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2011 May — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

This week’s picks include a powerful VST sampler, lots of drums, basslines, kicks, snares, abstracts sounds and melodies.

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The World’s First BMX Triple Backflip!

New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon has just created action sports history May 28, 2011 by landing the world’s first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand. Watch for a rush of adrenaline!

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Rest In Peace Gil Scott-Heron: April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron Influential American poet, musician, author, revolutionary and voice of a generation.

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The Beginning Of The Spanish Revolution – In Pictures

In case you haven’t heard there’s a revolution brewing in Spain. The people are taking to the streets in protest of their 20%-30% unemployment rate, housing crisis, rising inflation, increasing cost of living and government corruption. The protests started on May 15, 2011 and were organized by a group called Democracia Real YA [english translation: Real Democracy Already!].

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Public Sound Sculpture In The Streets

Brazilian artist Narcélio Grud brings music to the streets with his public interactive art experiment.

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New Richie Hawtin Documentary Examines His Life & Influences

From the Slices – Pioneers of Electronic Music Series comes this new hour long documentary on DJ & producer Richie Hawtin. The doc details Richie’s life and influences from his beginnings in the UK and Windsor, Ontario Canada to his time in Detroit and later NYC and Berlin. This inside look chronicles his 20+ years of development and offers solid proof that careers in the music biz are not born overnight.

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Breakfast Interrupted: Flying Bacon & Eggs Never Looked So Good

Hope you’re hungry for some super slow-mo bacon, eggs, pancakes, flying syrup, fruit and coffee all shot at a lovely 1000fps with a Phantom HD Gold by Bruton Stroube Studios. Breakfast never looked….so wasted.

Go behind the scenes to see how it was shot

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Disrupting Music With Social: SoundCloud & SoundTracking Discuss Their Platforms

From this week’s TechCrunch Distrupt event in NYC, watch Alexander Ljung of SoundCloud and Steve Jang of SoundTracking discussing the uses of their platforms and the future of music focused social media technologies.

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Portraits of Holy Men

From photographer Ken Hermann out of Copenhagen comes this earthy and slightly surreal project of portraits of Holy Men shot in Nepal throughout different locations around Kathmandu.

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New Compilation From Modeselektor: 50 Weapons of Choice #10-19

Fresh from Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records comes this unmixed 10 track compilation filled with quality tracks – a sick, mash of dark techno, dub and uk funky dance floor influences.

Close your eyes and listen to this on a proper sound system and it’ll be as close as you can get to being in one of Berlin’s infamous dance clubs without the hassle of being felt up at the airport….well, at least for an hour.

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