New Documentary Explores Glasgow’s Underground Music Scene

shockwebpic_glasgowundergroundmusicdocThis short documentary by Polly Petrova profiles the underground electronic music scene in Scotland’s largest city.

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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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A Micro History Of Techno

shockleewebpic_minihistoryoftechnoIn this week’s issue of The New Yorker Magazine, writer Nick Paumgarten writes a story about the Berlin techno scene. In addition to the article, Paumgarten also recorded a aural micro 5 minute history of the music which obviously leaves out lots of key names but works as an intro crash course about styles and musicality.

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► Leigh Morgan – Urban Torque Transmissions 02132014

shockleewebpic_leighmorganmix2_2014Urban Torque Transmissions has a great new set out this week compiled by Leigh Morgan and featuring The Black 80’s [Freerange Records], Sly-One [Shifting Peaks], John Jastszebski [Robsoul], Downtown Party Network [Dirt Crew Recordings], Oleg Pollakov [Bass Culture], Casino Times [Wolf Music], Detroit Swindle [Dirt Crew Recordings], KRL [Wolf Music], Romanthony [Glasgow Underground] and Illyus [Seven Music].

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► Ultimate Break Beats: The Canon – Exclusive Mix By Concréte Sound System

shockleewebpic_ultimatebreakbeatsthecanonCheck out this new throwback future mix exclusive from Primus Luta’s Concréte Sound System featuring a crazy collection of sounds of an earlier New York City and hip hop organics. Filled with a rugged vibe of experimentalism and a certain funk, jazz and punk edge, you can’t deny these beats are to be forever sealed in the global, collective music consciousness for all time. Time jump…

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State Of The Industry: Over 223 Billion New Streams In 2013, 6 Billion New Fans

shockleewebpic_nextbigsound2013reportThe online music industry continues to grow at a rapid clip. Next Big Sound tracked more than 6 billion new fans, and more than 223 billion streams in 2013. This is an increase that speaks to not only a significant shift in consumption methods, but also the importance of understanding the data behind all this activity. In our annual State of The Industry report we go beyond the traditional metrics to map the landscape of the online music industry.

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Electronic Music Fans Speak: Resident Advisor’s Top DJs Of 2013

shockleewebpic_RAtop100dj2013Dance and electronic music magazine Resident Advisor has just released its Top 100 DJ’s of 2013 list. The Berlin based outlet took a poll for this so their listing was decided by their registered readers, fans of techno, house, bass and underground music. Which btw is a refreshing departure from music journo compiled DJ lists and a nod to the independent electronic community.

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CBGB The Movie Trailer: 50,000 Bands And This

shockleewebpic_cbgbthetrailerSomebody made a movie about CBGB’s, the legendary live music venue in NYC that helped foster the development of some of the best known bands in music history, the U.S. Punk and underground Hardcore movement. We’re talking tons of bands such as the Ramones, The Misfits, Blondie, Talking Heads, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys and Murphy’s Law – just to name a few, all played there during it’s 33-year run from 1973-2006.

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Ultimate Break Beats – Exclusive Mix By Primus Luta

Here’s a holiday treat from us to you, an exclusive mix from NYC sound explorer Primus Luta and his Concrète Sound System, a gem of a mix – pure soundsystem, hip hop, rhythm & breaks vibrations.

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▶ Chilled Out Mini Mix From LA Beatmaker Nosaj Thing

A new mix from Nosaj Thing, AKA Jason Chung one of the more interesting and somewhat mysterious artists coming out the electronic beat scene in Los Angeles. Check out this chilled out mix specially created for Mary Anne Hobbs XFM radio show out of the UK.

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