► 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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► Skepta – Shutdown

shockwebpic_skepta_shutdownNew fire from Skepta, produced by Skepta & Ragz Originale.

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The Noise And How To Bring It: Hank Shocklee Interviewed By The Quietus

shockwebpic_hankshockleequietusIn case you missed it, music writer John Tatlock had an in depth conversation with Hank for the outstanding UK music magazine The Quietus. Here is an excerpt…

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► Fantasma – Eye Of The Sun

shockwebpic_fantasma_eyeofthesunEye Of The Sun is the title track from Fantasma’s new EP of the same name which also features Moonchild and is directed by Travys Owen.

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► New video + EP From Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma

shockwebpic_fantasma_fafiSouth Africa’s Spoek Mathambo has teamed up with DJ Spoko to present his new 5-part band Fantasma. A blend of electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk.

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RIP Junior Murvin ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

shockleewebpic_juniormurvinripRIP Junior Murvin, Jamaican singer with a wicked falsetto who made some dubs that we will treasure forever. A pioneer who’s biggest foundation cut ‘Police And Thieves’ produced by Lee Scratch Perry was even covered by The Clash. A wonderful and historical, gentle middle-finger reminder that there is no need to be a genre hostage.

Run it!

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CBGB The Movie Trailer: 50,000 Bands And This

shockleewebpic_cbgbthetrailerSomebody made a movie about CBGB’s, the legendary live music venue in NYC that helped foster the development of some of the best known bands in music history, the U.S. Punk and underground Hardcore movement. We’re talking tons of bands such as the Ramones, The Misfits, Blondie, Talking Heads, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys and Murphy’s Law – just to name a few, all played there during it’s 33-year run from 1973-2006.

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This Is No System Failure: The Art Of Glitch

This short documentary piece from the Off Book series produced by PBS examines glitch art and its punk aesthetic answer to today’s hyperrealistic, super high resolution imagery. Artists Phillip Stearns, Scott Fitzgerald, Anton Marini and Daniel Temkin explain.

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The Alchemy Of Light: Live Projection Mapping Performance Art

Take a look at this clip of excerpts from a one-man live performance piece by a Dandypunk. The Alchemy of Light is a magical performance that shows the potential of using projection mapping in a performance art/experimental theater scenario whereby the artist interacts with the mapping in a dynamic choreographed way.

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RIP Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch AKA MCA – A Look Back At Some Of The Classics

Adam Yauch also known as MCA of the Beastie Boys has passed away today at age 47 after a battle with cancer. The Beastie Boys started out as a hardcore punk band in 1979 and released their EP Polly Wog Stew in 1982. Their debut album Licensed to Ill was released via Def Jam in 1986, the label’s second album and by then, the Beastie’s were experimenting with hip hop.

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