Born Free: The Hip Hop Scene In South Africa

shockwebpic_bornfree_africanhiphopIn recent years a new generation of hip hop artists has emerged in South Africa, who are taking it back to the roots and celebrating the many cultures that surrounded them growing up in the townships. They are reshaping the sense of identity of South Africa’s youth and expressing what it means to be born free.

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New Documentary Explores Glasgow’s Underground Music Scene

shockwebpic_glasgowundergroundmusicdocThis short documentary by Polly Petrova profiles the underground electronic music scene in Scotland’s largest city.

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SHOCKLEE’s Sonic Realm – New Feature At Clash Magazine

shockwebpic_clashHSfeatureClash Magazine spent some time with SHOCKLEE – check out the new exclusive feature and mix at Clash. Words by Robin Murray and pics by Paul Hyde…

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Exploring LA’s Underground Music Scene

shockwebpic_LA_RAThis quality mini-docu from the Resident Advisor crew attempts the challenge of showing us in 30 minutes what the Los Angeles underground music scene is like. Not an easy task, but a good effort in capturing the city that’s worth viewing.

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The Italian New Wave Of Electronic Music

shockwebpic_theitaliannewwaveNoisey Italy traveled to the Club to Club Festival in Torino, Italy to uncover some of what’s going on in the developing electronic music scene there.

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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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Berklee College Of Music Welcomes Hank Shocklee

shockwebpic_berklee_shockleeBerklee College of Music welcomes Hank Shocklee on Monday, April 11, 2016 for an interactive question & answer conversation on music production through 40 years – past, present and future.

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Follow SHOCKLEE On Snapchat

shockwebpic_snapchatshockleeShocklee.com is now on snapchat! Snap or screenshot to add…you know how it goes down.

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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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