The Culture of Free: A Look Back At Napster & Its Impact On Music

shockwebpic_napsternytimesdocuThis NY Times Retro Report documentary short takes a look back at the beginnings of the file-sharing program Napster which began in 1999 and its strong impact on the music industry, artists and music buying fans.

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Jack White’s Upcoming Ultra LP Is Tricked Out Vinyl

shockleewebpic_jackwhitelazarettolpJack White just set a record for the world’s fastest released record; recorded and released in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds this past Record Store Day. Now Jack has announced an ‘Ultra LP’ for his upcoming release Lazaretto, a 12″ vinyl packed with a bunch of innovative bells and whistles that collectors will be sure to love.

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Record Store Day Is Saturday April 19th Worldwide

shockleewebpic_rsd2014Record Store Day is coming soon so make your plans to visit a shop near you on Saturday, April 19th and pickup some music. The organizers have released a full listing of special releases in support of the day and have even appointed Chuck D. as the official Record Store Day Ambassador.

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► A/T/O/S – A Taste Of Struggle – Album Available Now

shockleewebpic_ATOSoutnowA/T/O/S – A Taste of Struggle, the self-titled album by the duo of Amos & Truenoys is out today via DEEP MEDi.

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► Emika – My Frequency Mix

shockleewebpic_emikafrequencymixTake a listen to this hypnotic new mix from Emika featuring music from the album Dva, special edits, beats, and some solo piano.

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New Emika Tour Dates + Special Dva Russian Edition Out Now

shockleestorypic_emikatourAug2013Emika has been touring the world nonstop with her new album Dva, and is getting ready for another two month run on the road with these new European and Russian tour dates.

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Sound Colour Vibration Reviews Emika – Dva

shockleewebpic_soundcolourvibrationreviewEmika’s sophomore album Dva continues to heat up the press and challenge the electronic music landscape. Check out this appetizing review of the album by Erik Otis at the wonderful music blog Sound Colour Vibration. These guys seriously love their music.

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Emika – Dva Album Out Now

shockleestorypic_emikadvaalbumcoverBig congrats are in order for Emika, who’s sophomore album Dva has finally dropped!

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Emika – Centuries – Official Video Premiere

shockleewebpic_centuriesvideopremiereEmika returns with video for her latest single ‘Centuries.’ Urgent and infectious, with a driving 4/4 beat and cutting edge synth sound design, the song grips the ear entirely and never lets go. A perfect example of Emika’s myriad sensibilities – ’80s pop, edgy US R&B, dubstep depth and electronic bass mastery all meet here. This is the second single from new album ‘Dva’ and it further illustrates her insanely unique musical talents.

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Emika – She Beats – Official Video Premiere

shockleewebpic_shebeatsvideopremiereWatch it big, watch it loud and if you want more watch the uncensored version here! Directed by Matt Lambert, She Beats is a song about female sexual energy…the feeling…in sound…

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