The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers

shockwebpic_habitsoforiginalthinkersHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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Raving Iran – New Documentary Shows The Challenges Two Techno DJ’s In Tehran Face

shockwebpic_ravingiranRaving Iran is a new documentary making the festival rounds that shows the challenges that two DJ’s face in Iran when they try to follow their music aspirations.

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► SHOCKLEE Live Techno Set – April 2016

shockwebpic_shockleetechnosetmar2016Spring is in the air and the latest SHOCKLEE live set is now available – get outside and blast it!

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► Maxine Ashley – Lobster

shockwebpic_maxineashley_lobsterNew music from Bronx native Puerto-Rican and Pharrell co-signee Maxine Ashley.

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► SHOCKLEE Live Techno Set – March 2016

shockwebpic_shockleetechnosetmar2016Back again with a huge new live set – here is this month’s big system mix. Pick your player below…

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► Jorja Smith – Blue Lights

shockwebpic_jorgasmith_bluelightsNew smoothed out debut single from 18 year old rising talent Jorja Smith. Video directed by Drew Cox.

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Discwoman Is On A Mission To Highlight Women In Electronic Music

shockwebpic_smirnoffdiscwomenIn this new series presented by the Smirnoff Sound Collective, Tribes explores the NYC rooted collective of rising female music makers, DJ’s and producers known as Discwoman. They discuss the changes in the electronic scene and how they are on a mission to bring awareness to gender diversity in music around the globe.

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► Flatbush Zombies – This Is It

shockwebpic_flatbushzombies_thisisitBrooklyn’s own Flatbush Zombies just released a visual for ‘This Is It’ off the debut album 3001: A Laced Odyssey. Directed by Phillip T. Annand. Bringing us back with that New York rap.

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SHOCKLEE @ SXSW 2016

shockwebpic_shockleesxsw2016SHOCKLEE will be all around Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW music, film and interactive festival so if you’re around town give us a shout and stay tuned to this space and our social media channels for more updates on special events and appearances from our friends and partners.

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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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