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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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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The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers

shockwebpic_habitsoforiginalthinkersHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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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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SHOCKLEE @ SXSW 2016

shockwebpic_shockleesxsw2016SHOCKLEE will be all around Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW music, film and interactive festival so if you’re around town give us a shout and stay tuned to this space and our social media channels for more updates on special events and appearances from our friends and partners.

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How We Made Public Enemy’s Fight The Power

shockwebpic_ftp_guardian_mar2016The song could have gone a lot softer, a lot neater, a lot tighter – but it would have lost the chaos. When something is organised and aligned, it represents passivity. But any resistance, any struggle to overcome, is going to be chaotic.

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Discussing Sound Quality & Future Frequencies With SVS

shockwebpic_svsshockleeinterviewOur own Hank Shocklee has a conversation with our friends and great speaker manufacturers, SVS on sound, putting together an SVS system featuring the Ultra Bookshelf speakers, how globalization has impacted music and the future frequency.

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