► Ana Tijoux – Somos Sur Feat. Shadia Mansour

shockleewebpic_AnaTijoux_somos-SurThis colorful Ana Tijoux and Shadia Mansour multilingual collabo off her latest release comes hard with the resistance. It could very well be the alternative anthem for the World Cup event.

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► Ana Tijoux – Volver

Could this new smoothed out track by Ana Tijoux from her album ‘La Bala’ out on Nacional Records mean a global neo-soul revival is in the air? Let’s certainly hope so, in the meanwhile this one’s on heavy rotation.

Peep the video filmed in Medellin, Colombia and directed by B+ of the L.A. based Mochilla crew.

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s Speech From Ecuador’s London Embassy

On Sunday August 19th, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. In this, his first appearance in two months after showing up at the embassy’s doorstep to seek refuge and political asylum on June 19th, Assange addressed the public and urged the world, especially the U.S., to stop persecuting whistleblowers and journalists uncovering crimes and injustices.

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Welcome To The Ritmo Machine – Eric Bobo & Latin Bitman

The following guest post comes from Michael Petricone; consumer electronics, policy guru and brilliant music fan/record collector. A big thanks to Michael for his contribution!

Fifty years ago, percussionist Willie Bobo helped marry Latin rhythms to American jazz, funk and soul. The result was boogaloo, the sound that dominated Latin New York through the 1960’s.

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What Does It Feel Like To Fly Over Planet Earth?

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica.

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Apolinar: South American Flavor From Matanza

Teleport to the Andes Mountains with this tribal, house, dub and South American flavored EP from the Chilean group Matanza from Amsterdam based Antartek Records. The 6 song set is filled with a blend of pan flutes, bombo and gaita rhythms inspired by the ancients mixed with house and bass sounds.

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The Illest Mountain Bike Street Race You’ve Ever Seen

This has got to be one of illest mountain bike street races you’ve ever seen. The ride is downhill and all shot in the first person by the rider in a race that took place in 2010 in Valparaiso, Chile. Hold on and watch out for the dog!

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What Does An Earthquake Sound Like? Take a Listen

NYC’s own Micah Frank started his Tectonic Sonification Project in 2009. It’s a sound synthesis program he created that takes real time earthquake data from the USGS [U.S. Geological Survey] and interprets it into sound.

Seismic activity or earthquakes are constantly taking place all over the earth, we just don’t actually feel them most of the time because the depth and/or intensity of the quake may not be significant for us to feel at ground level.

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