How We Made Public Enemy’s Fight The Power

shockwebpic_ftp_guardian_mar2016The song could have gone a lot softer, a lot neater, a lot tighter – but it would have lost the chaos. When something is organised and aligned, it represents passivity. But any resistance, any struggle to overcome, is going to be chaotic.

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Artist Creates Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts & Hair To Bring Awareness To Biological Surveillance

shockwebpic_streetdnaArtist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created 3D portraits of complete strangers by harvesting DNA found on the street, like that in the form of saliva residue on gum or cigarette butts, fingernail fragments and hair. She calls this series ‘Stranger Visions’ and it is meant to bring attention to DNA surveillance databases and genetic surveillance issues – a subject that will be increasingly on our minds in the very near future.

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Sampulator Brings Beat Making To Your Browser

shockwebpic_sampulatorCheck out Sampulator, a simple yet fun HTML5 based in-browser sampler. You can trigger and play samples with your computer keyboard [laptop or desktop] and even record and save your track ideas.

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CES Asia 2016 Takes Place May 11-13 In Shanghai, China

shockwebpic_cesasia2016Following the success of the first ever CES Asia in 2015, the opportunity to experience the future returns – CES Asia is taking place May 11-13th in Shanghai, China.

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The Vinyl Booms Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

shockwebpic_nytvinylrevivalAs The New York Times highlights in this recent feature, the vinyl boom shows no signs of slowing down. Watch the Independent Record Pressing company, a New Jersey based operation discuss the challenges manufacturing vinyl and of keeping their old equipment running in order to meet the increasing demand.

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► Luis Flores – Live From Interface/Scene Movement Afterparty

shockwebpic_luisfloreslivefrommovement2015Guadalajara, Mexico based Luis Flores has released a killer new set recorded live during the Interface/Scene Movement Afterparty 2015 at The Works in Detroit.

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The Ghost In The MP3: See What’s Missing In Your Audio

shockwebpic_ghostinthemp3The Ghost In The MP3 also known as modernist is an experiment by Ryan Patrick Maguire where he collects the bits of data that are erased during the MP3 and MP4 compression processes that make our files smaller and plays them back as a standalone file. This results in a hazy, ghostly audio and video of the discarded bits of data that are erased when a file is compressed that sounds and looks like it’s trapped in another dimension.

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► Felix Da Housecat – Is Everything Ok?

shockwebpic_felixdahousecatiseverythingokA real nice melodic and chilled out vocoder vibe from Chicago house pioneer Felix Da Housecat on this one. Taken from his new album ‘Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion’ dropping July 10th on No Shame.

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These Earbuds Will EQ The Audio In The World Around You

shockwebpic_hereearbudsDoppler Labs, the creators of DUBS Acoustic Filters for hearing protection are launching a new product called the Here Active Listening System, a set of wireless earbuds that allows the user to EQ or ‘filter’ the sound according to what they’re listening to or what kind of environment they’re in.

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The End Of Privacy

shockwebpic_theendofprivacyWhen criminals, businesses, and governments monitor you, what does privacy mean anymore? Edward Snowden, Marc Goodman and Vint Cerf on privacy in a digital age. Watch this video, the first on a series on privacy from innovation engine XPRIZE.

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