Official Trailer For 808: The Heart Of The Beat That Changed Music

shockwepic_808docutrailer1The first official trailer for 808: The heart of the beat that changed music was just released. The 808 documentary features appearances and commentary from our own Hank Shocklee, Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

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Hank Shocklee Is On Beat – Interview Now On Medium

shockwebpic_hankshockisonbeat_medium“Music doesn’t exist in a vacuum, man, and neither does music happen sequentially. It all morphs…styles, and cultures shift each other.” The words from Hank Shocklee resonate deeper than an 808 kick. Here was a man directly responsible for shifting the public perception of what drum machines and samplers could do, in the process redefining music during the golden age of hip-hop, now nearly thirty years later still in tune with the latest musical trends and technology.

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► Planets In Orbit – HPrizm Mix

shockleewebpic_hprizmplanetsmixOne of our favorite noisemakers and longstanding member of the acclaimed experimental hip hop vanguard Antipop Consortium, HPrizm AKA High Priest has blessed us with a cosmic head nod mix to close out the summer and usher in the 2014 home stretch.

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► Thump Premieres New Emika Video For Let’s Dance + Interview

shockleewebpic_emika_letsdancevideoEmika talks about her new David Bowie cover experiment, collaborating with Hank Shocklee, new music + much more in a new interview for Thump which also premieres the brand new video for Let’s Dance directed by MKMK.

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CNET Talks To Shocklee As Gangnam Style Hits 2B YouTube Views

shockleewebpic_ganghamstyle2bPsy’s global colossal hit Gangnam Style just hit a major milestone, 2 billions views on YouTube and is now officially the most viewed video on the site with Justin Beiber’s ‘Baby’ at a distant 1 billion. What does this all mean for music, streaming, how it reaches us and future global successes? CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt talked with a few people about this in the music and video ecosystem including our own Hank Shocklee.

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[NYC] Sunday May 25th: Biz Markie x Hank Shocklee Memorial Day Weekend Cruise

shockleewebpic_memorialdayboatbizAll aboard NYC area citizens! Join us for a sunlight cruise around New York City on Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday, May 25th featuring DJ sets from Hank Shocklee and Biz Markie alongside DJ Seoul, Burner Brothers, Eshin, Trigon, MC Posi-D, Mike Loe, Poon and Marvl.

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► The Cosmic Vibrations Of Sun Ra: Audio Documentary Features Hank Shocklee

shockleewebpic_sunracosmicvibrationsFrom Stylus, a series about sound, music, and listening on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station comes this short audio documentary on Sun Ra which our own Hank Shocklee was asked to be a part of.

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► Emika – Let’s Dance [Shocklee-Emikaized Version] [Bowie Tribute]

shockleewebpic_emika_letsdanceTake a listen to this new time-travel, gender twisting experiment from Emika in honor of David Bowie.

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Moondance Afrofuturism Event @ MoMA PS1 Photo Recap

shockleewebpic_moondancemainWe had an amazing time this past Sunday at the MoonDance event – an afrofuturism experience and meeting of the minds held at MoMA PS1.

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[NYC] Sunday April 13th: MoonDance – Afrofuturism Event Featuring Hank Shocklee At MoMA PS1

shockleewebpic_moondancemomaeventGet your tickets now for MoonDance, A Night in the AfroFuture. Part of the Sunday Sessions in the dome at MoMA PS1 in Queens, NYC.

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