Posts by Shane Berry

TRAPEZ ltd 100 – Ten Year Anniversary Release

I am very happy to announce the 10 year anniversary of Trapez LTD. They are celebrating the event with a...

How the Internet is being filtered by “Personalization”

Eli Pariser shows the detriments of what he calls the “filter bubble” – behind the scenes algorithmic editing of the...

Audio Myths Workshop (Repost)

Self proclaimed propeller head Ethan Winer explodes some audio myths and pokes a rational finger at $20 000 power cables....

3D Sound Recording and Playback

Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, has developed a way to play true three-dimensional...

Radioactive Mama – Too Soon?

Sheldon Allman was a genius. His masterpiece, Folk Songs for the 21st Century, recorded in 1960, is one of the...

Sounds Of Tokyo – Jazz Buskers on Shibuya Crossing

Central Tokyo is a notoriously unfriendly place for busking. It’s illegal in subway stations and train stations and anywhere else...

Why I’m Glad Beat Matching has been Usurped by Technology

First things first. There are always a number of people who have invested a lot of time and energy into...

Earthquake -Three Weeks and One Day later in Tokyo.

Tokyo still feels strange three weeks after the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that devastated North Eastern Japan and seriously...

Tokyo Conserves Energy – Believe it or Not.

I went out for a ride after dark (around 21:00) to see what Tokyo looks like when it is making...

Earthquake – Two Weeks and one day later in Tokyo.

Being back in Tokyo after spending a week in Osaka is great but things are a little off kilter to...

iPad Controller Review: Liine Kapture Pad

Once again Liine place themselves at the front of the pack with their latest offering – Kapture Pad – for...

Earthquake – Radiation Levels in Japan as of 20th March – i.e. Chill Out.

Click on images to enlarge them. Radiation Measurements in Japan as of 20th March 2011. src: Ministry of Education, Sports,...

Earthquake – Some Perspective on the Nuclear Crisis.

The nuclear crisis at the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, 250 km from Tokyo, has been getting a lot...

Earthquake – The Dragon Starts to Look Up.

As Japan makes incredible efforts to keep spirits up and get back to work I feel inspired to do the...

Earthquake – Early Spring Plum Blossoms in Tokyo – Life Goes On.

Ume Blossoms precede the burst of Cherry blossoms (Sakura) that start late March early April every year in Japan.

Earthquake – Tokyo shows resolve and reacts calmly March 14th 2011.

Long lines of cars waiting to fill up were almost everywhere but not a single honking horn or road side...

Earthquake – Where Exactly is Central Tokyo in Relation to Miyagi?

“Central Tokyo” is generally considered to be the area inside and immediately surrounding the Yamanote train line which makes a...

Earthquake – Daytime Power Conservation Efforts in Tokyo March 14th.

I went for a ride yesterday to see how Tokyo is doing three days after megaquake and took some photos....

Earthquake – Electric Hinomaru.

Earthquake – Empty Shelves at Local Supermarket in Tokyo.

I went out today (2011/03/12) to re-up supplies and this is what I saw at the local supermarket about 10...

Earthquake – A Tokyo Perspective.

A very big thank you to everyone who sent me messages and expressions of concern via Facebook and e-mail. I...

Aokigahara Jukai: A Night in the Suicide Forest – Part 2

Part 2 of 4 – The Forest takes Root. As we sit in the fading afternoon light eating a late...

Aokigahara Jukai: A Night in the Suicide Forest – Part 1

Part 1 of 4 – Getting there. Sometimes, I’m about as spontaneous as a tranquilized elephant chained to a rock,...

In Support of Kevin Saunderson – Copy/Paste Culture Rears its Ugly Head

Kevin Saunderson made a post recently on his website calling out a pair of Italian producers for lifting, wholesale, a...

Greta Cottage Workshop Radio feat. Shane Berry

A live set I recorded in Chichibu 2009 will be aired on Greta Cottage Workshop Radio on Soundart Radio 102.5FM...

Griid Pro Update and Cliip for iPad Review

A world-first in controllers, Cliip allows you to create and edit MIDI clips with your fingertips using an elegant touch-enabled...

Baiyon – LittleBigPlanet2

My good friend and music collaborator, Kyoto based artist and musician, Baiyon contributed significantly to the music of LittleBigPlanet2. Baiyon’s...

Gimzology Remix Update

I am happy to hear from Kassey Voorn and Low Battery Recordings that my remix of Jeff Bennet’s track Gimzology...

Gimzology – New Jeff Bennet Release with remix by Shane Berry.

DJ And Producer Kassey Voorn has been a solid supporter of my work on Greta Cottage Workshop and Dirty Works....

Diginity in Mastery

I figured the best way to start blogging this year would be to share a video of someone masterfully ironing...

Fallen Art – Tomek Baginski/Poland/2005.

Way before there was YouTube (no really) iFilm (now defunct and absorbed into spike.tv) was the place to watch clips...

New Project With Xavier Morel and Other Ventures

Here is a short round up of what I have been up to the last few weeks and as soon...

