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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Juicy Fruit: James Mtume & One Of The Most Sampled Songs Ever

shockleewebpic_beatrepeatmtumejuicyfruit“Music is not to be posessed. It’s to be shared.” James Mtume shares his thoughts on the impact that his R&B classic, ‘Juicy Fruit’ has had on music in this mini doc from Red Bull Music Academy’s beat:repeat NYC, a drum machine exhibition taking place in New York through May 31st.

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Robot Drum & Bass

shockleewebpic_robotdnbThis is a must watch creative oddity that may be giving us a glimpse of what’s to come as more people experiment with creating more music and robotic type interfaces.

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Roland Announces The Next Evolution Of The Classic TR-808 Drum Machine: Aira

shockleewebpic_rolandaira808evolutionIn case you didn’t already know, 808′s Changed The World and manufacturer Roland, is teasing a new device that it is calling the next evolution of the TR-808, called the Aira TR-08, which is rumored to be officially unveiled at next week’s NAMM show.

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► Deadly Dragon’s Spooky Halloween Mix

shockleewebpic_deadlydragonspookymixJust in time for the halloween season and courtesy of the Deadly Dragon Sound crew here’s a likkle mix of the creepier, spookier and goofier side of the reggaematic experience mixed live and direct.

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[NYC] Sat. Sept. 28th: Register Now For IMSTA FESTA – NYC’s Biggest Free Audio Tech Event

shockleewebpic_IMSTAFESTA2013wideRegister now for NYC’s biggest audio technology event, IMSTA FESTA taking place on Saturday, September 28th at SAE’s brand new headquarters in Chelsea. This is our 4th year at SAE and all the previous years have been filled to capacity and tons of fun.

Come hang out with top music technology companies such as Native Instruments, Ableton, Propellerhead, IK Multimedia, Akai, M-Audio, Steinberg, Cakewalk, Celemony + many more.

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[DC] Thurs. Sept. 19th: Hank Shocklee Just Added To Dub Champions Festival Opening For Lee Scratch Perry!

shockleewebpic_dubchampionsDCFHank Shocklee has just been added to the Dub Champions Festival DC show taking place this Thursday, September 19th and will be opening for reggae & dub Legend LEE SCRATCH PERRY! This will be a truly historic music moment and it all goes down at the legendary Howard Theatre – seriously do not miss this – get your tickets now – there are a few left.

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IMSTA FESTA Is Coming To NYC September 28 – Save The Date

shockleewebpic_imstafesta2013IMSTA FESTA NYC’s largest audio technology conference is coming to the brand new expanded SAE NY campus on Saturday September 28th.

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808′s Changed The World – Upcoming Documentary + Free TR-808 Drum Samples

shockleewebpic_808dayHappy 808 day, with a salute to all the producers around the world who have ever used an 808 in their beats, we present this teaser of the soon coming Arthur Baker, Alex Dunn and Luke Bainbridge documentary, ‘Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808′ which features our own Hank Shocklee alongside a crazy cast of your favorite producers. The film is due out 2014.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF100Out to all the music creators…sound designers…musicians…composers…songwriters.. #freesamplefriday continues to hook you up on a weekly basis with free sounds, samples, tools and new experimental instruments. This roundup is a big one – packed with the last few weeks worth of goods.

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