► Compa – Sonic Textures Vol. 2

shockleewebpic_compasonictexturesvol2A very chill and atmospheric, zen-like new mix from Compa

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► A Taste Of Classical Emika: Witold Lutosławski ‘Fugue’ Interpretation

shockleewebpic_emikalutoslawskiTake a break as we switch up gears with this original interpretation by Emika of Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, one of the most recognized European composers of the 20th century.

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► Phaeleh SSENSE Mix

shockleewebpic_PhaelehSSENSEWe’re feeling the chill soundscape vibes in this mix from Bristol-based producer Phaeleh [pronounced 'fella'] at the HQ…take a listen. Check out more from Montreal based boutique SSENSE.

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► Moongriffin Live & Raw From Portland

shockleewebpic_liveandrawpt2_moongriffinJazz hip hop electronic future – one way to describe the sounds in this new set by Moongriffin. This one’s titled Live & Raw Part 2 and was recorded live at Tortalandia in Portland, Oregon.

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We Don’t Care About Music Anyway…Tokyo’s Avant-Garde Music Scene

From radical turntablism [Otomo Yoshihide] to laptop music innovation [Numb], via classical instrument hijacking [Sakamoto Hiromichi], Tokyo’s avant-garde music scene is internationally known for its boldness.

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Watch Amon Tobin’s ‘ISAM’ Live From Graz

If you haven’t seen Amon Tobin’s live audio visual show ‘ISAM’ yet, here’s your lucky chance to see it in HD. Turn the sound up and enjoy this 30 minute excerpt live from Graz, Austria.

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Watch This Live Modular Synth Performance

Check out this very cool modular synth performance by Gregg Wilson. According to Gregg, what you hear was all done live; no edits or overdubs, only some minor level adjustments plus some reverb and delay plugins added afterwards to improve the mix.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Producers, you know how we do! Here’s the latest selection of freeware, sounds, loops and more to get your musical inspiration going. Defend the art of great music making and creativity! We want to hear you!

Let’s get to it!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

A big salute goes out to all the loyal #freesamplefriday fans and creators worldwide. The one’s for all the sound rebelists, noisemakers, risk takers and system testers…2012 is ours! Have some fun with the latest picks of the week…

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▶ Emika: Album Mix – Roots Techno Bass Vibes

Check out this new mix from Emika, this British-born, Berlin-based electronic artist was recently on tour in the US and Canada supporting Amon Tobin’s ISAM tour and currently doing dates around Europe promoting her debut self-titled release on Ninja Tune. As a producer, singer and sound designer, her music embraces the wave of bass and techno club culture as well as the audio tech that enables a great solo live electronic DJ/artist meets soundscape performance.

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