► Technical Itch – Seed Of Design EP – Out Now

shockwebpic_techitchseedofdesignOut now on Tech Itch Recordings is Seed of Design, a new 5 track EP from Bristol based drum & bass vet Technical Itch.

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The Science Of Sound: Cymatics – Nigel Stanford

shockwebpic_cymaticsnigelstanfordCymatics, the field of making sound waves visible by interpreting them through materials such as water, sand or magnets for their mesmerizing visual and often geometric shapes has gained popularity over the last few years.

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The Making Of The Big Sound Of Interstellar

shockwebpic_soundofinterstellarThe SoundWorks crew explores the sound of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Interstellar. First, a video interview with supervising sound editor and sound designer Richard King about the mix, sound design and foley aspects. To follow that, a conversation with composer Hans Zimmer about the very intentional approach to the sound, his collaboration with the crew and how they recorded a pipe organ at the Temple Church in London.

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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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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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The Sound Of Transformers: Age Of Extinction

shockleewebpic_soundoftransformersageextinctionDirector Michael Bay and Producer Steven Spielberg return this summer for the fourth film in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction. The amazing visual effects in this film are complemented by the talented efforts of the sound team including Re-recording Mixer Greg Russell, Re-recording Mixer Jeff Haboush, Re-recording Mixer Scott Millan and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Erik Aadahl and Sound Designer John Marquis.

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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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MIDI Jacket Allows Music Through Movement

shockleewebpic_midijacketThe field of wearable tech is getting more innovative with each passing day. The Machina collective out of Mexico have put together a line of fashionable wears that serve as performance tech devices.

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► Giorgio Moroder Releases New Free Single: Download + Interview

shockleewebpic_giorgiosthemeElectronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder just released his first track in 22 years and you can get it for free as part of Adult Swim’s Singles, a 16-week free music promotion by the network.

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► New Short Film For Emika + Marcel Dettmannn Collaboration: Seduction

shockleewebpic_seductionfilmfeatemikaWatch this newly premiered short film of DJ Marcel Dettmann’s Seduction track featuring Emika’s signature vocal production. This is Dettmann’s first ever-vocal track so it’s no surprise it’s worthy of such a stylish film noir treatment. The short was shot around Berlin and directed by Parker Ellerman.

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