How to Spot a Professional DJ

The party is not going so well. Something is off. The crowd is edgy, some people are dancing, sporadically, but...

iPad App Review: Korg iMS-20

The Korg MS-20 is one of my favourite analog synths of all time. I have the Korg Legacy Bundle with...

Working with Mistakes.

Using mistakes as a source of  inspiration can open up a world of possibilities that our tools of correction often...

Night Shift

Any given weekend in Tokyo is soaked to the gills in techno events but once you step outside the greater...

The Insidious Burden of Choice

There are a plethora of music making machines and software programs out on the market these days, many snake oils...

The Hardest Part of Cycling is the Pavement

My good friend, fellow producer and DJ and Yogacharya, Nik Sliwerski aka Muthafunka fell off his bicycle recently and hit...

Aldous Huxley Interview

Aldous Huxley’s works are profound and life altering, and he has left a powerful mark on modern culture and thought....

Rare Shane Berry DJ Set – Minimal Mosaic

minimal mosaic – shane berry mixes mosaic records A few years back I used to work at Tokyo’s only alternative...

Designing Sound for an iPad App

I’m very happy to have been involved in another collaboration with Information Architects (iA). This time around iA founder Oliver...

Sasha Plays Shane Berry Track, Pullitout

My latest release on Greta Cottage Workshop has been getting a lot of support from Sasha and this has been...

iPad Controller Review: touchAble

The touchAble iPad app is ¥2000 (introductory price) and the app that runs on the host computer is a free...

iPad controllers Review: Livecontrol/TouchOSC

The TouchOSC iPad app is ¥600 and the Livecontrol app that runs on the host computer is a free download,...

iPad controllers Review: Midi Katapult

Download the trial version for free but up until you buy the license via PayPal for around ¥3000 it runs...

iPad Controllers Review: Griid Pro by Liine

Griid is an advanced clip grid interface which allows you to control Ableton Live (running on your desktop or laptop)...

How to use a Turntable – EP – Shane Berry

TITLE: How to use a Turntable E.P TRACKLIST: 1) Plugitin 2) Putitin 3) Pullitout RELEASE DATE: 2010-08-20 LABEL: Greta Cottage...

Exclusive, Shane Berry Live Online at 21:00 Japan Time.

As part of promotion for the upcoming Summer Sounds Volume 2 I will be performing an exclusive live set via...

How to Use a Turntable EP.

How to use a Turntable E.P Tracklist 1) Plugitin 2) Putiton 3) Pullitout Release Date:  20th August 2010 Label: Greta...

Rare Opportunity To See Shane Berry Live Before Midnight Saturday

For all you old codgers and day trawlers out there who constantly complain that my live performances are always on...

Just Do It!

Just Do It!

The annual Just Do It! outdoor techno festival (now called Just) took place this past weekend and as usual it...

Just Do It! Outdoor Techno Festival – Chichibu Asami Campsite

The true techno spirit lives on in the mountains of Chichibu this coming weekend the 17th – 18th of July....

Another Amazing Wall Painted Animation by Blu.

Amazing time-lapsed animated graffiti/street art by Blu.

There Is Hope, Just Not For Us…

George Carlin played with words like Zeus played with thunderbolts. In this video he asserts that the planet Earth will...

Unheard Songs

There exists, right now, as you read this, a genuine, unexplored jungle island in the Bay of Bengal inhabited by...

Aural Imbalance Shane Berry Remix Up On LWE.

The remix I did for Aural Imbalance’s wicked track, “Think Tank” (which I dubbed “Thought Tanked”) is up for exclusive...

Why Don’t We Talk to Bees?

Have you ever tried to talk to a bee or an ant? Why not? They live in highly structured and...

The Strength of a Simple, Symbolic Act

My father passed away in 1997 and for reasons I won’t go into here he was absent during the latter...

Play From Your Heart

A collection of comedic diatribes bemoaning the death of rock spirit in modern music.

If We Copyright Nothing will be Copyleft

I have no problem with people sharing my music online, in fact I welcome it. (But to anyone selling my...

Why I Don’t Like the Vuvuzela

With all the debate buzzing around the Vuvuzela at the World Cup I find myself siding with the “Nuke-it-from-orbit-just to-make-sure”...

Fantastic Speaker Placement Article

Although I have a separate space I rent dedicated to making music, affectionately known as “the Bunker”, it remains an...

Three Notes Walk into a Bar

A joke for the music theory nerds in all of us. Okay maybe not all of us…

The Fragility of Historical Recollection

I saw this video a while back and it really tickled my funny bone. I would be hard pressed to...

Music for Small, Dark Places

This TED talk by David Byrne is a fantastic, if somewhat sparse on detail, look at the influence of architecture...

Some Great Drumming

A good drummer for me must have the best of all nuances, funk, syncopation, rhythm and most importantly dynamic range.

Note To Self…

TURN OFF THE LOOP SWITCH BEFORE STARTING TO RECORD A LIVE SET! I cannot upload last night’s set at Jam...

Latest Live Set Recorded at Xex up for Download.

Shane Berry Live at Xex can be downloaded here. Big thanks to everyone who came out to Xex and enjoyed...

Infographic on Music Artist Earnings in the Digital Market Place.

