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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:

Guests:

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.

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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: 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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