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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► 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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► Amirali – Chromatic Dreams

shockwebpic_amirali_chromaticdreamsCheck out the title track of London-based house artist Amirali’s upcoming EP out in June on Dark Matters. Video directed by David Terranova.

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► Moderat – Running

shockwebpic_moderat_runningModerat, the trio consisting of Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary and Sascha Ring of Apparat have a new single out off their latest album III which is out now on Monkeytown Records.

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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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New Documentary Explores Glasgow’s Underground Music Scene

shockwebpic_glasgowundergroundmusicdocThis short documentary by Polly Petrova profiles the underground electronic music scene in Scotland’s largest city.

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SHOCKLEE’s Sonic Realm – New Feature At Clash Magazine

shockwebpic_clashHSfeatureClash Magazine spent some time with SHOCKLEE – check out the new exclusive feature and mix at Clash. Words by Robin Murray and pics by Paul Hyde…

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Exploring LA’s Underground Music Scene

shockwebpic_LA_RAThis quality mini-docu from the Resident Advisor crew attempts the challenge of showing us in 30 minutes what the Los Angeles underground music scene is like. Not an easy task, but a good effort in capturing the city that’s worth viewing.

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Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 DJ Mixer Revealed

shockwebpic_playdifferentlymodel1Designed and developed by techno DJ Richie Hawtin and former Allen & Heath product designer Andy Rigby-Jones, the much talked about analog MODEL 1 mixer has just been unveiled. Take a look.

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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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