs with Deltron 3030 in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Comedian and How Was Your Week host Julie Klausner and remixer extrordinaire Evan Gregory weigh in on the Remix The Mayor challenge submissions, and pick their favorites.

Then, as country music becomes increasingly pop-oriented, tensions have risen between the genre’s new artists and legacy acts. Writer Grady Smith and radio host and author Craig Havighurst talk about Nashville’s brewing not-so-civil war.

And the high-concept hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030 -- made up of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala and producer Dan the Automator --perform tracks off of their long-awaited new album, Event II.


Evan Gregory, Craig Havighurst, Julie Klausner and Grady Smith

Remix The Mayor: Judges Julie Klausner And Evan Gregory Declare A Winner

Soundcheck turns to guest judges -- comedian Julie Klausner and AutoTune The News' Evan Gregory -- to announce the finalists and winners of the Remix The Mayor Listener Challenge.

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Country Music's Not-So-Civil War

One thing that everyone in country music can agree on is that the genre just isn’t what it used to be. But that seems to be about the only thing that the country artists can agree on at this point, as they’re increasingly taking sides in a battle between so-called “traditional country” and “pop country.” We talk with Entertainment Weekly writer Grady Smith and Nashville radio host and author Craig Havighurst about the civil war brewing within the genre. 


Watch: Deltron 3030, In The Studio

Watch the all-star hip-hop group Deltron 3030 perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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