► MSTRKRFT – Party Line

shockwebpic_mstrkrft_partylineAnalog chaos ensues in Party Line, the latest track from Canadian duo MSTRKRFT’s forthcoming album Operator out July 22 via Last Gang Records.

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[NYC] Saturday May 28th – Reconstrvct XXV

shockwebpic_reconstrvct_5_2016The storm is coming this Saturday in Brooklyn. Reconstrvct is back this Memorial Day weekend for their 25th installment. Don’t sleep and get your pre-sale tix now while they are still available.

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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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► Boys Noize & Pilo – Cerebral

shockwebpic_boysnoize_cerebral Boys Noize & Pilo collaborate on this new intense track with at disastrous montage visual directed by Lil Internet.

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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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Ice Cube & Hank Shocklee Talk Making ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

shockwebpic_amerikkkasmost25anniversaryIce Cube’s album ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ just celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and Complex published an interview with Ice Cube and our own Hank Shocklee discussing the making of the album and its 25-Year Legacy. They talk about the recording process, keeping the west coast bounce, the similarities between N.W.A and Public Enemy and the albums importance then and now.

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► The KVB – Fields

shockwebpic_thekvb_fieldsNew music from The KVB with a mood matching, dark lo-fi visual. Taken from the album ‘Mirror Being’ out June 1st via Invada Records.

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