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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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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Artist Creates Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts & Hair To Bring Awareness To Biological Surveillance

shockwebpic_streetdnaArtist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created 3D portraits of complete strangers by harvesting DNA found on the street, like that in the form of saliva residue on gum or cigarette butts, fingernail fragments and hair. She calls this series ‘Stranger Visions’ and it is meant to bring attention to DNA surveillance databases and genetic surveillance issues – a subject that will be increasingly on our minds in the very near future.

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The Ghost In The MP3: See What’s Missing In Your Audio

shockwebpic_ghostinthemp3The Ghost In The MP3 also known as modernist is an experiment by Ryan Patrick Maguire where he collects the bits of data that are erased during the MP3 and MP4 compression processes that make our files smaller and plays them back as a standalone file. This results in a hazy, ghostly audio and video of the discarded bits of data that are erased when a file is compressed that sounds and looks like it’s trapped in another dimension.

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► Saul Williams – Burundi

shockwebpic_saulwilliams_burundiBrand new Saul Williams featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint from his album MartyrLoserKing coming this fall via the Fader label. Video directed by Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza.

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► Dreamweapon – The Heart Is Alive

shockwebpic_dreamweaponNew psych sounds from Dreamweapon off their new self-titled release on Lovers & Lollypops. Directed, shot and edited by Manuel Pinto Barros.

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► RA Sessions: Howling – Stole The Night / X-Machina

shockwebpic_rasessionshowlingFrank Wiedemann of Âme [Innervisions] and Ry X have teamed up again and are now making music together as Howling. This time their collaboration has been released on Monkeytown Records x Counter Records and their new release Sacred Ground has the potential to be one of the best releases of 2015.

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Ways To Fix The Music Crisis: How Tech Can Help Save The Industry

shockwebpic_musicscrisisandhowtofixitWe all know that the recent digital era has transformed the way we listen to, buy and release music but did you know that the next few years may be crucial in defining the future of the industry and how the music makers and companies that profit from music get paid?

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