Raving Iran – New Documentary Shows The Challenges Two Techno DJ’s In Tehran Face

shockwebpic_ravingiranRaving Iran is a new documentary making the festival rounds that shows the challenges that two DJ’s face in Iran when they try to follow their music aspirations.

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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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Junkie XL On The Making Of The Deadpool Soundtrack

shockwebpic_junkiexlmakingofdeadpoolJunkie XL AKA Tom Holkenborg explains how he used a variety of analog synths and and vintage digital synths to create the sound of the Deadpool soundtrack.

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► Massive Attack, Young Fathers – Voodoo In My Blood

shockwebpic_voodooinmybloodNew Massive Attack track featuring Young Fathers – ‘Voodoo In My Blood’ featuring British actress Rosamund Pike and directed by Ringan Ledwidge. Taken from Massive Attack’s forthcoming Ritual Spirit EP.

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The Filmmakers Leading A New Wave Of Iraqi Cinema

shockwebpic_newwaveofiraqicinemaIn this short profile by the Creators Project we are shown the determination to create as we are taken inside war torn Baghdad where rising Iraqi filmmakers such as Mohamed Al-Daradji and Yahya Al Allaq are leading a new film movement that is getting recognition despite their challenges of limited resources and life threatening environments.

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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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Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise Documentary Trailer

shockwebpic_leescratchperryvisionCheck out the brand new trailer for Vision Of Paradise, a documentary project on Lee Scratch Perry directed by German filmmaker Volker Schaner. The film which was Kickstarted a couple of years ago is now complete and gives us a look into the life and times of one of the most unique dub/reggae artists of our time.

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Making The Sound Of Jurassic World

shockwebpic_soundofjurassicworldSoundWorks does it again with this great profile on the making of the sound for the blockbuster sci-fi, thriller, Jurassic World where we revisit the theme park of genetically engineered dinosaurs.

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The Rise Of Wakaliwood: Uganda’s Thriving Action Cinema Scene

shockwebpic_riseofwakaliwoodA town in Uganda is becoming an emerging place for independent action and kung fu inspired movies done DIY style. Ramon Film Productions is one of the crews heading up this new wave of Ugandan action cinema, check out this profile from Vice that reminds us you don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to get creative, just your imagination and some hustle.

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Shocklee @ SXSW 2015

shockwebpic_sxswshocklee2015Are you heading to SXSW? Make sure to put these events in your calendar and come on through and link with us – networking, parties, panel discussions, a highly recommended new film on sneaker culture, another one on the drum machine to change it all, an awesome art installation and some exclusive DJ sets from Shocklee plus more all below.

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