Russell Brand Says It’s Time To Wake Up

shockleewebpic_russellbrandbbcComedian and actor Russell Brand recently did an interview on the BBC show Newsnight with British TV presenter Jeremy Paxman where he discussed voting, change, genuine alternatives, big business and destruction of the planet. In a dynamic exchange that once again shows how the mainstream media is falling off when it comes to real discussion, investigation, thorough questioning and debate.

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DJ Bailey Presents…Intabeats Vol. 2 And Is Back On The Air May 21

shockleewebpic_baileyintabeatsvol2DJ Bailey is an award winning radio presenter, long standing resident DJ for Goldie’s ‘Metalheadz’ label and music producer with a number of remixes under his belt having worked for Chipmunk, Damian Marley & Nas, Roni Size, A Guy Called Gerald and Zero T to name a few.

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► Required Listening: Mala Essential Mix

shockleewebpic_malaessentialmix4_13A weight filled collection inside this BBC Essential Mix by Mala, the one and only dubstep originator behind DMZ, Digital Mystikz, Deep Medi and part of the Future Frequency fam. Pure soldier vibes here.

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► Atoms For Peace – BBC Radio 1 Mix Is Essential Listening

shockleewebpic_atomsforpeacessentialmixTake a listen to the new Essential Mix by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich for BBC Radio 1 featuring a ton of new and unreleased tunes by Thom and the Atoms For Peace project, the supergroup consisting of Thom, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Joey Waronker of Beck & REM and Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco.

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MRI Scans Show Singing & Beatboxing Skills Are Similar To Language Skills

The complexities of the human vocal range are an amazing thing. Take a listen to this segment from The World, and a rare look at what the mouths and throats of a beatboxer and soprano look like while they are performing, part of learned speech functions that as it turns out, are very similar to that of learning various language skills.

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► Gilles Peterson’s Time Out Mix

Just in time for worldwide DJ and BBC Radio 6 Music Show presenter Gilles Peterson’s NYC gig at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge tonight, come’s this mix of smoothed out tunes.

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London 2012 & The Socialympics: Some Social Media Facts & Where You Can Follow The Games

With less that a day before the opening ceremony, it’s safe to say that the 2012 Olympics in London are here and thanks to social media, the event now has an added layer of interactivity from it’s fans.

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▶ Listen To SBTRKT’s Essential Mix

Stream SBTRKT’s BBC Essential Mix, featuring cuts from Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Pearson Sound, Untold and tons more in this 2 hour mix loaded with sounds from the dance floor.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Here’s the latest #freesamplefriday roundup – the free audio samples and tools making everybody’s favorite day of the week even better…dig in and make some bomb tracks with these bits!

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BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats & Sample Artillery Competition Winner

The BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats & Sample Artillery remix competition winner is…

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