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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Daptone Announces New Rock Subsidiary Wick Records

shockwebpic_newwickrecordsDaptone Records the home of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas and Charles Bradley, have announced their new Rock & Roll subsidiary, Wick Records.

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These Smart Earbuds Will Translate Different Languages For You

shockwebpic_theseheadphonestranslateA startup called Waverly Labs is developing Pilot, a set of smart earbuds that translate between users speaking different languages. This translator wearable works in conjunction with a custom app that utilizes speech recognition and machine translation to help you communicate. These are a potential travel winner.

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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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Raving Iran – New Documentary Shows The Challenges Two Techno DJ’s In Tehran Face

shockwebpic_ravingiranRaving Iran is a new documentary making the festival rounds that shows the challenges that two DJ’s face in Iran when they try to follow their music aspirations.

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Berklee College Of Music Welcomes Hank Shocklee

shockwebpic_berklee_shockleeBerklee College of Music welcomes Hank Shocklee on Monday, April 11, 2016 for an interactive question & answer conversation on music production through 40 years – past, present and future.

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