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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► Black Coffee – Come With Me Feat. M.Que

shockwebpic_blackcoffee_comewithmeSouth African House DJ, Black Coffee, enlists Johannesburg vocalist M.Que and a couple of New York City dance collectives for his latest single ‘Come With Me’.

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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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► 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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► SHOCKLEE Live Techno Set – February 2016

shockwebpic_shockleetechnosetfeb2016A brand new set is here in time for the month of much love…go for it.

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[Worldwide] Thursday Feb. 4th 2016: Shocklee On Pitchfork Radio – Live From #NYFWM

shockwebpic_shockleep4kradiofeb2016Shocklee is dropping a new mix this Thursday night February 4th from 8:00-9:00 pm EST on Pitchfork Radio — broadcasting from the Shinola Booth at New York Fashion Week: Men’s.

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► Laura Mvula – Overcome Feat. Nile Rodgers

shockwebpic_lauramvula_overcomeA stunning production featuring Nile Rogers from England’s Birmingham Conservatoire trained Laura Mvula with a video to match directed by Alex Southam.

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► SHOCKLEE Live Techno Set – January 2016

shockwebpic_shockleetechnojanuary2016Starting the year off with a HEAVY one. Turn it up and get inside it.

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► SHOCKLEE Live Techno Set @ Illuminus Boston

shockwebpic_shockleetechnosetIlluminusThe latest installment in the SHOCKLEE mix series is now available, this one is live from the ILLUMINUS Festival in Boston at the historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. This set was part of the Electrofunk Mixtape presentation headed by Nettrice Gaskins of The Boston Arts Academy and also featured a light sculpture by Boston artist Brian Browne.

Listen now to hour 2 + encore – live from inside the stadium!

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► Okzharp – Dear Ribane Feat. Manthe

shockwebpic_Okzharp_featMantheFresh new sounds from Durban’s Gqom scene via London’s Hyperdub. This is Okzharp featuring the multitalented artist Manthe Ribane. Look out for the forthcoming EP Dumella 113 coming at the end of the month.
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