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2011 March — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

Check Out Native Instrument’s New Release: Traktor 2

DJ Craze rocks out on the new Tracktor Scratch Pro 2 with Maschine and the Kontrol X1!

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PressPausePlay: A Film About Hope, Fear & Digital Culture

PressPausePlay is a new documentary out featuring a cast of creative thinkers including our very own Hank Shocklee, that examines the digital shift in our society and how it’s affected the creative world.

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Photographer David LaChapelle Talks Creativity

Photographer & director David LaChapelle is best known for his bold, surreal, images and as a former photographer for Interview Magazine that has created dozens of fantastical images of hundreds of pop icons.

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Analog Tele-Phonographer For iPhone

Artist Christopher Locke has created an analog Tele-Phonographer for the iPhone hand made out of brass, steel and stainless steel. Using the design concept of an old school style phonograph, this prototype amplifies sound without an external power source, in this case an iPhone.

Other versions are currently in production but you can can check out two of his creations below. It’ll be interesting to see how far he takes this concept.

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Shoot To Thrill: What You Can Do With 24 Digital Cameras

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Robot Clouds Will Shield People From The Sun At 2022 World Cup In Qatar

Engineers at The University of Qatar are developing robotic clouds to shield fans from the heat during the upcoming World Cup which is taking place in Qatar in 2022.

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Get To Know: KING

KING is a fresh new trio of ladies with heavenly harmonies. The group consists of Minneapolis twins Paris and Amber Strother and Los Angeles native Anita Bias. They have crafted together an EP of songs just released earlier this month titled The Story which was a collaboration written by the three ladies and produced by Paris.

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Tune Into The Streets of NY – LA – SF – CHI – MTL

Ever wonder what kind of activity is happening on the streets of big cosmopolitan cities in North America? Or need some sort of urban inspiration? Well if you’re curious, you can tune into live police scanners in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Montreal thru a cool experimental website that plays you these live transmissions set to a CC-licensed ambient music bed.

Pick a city and you’ll instantly be hearing things like descriptions of suspects, perps, calls for backup or addresses of emergencies going on. It’s like your own aural spy movie in the making.

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Photos of Holi: The Hindu Festival of Colors

Check out these brilliant photos of the Holi festival of colors, which is celebrated by Hindu’s all over the world.

During this spiritual event, revelers throw colored powered powders and water at in each other in celebration of the triumph of good over evil. Holi occurs every year usually on the 5th day after the full moon in late February or March.

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Cry Baby: A Documentary On The Pedal That Rocks The World

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically.

The hour long film by Guard House Pictures features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.

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