Hank Shocklee

Public Enemy Beatmaker and Grammy-Nominated Producer

Grammy-nominated producer, composer and new media company executive Hank Shocklee has worn many hats in the music business. Perhaps best known for founding the group Public Enemy and the production outfit the Bomb Squad, Shocklee has worked with and developed a variety of artists and musicians while keeping an innovative approach and pushing the envelope in his productions. Shocklee has been a force behind some of the most significant music and film projects of the last two decades.

Shocklee is responsible for bringing the art of sampling to the forefront by creating techniques such as filtering and multiband micro-loop sampling, introducing the use of sine waves to create kick drums and bass lines, truncating and mapping samples on keyboards and drum machines and using tuning to create warping.

In our current digital landscape, he has expanded his reach and grown into a sound designer, film composer, media company executive and champion of electronic music worldwide. Always seeking new and innovative ways to transform the audio arts, Shocklee launched his NYC-based company Shocklee Entertainment to develop a series of multimedia projects called the Future Frequency. “I've always had a good sense of where entertainment needs to go next and right now I've honed in on the next dimension of sight and sound,” Shocklee says.

His popular website Shocklee.com highlights a curated mix of music, tech, film and multimedia culture.

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