This interesting infographic (via information is beautiful) is a great way to visualize and compare certain avenues of revenue on...

Just, Whatever, Be with Me – EP – Shane Berry

Just, Whatever, Be with Me TRACKLIST: 1) Just in case 2) Whatever it maybe 3) On the other hand RELEASE...

Cruz Fade – Shane Berry Live at Air

Wow, 200 people rocking it out in Air on a Tuesday night, what a great gig! Staff were friendly and...

Reggie Watts For the Win

The inimitable Reggie Watts and his fantastic parody of Hip Hop culture and music videos.

D1 Recordings – Evening Glow of a River – Baiyon (Featuring Shane Berry)

My good friend the super talented producer and Kyoto based artist Baiyon has his new 12″ release out on D1...

Shane Berry Live at Soundbar+

The set I played at Soundbar+ on Friday the 05/03 is available for download here. It has been slightly edited...

Liars – Scissors

Fantastic film for the track “Scissors” by NYC band Liars.

Common Sense, Tokyo

Common Sense: Shane Berry Live In Shibuya (including encore set) I played an underground party in Shibuya at the end...

Record Grooves Under Electron Microscope

Chris Supranowitz is a researcher at The Insitute of Optics at the University of Rochester. Along with a number of other...

Award Winning Music Video.

‘Hibi no Neiro’ (Tone of everyday) This music video was shot for Sour’s ‘Hibi no Neiro’ (Tone of everyday) from...

Sometimes the Customer is not Right

In January 2010 I played an intimate underground show with the Just Do It crew as co-guest with DJ Wada...

Descanso 002 Collaboration Track – Grape Coin.

I provided Kyoto based Artist Baiyon with a few sounds and he put together this dirty bass driven Tech House...

Audio Myth Workshop

Self proclaimed propeller head Ethan Winer explodes some audio myths and pokes a rational finger at $20 000 power cables.

Breaking 10 000?

Interesting 3 part series and interview with Tom Silverman (Tommyboy Entertainment) about New Music and the numbers of “New Artists”...

Hecq Vs Exillion – Spheres Of Fury

My good friend and fellow co-conspirator a few years back Timo Preece (AKA Gravity Terminal) turned me onto this great...

Amazing Animated Wall Art

Two Amazing Animated Wall Art videos by street artist Blu and David Ellis.

History of House Music

Great 3 part BBC4 documentary on the history of House music.

Live in Chichibu

This set was played the year Michael Jackson died, since he was and still is a huge influence on my...

Seasons Greetings – Tim Minchin Style

The end of year arrives and everything comes to a blessed slowdown, everyone going somewhere or nowhere at all, reflecting...

The Missing EP – Remix – Shane Berry

TITLE: THE MISSING EP (RENNIE FOSTER, SWAYZAK, SHANE BERRY) TRACKLIST: 1) Easy (Shane Berry’s Dirty Works Mix) 2) Hof Ter...

Placenta – EP – Shane Berry

Placenta EP TRACKLIST: 1) Placenta 2) Saucerful RELEASE DATE: 2009-11-06 LABEL: Greta Cottage Workshop CATALOG: GCW0005

Hennessy-Artistry 09/11/14

What: Hennessy-Artistry “the global art of mixing” promotional campaign When: 09/11/14 SATURDAY Where: Soundbar+ How: First half of the evening...

Swayzak: The Missing EP

Sometime around 1999 Swayzak released a 50 copies only white label of tracks “Easy ” and “Hof Ter Lo” as...

Placenta EP

Placenta E.P (New Friends Vol 1) GCW005 Tracklist 1) Placenta 2) Saucerful Release Date: 6th November 2009 Label: Great Cottage...

Interview and Live Show on Diesel:U:Music Radio

A few weeks back, I headed out to Shibuya to meet Gabriel Ananda and his girlfriend Alice Rose to have...

Collaboration with DJ Wada

DJ Wada – One Tracklist 1 one 2 alternate life 3 falaba 4 kalin (collaborate with Shane Berry) 5 madagascar...

As of Now – EP – Shane Berry

TITLE: As Of Now EP TRACKLIST: 1) As Of Now 2) Sketch RELEASE DATE: 2009-09-09 LABEL: Dirty Works CATALOG: DTS-027

As of Now EP

As of Now As of Now by Shane Berry Showing his versatility as a true creator, Shane presents a tech-house...

Mikus – Moph Records Release Out Now

SUBTRACT / MIKUS Shane Berry Tracklist 1. Subtract 2. Mikus Listen and Buy Here. Description My release Mikus out on...

Bonobo Burns!

The craziest thing happened, Bonobo was gutted by fire! As far as I know no one was hurt, thank goodness,...

Exotec Lounge 2009/08/29

What: Exotec Lounge When: 2009/08/29 SATURDAY 21:00 – Late Where: Bonobo How: ¥1500 (1D & Free Food) Who: THE KLO,Shane...

Subtract/Mikus – EP – Shane Berry

TITLE: Subtract/Mikus EP TRACKLIST: 1) Subtract 2) Mikus RELEASE DATE: 2009-08-28 LABEL: Moph Records Japan CATALOG: MDL002