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The Year In Music: Pop's Biggest Hype; Best Soundcheck Performances; Why NYC Ruled In 2013

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Danny Brown performs in the Soundcheck studio. Danny Brown performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

All this week, Soundcheck is looking back at the music of 2013 -- from best albums and unstoppable songs to notable duds to our favorite in-studio performances, and much more. Plus, each day Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals a new pair of entries in his year-end list: "10 Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World In 2013."

Today, Soundcheck’s very own Mike Katzif reviews the year in hype: the calculated, creative and even mysterious record marketing plans employed by pop music's biggest names -- and even smaller indie acts.

And hear some of our favorite in-studio performances from 2013.

Live in-studio performances heard in this episode:


Michael Katzif

The Year In Music: Pop Music's Biggest Hype Of 2013

Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif runs through some of the year's most notable and creative promotional hype.


Thundercat's latest album, 'Apocalypse,' is out now.

What's Your Hidden Gem Of 2013?

Tell us about an unsung artist, album or song that we shouldn't leave behind in 2013.

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Jeremy And The Harlequins' EP is out Dec 17.

Song Premiere: Jeremy And The Harlequins, 'Trip Into The Light'

Hear an exclusive premiere Jeremy And The Harlequin's song "Trip Into The Light," from the band's self-titled EP.

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Del The Funky Homosapien and Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura playing as Deltron 3030 in the Soundcheck studio.

12 Days Of Soundcheck '13: Deltron 3030, 'Nobody Can'

On Tuesday, December 17, download a special live performance of Deltron 3030's song "Nobody Can" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.


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Julie from Brookyn

Hello John - Melbourne, Australia (just now on air), say it "Melbin"
Cheers, Julie

Dec. 17 2013 09:50 PM

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