Shocklee @ SXSW 2015

shockwebpic_sxswshocklee2015Are you heading to SXSW? Make sure to put these events in your calendar and come on through and link with us – networking, parties, panel discussions, a highly recommended new film on sneaker culture, another one on the drum machine to change it all, an awesome art installation and some exclusive DJ sets from Shocklee plus more all below.

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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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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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