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H∆SHTAG$ Episode Six: Don’t Call It #BlogPop

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The online web-series of documentaries exploring the world of online music has come to an end with Episode Six premiering this week. Whilst I was initially excited about the series airing, as the weeks went by, I found myself less and less excited of the content it was showing.

Nonetheless, here’s a little spiel on this week’s episode:
‘For the sixth and final episode of H∆SHTAG$ — our web series chronicling Internet-based music — we explore the idea of blog pop with UK duo AlunaGeorge, rising UK songstress Charli XCX, Brooklyn’s Teengirl Fantasy, Grimes affiliates Blood Diamond and Red Bull Music Academy class of ’10 Katy B.’

H∆SHTAG$ Episode Five: Don’t Call It #Tumblrwave

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Straight up: I’m not a fan of this week’s episode. Since the beginning of the web-series, I’ve been able to take something from each episode and learn a little more about the artists involved or the genre that has been highlighted. But not this week. Disappointing, really.

‘In this fifth episode of our H∆SHTAG$ series, we talk with a few of the people that use Tumblr as one of their primary artistic outlets. Why does it work better than Facebook in connecting people? What happens when you can make your IRL dreams a URL reality? And what happens when the mainstream comes knocking?’

Rochelle Jordan: Shotgun

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This post has been a long time coming. I meant to post it a couple weeks ago after watching the first episode of H∆SHTAG$.

The only thing that prompted me to do it now is I can’t get the hook of ‘Shotgun’ outta my head. Seriously.

This is moody, well-produced and forward-thinking RnB.

H∆SHTAG$ Episode Four: Don’t Call It #Beats

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Heading to Zurich, LA, the Decibel Festival, New York… the Red Bull Music Academy’s new web-series H∆SHTAG$, takes a look at what was once called electronic music is now referred to as hip hop production.

Featuring some of more prolific producers and beat makers in the industry, Episode 4 features Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Hudson Mohawke and Lunice aka TNGHT, XXYXX and Shlohmo.

H∆SHTAG$ Episode Three: Don’t Call It #CloudRap

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H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini-documentaries from the Red Bull Music Academy, chronicling some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times.

For their third episode, they take a look at the cloud rap scene and the Internet’s role in its enormous growth.