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We are very happy to announce the new collaboration GLITTERFINGER - between Liam Shy and Auberon Shull (from Beats Antique, Low Riderz). The music is deep and dark, designed to rock the party and rock your soul. Check out their debut EP "Rumors" which just went live on their facebook page today as a limited time free download. This EP is also available at iTunes and all other major music outlets. https://www.facebook.com/glitterfinger

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The Sample Pack “Future Trap and Glitch”, produced by Liam Shy and released on Sample Anatomy records has hit the Number 1 spot on the Beatport Charts for Glitch Hop.  This was Liam Shy’s first ever Sample Pack release and we could not be more excited about such a successful debut!  You can purchase the Sample Pack and hear a demo at this link: http://sounds.beatport.com/pack/future-trap-and-glitch/7170

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Liam Shy is very excited to announce that he has been hired to teach Ableton at the esteemed Pyramind Institute in San Francisco!  He will be teaching 2 courses – Live Performance & DJ’ing with Ableton as well as Advanced Music Production with Ableton.  Pyramind is a remarkable school and Liam Shy is very honored to be a part of their Instructor Staff.  For more information, please visit www.pyramind.com

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Liam Shy will be hosting a 100% FREE workshop at Guitar Center in San Mateo on Wednesday, February 6th from 7-8pm.

The topics will include DJ’ing and Music Production in the Electronic Dance Music Community.  Stop by if you are in the area and learn the tricks and tips that Liam has to share with you to help you take your craft to the next level.

For more information: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Music-Mentor-Series-g26699t0.gc?rel=email&source=4TP3ATE

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Very excited to announce that I will be presenting in an Ableton Live Workshop in San Francisco next month!!  The theme is 2 parts – 1st is Songwriting and Production Workflow taught by Ableton Certified Trainer Timo Preece.  Then I will be hosting the second part covering Live Performance/DJ’ing and Live Remixing.  Tickets are only $50 and it takes place in the fabulous Supperclub SF.  This is a perfect workshop for beginning/intermediate folks!  Hope you can make it :)

Full info is here > http://www.gravityterminal.com/ableton

Purchase tickets here > http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/288596

I recently completed a project writing music for Intel & Pandora’s “Behind The Music” campaign.

They are explaining the characteristics of different genres of music and providing audio examples to support and further the explanations.  I completed work on the following segments:

Trance Roots

Extensive Studio Production

Industrial Roots

Vocal Samples

Minimalist Arrangements

Buildup/Breakdowns

Altered Vocal Sounds

You can view the website and experience the project here > http://www.pandora.com/insidethemusic

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Hi folks,

I’ve decided to start a blog on Tumblr dedicated to Sound Design, Composition, Adaptive Audio, Tools, Philosophy and more.  A place to follow news in the industry and keep track of cool resources for education or exploration.  Would love it if you “Follow” the blog to stay in the loop!  If anyone has content they would like featured feel free to e-mail me: liamshy@gmail.com

http://audio-design.tumblr.com/

Best,

Liam

Show Review: Infected Mushroom with Dyloot, Dissølv and Liam Shy at the Fillmore, 12/23/2011
by JONATHAN PIRRO on DECEMBER 27, 2011

When you’re an internationally-successful musical act that bends and shapes a genre as complex and intricate as psytrance, how do you keep your work from becoming stagnant, in this ever-shifting world of electronic music with its seemingly endless count of subgenres? You’ve got a lot of competition in the field as 2011 draws to a close. There are the arena-filling behemoths like Tiësto and deadmau5, whose light and projection show rivals that of a second-world country’s first celebration of independence. There are the up-and-coming acts, who manage to pack a dancefloor with just a simple mixer and/or MIDI pad and a laptop chock full of cutting edge software and samples. To break the mold of the constant onslaught of knob twiddlers and fader pushers, it becomes necessary to add a human element and violently active energy to your stage show. It therefore should come as no surprise that Israeli psytrance heavyweights Infected Mushroom decided to move out from behind the keyboards and up to the front of the stage a few years back, and their November appearance at the Fillmore proved that their dynamite performance energy hasn’t dwindled in the slightest — if anything, it’s gotten even wilder than before.

Not everyone in the electronic scene can come barreling out of the gates with the four-piece fury that is the current lineup of Infected Mushroom live, but San Francisco provided its own contenders in the form of Dissølv, a quartet that careened back and forth between crunchy house and rasping vocals to glitchy dance grooves and sparkling synths. Vocalist Liam Shy, who had opened the night with his own set of pulsing rhythms that wafted between dubstep and dark, warping house tunes, provided most of the energy and definition for the performance, hurling himself back and forth across the stage as the thundering tunes around him shifted between acidic psychedelia, snarling industrialism, and otherworldly trance grooves. The energy and mesmerizing visuals offered by Dissølv were closely matched by the steadily-evolving futuristic house landscape of Berkeley trance artist Dyloot, who served as the in-between act that kept the crowd on its feet and twirling about in the long hour that transpired before the headliners were prepared to take the stage.

Read the rest of the review from the show here:
http://spinningplatters.com/2011/12/27/show-review-infected-mushroom-with-dyloot-dissolv-and-liam-shy-at-the-fillmore-11232011/

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