► 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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► SHOCKLEE Live Techno Set @ 1st Ward Chicago

shockwebpic_shockleetechnoset1stwardCheck out the latest new set by SHOCKLEE that took place at 1st Ward in Chicago during CIMMFest 2015. Powered by RBMA Radio.

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► RIP Frankie Knuckles – The Godfather Of House

shockleewebpic_ripfrankieknucklesThe unfortunate news of Frankie Knuckles passing has flooded the music world today as many around the world reflect on the loss of a great influencer and innovator.

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A Micro History Of Techno

shockleewebpic_minihistoryoftechnoIn this week’s issue of The New Yorker Magazine, writer Nick Paumgarten writes a story about the Berlin techno scene. In addition to the article, Paumgarten also recorded a aural micro 5 minute history of the music which obviously leaves out lots of key names but works as an intro crash course about styles and musicality.

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► Elliot Ross Trio Live @ Curio Chicago

On Monday November 5, 2012 Elliot Ross [guitar], Anton Hatwich [bass] and Charles Rumback [drums] performed two sets at Curio in Chicago’s Loop. The atmosphere was dark brick walls, candlelight and old fashioned cocktails. Their sets included original material as well as modern versions of music by John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, spinachprince, Ornette Coleman and Billie Holiday.

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► Spinachprince – Executive EP

Spinachprince is a trio of producers headed up by main composer Elliot Ross on synths, piano and guitar, alongside Thomas Faulds on machines and Charles Gorczynski on woodwinds.

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[Friday July 13 - Sunday July 15, 2012] Watch The Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 – Live From Chicago

Watch the Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 Live from Union Park in Chicago, Illinois.

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Occupation Goes Global With Protests In More Than 1,000 Cities: Map, Pics & Video

Arab spring…Spanish summer…American autumn…Global winter?

Occupy Wall Street went beyond Wall Street this weekend with a reported 1,000 cities and 80 countries around the world in protest in a global day of rage. This collection of photos documents the thousands that hit the streets in locations like, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Toronto, Philly, Rome, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, France, Brussels, Madrid, Times Square in New York City and Hong Kong. Plus, see the video reports with live coverage from New York, Brussels, Greece, Rome, London, Madrid, Tokyo, Hong Kong for a recap of developments.

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See Chicago By Boat With This Timelapse Journey

Cruise around Chicago’s canals and Lake Michigan and take in the cityscape in this chill time-lapse video by Philip Bloom.

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Hank Shocklee Brings BOMB SQUAD To Chicago Saturday July 2

The city of Chicago has invited Hank Shocklee to bring his BOMB SQUAD sound to the Electric Picnic Summer Lunchbreak Concert Series at the world famous Millennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Come experience the future frequency at this amazing state-of-the-art outdoor sound system, Saturday July 2nd at noon. Jump start your independence day weekend off right!

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